Who won E3? Xbox and Fallout 76 if you’re counting every gamer’s opinion. The votes are in. After Bethesda and Xbox E3 shows received A ratings from thousands of viewers, PlayStation and Nintendo have slipped into the B rating. That’s still better than the D rating EA Games received (the lowest which was available). Check out the way the polls were swinging for each Press Conference and some of the possible reasoning behind it, or catch up on what you missed and decide what you think.
Square Enix hosted its own pre-recorded Press Conference today for E3 2018 in which a number of games were showcased, with two brand new games revealed. They did repeat a few trailers from previous reveals, but kept it short and sweet running just 30 minutes. RGN provides a recap in this article as well as all of the footage from the event. For those who didn’t already get the memo, Kingdom Hearts III now has a release date – which was shared with us again at this show as well.
The indie label best known for games like Hotline Miami, Titan Souls, and their involvement with the Serious Sam series, Devolver Digital hosts something that you could try to call a Press Conference each year at E3. In reality, these shows are more of a parody of the traditional Press Conference, but we love Devolver Digital as a publisher since their taste in games is excellent and they serve as a curator of finely tuned, fun-focused indie titles the world may have otherwise never heard about.
They’ve brought “hand-crafted games” as they call them from obscurity and helped them rise to blockbuster success at times, and at minimum they give great games a chance to be played. So here’s our recap on what happened on the Devolver Digital stage at this year’s E3 2018.
The Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield, Fallout 76, and RAGE 2 were just a few of the announcements that Bethesda had up their sleeve for this year’s E3. Even if two of those four simply involved a name and a logo, we now know that Starfield is real and that Bethesda is hard at work figuring out how to make TES VI a true evolution over their previous games. All existing projects are receiving upgrades of varying degrees. There’s even going to be a full-fledged mobile RPG from Bethesda soon as well, The Elder Scrolls Blades. This group of announcements seems to have made E3 viewers very pleased.
Keighley is at it again with his poll ranking viewer opinions on the major E3 2018 Press Conferences. Spoiler Alert: Microsoft did a lot better than expected, and they needed it.
Xbox destroyed expectations, shocking us all. With everything to prove and nothing to lose, a truly spectacular show has redeemed the green giant for gamers of every kind. They have put on perhaps the best E3 showing of all time. Promising that all fifty games shown will run best on Xbox, an easy claim to make with Xbox ONE X out-powering PS4 Pro, Phil Spencer succeeded in displaying 15 world premieres and 18 exclusive games.
Today Square Enix tempered expectations before their E3 Press Conference tomorrow at 10AM Pacific Time by revealing the release date of Kingdom Hearts III. One of the longest waits in gaming history is soon coming to an end thanks to the Unreal Engine 4 development path Square Enix has chosen for their current lineup of games. Originally announced at E3 2013, but in pre-development since as early as 2006, KH3 has undergone a number of iterations and so much money, hard work, and love has been poured into the project that it’s surreal to think fans will soon get their hands on it.
The iconic hack and slash RPG from yester-year is getting a new installation. Whether it will be a Diablo IV sized title or something smaller, no one is quite sure of yet, but Blizzard has been spotted hiring a new Art Director as well as dungeon designers for something Diablo-related.
As part of a bundle of rumors for the PlayStation 4, Bethesda is said to be launching Fallout Shelter for this generation’s top selling game console during their E3 2018 Press Conference which takes place tomorrow at 6:30PM. Fallout Shelter was revealed and launched during E3 2015 and began its journey on iOS and Android smartphones. In 2016 the game hit the PC Gaming market. The year after it landed on Xbox ONE. It’s only natural that this year we could see the title available for PS4 as well, but the rumor doesn’t necessarily end there.
Big Boss at Xbox Phil Spencer has just announced that Microsoft will World Premiere 15 games we haven’t seen before at tomorrow’s Press Conference. It’s that time of the year again and this E3 Microsoft has much to prove. After wrapping up their rehearsal, the team is confident and beaming with pride for what they’re about to show us.