E3 arrives in a few weeks, and as gamers, we need to get on that hype train for the biggest announcements of the year. Not much has been confirmed, so a lot of speculation circles social media. Some of what I am discussing is doing what gaming Twitter is doing right now, but not all of it is mere guessing, a few titles we know will get shown to a degree. This is what I am looking forward to the most for E3 2019.
Before going in, I should say that PlayStation is not presenting at E3 in case anyone reading did not know. So, don’t expect Ghost of Tsushima or the sequel to my favorite game, The Last of Us 2. Hopefully, at a separate event, we will see Sony give some news about their upcoming exclusives. Until then, we will have to sit and wait in sorrow hoping for some good news.
#8: What is Halo Infinite?
Last year Microsoft surprised my friends and me with this new Halo title. The series went downhill after the third entry and ultimately died in my eyes after the fifth. Based on the teaser trailer, the visuals seem like we are going back to the roots of Xbox’s hit FPS.
This E3 I hope we learn what the game actually is because a lot of rumors have circled around and not many facts.
#7: Rocksteady Reveals New Title
The men and women at Rocksteady changed hand to hand combat in so many action title with their Batman: Arkham series. The last entry came out back in 2015, so surely the developers are working on something new. Rumors come in about a new DC related project, but nothing is for certain. I am crossing my fingers for something from these talented creators.
#6: Square Enix The Avengers Project
Two years of silence from Square Enix on their upcoming Avengers game. Marvel has made a push to conquer the gaming industry with AAA titles based on their iconic heroes. Insomniac’s Spider-Man blew me away, and I need another epic superhero game to play.
Nothing is known about what Square is planning. After not a single mention last year at E3, we could be looking at a gameplay reveal. I doubt that we will get a release date, but one can hope they are gearing up to launch within the next year or two.
#5: Back 4 Blood
Turtle Rock Studios initially created one of the greatest zombie games of all time, Left 4 Dead. Since their quickly fallen monster hunting title Evolve, the studio has not made any releases. A few months ago they announced Back 4 Blood, a zombie PvE FPS. Since Valve has not made Left 4 Dead 3, this could be the spiritual successor that fans need after all.
The developers have not stated how it will differ, but it sounds like they want to go back to their roots while innovating for fresh ideas to the L4D styled new title.
“Back 4 Blood is our own brand new, original IP,” Turtle Rock wrote on an FAQ. “You’ll be able to shoot up a lot of zombies like in Left 4 Dead, but there’s a whole lot of new stuff in Back 4 Blood which makes it unique.”
#4: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Before E3 kicks off, EA has its own show with EA Play that starts off the week of announcements. Certainly, we will see the new Star Wars title from Respawn, the first game the studio has put together since Titanfall 2.
Respawn is determined to make a singleplayer adventure with an in-depth combat system. Not much is known, but they did promise there will be no microtransactions and no multiplayer. A significant shift from EA’s stance on singleplayer vs. multiplayer experiences.
#3: DOOM Eternal Release Date
The 2016 DOOM reboot relaunched the franchise into new gory heights. After three years of waiting, I need some heavy metal, brutal violence, and excellent gunplay from id Software.
The sequel will expand the universe will providing plenty of new toys for demon slaying. After the energetically violent gameplay reveal from last year, it is time to give the fans what they need with an actual date.
#2: Borderlands 3
Like many people, I have waited for a new Borderlands for a painful amount of time. A September release date is satisfying enough, but hopefully, Gearbox shows us more of the anticipated looter shooter.
#1: Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date
CD Projekt Red’s sci-fi RPG has been dragged out for a long time with its development. This ambitious title will need a lot of time, but after its extensive gameplay reveal, I was immediately sold. The plan is to release on the current console generation, so I hope to get a date sometime this year while a part of me feels like we will not get our hands on this innovative FPS until next year.
E3 starts June 11 to June 13
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