We’re not too far away from the annual onslaught of conferences, releases, interviews and preview footage that is E3. But before everyone builds their bingo cards and plans a truncated sleeping schedule, let’s talk about what’s going to be there.
Part of the fun of E3 is the games that people don’t expect to be announced. It’ll be interesting, for instance, to see what Bethesda comes out with. It’s unlikely that we’ll see a new Wolfenstein released this year, although some DLC wouldn’t be out of order. Could we see a new Elder Scrolls, finally?
Microsoft always throws up a ton of stuff, but what I always enjoy seeing are the features that make their console better. We haven’t heard a lot about the inbuilt Xbox One tournaments that Microsoft announced a couple of years ago, and with the growth of esports I’d expect a bit more news on that front.
Obviously – and it’ll be key to see which major publisher gets the best footage – Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the biggest drawcard. Spider-Man on the PS4 is continuing to look real good though.
But as for an entire conference, I’m keen for the Nintendo Direct. There’ll be more Mario Tennis Aces. Probably gameplay of Smash Bros on the Switch. Maybe some formal announcement regarding Pokemon on the Switch. Third-party developer support for the Switch continues to grow too.
What games are you most looking forward to from E3 this year?