During pre-show events at E3 Bethesda decided to release information about a few games including Dishonored 2, Fallout 4 and DOOM. All three of these games have been staples in the gaming community for a number of years and all three (if done right) can expect to continue their respective names well into the future.
Today I was asked why we do not attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). It was a valid question, but the answer is not really all that simple. If I had to be blunt I would say that we stopped covering E3 when it became one big misdirection. Over the years E3 changed from a real showcase for games and software and more of chance to show off games in a way that they will never end up for the consumer.
Unless you have been under a rock you have probably heard all about the Doom 4 teaser that was shown off at E3 2014. We saw it a couple of days ago, but at the time really did not think it was all that news worthy (ducks as people throw things). However, this morning as I watched it again I noted a couple of things that must have slipped by me during my first viewing.
When the Xbox One was released Microsoft pushed it as the center of an new ecosystem that started in the living room. The message was clear, start with the One and build out from there using Microsoft products from the Surface Tablet, to Windows 8.x to Windows Phones. The whole world would fall to the domination of Microsoft… Well the problem with that is no one truly rules the living room. It is the one place where the one-size-fits-all concept does not work. Apple, Google, and others have tried and failed to dominate this space without success.
If you have never heard of the developer Bungie then you probably are not a Halo fan. Bungie is the company that was responsible for Halo 1-3. Now they are working on another project that is to be a little less exclusive, Destiny. As Bungie is only known for their work on Halo the industry and consumers are sure to be keeping an eye on Destiny to see if Halo was a fluke or if Bungie can really write a game.
There are some concerned gamers out there today as BioWare made some interesting comments about the future of Mass Effect. One of the biggest ones was a continual reference to Next Generation. The game, which puts players into a trouble future, is a highly popular one even if the ending to the last installment did annoy some of the more hardcore fans.
At the E3, which will be held between 10 and 12 June in Los Angeles, Electronic Arts will hold a major conference and introduce six new projects. The information has been confirmed as part of the quarterly financial report released earlier this week.
As we are approaching June, the media is speculatinh about the possible innovations that will be presented at this year's E3. The atmosphere is heated up by the publishers themselves who are publishing ambiguous statements like Nintendo who will broadcast a press conference live over the Internet.
A few days ago on the website All Games Beta an image appeared that suggests the upcoming announcement of the Dishonored's second chapter, although the story should be taken with a large grain of salt.
Although to some it will seem that the new status on Eidos Montreal's twitter page makes no sense at all, those who follow the gaming industry will know they Eidos is preparing something great. Specifically, the phrase "Are YOU ready for The Fall?" is apparently associated with recently registered domain for Deus Ex: The Fall which belongs to Square Enix, the company owned by Eidos.