I know it’s a little early, but I can’t help but feel that pre-E3 pull. This is the first year in a rather long time that I won’t be writing about E3 for another website. Yet it’s still something I get some hype for and wanted to do at least a little blog coverage of it. So without further ado here are some of the things I would like to see at E3. These are entirely personal wants and desires so some might be vague others might not be realistic, but it’s what I want.
More Original IPs (that aren’t just indie games)
Now I am not going to go on a rant about how I hate all sequels and remaster of games. I am also not going to knock Indie games because I love them. However, there has been a drastic shift in the industry with original IPs becoming rarer for triple-A titles. I would love to see more than just a one or two original IPs get some highlight.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare… something
I don’t know if it’s time for a whole other game (though it is starting to feel that way) or just more DLC. I am hoping this franchise is not going to fall by the wayside. I’ve given up on another solid PvZ tower defense game so I am hoping Garden Warfare doesn’t fade away too. Whether it be a third installment or major DLC for the second, I would love to know that this series still has life.
I am not too hopeful for this. It’s clearly time for an Elder Scrolls game before a Fallout one. Todd Howard has made it pretty clear that Fallout 3 Special Edition isn’t going to happen either. Really the only way we are going to see something Fallout is if Bethesda decides to totally shock us, OR the more likely scenario that Bethesda allows a company like Obsidian to do another out of canon Fallout (in the same vein as New Vegas). The second is not completely unlikely, but I am also not going to get my hopes up.
A New Minecraft
Now I don’t mean literally a new Minecraft game. I don’t even mean a new building/survival type game. I mean I would like to see something that implies a massive world in which you can just keep playing and embracing. Also, something that is easy enough to pick up and go, but with enough depth that you can keep at it for years to come. Stardew Valley shockingly got close to that (another out of nowhere indie hit) but fell short just a bit. I can’t say specifically what I am looking for, but I will know it if/when I see it.
Solid Information on Kingdom Hearts 3
I have to admit this is less of a want at this point and more of a “this will determine if I still care or not”. If we have another E3 with vague trailers and no real information then I am done. It’s been way too long, and I’ve fallen a bit more out of love with the series with each handheld installment. At this point, I want to know something solid, or I just won’t have room for the hype anymore.
A New Multiplayer Game
Another vague desire… I have the habit of being way too late to the party with multiplayer titles. By the time I got into Overwatch and DBD (the latest I sort of play) people were already well passed my skill level. I can still enjoy the games… to an extent. There hasn’t been a multiplayer game that I’ve been really hype for in a good while. I would like to get back into a game I could play regularly, but nothing has grabbed me. Unless Friday the 13th manages to grab me big time, come E3 I will likely still be looking for this. Bonus points if it has a sci-fi edge/flare.
More Death Stranding Information
At this point, I figure this one is a given. I would like to see more of how this game is developing and get some solid information on things like a release date. I would be pretty shocked not to see it at E3 but none the less.
Fractured But Whole
I need more South Park!!!!
These are just a few of the things that would make me happy to see at E3. In the end, there will always be things I like at the show and things I won’t really care about. I hope it’s a good one.