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.
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.
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.
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.
Uncharted 4 is the big draw here, alongside No Man’s Sky, both of which we will be hoping for release dates and new gameplay. Volume will probably make a new appearance, Mike Bithell is about the conference with a build. Bloodborne expansion should be coming up soon enough, hints here to take advantage of the games ridiculous sales. We may see Destiny stuff here, and the lack of Call of Duty stuff in Microsoft’s conference makes me suspect that exclusivity has switched sides. Morpheus maybe? Some sort of answer to Microsoft’s news in the last few weeks. We do have news that Fallout 4 is probably going to feature mods as well as the Xbone. In addition, Sony’s conference last year had serious pacing issues, hopefully this year will be slightly more apt.
Preamble: So I came out of last year with a great deal of hope. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, hopefully gameplay, hopefully no guns Battlefront, we need to see a match. We just do at this point, people have enough concerns We will probably see the usual array of FIFA and Madden, as well as more DLC for Hardline and Inquisition. Need for Speed reboot is gonna be shown off. Bioware maybe? Show off more mass effect for next year? Possibly even any more Star Wars stuff?