This is my favourite time of the year. The entire video game industry is gathering in LA this week to announce new games, play new games, get excited about and disappointed about new games… It’s the stuff I live for. I like to watch all the conferences live and of course, make some predictions. Here’s what I got, thanks for reading!
For those unfamiliar with Arkane Studio’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Prey, it’s a reboot of the 2006 game of the same name. This time around things are very different, Arkane is focusing on branching story arcs and multiple endings similar to their other series Dishonored. In fact, a great deal of the game is building upon the successes of last year’s Dishonored 2, both mechanically and visually. This is another step in Arkane Studio’s mission to etch out and master a particular style in the AAA game scene that’s unique to them. Similar to how Naughty Dog has dominated the third-person adventure genre with Uncharted and The Last of Us, Arkane Studios has their sights set on dominating first-person adventures where characters, world-building and player choice drive the experience both with their breakout Dishonored games and now Prey.
Hot damn. I’m going to be honest, I was skeptical when I heard Bethesda was hosting another press conference. After their stellar showing at E3 2015, I thought it was a one off. That they were just doing it to start the Fallout 4 hype train and that maybe they would do another one in a couple years when they had another marquee title to announce like Elder Scrolls VI. But they came back this year and they were excellent. So if you missed it or want a detailed list of the announcements this article is for you, enjoy!
In the first seconds of the conference, a bootup screen came up as a sort of cute way to introduce the conference. But if you look closely it’s actually a list of all the Wolfenstein and Doom games as well their release dates. In the list after “Old_Blood”, which was the last Wolfenstein game released in 2015, is “New_Colossus” with “**-**-**” as the release date. This is undoubtedly a t
E3 starts today!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I can’t wait to see what happens. I couldn’t wait so much that I had to make a list of what I think will be announced and shown. Here it is, broken up by each conference. Have a look and tell me what you think!