The results are in and tallied up, so let’s see what you guys are most interested in seeing this year at E3.
- Fallout 4
It’s not a huge surprise to see this at number 1. I expected to see more votes for “More info on Zelda for Wii U”, but beyond that, seeing Fallout 4 at the number one spot was pretty expected. It’s been a few years since Bethesda announced a new game, and whether it’s Fallout or The Elder Scrolls most of us are fans of their particular brand of RPG. You guys may have picked a winner this year though, because I think it’s a pretty safe bet that we will indeed see a new Fallout game at E3 2015. Then again, my predictions tend to miss the mark generally so I might have just given it the kiss of death. If that’s the case then I’m positive we’ll see a new Animal Crossing.
- Half-Life 3 and console price cuts
I don’t even know why I put Half-Life 3 on the list. It’s not going to be there guys. It doesn’t exist, or it does exist and it’s based on the tech from Ready Player One and Gaben won’t give it to us because we’ve been naughty little jerks this year. Who knows though, stranger things have happened. As a Chicagoan, I’m used to hearing Cubs fans say, “It’ll happen next year”. Given a long enough timeline that statement is 100% guaranteed to be true. So maybe by E3 3157 we might see Half-Life 3.
Console price cuts on the other hand, might be a real possibility. Both the Xbox One and the PS4 have shown that they’re willing to do temporary price cuts at different periods throughout the year, so it’s not out of the question to see them just go ahead and make those permanent. This is completely anecdotal, but consoles feel like they’re struggling more this generation than they have in the past, so it might be a good way to jump-start some pre-holiday season sales.
- Info on Zelda for Wii U, a new Metroid game, something completely surprising.
Tied at third are two Nintendo properties. For the sake of transparency, Metroid got my vote (am I even allowed to vote?). As a Wii U owner I’m Jonesing for some new games to use with my awesome hardware. I’ve been playing through Metroid Prime Trilogy, but I’d love to see a new Metroid game with all the bells and whistles that the Wii U can provide. The same goes for Zelda. At least that one we know is coming though. I know that Nintendo said that the game wouldn’t be at E3 this year, but I’m hoping they just meant “playable” at the show, and that maybe we’d still get a few tidbits during one of those weird Nintendo treehouse direct club thingies.
A few of you want to see something completely surprising, and that’s always a good choice, in my opinion. I remember feeling like Bloodborne absolutely came out of nowhere a couple of years ago and completely stole the show. So maybe it’s a new Borderlands game, the 73 new licensed Telltale games, or the announcement of the TurboGrafix 128 (YEAH BOY!), there’s bound to be something unexpected. My money is on Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro buying Konami, and firing all the executives.
- A new Elder Scrolls game, more footage for Black Ops 3, The Last Guardian.
Ok, let’s just address this first. The Last Guardian, much like Half-Life 3, won’t be there. I would love to be wrong about this, absolutely love it. I think I speak for the vast majority of us when I say that I want to see that game finally get made. I just don’t know if I think it can/will given all that’s happened. With much of the creative team leaving, I’m not even sure it’s going to be the same game it could have been. Still, I’m with you anonymous voter, but I think we’re fighting a losing battle.Those hoping to see Black Ops 3, I think you’re in luck. Call of Duty typically gets a large amount of coverage at E3, and it typically shows a ton of footage. With the annual games hitting during the holiday season, E3 has always been their biggest pre-release stage. So prepare to be inundated with CoD info!Those looking to see a new Elder Scrolls game, I think you’re going to have to wait a bit. I’m personally a bigger fan of the TES series than I am of the Fallout series, but Fallout seems to be the one that’s getting the buzz this year, and I would be absolutely shocked if Bethesda announced both a Fallout and TES game at the same E3. By doing that they would effectively spread out the hype between two games, and miss an opportunity for a big reveal somewhere else. So yeah, I think we’ll have to wait until at least 2016 to see a new adventure in Tamriel.
The rest of you had some other interesting ideas. We had a vote for Rock Band 4, the Retron 6, a new Bonk’s Adventure or Stubb’s The Zombie and even a new Sega console. Someone even wrote in “all”. I hear that. If we got all of the things on the poll list, that would undoubtedly be the best E3 in a long time…ok ever.
Some stuff that got no votes:
Surprisingly, no one seemed to care about seeing software for the Oculus Rift, which might be telling of it’s assumed price-point (or maybe not). No one cared about new info Star Wars Battlefront which is surprising but given DICE’s recent flubs, I suppose I can see it. Not surprisingly at all, no one cares about Konami’s new mobile games. And not unexpectedly, no one cared much about Overwatch. With the show less than a month away, it won’t be long before we our hopes and dreams become reality or get crushed. I’m excited!