E3 2013: What to Expect or Hope For From This Year’s Show
Hosted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 for short, is less than a month away and the video game industry is running rampant with anticipation for the upcoming industry reveals. It’s a chance for the big guns in charge of our entertainment, namely Microsoft and Sony, to showcase their highly anticipated new hardware and game developers to crank out new IP’s with epic reveals in hopes of enticing its consumers. This year, Nintendo has opted to forgo an official E3 press conference in favor of hosting a smaller, closed-doors events to focus primarily on software. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering the nose dive of the Wii U. So what exactly can we expect to see this year? Check out what M/G/W is looking forward to – or hoping to see – shine from the showcase floor:
[heading style=”2″] Xbox 720?[/heading]
We all know that Microsoft is holding a press conference on May 21st. And at E3 we can only expect to see the actual hardware itself and hopefully the games we’ve been craving. While I don’t think there will be a HALO 5 launching the box, I do however hope we will get an official announcement. What better way to get us excited for the next console than to give the fans what they love, Master Chief. Yet other new video games may have a similar effect if Microsoft unleashes something brand new to the public. On June 10, the day before E3 officially begins, Microsoft will be holding an exclusive media briefing inside Los Angeles’ Galen Center. Could this be the day we see the console?
[heading style=”2″]PS4 [/heading]
Now we all know the PS4 is coming. But now it’s Sony’s chance to put the hardware in our hands and give us a taste of what they hope will blow Microsoft out of the water. With new features like a “share” button on the controller, PlayStation Camera, and Remote Play, fans should look forward to seeing the stunning graphics and the games they’re desperate to play. Also, we should expect – or at least hope – to get a confirmed release date, the pricing model, and online subscription details.
[heading style=”2″]Confirmed Games[/heading]
Dragon Age III: Inquisition
Mario Kart Wii U
But until it’s all said and done, at this point all fans can do is hope they get to see what they’re most anxious for and that the pricing for the new consoles won’t blow their wallets. Hopefully though as it gets closer to show time, we will see more announcements about the games and developers that will attend. This time around it seems the conference will be anyone’s game to win.