Jun
08
2018

The E3 press conference schedule.

Pretty straightforward:

EA kicks things off on Saturday, June 9, with its EA Play briefing, while Microsoft and Bethesda will follow on Sunday afternoon and evening, respectively. Devolver Digital, a relative newcomer to E3 press conferences, will also host one on Sunday. Square Enix follows these on Monday morning; Ubisoft then takes its turn in the afternoon, with Sony’s presentation slated for later that evening. The PC Gaming Show also happens on Monday. Nintendo then concludes the press conferences with its briefing on Tuesday morning.

Of these: EA can go f… I have no interest in what EA has to say.  Microsoft will probably talk Xbox.  Bethesda will go nuts with Fallout 76, plus whatever else they have to say (which will not include the title “Elder Scrolls 6”. Devolver Digital is probably trying to figure out how to hell last year’s entertaining “eff you to the very concept of an E3 press conference.” Square Enix? “…And the wind, cries, Kingdom Hearts 3?”  Ubisoft is poised to announce another Assassin’s Creed game, which had damned well better go back to having a fairly useless base to upgrade in a meaningless fashion while at the same time not giving my character anywhere to sit. Sony has a bunch of stuff to announce about titles that I don’t play, and oh right I have to care about Nintendo now because of the Switch. So, yeah, more games for that platform. Cheap ones, please.

Look, I’m gonna watch Bethesda’s press conference, because Fallout’s the one I most care about. And when CD Projekt Red drops the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, I will be all over that, too. Otherwise? I guess we’ll see.

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8 Comments

  • Luke says:

    EA recently ate Respawn. So I’m very interested to see what they have to say if it involves Titanfall 3.

  • junior says:

    I suspect that we’re about due for another announced Forza title. If so, that’ll be in Microsoft’s segment. EA will almost certainly be heavily focused on Battlefield 5. Titanfall 3 would be nice to hear about (I loved 2). And there will likely be news about Anthem. Bethesda really only dropped the Fallout 76 trailer because they knew otherwise no one would sit through their spiel about the upcoming Rage 2 :P. Squenix – yeah. Plus DQ XI’s US release is happening later this year. And I hear that they’ve got this incredibly popular MMORPG. That might get a mention or two. Ubisoft – another AC game already? Plus, whatever the next thing with the Tom Clancy name will be. I’ve heard Wildlands was pretty good.

    • Compound says:

      There was a leak of a Forza Horizon 5, which apparently is set in Asia. Be advised though that the Horizon series hasn’t had a FH 4 yet…

  • Aetius451AD says:

    Games (or really human interaction of any sort) are all about trust, or trying something new- which then builds trust.

    Bioware built up a lot of currency over the years. They built up such a high account with me that it is amazing what things have come to, honestly. We can blame EA all we want, and they do share part of the blame, surely. However, Bioware is the name on the card. It is kind of sad how they have spent that currency like a drunken sailor.

    The good thing is that the good games of their’s still exist. You can still go back and tool around the Normandy, or build your King of the Boy Scouts Revan.

    This, this is how you build currency:
    https://tinyurl.com/ycapwm4a
    The thing about this scene is that I did not play it when I was a young lad. I knew exactly what they were doing with the music and shot selection and the pacing- and it still cuts through me like a knife every time I watch/play it.

    With that one scene, CDprojekt could literally put their name on anything, and I will buy it. At least for a couple games.

    • RangerSG says:

      Did the same to me, as a 46 year old. And that same scene made my wife, who sat down and watched me play through the 2nd time, ball. Then the funeral did the same. Geralt’s epitath to Ciri there was lethal. And even a simple skit like the 10 year anniversary. CDProjekt cares about their fans. Bioware used to. But they are dead to me. And I wish I could get Knights of the Old Republic to run on my laptop. But I’ve tried the mods and tricks, it doesn’t work on my machine. Of course, EA has no desire to remaster it either.
      **
      Right now, there are only two game developers who I trust to do right by the people who buy a game: CDProjekt and Paradox. Anyone else has to prove it.

  • Compound says:

    Since I did watch the EA presser, I can tell you what you missed.
    *Battlefield V- Talk of multiplayer. It’s very customizable. (As a genre fiend, this annoys the hell out of me.) It’s getting a Battle Royale mode, because folks are uncreative. And single player gets talked about at the Microsoft conference.
    *Sports games! Only real news is that Madden is coming back to PC this year.
    *Respawn’s Star Wars game got a title-Jedi Fallen Order. Set between 3 and 4.
    *Unraveled 2 (Unraveled was the game with the little yarn guy a few years back) is going to be Co-Op and solo and is coming out right this second.
    *Anthem was shown and given a release date.
    *And Command and Conquer is coming back… as a mobile game.
    .
    In 90 minutes, we saw actual game play from 2 games- Unraveled 2 and the mobile C&C game, which was played on stage. Not EA’s best moment.

  • Compound says:

    Oh, also be advised that last year’s Devolver conference was very, very trolly towards the viewers. It felt like “Tim and Eric give a press conference.”

  • Finrod says:

    Personally, I’m at the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo playing a crapload of pinball and a decent amount of video games.

    http://southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/

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