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.
Nintendo hosted their E3 showing this morning as a 43 minute Direct in which Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took up over half of this time getting a world premiere and full run-down of characters, levels, and gameplay changes. There was also a few games released during the show including Fortnite for Nintendo Switch and some world premieres of both exclusive and third party titles.
World Premieres took place, New IPs were revealed, Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto took stage, and we got deep dives on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and more. Ubisoft took more of a Hollywood Movie Awards style approach with the vibe of their E3 2018 Press Conference and also gave one fan the chance to join thanks to his win in the pre-show tournaments.
One of the major themes in Ubisoft’s Press Conference was listening to what gamers had to say, and fine-tuning their business practices to be more in-line with what their audience expects of them. They brought a lot of games this year and gave ample time to showing off each one, even running 30 minutes longer than originally planned with a total run time of 1 and a half hours.
As part of the YouTube Live at E3 show hosted by The Game Awards producer and games journalist Geoff Keighley fans were given further insight into the biggest projects Bethesda announced last night at their E3 2018 Showcase. In this interview topics concerning the nature of Fallout 76 gameplay and questing, Starfield’s development progress, and The Elder Scrolls VI were covered.
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.
It’s finally time, fans have been waiting for so long to hear more about the recently leaked (and then confirmed) Fallout 76, as well as whatever else Bethesda has been up to. These questions and more were answered at Bethesda’s E3 2018 Press Conference which took place at 6:30 Pacific Time on Sunday June 10th, 2018 in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
Tomorrow better include some new exclusive games from Microsoft if they don’t want to be crushed under Sony’s boot. A new rumor suggests that the only first party game left that Xbox owners expected to get this year has been delayed to 2019. Pre-orders have been cancelled. Unlike most rumors this leak actually has some pretty strong sources.
In a vote among nearly 10,000 gamers the EA Games Press Conference of E3 2018 was voted a D ranking. Geoff Keighley is the journalist / producer who created The Game Awards and host of the E3 Coliseum, and created the poll himself on Twitter just moments after the show. At the time of this posting the poll has received 9,699 votes with 22 hours and 17 minutes left. But the clear reaction 1 hour after EA took stage is clear.