Electronic Entertainment Expo or as we know it, ‘E3’ is probably the biggest video game conference for both players and developers alike as the companies get to show off what they have been working on and what’s on the way for players to get their hands on. All major companies including Sony, Microsoft, Bethesda, and Nintendo have their own keynotes where they engage hardcore fans as well as casual gamers. This year will be a little different as Sony will not be participating in the expo. Nevertheless, there are gonna be a lot of announcements so here are some of the major titles that gamers can expect at E3 2019:
1. Cyberpunk 2077
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or have for some reason disconnected yourself from the internet, there is a good chance that you still might have heard about Cyberpunk 2077. The game is being developed by CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Witcher franchise. After the huge success of ‘The Witcher 3’ everyone has been waiting for the studio’s next project, even more so after the 48-minute gameplay that they showcased last year. You can expect some more footage from the game at E3 and maybe even a launch date. I am personally the most hyped for this one.
2. Watch Dogs 3
Ubisoft might show off their upcoming instalment in the ‘Watch Dogs’ franchise. Watch Dogs 2 garnered a lot of appreciation from the players and it was quite obvious that the company won’t be killing this series anytime soon. Some reports about Watch Dogs 3 suggest that the game might be revealed even sooner than E3 and released in fall of this year. Whatever the case may be, we are expecting a confirmation and some gameplay at the show next month.
3. The next Assassin’s Creed
This comes as no surprise to anyone that Ubisoft is working on another Assassin’s Creed game. This time, they have Vikings! The company has been leaving some Easter eggs for the upcoming game here and there to get players excited. ‘The Division 2’ had posters of a Norse soldier or commoner holding what looked like the ‘Apple of Eden’ which is quite prominent in the Assassin’s Creed series. The next
4. Halo Infinite
Another highly anticipated project is Halo Infinite which was originally announced at E3 last year. We expect Microsoft to show off some gameplay at their keynote and also announce the release date. There are a lot of expectations from the game but what we can derive from the trailer is that the world will be even more beautiful than before and much larger and most importantly, Master Chief is back!
5. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4
We all remember CoD Modern Warfare, right? It is one of the most iconic games of all time and reports suggest that the Activision will be releasing the 4th instalment in the Modern Warfare franchise, instead of Black Ops 5. What’s great is that Infinity Ward is working on the game which means we can expect a single player campaign as good as or hopefully better than previous Modern Warfare games. The last Call of Duty game, Black Ops 4 did not have a single player campaign and instead went for the battle royale setting.
6. Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 is another AAA title that was revealed in last year’s E3 and was well received by the crowd. It will bring new gameplay mechanics, deeper story and a larger world for you to run around and bash zombie heads in. Techland Publishing will probably announce a release date as well which we think will be sometime later this year.
7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
EA will definitely show off some Star Wars Jedi gameplay at their keynote. It is being touted as a story-driven single player campaign which has been quite overdue. After the lacklustre response to Battlefront 2, EA definitely needs to step up their game. It is possible that the company has a playable demo for the people present at the keynote.
8. Doom Eternal
ID Software’s follow up to the explosive 2016 ‘Doom’ is Doom Eternal. It will continue on the footsteps of the original and hopefully, take it to the next level. It will be part of Bethesda’s keynote and the people present will most probably get to play it. The first trailer was showcased in E3 2018 and this time we’ll definitely get a release date.
9. Gears of War 5
Gears of War 5, another E3 2018 game, will be part of the Microsoft panel and we’ll definitely get to see some new footage with Kate as the main character. The game follows Kate as she journeys to “where it all began” to uncover the secrets of the Locust pendent. Gears 5 might get a September release date, nevertheless, we’ll get a confirmation this E3.
10. Skull and Bones
Skull and Bones is a better-looking Sea of Thieves. Obviously, there’ll be a lot more to the game as seen in the E3 2018 trailer. It is being developed by Ubisoft so we can expect some inspirations from Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag which had the best naval combat ever. We will get to see some gameplay this time and hopefully a release date.
11. Beyond Good and Evil 2
Ubisoft should show off some more gameplay from Beyond Good and Evil 2 which made the fans go crazy at E3 last year. But, expecting a release date would be asking too much. Regardless, it would be great to see incredible graphics and some space action.
12. Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3 will make its way to E3 and we might get to see a few more out of the one billion gun variations that are in the game which, to be honest, is just insane. Borderlands 3 will be released on September 13 through the Epic Games Store.
These are just the big studio titles and only a few out of the expected games that will be present at E3 this year. There is a lot more that will be announced at the expo and in the weeks leading up to it. Be sure to check out all the live streams to experience the expo as it happens.
E3 2019 will start on June 11 and end on June 13.