E3 is officially upon us as the industry’s biggest developers converge on the Anaheim Convention Center for three days of press conferences, trailer premieres, and hands-on gameplay demos.
Each year E3 plays host to huge announcements — some puzzling and some downright awesome. Our gaming contributors share their predictions for the conference — what is likely going to happen, what might happen, and what would be absolutely ridiculous.
Likely Prediction: Halo 6, another Gears of War, and some new Zelda (think Majora’s Mask) gets announced, while Sony announces FF7 remake episode 1 timing.
Questionable Prediction: The Witcher 1 Remastered, using The Witcher 3 engine announced (Oh sweet jesus, I wish).
Downright Ridiculous Prediction: Xbox Two X announced.
Likely Prediction: Sony plays it safe with a huge focus on The Last of Us Part 2, which will easily win best in show and be the talk of the convention. It’s been nearly five years since the first game, I am ready to cry while holding a controller again.
Questionable Prediction: Superhero games will be a surprise theme throughout the convention. WB Games will announce a new DC Superhero game: a Rocksteady developed Robin title focusing on Damian Wayne (just please, please, please don’t do a Superman game, nobody is over the last one) and Square Enix will unveil their new Avengers game at Sony’s presser. Meanwhile, Telltale will unveil a surprise superhero license they’ve been working on.
Downright Ridiculous Prediction: Bethesda and Samsung will announce an exclusive partnership to bring Skyrim to all Samsung home appliances. Can’t wait to slay dragons on my fridge!
Likely Prediction: Death Stranding will continue to look great while no one will have a clue what it is about.
Questionable Prediction: Fallout 76 is the smaller of the two games that will be announced by Bethesda.
Downright Ridiculous Prediction: Microsoft will have the best presentation. I am a Sony fanboy, but it would be great for the consumer..
Likely Prediction: Kingdom Hearts 3 will get a showcase presentation but no firm release date.
Questionable Prediction: Square Enix will prove that the Final Fantasy 7 remake is in a good place and not scrapped for parts like so many claim.
Downright Ridiculous Prediction: Days Gone will look like more than a lesser version of The Last of Us.
Likely Prediction: Fallout 76 is not going to suck.
Questionable Prediction: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey will be a playing of the actual Odyssey and your character will be on Odysseus’ ship.
Downright Ridiculous Prediction: Half-Life 3 announcement!
Likely Prediction: Sony will announce some kind of remaster in style of this year’s Shadow of the Colossus.
Questionable Prediction: The new Super Smash Bros. will be showcased with a “game as service” model where characters and stages will be added for free, but cosmetics will cost in game currency and/or real money.
Downright Ridiculous Prediction: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door or any GameVube game coming to Switch in any way shape or form. Nintendo please prove me wrong, I’m already marinating my hat.
What are your E3 predictions? Will Half Life 3 finally see the light of day? Or are you holding out for a Goat Simulator–Counter Strike crossover? Sound off in the comments and let us know!
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