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The big players don't disappoint


June 30, 2017

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Although I couldn’t make it to Los Angeles E3 2017, I did get a chance to watch all the conference streaming online.  The big players Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Microsoft, PlayStation and Nintendo all showcased new games and hardware expected in the coming months and year.  Here is a recap of each conference.

Electronic Arts kicked the conference off with the announcement of Madden 18 having a new story mode like the one found in NBA 2K.  They followed this announcement up with a new expansion to Battlefield 1, Name of the Tsar.  Need For Speed Payback was teased and gave its impression of the Fast and Furious movies with slow motion car chase scenes.  The new FIFA 18 showed off some impressive graphics and then a interesting and new video game was shown.  A co-op prison break adventure game, A Way Out, was debuted that looked incredible.  Of course, EA also showed off some NBA 18 and the anticipated Battlefront 2.

Next was Bethesda who kicked off their conference with a push for virtual reality.  Fallout 4 and Doom for VR were teased.  They next announced some interesting news for a store for Fallout 4 and Skyrim add-ons called Creation Club.  Collaborations between Bethesda and modders would allow creators to get a cut of the profits made from their content.  Then Bethesda pretty much owned the E3 week by announcing new Dishonored, Wolfenstein, and Evil Within games.

Ubisoft conference was next but sadly Aisha Tyler was nowhere to be found.  Surprisingly they announced a new game for the Nintendo Switch, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle which is like an XCOM mashup of Mario characters and Rabbids characters.  Next they premiered gameplay of one of the most talked about games from this year’s E3, Assassin’s Creed Origins which is based in Ancient Egypt.  A sequel to The Crew was announced along with a trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole.  A unique VR game called Transference and a pirate game called Skull & Bones were also shown.  Then a weird dance routine was done on stage to announce another Just Dance game.  Later they showed an Olympics expansion for Steep as well as video of the new Far Cry 5.  Then a cinematic trailer that was a bit of a surprise to most showed Beyond Good & Evil 2 and left many gamers cheering.

Microsoft took to stage next and did not disappoint.  Phil Spencer was on stage to reassure everyone of how powerful Project Scorpio now finally announced as Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever (and it is).  Then unexpectedly Microsoft did the unthinkable and focused on games, 42 games to be exact.  I’ll just speak on the important ones like the first announced game which showed off the stunning 4K 60 frames per second power of the Xbox One X, Forza Motorsport 7.  Then surprisingly they also revealed a new Meto game called Metro Exodus which was stunning.  Ubisoft showed off some more of Assassin’s Creed Origins, PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds was announced to be coming to Xbox, and Minecraft announced cross-platform with PC, Xbox and Nintendo Switch players as well as 4K capabilities.  Then a lot of smaller indie games and etc were shown that all looked decent.  Microsoft ended their conference with a robot/mech fighting game called Anthem that was the best showing during the show for me.

Sony played it safe with their conference without any real big surprises or reveals and instead showcased a good stream of trailers from highly anticipated titles already announced.  Sony delighted with trailers of their PlayStation exclusives: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Days Gone, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, and the most popular Spider-Man.  Sony also made a huge push for VR related games like Bravo Team, Starchild, and even Skyrim.  Shadow of the Colossus was also announced to be getting a full HD remake next year.  Also a VR Final Fantasy XV fishing simulator game, Monster of the Deep, was announced.

Finally Nintendo took to the stage for a mere 30 minutes but made the most of this small amount of time compared to the other conferences.  Rocket League was announced to be coming to Nintendo Switch with Nintendo-themed itmes and cross-platform play.  Next they showed a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Trailer.  A new Kirby game was announced to be coming to Switch as well as a Pokemon RPG.  Also teased was a new Metroid Prime 4 coming to the Switch.  The next showed a trailer for a new Yoshi Switch game and also one for Fire Emblem Warriors.  As expected, they showed off Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC details and the release date of June 30 for the first pack.  And then the biggest and most talked about announcement of E3, Super Mario Odyssey, was given a release date of October 27.


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