June is an amazing time for every gamer, as E3, the largest game event in the world, opens its doors every year at the beginning of summer. Dozens of announcements, an inexhaustible stream of exclusive videos, epic trailers and the most incredible rumors. In fact, E3 sets the tone for the whole industry for the next twelve months, and from 10 to 15 June the number of news about interactive entertainment increases almost by an order of magnitude. Let's try to find out in advance what it is worth to prepare for.
Traditionally, the exhibition is preceded by a series of conferences from major market participants. And as always, the show of world publishers and platform-holders will become the source of the most interesting announcements and impressive demonstrations. Will start June 10 at 22:00 (hereinafter Moscow time) Electronic Arts – and it does not matter that the EA Play event will be held in separate squares and formally does not belong to the E3. In fact, this is the most that neither is an official start for the Los Angeles exhibition.
Companies are trying to keep the plan secret, but in the case of EA, it's easy to guess most of the program of the event. For sure, at least a third of the time of the conference we will listen about the following number of parts FIFA, Madden and other series of the division Sports. It's so exciting: to look at interviews with football stars who do not really understand what they are doing on stage and nod with a serious face about statements about how the changed physics of ball behavior fundamentally affects the gameplay … in fact, not, but this is an indispensable part of the ritual.
Much more we are waiting for news about "Star Wars". Almost certainly will be shown live gameplay Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Honestly, we will be surprised more if this does not happen. I would like to know the details of a single company – it's already difficult to surprise the multiplayer. Unless add epic with the possibility of simultaneous battles on the ground and in space. Probably, will show another additive to Star Wars: The Old Republic. But much more excitement is the third project on the far-distant galaxy – a mysterious unannounced game from Visceral Games and Motive, which involves such high-profile names as Amy Hennig (lead scriptwriter and creative director of the Uncharted series), Jade Raymond (executive producer of Assassin's Creed II and Watch Dogs) and Kim Swift (designer Portal).
Hopefully, Electronic Arts will not limit itself to only obvious shows. The publisher expected to support Mass Effect: Andromeda with downloadable add-ons, but these plans could be completely reviewed in the light of the reaction of the press and players. What to expect is not worth it, so it's a show of a new Dragon Age, as reported by Eurogamer (although work on it is ). Do not forget that BioWare is also engaged in a new project, code-named Dylan, and now its announcement is quite likely.
Following EA, at 00:00 on June 12, Microsoft will take the baton. From the Redmond people, everyone is waiting for Project Scorpio. I wonder which project the publisher will choose to demonstrate the full power of its new console? It is known that Halo 6 will not be brought to the exhibition therefore, probably, the corporation has one or several announcements for the Scorpio launch line. We are waiting for the details and prices of the issue. We hope, in the light of the new "iron", the theme of the games themselves will not be left behind and Microsoft will show something else, besides the online-oriented Sea of Thieves. Recently, there have been rumors that the canceled Scalebound allegedly was transferred to another studio and she started everything from scratch, so you should not count on the details now.
Bethesda supports the tradition and on June 12 at 05:00 (update: rescheduled for 07:00) will hold his show. She unambiguously hinted that it is worth waiting for at least two new announcements. The first is almost certainly to be Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, which was actively hinted last year. But the second project is a mystery. The most popular version is The Evil Within 2; rumors of a sequel to the horror of Shinji Mikami have been circulating on the Web for a long time. We would be very happy to return Doom – the restart of the series was a success, and if we take into account the finale, then a major plot add-on like Wolfenstein: The Old Blood would have to go. With hopes for the display of The Elder Scrolls VI, it's worth parting – by all indications it's still very early for her.
Ubisoft's performance is expected to be hot (23:00 on June 13). The French already announced that this year it is worth waiting for the expansion in the series Assassin's Creed and Far Cry, as well as the sequel The Crew . So the publisher has at least three premieres on hand, and who knows what other aces are hidden in his sleeve? Surely we will hear about new additions to For Honor The Division and Ghost Recon: Wildlands . And what about Beyond Good and Evil 2, eh?