Video game Christmas is in two weeks, but what do I want to see most there?
E3 is always one of my favorite times of the year. New games are announced that keep fans interested for years to come. Already announced games get new demos or trailers. Some games get release dates. There are a ton of things to look forward to when E3 rolls around. It's a solid three days of new games, new tech, and it's all just one gigantic hype machine for the industry.
There's often a ton of speculation about what games are going to be announced at E3, and even more rumors fly around that have little to no backing to them. Hell, some people are saying that this is going to be the year of Bloodborne 2 and Kingdom Hearts III, even though both developers said that those games either don't exist or aren't going to appear respectively. So I figured I'd put my hat into the ring of not necessarily speculation, but of things that need to appear at E3 to make it a "good show".
Now just for the record, I'm only referring to the six press conferences when I'm talking about a dream wish list. Yes, other games are announced during the week of E3 from developers and publishers that don't have the budget for a press conference, but more people tune in to the six press conferences of EA, Microsoft. Bethesda, Ubisoft. Sony, and Nintendo than look at the random game coverage throughout the week. So I'm going to say what I'd like most from each press conference and not the random games that may or may not be announced during the week. Also, I'm not including games that are already announced. We know that Far Cry 5 will be at E3, the same as Crackdown 3, so I'm only going to speculate about the So... let's get the predicting!
|Smaller Indie titles, anything that isn't sports related|
If people are going to care about EA's press conference, they need something new that isn't sports related. We're getting Battlefront 2, which is a nice start, but I'm talking more about Indie devs. Remember when Unraveled was shown off a few years ago by a shy and nervous developer, but everything he said was so earnest and sincere? We need more of that and less bluster, celebrity interviews, and more heartwarming surprises.
But it's EA, so none of that is going to matter anyway.
|A New Scorpio IP or a new Tomb Raider|
If a solid demo and trailer were released to show off this new franchise on a brand new console, it could easily sell people on the Scorpio. Maybe if it was Microsoft's answer to Uncharted, or even an exclusive sandbox game would help. Or when in doubt, have Crystal Dynamics announce a new Tomb Raider game for the Scorpio. When Rise of the Tomb Raider came out in 2015, it was an Xbox One exclusive for a year, and that worked out marvelously. If Microsoft had that game as a new Scorpio exclusive game for a year, that would easily be a system seller for the mysterious console.
|Wolfenstein: The New Colossus|
In an elaborate tease, Bethesda briefly mentioned a new game called The New Colossus in a stream of titles next to previous Wolfenstein entries, and people have been thinking about what that title could possibly mean. I think we're finally going to get a reveal of the game and it's going to come out this year in the same way that Fallout 4 was announced and released in a span of 5 months. It'll make people excited, and they'll keep the hype alive for the rest of the year. As for the other mysterious IP or game? Well, a remaster of Fallout 3 or New Vegas would be greatly appreciated.
|Anything but a new Tom Clancy game|
|Just detail your damned games|
|Bayonetta 3 and solid third party support|