E3 2017 SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION
Electronic Arts kicked off the E3 2017. EA showed some Star Wars, some sports, some car chases, and a brand-new game from BioWare called Anthem. There was also a live drumline, in case you thought E3 needed more drumlines.
Star Wars: Battlefront II - EA aims to fix the first game's problems. All post-release multiplayer add-ons will be free this time around, meaning that everyone will be able to keep playing the game “for years to come,”. Available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox on November 17, 2017.
Anthem - a brand new IP from BioWare. Online co-op action adventure. From the looks of it, it seems to be EA's answer to Destiny. Will be available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox during Spring of 2018.
A Way Out - another co-op game but this one comes with split-screen (even for online). Promising idea. Will it work? You gotta wait till early 2018 to know.
Need For Speed Payback - NFS is back! This time it looks like Fast & Furious. Gameplay-wise, it looks like some kinda combination of Split/Second and Burnout, which, also, sounds good(?). Available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox on November 10, 2017.
Battlefield 1 In The Name of the Tsar - the upcoming expansion which will come with 6 new maps including 2-night maps featuring the Russian army along with the iconic women’s battalion of death. A new small-squad competitive mode was teased but more details on the expansion will be shared at Gamescom. Available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox during September.
Madden 18 - Um, gets a new mode called LongShot. Available on PlayStation and Xbox on August 25, 2017.
Fifa 18 - It's RONALDO! A lot of improvements over last year's FIFA. Legends are no longer Xbox exclusive. Journey makes a return which can be played in co-op with a friend and will allow you to import your Fifa 17 character. Available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch on September 29, 2017.
NBA Live 18 - finally some real competition for 2K NBA? An all-new and dynamic career journey. Create your individual player identity and become a legend in The League and The Streets. Available on PlayStation and Xbox. No release date as of now.
Microsoft kicked off their E3 2017 press conference by officially revealing the most powerful console to date, the $499 Xbox One X. WITNESS.
Project Scorpio - officially revealed as Xbox One X and it will be available for $499 from November 7, 2017. This impressive box is stacked with 8-core Custom AMD CPU is clocked at 2.3GHz, 12GB GDDR5 of graphic memory, a 6 Teraflop GPU and 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth to provide a true 4K experience or at least try to.
Backwards Compatibility - Microsoft also announced they’re expanding their backwards compatibility program to include Xbox games. According to Phil, over half of Xbox One owners have played a backwards compatible game. Guess, that's an upside of not having exclusive titles to play.
Forza Motorsport 7 - Speaking of games, Microsoft showed off was Forza Motorsport 7, which runs at a native 4k resolution and a “rock solid” 60fps. Collect over 700 Forzavista™ cars, including the largest assortment of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. Master over 30 famous environments with race conditions that change every time you race. Available on PC and Xbox on October 3, 2017.
Metro Exodus - explore the Russian wilderness in vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling storyline inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky that span an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. Looks gorgeous and it'll be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation in 2018.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins - we got our first look at the new Assassin's Creed and it looks quite impressive with a lot of changes. Egypt will be the Origins and it will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on October 17, 2017.
Deep Rock Galactic - join a team of badass space dwarves in this stylish one to four player co-op first-person shooter. Will be available on PC and Xbox. No release date as of now.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds - this popular Battle Royale game will be a console launch exclusive on Xbox One and will be available during fall of 2017.
State Of Decay 2 - bigger and better. Now with drop-in/drop-out and 4 player co-op where band together to survive the fall of civilisation and the rise of the undead. Will be available on PC and Xbox during the Spring of 2018.
Minecraft - Mojang announced that Minecraft will complete cross-play between “tablets, VR, Windows 10 PCs and consoles.” The 4k update will be rotated out during this year for all 4K systems.
Dragon Ball FighterZ - DBZ fans rejoice as Arc System Works delivers an explosive, action-packed game that combines classic 2D fighting with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are ripped straight out of the DRAGON BALL series. Will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation in early 2018.
The Darwin Project - another survival game but arena style? In the Darwin Project, the environment is as dangerous as the players themselves. Will be available on PC and Xbox. No release date as of now.
Black Desert - the MMO will make its console debut on Xbox One. Still, won't play it.
The Last Night - this I'll play. The Last Night lets you explore a two-dimensional cyberpunk open world, built with four unique districts each with distinct architecture, cultures and industries. Looks amazing and it'll be available on PC and Xbox in 2018.
The Artful Escape - an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game. Will be available on PC and Xbox. No release date as of now.
Code Vein - weeb souls? Sounds good or not to you remains to be seen while you give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation in 2018.
Tacoma - the next game from the creators of Gone Home. Discovery. Exploration. Isolation. What is life like 200,000 miles from Earth? Uncover the mysteries on August 2, 2017, on PC and Xbox.
Cuphead - this all-cartoon Magical Wonder game is finally coming out. Will be available on PC and Xbox on September 29, 2017. More saxophones!
Ashen - ASHEN ONE? This is an action role-playing game is about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. There is no sun, and the only natural light comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash. Sounds good and it will be available on PC and Xbox. No release date as of now.
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm - return to Arcadia Bay to play as Chloe Price, a rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber in a dramatic new story. Episode 1 of 3 available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on August 31, 2017.
Super Lucky’s Tale - this is a playground platformer for all ages. Looks adorable. Can't wait to play. Available on PC and Xbox on November 7, 2017.
Sea of Thieves - one of those games which look quite boring but fun to play. Shipwrecks and skirmishes, skeletons and storms. Will be available on PC and Xbox in 2018.
Crackdown 3 - hopefully, features a lot Terry Crews. Suit up and throw down as a superpowered agent on a mission to take back the city. Available on PC and Xbox on November 7, 2017.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - this continues to butcher my dream of having a perfect LOTR game. Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on October 10, 2017.
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps - at least this one is keeping the dream alive with a soothing soundtrack and gorgeous visuals. Embark on an all new adventure to discover the mysteries beyond the forest of Nibel, uncover the hidden truths of those lost, and unravel Ori's true destiny. Will be available on PC and Xbox. No release date as of now.
ID @ Xbox - The ID @ Xbox sizzle reel showed off a ton of indie games: Osiris: New Dawn, Paladins: Champions of the Realm, Raiders of the Broken Planet, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Unruly Heroes, Fortnite, Battlerite, Surviving Mars, Fable Fortune, Observer, Robocraft Infinity, Dunk Lords, Minion Masters, Brawlout, Ooblets, Dark and Light, Strange Brigade, Riverbond, Hello Neighbor, Shift, and Conan Exiles.
Wish I was there to attend their own self-styled amusement park. Awesome rides, chill music and food. Oh, well, back to games as they debuted sequels to Wolfenstein and The Evil Within, along with a new Dishonored expansion.
Fallout 4 VR - experience Fallout like never before for $59.99 this October on your HTC Vive. Fallout 4 VR isn’t just a jaunt through the Wasteland, it’s the entire game. The whole world is fully explorable. That includes hundreds of locations, characters and quests. This is your opportunity to step into the Wasteland and experience Fallout 4 in a whole new way.
DOOM VFR - get your one-way ticket to hell. Immerse yourself in the UAC facility on Mars and the depths of Hell, as your skills are put to the test through intense combat and challenging puzzle-solving. Will be available on HTC Vive and PS VR this fall.
Creation Club - more than just paid mods.
SKYRIM on Switch - Be Anyone, Do Anything… and Now Go Anywhere. Plus tap other compatible amiibo to gain additional loot including those from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series, 30th Anniversary - The Legend of Zelda series, Super Smash Bros. series, and The Legend of Zelda series.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Heroes of Skyrim - this brand-new set of over 150 cards will include new mechanics like Shouts, familiar characters, and, of course, dragons… lots of dragons will be available on June 29, 2017.
Quake Champions - still in BETA but we are getting BJ Blazkowicz, new maps and a $1 million dollar championship at QuakeCon on August 26, 2017.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - prepare to pull off the greatest assassination ever conceived. This standalone adventure will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on September 15, 2017.
The Evil Within 2 - it's back and this time it's coming on Friday the 13th of October. You are Detective Sebastian Castellanos and at your lowest point. This is your one chance at redemption, and the only way out is in. Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - apparently BJ Blazkowicz survived. America, 1961. Your assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution. Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on October 27, 2017.
THEY ACTUALLY SHOWED BEYOND GOOD & EVIL 2.
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto came out on stage to talk more about Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. It looks like XCOM...MARIO and it sounds AWESOME!!! Too bad it's Switch exclusive and will be available on August 29, 2017.
The CREW 2 - it's back with a bang. CARS! BIKES!! BOATS!!! PLAAAAAANES!!!! Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, action-packed, and beautiful playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A. Join them in high-octane contests and share every glorious moment with the world. Can't wait as it will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation during early months of 2018.
Transference - a new psychological thriller VR(?) game announced. Experience the limits of techno-psychology and escape a maze-like puzzle concealing a corrupted truth. Will be available on VR sets, PC, Xbox and PlayStation during Spring of 2018.
Skull & Bones - Assassin's Creed: Black Flag minus Assassin's Creed baggage? Yep. However, based on their dev diary, it's more than just PvP sea battles. Will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation during the fall of 2018.
Starlink: Battle of Atlas - from Blacklist makers and no, it's not the next Splinter Cell. Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers a whole new gameplay experience: build your own modular Starship model, mount it on your controller, and take part in epic space combats. Will be available on Switch, Xbox and PlayStation during the fall of 2018.
Far Cry 5 - dog better not die. Welcome to Hope County, Montana. The game sounds promising and you are the hero of the story in a thrilling world that hits back with every punch, and where the places you discover and the locals you ally with will shape your story in ways you’ll never see coming. Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on February 27, 2018.
BEYOND GOOD & EVIL 2 - YES! ALL CAPS! THEY FINALLY ANNOUNCED IT! The game is a prequel, set “before the birth of Jade.” For reference, the first Beyond Good & Evil came out in 2003, almost 15 years ago. Ubisoft has long said Ancel is working on a sequel, but the game has been M.I.A. for years. Hopefully, won't take 15 more years to release it.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole - personal GOTY is finally coming soon. As the New Kid with a super-powered butt, will you have what it takes to unite your allies and save South Park? Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on October 17, 2017, douchebags.
South Park: Phone Destroyer - might finally install a game on my phone. Looks fun and is a real-time battle game like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! Will be available on App Store and Google Play in 2017.
Just Dance 2018 - Dance to 40 new hits and get access to an ever-growing song list of 300+ tracks with Just Dance Unlimited (extra charges applicable after free trial). Available on Switch, Wii U, Xbox and PlayStation on October 26, 2017.
Steep: Road to the Olympics - first full expansion for Steep announced featuring the new real-world sports like halfpipe, slalom, and skicross! Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on December 5, 2017.
SONY wrapped E3 2017 with a bunch of games for the players.
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Uncharted: Lost Legacy - a new adventure from acclaimed developer Naughty Dog coming August 22, 2017. Are you ready to face a ruthless warmonger, Asav?
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds - brand new expansion with new storylines, characters and experiences in a beautiful but unforgiving new area. Coming 2017.
Days Gone - more than a generic game? Only time will tell. Days Gone is an open-world action game set in the beautiful, high-desert of the Pacific Northwest two years after a pandemic has transformed the world. No release date as of now.
Monster Hunter: World - explore a vast new continent and slay terrifying monsters in heart-pounding co-op battles for up to four players. Will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation in 2018.
Shadow Of The Colossus - not just some remaster, this is a full-on remake headed up by Bluepoint. Coming 2018.
Call of Duty: World War II - looks like Battlefield 1 with Nazis and that's not bad. Players are immersed in brutal gameplay as they fight to liberate a continent in the throes of tyranny. Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on November 3, 2017.
VR Games - SKYRIM VR (YEP), a military shooter called Bravo Team, a colourful game called Star Child, a psychological thriller called The Inpatient, a Final Fantasy XV fishing game (LOL) called Monster Of The Deep, and a neat looking fantasy game called Moss where you control a little mouse.
God Of War - looks as magnificent as his beard. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfil a deeply personal quest in 2018.
Detroit: Become Human - or become a robot? Travel to the near-future metropolis of Detroit – a city rejuvenated by an exciting technological development: androids. No release date as of now.
Spider-Man - personally find it mediocre but comes with a nice Arkham style combat. From traversing with parkour and unique environmental interactions to new combat and cinematic blockbuster set pieces, it’s Spider-Man unlike any you’ve played before. Coming 2018.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - an absolute delight. The REVENANT KINGDOM recounts the story of Evan, a deposed king and his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the entire world. Available on PC and PlayStation on November 10, 2017.
Knack 2 - he is back. A little guy with surprising moves and the ability to transform from big to small and back again in this family-friendly adventure. Available this September.
Strange Brigade - on my radar. From the creators of Sniper Elite 4 and Zombie Army Trilogy comes a rip-roaring 1930s adventure for 1-4 players filled with pulse-pounding action, treacherous traps and tales of derring-do … Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. No release date as of now.
Gran Turismo Sport - not my cup of tea but that was a good trailer. The game will be available this fall.
Everybody's Golf - my cup of tea but don't have access to play. For those who are interested, the game has fishing, swimming, and features an open course design. Available on August 29, 2017.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - meh. Thanos joins the roster alongside iconic heroes Dante, Rocket Raccoon, Arthur, Doctor Strange, Spencer, Nova, and Zero! Available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation on September 19, 2017.
Extinction - attack on titan orc edition? You are one of the world’s last defenders, a warrior named Avil equipped with the skill, speed and strength to oppose the endless wave of Ravenii and prevent a fate worse than death: Extinction. Will be available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation in 2018.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - your favourite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back! Adventure through the three games that started it all, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped on June 30, 2017.
Destiny 2 - still not sold but at least we got PC and BETA details. Available on Xbox and PlayStation on September 6, 2017. PC version will come 46 days later - October 24, 2017.