Yes, this year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles has begun. It’s early days with most announcements coming later this week but here is a roundup of announcements made so far.
Microsoft – Xbox One X
Let’s kick off with Microsoft. They’ve announced their upcoming 4k console as the Xbox One X (previously referred to as Project Scorpio) which is due for release on the 7th November at a price of £449. A number of games were also announced for release in the late stages of 2017 and into 2018 with optimisation for the new console which includes:
Forza Motorsport 7
Minecraft – 4K
Sea of Thieves
State of Decay
EA – Anthem and A Way Out
EA were the first to host a press conference at this year’s E3 and presented a number of announcements for various games. The most exciting was the teaser announcement for Bioware’s newest game Anthem. There wasn’t a wealth of details released but do feel free to take a look the below gameplay reveal:
Another announcement that looks promising was for the title A Way Out, a split-screen, two player game being produced by Swedish studio Hazelight. The game can be played locally or online but will always be in split screen mode. With the rise of online gaming, split screen has become all but extinct on current consoles, so I’ll be interested in seeing how this is implemented and works in an online context.
Other games details were announced for their sports titles Fifa 18, Madden and NBA Live 18 as well as Starwars Battlefront 2 and Need For Speed Payback.
Bethesda – Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR
Bethesda have also made early announcements including confirmation of Fallout 4 in VR for HTC Vive which has been announce for release in October and also a standalone VR shooter for the Doom franchise Doom VFR for both HTC Vive and PSVR. I’ve got my fingers crossed from aim controller support.
Other announcements by Bethesda include a new chapter in Dishonoured, a new Wolfenstein game and The Evil Within 2.
E3 will be continuing all week and there are more updates to come.