It's like Christmas for gamers. We gather around the monitors, watching our favourite industry personalities stand atop a stage, bestowing their new technology upon us with great splendour. Sometimes, there's a bit of humour involved, such as when an Xbox conference is parodied and one-upped by a PlayStation conference.
But in reality, what we are all looking forward to is not always revealed at the press conferences. It's the trailers, the promises, the kitschy employees trying to be hip. That's what we want, isn't it? We want to see Peter Molyneux make promises we know he can't keep. We want to see EA Sports drag sports personalities onto the stage where they don't belong. The cringe, the awful showmanship. It's the parade of hilarity unending that we watch E3 for.
But let's not mock the E3 Expo too much. It's the biggest gaming expo in the world, and its importance cannot be understated. So, with all that aside, what are we actually expecting?
ZeniMax Media are known for a wide range of titles, mostly under their subsidiaries(Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax Online Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, and many more). Most recently, we've seen the highly appraised Prey from them, and the newest expansion for the Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind. But what can we expect from them? A new Elder Scrolls game? Seems too soon. Is it too much to hope for a new Fallout title?
This one's already leaked - Assassin's Creed Origins. According to the material that has been leaked so far(and take these leaks with a grain of salt), it will be set across different time periods and may serve as a reboot of the franchise. Whether this is true or not will remain to be seen, but this writer would personally like to see an Assassin's Creed set in ancient Egypt. Hint hint.
We can't actually expect all too much from Nintendo. They've opted not to hold a press conference this year, likely deciding to go for some more personal, company run streams.
EA will not be attending E3, instead opting for its own EA Play 2017 event. As such, we can't really expect anything from them - not on the E3 front, at least.
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