Time for the annual event that is E3. And thus here come the E3 EA Predictions 2017! EA has been very clear about what we’ll be getting in our first E3 conference of the year. We’re getting 6 Games confirmed, as well as potentially 2 unannounced games.
2016 was… not ideal. But there was plenty of good stuff to enjoy and maybe distract. Might as well celebrate them. So, top ten games, plus a few honourable mentions. Here we go:
DICE and their Battlefield series have a reputation in gaming. Above all else, they create incredibly authentic experiences. Not realistic. No. Other studios make realistic games, your ARMA, your Squad and Project Reality. They are fiddly, demand your sole attention and require detailed focus on perfect simulations of suppression and firefights. Battlefield games capture the feeling of those things. With a decent headset and a little suspension of disbelief, you believe in what you’re playing.
The week starting September 25th has a whole host of FOX based comedies coming back, then the annualised games releases continue with Forza and FIFA. Some anticipated indie games like Clustertruck and Serial Cleaner give the scene a bit of Variety, whilst in Film, fictionalised biopics and weird comedy are there to round off the week.
Sony announces a revamp of the Playstation 4 Line-up. The presentation itself was very tech talk heavy, and for anyone watching on a stream, the visual effects are muted and lost in translation. In terms of hard facts and info, here’s what you need to know.
Time for a Video Review for Titanfall’s Technical test on PS4 and Xbox One!
EA and Respawn Entertainment have announced that they will be laucnhing a tech test for Titanfall 2 on August 19th and run till August 21. A second test will then run from August 26th to the 28th. This will ostensibly be about testing the servers and making sure that the framework of the game will be able to stand up to the launch day pressure.
Pre-E3 Pre Amble. Not technically going with a conference this year, EA is hosting EA Play Events in Los Angeles and London, but also broadcasting their new trailers in a timed message around about the same moment. So nothing really changed then for the majority of the audience watching at home.
All of the following times are UK. As is my tradition, recaps and reactions are going to be going up shortly after each one is completed.
Battlefront is exhilarating and fantastic, a sensory overload of an experience. I have spent the last day or so playing the beta for the followup to the games that pretty much define what Star Wars is for me. I really hope that the rest of it is this good.