The other day, I realized E3 is a little over six weeks away. Aside from Halloween, it’s my favorite time of year, and it’s impossible for me not to speculate what we might see at the various pressers.
So far the schedule is as follows:
Saturday, June 9th
EA / 11am PST
Sunday, June 10th
Microsoft / 1pm PST
Bethesda / 6:30pm PST
Monday, June 11th
Ubisoft / 1pm PST
Tuesday, June 12th
Nintendo / 9am PST
These are my off the cuff and brief predictions. I’d like to go into each further in the near future, but for now, here’s what I’m thinking.
Anthem and Battlefield. Probably some awkward moments. Good old EA.
Crackdown. Lots of technical specs. Heavy reliance on backwards compatibility. Hopefully some new exclusives.
Also, if the report I read was true, apparently Gearbox teased that they would talk about Borderlands 3 on June 10th, which happens to coincide with Microsoft’s presser. I think it’s likely we see it on their stage.
Other than Prey DLC, everything has to be a new announcement. Is this the year we hear about Elder Scrolls 6? It doesn’t seem likely but Bethesda is playing this one close to the chest.
Skull and Bones. The Division 2. Far Cry 5 DLC. Hopefully an apology for the ending of Far Cry 5. I’m kidding. Sort of.
Smash. Pokemon. Dear god please let there be an Animal Crossing for Switch.
The Last of Us: Part II. Ghost of Tsushima. Dreams. Spider-Man. Hopefully some fun surprises. Perhaps an update on Final Fantasy VII and Shenmue 3.
We already know Cyberpunk 2077 will be at E3 in some capacity and, if I had to wager, I’d guess it will be on Sony’s stage. It’s anyone’s guess if Red Dead Redemption 2 will make an appearance.
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s E3? What are your predictions?
On that note, what will you be playing this weekend? I’m hoping to get further in God of War. Everything else is gravy.
Cheers, friends. Please be safe out there.