Game Front’s (Completely Accurate) E3 Predictions

Phil Hornshaw

 

Topic:
Elder Scrolls Online

What I Hope Happens:
Bethesda shows off an MMO format that works to abandon the WoW-clone mentality of the last decade and shifts the thinking on what can make MMOs fun. Game looks worthy of TES moniker.

What Will Happen:
Bethesda shows off a TES-themed version of WoW; subscription fees don’t sound worth it.

 

Topic:
New consoles

What I Hope Happens:
Microsoft and Sony will show off something new and shiny that will push developers to create new titles that challenge gaming’s graphical, storytelling and experiential paradigms.

What Will Happen:
Microsoft and Sony will tout more motion control crap no one wants to play; PC gaming will continue to be not only the cutting edge, but the only edge.

 

Topic:
Mass Effect 3

What I Hope Happens:
BioWare, having had months to think on its mistakes with overpromising and under-delivering on Mass Effect 3′s ending, will have come up with a cost-effective way to restore consumer trust and show dedication to its fanbase.

What Will Happen:
BioWare and EA will roll out a crappy ending patch, bookended by DLC advertisements; Mass Effect Rannoch Farming Simulator announced.

 

Ben Richardson

 

Topic:
Star Trek

What I Hope Happens:
Namco delivers an interesting, original game that will please fans of the series and speak to its distinctive strengths.

What Will Happen:
Namco delivers a cynical, derivative cash-in, full of visual splendor and mindless shoot-em-up action, with little to say and less to distinguish it from other, better titles.

 

Topic:
SimCity

What I Hope Happens:
EA and Maxis wow players with a detailed, engrossing city simulator that augments the genius of the original games with the best in modern technology and graphics.

What Will Happen:
EA’s overweening influence bogs the game down in DRM, DLC, and micro-transactions, nickel-and-diming a storied series back into obscurity.

 

Topic:
Resident Evil 6

What I Hope Happens:
Capcom manages to banish the memories of Resident Evil 5 by making a game that’s terrifying, coherent, and true to the series’ roots in survival horror.

What Will Happen:
Capcom shows off a game chock full of action set-pieces, scenery-chewing voice acting, misguided attempts at being cinematic, and the kind of crap that made everyone hate Operation Raccoon City.


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5 Comments on Game Front’s (Completely Accurate) E3 Predictions

Blight

On May 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Well who knows, perhaps companies and developers will be innovative and original this year…..lol

kevin

On May 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Cynicism so think you’d need a diamond cutter….. but about 90% of the “what will actually happen” stuff is probably right.

A real freaking shame.

RyanRunner

On May 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I’m sad now…

Matchoo

On May 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

“Mass Effect Extended Edition confirmed to add 5 more color choices…”

But in an attempt to make us feel that our choices actually matter, they will let us CHOOSE additional 5 colors from a pre-defined list of 6 colors.

Tiagonal

On May 30, 2012 at 6:25 am

Oh, magical prophets! What can you foresee of OnLive’s 535 booth and Gaikai’s Permanent Meeting Room 306A? Have you foreseen anything of the Happy Cloud? … Anything of Valve ever finding the missing ‘R’ to Steam? … perhaps E3′s future is too foggy to ever see anything beyond wishes and obvious deductions.