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E3 2015 is anticipated to be the best in three years and excitement is starting to build up as game companies are pouring in some insights on what they will offer. The Electronics Entertainment Expo is the world’s computer, mobile games, videos and related products premier trade show, that connects the best and brightest professionals from the interactive entertainment industry. This year, E3 will run from June 16 to 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
E3 is the venue of evolution in the game world. Top companies with innovative technologies and exciting products will showcase what they got for 2015, providing unprecedented exposure to emerging markets. In the E3 2015 next month, people will have a glimpse of what’s next for video games.
E3 2015 will be the best in three years, with the video game industry’s anticipation of $82 billion or more value by 2017. HoloLens, one of the most exciting innovations of technology these days, will launch in the games this year. Xbox One Head Phil Spencer has been tweeting hints about their upcoming presentation at E3. Microsoft is expected to announce fresh exclusives.
Ars Technica reported that Sega will not have a booth at E3 2015, though it will still be partnering with some business partners to show games next month, such as Total War: Warhammer, but sans a huge SEGA logo. The official reason is the company has been occupied with its headquarter relocation to Southern California. Then they will be launching bigger titles later this year to 2016, such as those from Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly and Relic Entertainment.
First timers in the E3 grounds will be Square Enix and Bethesda, which are developing a range of franchises to appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Square Enix confirmed that E3 2015 will not have Final Fantasy XV. However, with its own press conference at the event, the Japanese video game developer is sure has a lot to talk about.
Potential titles from Bethesda are described as role-playing, action, publication and free-to-play; plus their role-playing game listed for the PC, PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. That means, it will have its Fallout launching on all platforms, catering to all the video game fans.
Jez Corden of Windows Central has some of the expectations in next month’s E3, some of which are ID@Xbox, Red Dead Redemption 2 possible announcement, Metal Gear Solid V updates, Quantum Break and presentations from Sony, Nintendo, Techland, WB Games, Campcom, Blizzard, Activision and 505 Games.
Xbox One anticipations include Rare coming up with a fresh Intellectual Property for the box, with tweets about the “most fun” project in the works from Creative Director Simon Woodroffe of Rare. Rare Composer Robin Beanland joined the tweets that 2015 will be big for them. Whether or not Rare will have something as iconic as Donkey Kong Country again, E3 2015 will tell.
Microsoft has talked about a cloud-based destruction prototype for Crackdown reboot. Crackdown is an open-world third person shooter, a game about freedom that involves destruction. Xbox One will be stronger if the cloud will power the future physics in Crackdown.
Halo 5 has trailers about Master Chief maligned as a traitor, and being hunted by Agent Locke, a new Spartan. Also, with the depiction that Spartan fire teams back Master Chief and Locke, it could be that Halo 5 is going to be four-layer co-op campaign. There is less information about the campaign format and E3 will hopefully answer those.
The game world also expects to hear about Gears of War, Scalebound, Fallout 4, Mass Effect 4, Star Wars: Battlefront, Battlefield 5, and Mirror’s Edge 2. There is so much to anticipate and with the excitement of the big players in the world of games, E3 2015 in June is indeed seen to be the best in three years. Video game enthusiasts need to have their wallets set.
By Judith Aparri
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