E3 is like Christmas for gamers. All of the big publishers and developers often save their biggest and best gaming news for the Los Angeles show, pumping up the hype train to the max with massive press conferences and show floor demos. It can be a bit overwhelming for the casual reader, indeed, even if you’ve been following our news feed rather closely, you may have missed a few things under the bombardment of announcements.
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Now that all the major press conferences are done and dusted, we’ve gone and summarized all of the most important pieces in an easy-to-digest format. Additionally, we’ve got a page at the end for all of the “other” announcements from smaller developers that didn’t fit into any of the other categories.
We will endeavor to keep each category updated with new announcements and news as they become available, until E3 closes its doors at the end of the week.
EA kicked things off this year with a fairly impressive showing, not really revealing anything too new but giving us a more extended glimpse at some of its more anticipated titles. Here are the most important announcements:
- Titanfall 2 Releases Worldwide This October
- Here’s Some Battlefield 1 Gameplay For You
- Mass Effect – Andromeda E3 2016 Info And Trailer
- EA Announces Indie Publishing Program, EA Originals
Bethesda had quite a few tricks up its sleeves this year, confirming some new games that had been rumored, as well as at least one complete surprise that no-one really saw coming! It probably had the biggest showing this year, beating out even Microsoft and Sony.
- Bethesda Reveals Quake – Champions as PC Exclusive
- Prey Returns, Developed by Arkane Austin
- Bethesda Details Next Fallout 4 DLC
- Bethesda Bringing Fallout 4 to HTC Vive VR Next Year, DOOM After That
- Wolfenstein: The New Colossus Teased as Part of Bethesda’s E3 Presser
- Get a First Look at Dishonored 2 Gameplay in this New E3 Trailer
- Skyrim HD Remake Announced, Free For PC
- Bethesda Opens Pre-Orders for $350 Limited Edition Bluetooth Pip-Boy
- Bethesda’s Todd Howard Says Elder Scrolls VI is “A Long Way Off”
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Microsoft hit E3 hard with hardware this year. Sick of the Xbox One being known as the “less powerful console,” it finally revealed the rumored “Xbox 1.5” incremental upgrade as “Project Scorpio,” as well as a new, slim, Xbox One S and a new initiative to let PC gamers play Xbox One games on their PC.
- Microsoft Shows Off New Xbox One S to Kick Off E3 Presser
- Xbox Play Anywhere Brings Xbox Games to Windows 10, Starting with Gears of War 4
- Microsoft Ends its E3 Presser By Announcing Yet Another New Console – Project Scorpio
- Microsoft’s E3 Assets Reveal Bulletstorm Remaster
- Dead Rising 4 Revealed, Frank West Returns
- Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Says Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One is “Months Away”
- Don’t Buy Scorpio If You Don’t Have 4K, Says Microsoft Boss
- Dead Rising 4 Only a Timed Exclusive For Xbox
Ubisoft was fairly… Ubisoft this year, revealing nothing we haven’t seen before, and plenty of sequels/spin-offs to established Ubisoft franchises. Most surprising was the simultaneous review and release of Trails of the Blood Dragon, which you can go ahead and buy right now. They also had South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker on stage to talk about The Fracture But Whole, which was pretty cool.
- Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands E3 Trailer, Info
- Star Trek – Bridge Crew VR Game Announced
- Ubisoft Shows Off Lots of New South Park: The Fractured But Whole Info at E3
- Trials of The Blood Dragon Announced, Released
- South Park Creators Think Video Games May Be The Show’s Future
Unfortunately, what we were really hoping Sony to talk about at E3 – the rumored PS4.5, was mysteriously absent from the show. Fortunately, we did get some good info, including a solid, actual release date for The Last Guardian, and the reveal of Hideo Kojima’s mysterious new project.
- Sony to Finally Release The Last Guardian This October
- New God of War Starring Aged Kratos Shown Off at Sony’s E3 Presser
- Kojima Productions’ First Game is Death Stranding, Starring Norman Reedus
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4 Gameplay Trailer Takes You to Space
- Insomiac Games is Making the New Spider-Man PS4 Game
- Resident Evil 7 Announced – Has First Person Viewpoint
- David Cage and Quantic Dream Return to E3 with Detroit: Become Human
- Sony Bend Introduces Days Gone at E3 With New Trailer
The big N didn’t have its traditional “Nintendo Direct” event this year, instead holding a “Treehouse” livestream of footage from upcoming games. No new games were shown (Update: one new game, Ever Oasis was revealed), and the footage mostly focused on Zelda – Breath of The Wild. Unfortunately, no further info on the NX was revealed.
- First Trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Debuted at E3
- Nintendo Reveals Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Wave 4 Amiibo
- New Pokemon Sun And Moon Pokemon Revealed at E3
- Nintendo Reveals New IP: Ever Oasis – a 3DS RPG
While the “big boys” that we have already covered in this article tend to dominate E3 these days, there’s still quite a few “little guys” peddling their wares at the show, and a lot of them similarly save some of their biggest announcements for the E3 period. This last page is dedicated to all of the “other” announcements that came out of E3.
- First Dawn of War 3 Gameplay Trailer Shows off the Glory of Combat
- Stardew Valley is Coming to Consoles
- First Look at the Stand-Alone Gwent Game
- Telltale Reveals First Episodic Batman Screenshots
- Telltale Reveals The Walking Dead Season 3 Trailer
- Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Shows Off Siege Gameplay in New E3 Trailers