Will This Year's E3 Surprise Everyone By Being Memorable?
I think a lot of people are sleeping on this year's E3.
Perhaps they have every right to do so. Right now, it doesn't seem like it's shaping up to be a firework-laden show.
E3 2013 was such a huge deal because both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were going to launch in the fall. Last year's show was okay but nothing too earth-shattering and this year, everyone is hoping for some big announcements, but I don't think many are holding their breath. Sony should probably try and step up with some big first-party announcements (Quantic Dream, Guerrilla Games, Sony Santa Monica, Polyphony, Sucker Punch, etc.) but who knows if they will? And I think we've all given up on The Last Guardian.
We'll see plenty of Rise of the Tomb Raider, I'm sure, along with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and Star Wars: Battlefront. And I guess more footage of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (and a release date) could generate some waves. But aside from that, we're not really counting on major upheaval. ...and that's usually when something drops that shocks the hell out of everyone.
Also, don't forget that developers have had more time with the new consoles, so we should start seeing extremely promising titles designed specifically for PS4 and Xbox One. I think we've moved past the days of reboots, remasters, and definitive editions; I'm sure we'll still see more, but the first year of the current generation just saw an onslaught. I don't think we'll see that again, which means new games are on the horizon. And a lot of them coudl turn heads big time at E3 2015.
What say you?
6/1/2015 9:46:39 PM Ben Dutka