Friday, June 1, 2018

E3 2018 News and Rumors

World’s best gaming expo E3 2018 is s almost here. So, news, rumors and trailers on games are here as well.

The annual grand gaming show is returning to Los Angeles convention center with the biggest gaming news you can expect. As that moment approaches, we are eagerly waiting for a bag full of E3 2018 games that are waiting to be announced officially. We are so close to E3 2018 now and for the past few months; we've been bombarded with news of latest leaks in weirdest way possible and we got the most number of them in last few weeks. On Saturday, June 12, all conferences and shows will start off and will run till June 14.

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E3 2018 News and Rumors

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Press conferences at E3 2018 will be running from June 9 with EA Play briefing and then Nintendo will be concluding on June 12 with their seminar. We expect announcements and appearances from big companies like Bethesda Softworks, Devolver Digital, Microsoft Studios, Sony, Square Enix and Ubisoft as well. We have tons of news heading our way for upcoming titles from Triple A games list awaiting their release this year.




RELATED: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Revealed

Activision at E3 2018
Publisher company Activision typically keeps a pace of releasing games that are able to satisfy the gamers but no one really ever surprised by any of their release announcements. Obviously we are getting more detailed look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 or maybe an update on where they are with Spyro. A possible look at the next Destiny 2 expansion wouldn't be too much to ask since their Year 2 reveal is marked for June 5. Releases from Blizzard division will probably be saved up for a later occasion.




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Bethesda at E3 2018
This publisher has the tendency of making announcement of new games shortly before their release. Though Bethesda E3 lineup may not excite a hell lot of people and they are sort of new to these press conferences and showcasing upcoming projects, they do have a change of pace. Games revealed at E3 2018 by them will be some titles that are not going to drop very soon. News of Rage 2 from Avalanche Studios was leaked and eventually it was revealed last month while promising for more on E3.

RELATED: Doom 2 May Be Announced at E3 2018

Latest installment of their post-apocalyptic role-playing series, Fallout 76 is already revealed and some new gameplay trailer is on the way and we may finally know if the latter is focused on multiplayer. Does a declaration for The Elder Scrolls 6 or Dishonored 3 sounds too far-fetched? Or maybe Doom 2 from id Software? Yes, the kind of does but then again, rumors heavily suggests of something like that likely to happen. However, we certainly can hope for The Elder Scrolls Online to get a new expansion.




RELATED: Star Wars Battlefront II Micro-Transactions Outrage

Electronic Arts at E3 2018
Branded as "Worst Company in America" in 2012 and 2013 wasn't enough, Mass Effect: Andromeda from Electronic Arts failed terribly last year, their development studio Visceral Games was shut down and then there was the infamous micro-transaction outrage regarding Need for Speed Payback and Star Wars Battlefront II, which has them being accused of trying to introduce some sort of gambling mechanics into video games. Legal questions were raised for having such progression in one of their Triple A games.

RELATED: Battlefield V Reveal Trailer

At EA Play annual press conference, a demo of Anthem will most likely be displayed by Mass Effect team for media. We already watched Battlefield V reveal event to witness how they are carefully avoiding controversial loot box model and are eager to see more from BFV. Instead, they are going to offer cosmetic items and skins for weapon that does not provide any in-game advantage. FIFA 19 hasn’t officially been revealed yet, so hopes are up for that one too while we expect it to drop on September, 2018.




RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Classic Star Wars Games

Microsoft at E3 2018
Through a wave of change in management, Microsoft is getting readied for joining the competition. Adding 4K support for Xbox One X was an advancement that only expanded new opportunities for their consoles with Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, building a bridge between PC and Xbox One. They might stage some more features of their devices and upcoming programs planned for future at E3. In terms of new games, they aren't probably bringing any of their big original franchises.

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What we have gathered is that Microsoft may actually reveal three new Gears of War titles, one of which is a usual sequel, another is Halo Wars type of real-time strategy and the last one is a Battle Royale game. 2011’s NBA Jam: On Fire Edition from Xbox 360 may get an update but otherwise, there are no possibilities of a new title from NBA Jam series. They clearly are not in for investing much time and budget in new projects these days. Lastly, we would like to get a release date for Crackdown 3.




RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo at E3 2018
Earlier in January 2018, Nintendo Direct Mini teased the fans with so many upcoming titles waiting to be released this year and many already have made the jump. Metroid Prime 4, The World Ends with You – Final Remix and Yoshi has chances of showing up alongside a Pokémon game. Since its official, a gameplay trailer for Switch version of Super Smash Bros. will be much appreciated. An HD version of Mother 3 can get us cheered up like many fans as well. Other than these, we have nothing on them because of their very tight way of maintaining internal secrecy.




RELATED: Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

Sony at E3 2018
Sony apparently has an upper hand in gaming market currently following God of War's release, which set records for selling on PlayStation 4 that surpasses any number Microsoft could come up with PC or Xbox One at the same time. They also have sold more consoles than their rival and dominating the market. Sony's upcoming high-profile Death Stranding from Hideo Kojima's own company Kojima Productions, The Last of Us Part 2 and Marvel’s Spider-Man stands out as one of the most anticipated games of 2018 already.

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Their Days Gone and Ghost of Tsushima are also in line to take us all for a deep dive. Hopes of hearing about a sequel for Bloodborne and Horizon Zero Dawn are high from many players but chances are very slim. Sony’s conference may feature some new CoD: BO4 footage considering their DLC exclusivity on PS4. MediEvil Remastered or Syphon Filter remake have hooked us on some hope but some of them may remain unannounced for now and saved up for conferences at their own events like Paris Games Week and PlayStation Experience.




RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer

Square Enix at E3 2018
In past, Square Enix and Konami used to rule at E3 but sadly they both are a dimmed shadow of what they once were. Speaking of shadows, the former have their focus on Shadow of the Tomb Raider from developer Crystal Dynamics now, which may bring them into limelight again. A reveal trailer for the game is expected at their E3 Showcase. Oh and let's not forget about their action role-playing project Kingdom Hearts III as it has an official release date waiting for announcement.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

After long debacle and debates, their spokesperson revealed earlier that Final Fantasy VII Remake will come any time before 2023, meaning they are not in any hurry with that one. Some update on untitled Avengers Project with Marvel would be nice as we never heard anything else after 2017. With release of Final Fantasy XV and Nier: Automata in recent years, they are slowly trying to restore their former glory but time will only tell whether they would succeed or not.




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Ubisoft at E3 2018
Instead of arriving at the grad-party with flashy new range of video games, Ubisoft seems more comfortable to hang out with their old titles and keep those franchises alive by providing regular downloadable content or arranging seasonal events to support the cause. We have For Honor and Rainbow Six Siege to prove that theory. Fingers crossed for a brand-new trailer on Skull & Bones, The Crew 2 and The Division 2, because we know that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will eventually join the parade.

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Confirmed

Speculations are pretty damn high for a new Splinter Cell sequel, which can easily become one of the Triple A games 2018 has to offer and who better can do that except for Sam Fisher? We still haven't catch our breath following the shocking revelation of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, a successor sequel to Assassin's Creed Origins. Following a surprise leak from one of their merchandise for the game on a French site named Jeuxvideo, Ubisoft swiftly acted by dropping a teaser that let us know it will be set in Greece.

RELATED: Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Teaser Trailer

One of the few other things from our bucket-lists is clearly a trailer or gameplay of the much talked about Resident Evil 2 Remake from Capcom. A release date on YS Net’s Shenmue 3 alongside a gameplay trailer and new clip on CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 will do just fine. This upcoming open-world RPG has the potential of becoming the most anticipated PC games 2018 will probably see while it also rules on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, much like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from the same developers.

As we all are very excited for the arrival of E3, we surely cannot wait for some of those biggest E3 rumors come true and keep you all updated as much as we can.