The big reveals of E3 2016 (29 Photos)
This week is the big E3 conference in downtown LA, where gaming’s biggest companies come together to show off their newest and biggest products. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s press conferences.
EA kicked off the event Sunday afternoon with a quick showing of Titanfall 2, and confirmed they would have many new mechs and a single player campaign.
They also showed the first footage of the new Mass Effect Andromeda, coming in 2017.
They debuted new footage from Battlefield 1 which included some tank battles, Zeppelin take downs and horses.
They showed the first footage, all be it briefly, of the new Star Wars action game coming in 2018.
They ended the show with a Battlefield 1 match between the game’s top players, a strange thing to mention as they quickly cut to celebrities who were also playing in the match.
Bethesda took the stage, along with Blink 182 sunday night and announced another revival of an old franchise in Quake Champions. They also announced that fallout 4 would be coming to VR.
They showed a brief clip of an old DOS load screen which the eagle eyed viewers noticed showed the name of the next Wolfenstein game. New Collossus.
They announced that Skyrim would be coming to current consoles with mods and new modern lighting effects. Some were less impressed than others.
Xbox took to their stage Monday morning and wasted no time in revealing their new slimmer console, the Xbox One S.
They also announced that every xbox exclusive game would be coming to the PC on Windows 10 and if bought digitally on one that a customer would get it for free on the other.
Finally, they pulled back the curtain on their next console, not yet named but currently codenamed “Project Scorpio” which will launch in 2017 and that all games on the Scorpio would still play on the Xbox One.
Later Ubisoft and their host Comedian Aisha Tyler came to the stage and gave an in depth look into the next South Park game.
‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole,’ the sequel to 2014’s the Stick of Truth, got a full trailer and a 15 minute interview with Trey and Matt from South Park Studios to discuss changes in the game.
They showed footage from the New Ghost Recon: Wildlands. An open world, cooperative vision of the GW franchise.
They also revealed an adrenaline junkies dream game, STEEP. A Mountainside playground for snowboarding, gliding, and free-falling.
Sony came out strong Monday night with a reveal of a new God of War which seemed to have shook the fields of Greece for the mountainside of a more Norse themed area.
The demo followed Kratos and his son as he taught him to hunt, and tracked down a deer.
They came across a fire giant along the way and took it down together.
One of the more surprising reveals of the conference came in the form of a new Spider-Man game coming exclusively for the Playstation 4 and made by Ratchet and Clank developer, Insomniac Games.
A slew of Playstation VR games were also shown, such as Arkham VR and a Star Wars X-Wing experience.
They also announced Final Fantasy 15 would support PS VR.
Sony went non-stop, showing game after game all of which had new footage and release dates.
Finally, this morning Nintendo spent more than an hour demoing the new Legend of Zelda game, as well as unveiling it’s title. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.
The games logo has a striking resemblance to the original game’s artwork. It is slated to come out on both the Wii U and the unnamed next console codenamed the NX.
Now good luck finding the time to play them all.