What to expect from E3 2017
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2016 was a big year for gaming and we predict this year will be even bigger, Microsoft are gearing up for the Project Scorpio release, Sony must be looking at expanding their VR portfolio of games and Nintendo have the awesome new Switch console to really show off - It really is shaping up to be a good one.
Xbox Conference – June 11th 10pm UK time
Microsoft are rumoured to be announcing Project Scorpio before E3. In a recent interview, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer hinted at an earlier-than-expected announce for the super powered Xbox console. “Doing everything at E3 would be difficult” he said, and although promising that Scorpio will feature at the console giant’s E3 press conference, the feeling seems to be that there would be a separate hardware event planned, much like the announcement of the PS4 Pro back in October 2016. Project Scorpio is an incredibly exciting development for those of us who want the power of a full-blown gaming PC with all those tasty Teraflops, but love the comfort and ease of a console system. I for one will be rushing to get the most powerful console ever built when it launches later this year. What else would you like to see at the Microsoft Conference?
Sony – Tuesday June 13th 2am UK time
Sony are likely to focus on their games line up – with the PS4 Pro already out in the market it is unlikely that any hardware will be mentioned. We are looking forward to the next bound-to-be-trippy Death Stranding trailer and fingers crossed for another appearance by Tom’s favourite, Hideo Kojima. There are loads of games that we are dying to hear more information about, including Detroit: Become Human (which surely must be close to ready?), Days Gone, God of War, The Last of Us 2 and Gran Turismo Sport. Hopefully we will see the announcement of more fully VR-compatible titles after the massive success of Resident Evil 7. We may even hear more about the Uncharted Movie, taking the lead from Ubisoft who presented the Assassin’s Creed movie at last year’s event. Following this, we could start to see movies become a little more present at E3 in the next few years.
Ubisoft – Monday 12th June – 8pm UK time
We are hoping that a new Assassin’s Creed game will take centre stage at Ubisoft’s conference this year. It is heavily rumoured that the game will be set in ancient Egypt, and there has been an image leaked that appears to confirm this. We are also hoping to hear more about South Park The Fractured But Whole, which should have been released by now but has suffered several vague pushbacks, rumoured to be caused by South Park Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone continually tweaking the game. If its’ predecessor is anything to go by, it will be worth the wait.
Usually the rumour mill around Ubisoft is churning into overtime by now, but they have been pretty good at keeping things under wraps due to a lack of confirmed projects post-South Park. We may hear more about the movie franchises they have in production including The Division, Watch_Dogs and Splinter Cell. I’m sure there will be plenty of games announced with Switch support though, but for us one of the biggest highlights is the “Surprise” game they announce at the end; last year it was Steep. Maybe a new Far Cry might take that spot this year? Definitely worth watching if only for presenter Aisha Tyler, who is hilarious.
Bethesda – Sunday 11th June 3am UK Time
Since Bethesda have started holding their own conference, they have invariably been one of the most exciting to watch. Since announcing Fallout 4 at their first conference they have had to keep the momentum going. We are expecting to see more information on Fallout 4 and DOOM VR, as well as Quake Champions which you can now sign up for the BETA!
We are excited to see what’s next for Arkane Studios post the incredibly successful release of Dishonored 2 last November and Prey’s release in May, (which we can’t wait for). Bethesda are really good at keeping things quiet so there could be some surprising announcements in store. In the meantime, I’m just going to listen to the Skyrim OST again and again. And again.
EA – EA Play running June 10th – 12th
EA have forgone the traditional keynote of late and have run a global EA Play event which operates in LA and London respectively. We can expect to see the usual sports titles FIFA 18, Madden 18 and NHL 18. We would love to see Star Wars Battlefront 2, after the success of the original – we are hoping that a sequel is in the pipeline, especially after the incredible reboot of the movie franchise, with Star Wars the Force Awakens and Rogue One breaking box office records at the cinema. It has been rumoured there will be some Need for Speed action too! My clutch foot is on tenterhooks.
The excitement really is building for E3 2017, with more games expected like the highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, Vampyr from Life is Strange creators, DontNod, as well as some huge surprises, I’m sure. Watch it with us right here on June 11th-14th.
Games We Are Excited For
Best Of E3 2016
- Playstation VR
- God of War 3
- The Last Guardian
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Resident Evil 7 VR
- Crash Bandicoot
- Xbox One S Console Reveal
- Project Scorpio Announcement
- Forza Horizon 3
- Gears of War 4
- Halo Wars 2
- Sea of Thieves
- Pokemon Sun & Moon
- Zelda Breath of the Wild
- Monster Hunter Generations
- YO-KAI WATCH 2
- Paper Mario Colour Splash
- Dragon Quest VII
- Battlefield 1
- Titanfall 2
- Mass Effect Andromeda
- Watchdogs 2
- Injustice 2
- Tekken 7