Every year E3 throws up a host of hardware news, surprise deals, game announcements and much hyperbole for the future of the industry. Here are my tips for E3 2010.
I did this last year and managed a decent 50% strike rate. Let's see if I can do better this year.
1. Sony will tease Uncharted 3 with a very brief CG trailer. 2. Sony will announce Demon's Souls 2 (exclusive to PS3) during their press conference. 3. Microsoft will not show a slim 360, nor announce a 360 price drop. 4. EA will unveil a new Need for Speed from Burnout developer Criterion. 5. Nintendo will show just one Motion Plus title at their press conference: Zelda. 6. Kevin Butler will MC the Sony press conference. 7. A new Wii Fit will be announced and support the Wii Vitality Sensor. 8. Microsoft will announce Killer Instinct for Project Natal. 9. Nintendo will announce a new title from Retro Studios based on an original IP. 10. Call of Duty: Black Ops will have DLC exclusive to Xbox 360, while Medal of Honor will have DLC exclusive to PS3. 11. The Last Guardian will be given a 2011 release date. 12. Both Sony and Microsoft will tie up at least one third-party title as a timed exclusive. 13. Valve will announce Half-Life: Episode 3 for PC and Xbox 360. (I know what Gabe said, but I'm calling his bluff!)
E3 2010 kicks off on Sunday evening, LA time, and continues through until Thursday. Keep an eye out to see if any of my predictions come true.