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Bailey’s E3 Predictions

From June 12th through 14th, thousands of game developers, super fans, and media outlets will be swarming the Los Angeles Convention Center for this year’s E3 convention.

Since it is quickly approaching, this means more leaks and predictions for upcoming games and hardware. Of course, we all hope that our favorite developers will announce everything we want them too, even if some things are a little too far-fetched. But there is always a chance that there will be a few surprises given to us at the conference.

One of the most popular things to do around this time of year is predicting what games and/or hardware is going to be announced. And although I’d love to give you what I think each and every developer attending the conference, I will be sticking to some of the main ones, especially ones that I am more familiar with. For example; EA, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Bethesda, Ubisoft, and Square Enix. I must remind you, these are my opinions, they may not be popular, or anywhere near right, but they are just an opinion. I am also not mentioning anything that has already been scheduled to be announced or demonstrated at E3, like The Last of Us 2.

EA:

EA has already announced that they will be releasing a new Battlefield game and Bioware’s Anthem, along with sports titles, but they have said that this year, they will have some “big announcements” from “some of the biggest content creators in gaming.” With that vague statement, I am really hoping for either a new Portal title or the announcement of Sims 5. It’s been seven years since the release of Portal 2 and with the success of the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One, it would be an easy money maker for EA. They have also slowly been decreasing the number of DLCs and updates for Sims 4, released in 2014, so a new title would be a refresher for the series.

Bethesda:

Thanks to Walmart, we know that Rage 2 is going to be released, but I have my money set on the new RPG that has been rumored. If not, a Switch port of Fallout 4. Please, Bethesda, I’m begging you. It could be a plausible option considering the Wolfenstein 2 and Skyrim releases on the Switch in the past year.

Ubisoft: 

Although my dream for Ubisoft’s E3 announcement would be a Mario+Rabbids sequel, I know in reality that it can’t happen yet! But, I do think that a DLC could be released since it has been almost a year since its release. In addition, I do think most of their announcement will center around Splinter Cell, a game that, like Rage 2, was listed on Walmart’s website recently.

Square Enix:

Given Square Enix’s love for announcing games way before they’re ready, Square is a little hard to predict. It’s pretty much a given that Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to be spotlighted. But it would not be surprising if they announced something much bigger than that, like a new Final Fantasy title.

Microsoft:

Halo 6. That’s all I’m going to say. It’s going to happen, it’s all I want. Although I know Borderlands 3 and Gears of War 5 are inevitable.

Sony:

The chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios has come out and said that Sony will only be deep diving into a few of their soon-to-be-released titles, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they threw in some DLCs for Horizon Zero Dawn.

Nintendo:

Down to my favorite. There are about a million different things I want to announce, however, I know 90% of them won’t be thought of by Nintendo. Other than the super obvious release date announcement of Smash 5, I think they are going to announce the Pokemon title for Switch and give us a release date, if not more information, for Metroid Prime 4. And of course, there will be an announcement for about 500 Amiibos.

Those are my predictions for this year’s E3. We’ll see in June if I’m right at all. Leave a comment below with your predictions!

Bailey Brown

Author Bailey Brown

Bailey is an advertising major, nonprofit studies minor in her third year at the University of Oklahoma. She was given her first gaming device at the age of 9 and hasn't put it down since. She enjoys the exploration and puzzle solving of The Legend of Zelda and claims she can "beat anyone" in Mario Kart or Super Smash Brothers. Follow her on Twitter @MissBaileyKay

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