E3 2018
Photo Credit: Kienan Lafferty

E3 2018 is Finally Happening! Here are the News So Far…

E3, or Electronic Entertainment Expo, is gaming’s largest event and biggest convention with developers and publishers from left to right showcasing brand new games, juicy updates for ongoing games and potentially new hardware for the gaming junkies. This year, the community has branded E3 2018 to be “the most ambitious E3 yet” and judging by Day One, it’s already looking much better than last year’s lackluster presentations. So far, EA has done a press conference and a moment to shine for Microsoft Xbox and Bethesda on the very first day of the event.

Get on the latest scoop of E3 2018 via:
https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/E3%202018

If you would like to join in on the Day One discussion, head on over to:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/8pxqwy/e3_2018_day_1_discussion/
.

But before we get into the spiciest upcoming games this year and the next, let’s talk about the EA Press Conference first: If you haven’t seen the whole thing yet, here’s a quick rundown of what happened that 10th of June:

Battlefield V Multiplayer Reveal

Anthem Reveal

Command & Conquer Rivals

FIFA 19

Madden NFL 19

NBA Live 19

Star Wars Battlefront II The Clone Wars DLC and Solo: A Star Wars Story DLC

EA Origin Access

Unravel Two release

After all the backlash it received last year, EA claims they won’t be implementing lootboxes for Anthem and Battlefield V at all.

Anthem is the latest game from developer Bioware, the creator of the hit RPG series Mass Effect, Jade Empire and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Anthem aims to be the next sci-fi game hit with lots of borrowed influence from the likes of Mass Effect, Destiny and Warframe. Oh, and it even has a jetpack that will make you fly around as Iron Man.

Battlefield V, after its reveal trailer with lots of mixed reactions, has been seen with a great new video of the multiplayer mode. It’s your usual over-the-top action of Battlefield at its finest set in the WWII setting. To many, nothing feels groundbreaking or new at all. Some say it’s just like BF1 set 30 years later. Oh and also battle royale was announced.

Onto the sports games, this is where EA really focused their presentations on more than BFV for some reason. All 3 games are claimed to be much better than last year as well as having a “more immersive feel than ever before.” However, no word was said about these games not having lootboxes.

Battlefront II gets brand new DLCs based on the first trilogy as well as the latest Han Solo movie.

Meanwhile, they also announced a new Star Wars game called Jedi Fallen Order which was only mentioned by Respawn Entertainment’s creative director by the audience seats.

EA Origin Access is the company’s exclusive streaming service that give premiere Origin games to any subscriber, unleashing all games for any platform.

And finally, Unravel Two—a sequel to the critically-acclaimed indie game by Coldwood which now features coop. It is now available.

Now we move on to the bigger league–the day one announcements:

Xbox might finally get the love from the fans back after the disappointing 2017 conference. Here are some of the hottest upcoming games during the 2018 event:

Halo: Guardian – The 6th main installment in the Halo series as well as 343 Industries’ 3rd game of the IP.

Cyberpunk 2077—A game by CD Projekt Red set in the future. This game was initially announced and revealed 5 years ago.

Battletoads—The return of a classic and under the development of DLaLa Studios. Finally, customers can freely ask for Battletoads at Gamestop without getting banned once this gets released.

Gears of War 5 – Dubbed as Gears 5 in the trailer. The game is set directly after the events of the 4th game. The main protagonist this time is Kait Diaz instead of JD Fenix like Gears of War 4. The game is once again on a darker tone much like Gears of War 3.

Devil May Cry 5 – Here we see Nero as the main man with a short haircut much like Dante in DMC. In the end, Dante shows up with a much older look and sporting a beard that actually suits him. It will still be under Capcom.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice—A game nobody saw coming by legendary developer From Software, creator of the community favorites Dark Souls trilogy and Bloodborne. The game is set in ancient Japan with samurais and mystical warriors and creatures.

Bethesda, on the other hand, must have won E3 before anyone else. Just see the games they have. Take a gander:

Elder Scrolls VI—the long-awaited sequel that only showed a 30-second teaser. Most likely will be released a few years from now.

Elder Scrolls: Blades—a free mobile game that aims to revolutionize mobile gaming with no pay-to-win system as well as having fullscale gaming experience just like in the larger platforms. It will be released within today, June 11, 2018.

Fallout 76—Finally, the next in the Fallout series that has brand new features including real-time coop and seizing an atomic bomb. The game is still playable in singleplayer according to Todd Howard.

Doom Eternal—The sequel to the bad-ass FPS of 2016, Doom Eternal will be set on planet Earth much like the classic Doom II.

Wolfenstein Youngblood—Set 19 years after Wolfenstein II, the game looks to be a brand-new coop game featuring daughters of BJ Blazkowicz.

More E3 news will be covered within the week. Stay tuned here on FeedRoom.