This year at E3 2016, plenty of new games were revealed and the new Xbox consoles were officially announced. While Microsoft had a lot to show with new hardware coming out, Sony had a conference full of just games from start to end which is why Sony is being considered the ‘winner’ of E3.
Sony had a strong game line-up overall with titles such as God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian and Days Gone. They also announced the long awaited return the Crash Bandicoot series, the original trilogy is being remastered for the PlayStation 4 and he will also be coming to the Skylanders series. Hideo Kojima also made an appearance to reveal his new game, Death Stranding, which was met with a roaring applaud from the E3 audience. Sony announced that their PlayStation VR headset would be released this year and that it will be receiving several triple A title games including Resident Evil 7.
While the Microsoft conference was less game intensive, they did reveal the new Xbox One S which is 40% smaller than the original console and still has an integrated power system; Project Scorpio was briefly mentioned to confirm the rumors and to show that it’s a different console, this one will run games in 4K resolution. As a bonus, Xbox Live will be getting an overhaul and Minecraft players will soon be able to play with people on other Xbox Live platforms through the Cross-Platform play.
In terms of games, Microsoft also had quite a bit to show gamers; Gears of War 4, ReCore, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead Rising, Scalebound and Halo Wars 2 are just some of the games that were confirmed. In addition to this, it was revealed that the new “Play Anywhere Cross-Buy” allows players to purchase a game on either Xbox One or Windows 10 and they will be able to play the game on the other platform as well.
Nintendo conference was very focus on the new upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and i have to say the new open world looked amazing, however there was no mention of the new NX Nintendo console .
Game footage of various highly anticipated games were also finally shown at E3 this year, games such as Titanfall 2 (which finally has a single player mode), Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor. Unexpected games were announced over the course of E3 and gamers can look forwards to Quake Champions, Fallout 4 VR, Steep, Death Stranding and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.
There are plenty of great upcoming games now thanks to all the reveals at E3 and players have a lot to look forwards to. So what are you looking forward to playing from E3, leave your comments below and lets have a conversation.