This year’s biggest gaming expo, E3 2015, might still be a few months away; the rumor mill has started spewing out all sorts of crazy and amazing predictions.
One of the biggest highlights of this year’s E3 is Bethesda’s presence at the show. Other than this, we are sure to learn more about some of the highly anticipated exclusives from Microsoft and Sony.
Here, in no particular order, are my predictions for E3 2015:
God of War – Playstation 4
Since June 2014, Santa Monica Studio has been prepping fans for God of War on PS4. Two weeks before E3 2014, SMS teased an announcement for the show, but we all know how it ended – no showing.
Later, in December 2014, during Playstation Experience, SMS Creative Director Cory Barlog confirmed the development of a new God of War. Although he did not share many details, he did say that the studio would show more in a year or two.
One thing that intrigued me immensely is whether we would see return of ashed-cover warrior Kratos or not. There is no doubt that a God of War title is incomplete without Kratos, but when asked, Barlog did not comment on it. Interestingly, SMS recently put up a job posting for its PS4 title – presumably the next God of War – which showed off Kratos in featured image.
— Santa Monica Studio (@SonySantaMonica) February 27, 2015
Whatever the case may be, we are hopeful to see the game shown in some capacity – it’s about time the gods make a return.
Fans have been chanting for Fallout 4 for nearly seven years, but to no avail. However, the recent confirmation of Bethesda’s presence at E3 rekindled fans’ hope. The game has been subjected to numerous leaks, online listings, trademarks; each of which has been put down by Bethesda Softworks.
Prior to E3 2014, a leaked internal memo suggested that the studio was planning to reveal the game, however, the memo turned out to a hoax.
Following that, Bethesda Softworks confirmed its attendance during The Game Awards 2014, but once again, clearly told fans not to mention anything related to Fallout 4. I would not be surprised if this E3 begins and ends without any mention of the game, but it does not hurt to hope, does it?
Since we are on the subject of Bethesda attending E3 2015, why not consider all possibilities. It has been almost two years since ID Software announced that it has scraped Rage 2 in order to work on classic FPS, Doom 4.
The game has apparently been struggling in its development processes due to ‘mismanagement issues’. Fans who pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order did get a chance to try out the game’s limited beta, but that was it. I dearly hope that the company would soon pull up its socks and at least present a playable demo in some capacity.
I promise this is going to be the last one. The original Dishonored was released back in 2012 and fans have been craving for a sequel since then.
Similar to other titles by Bethesda, Dishonored 2 had its share of rumors, online listings, leaked memos, and what not. The latest we heard of Dishonored 2 was back in January 2015 when some information leaked “straight from the offices of Arkane Studio” that suggested Emily Kaldwin as the game’s primary protagonist in a new setting.
We also heard something similar back in July 2014 when leaked images Dishonored 2: The Darkness of Tyvia began popping up everywhere:
As of this instant, I cannot confirm the authenticity of these leaks, but one thing is certain: I want the next Dishonored so bad!
The Elder Scrolls VI or Skyrim Remastered
Yes, I know I said Dishonored 2 would be the last one. I lied! I do that. There is no denying that The Elder Scrolls VI will definitely be a good idea, but seeing that The Elder Scrolls Online recently released with current-gen console ports in the pipeline; it seems highly unlikely.
Another possibility can be of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered. The PC modding community has done wonders when it comes to Skyrim and it would not be so bad to give Xbox One and PS4 users a small taste of it. What do you think?
Gears of War – Xbox One
Another title that we know is coming for sure, but have seen very little of is Gears of War for Xbox One. We do know that Microsoft has acquired the rights of the franchise and Black Tusk Studio is managing the development processes, but when it comes to the game’s protagonist and setting; there is not much information available.
Ever since the game’s announcement, Black Tusk Studio has tried to ensure fans that the next Gears of War will stick to the essence of original games and die-hard fans will not disappointed. Last year, we heard that the game was very early into the development cycle, but hopefully we will get a glimpse of the game in some shape.
Another possibility that not a lot of fans are aware of is Gear of Wars: The Marcus Fenix Collection. Similar to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we might see the game’s first three installments remastered on Xbox One – and FYI, Phil Spencer approves of the idea:
— Slays (@SimonSlays) October 16, 2014
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 17, 2014
Being developed by CD Projekt RED – the studio that worked on The Witcher series – Cyberpunk 2077 is a futuristic RPG which was announced back in 2012.
The information related to the game is scarce, but we are certain that the game is indeed in development processes. The latest we heard of the game was Michael Platkow-Gilewski announcing that the studio could not talk about the game as the concentration is set on The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
Those of you who do not know, CDPK has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a true RPG and not a multiplayer shooter in a futuristic setting. Here is a trailer to refreshen your memory:
The next Mass Effect or Mass Effect 4
Once again, we know it’s happening, but we do not know how it looks and plays out. Similar to other games in the list, the next Mass Effect is in the development cycle for quite some time.
BioWare has already clarified that Mass Effect 3 concluded the saga of Commander Shepard and the next game will introduce a new protagonist in a brand new setting. However, I would like to see him in some sort of capacity – I love that dude.
Sharing development progress, the game’s Senior Development Director Chris Wynn kind of sound like the studio is planning to show something related to the game during E3 2015 – a new trailer, a brief footage, or even a possible release window.
— Chris Wynn (@The1Wynn) February 25, 2015
Other than this, we do know that the game will not be an exclusive to Xbox One and may include a full-fledged multiplayer component, if certain online job postings are to be believed.
Need for Speed Underground Remastered
There was a time when it was common knowledge that a Need for Speed game will release after every year, much like Call of Duty, FIFA, Assassin’s Creed, etc. However, breaking its 12 years streak, Electronic Arts decided to give the development processes a little more time in order to deliver a quality product.
We do know that developers are already working on the next Need for Speed which is scheduled to release sometime during 2016. Speaking of the upcoming game, the Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson stated that the game is “already looking spectacular.”
I hope against hope that it is Need for Speed: Underground III or at least a reboot of some sort. Hopefully, we will receive more information at E3 2015.
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is, hands down, one of the finest games of last-generation. The game is much more than Grand Theft Auto in the Wild West setting. There is so much to explore, an immersive open world, and a brilliant storyline.
According to some recent leaks [http://t.co/jtKU4aFpor], the next Red Dead Redemption game will be multiplatform and will be shown at E3 2015. Now this is something many RDR fans are craving for so many years. I’m even fine with a current-gen remaster of the game – this is the game you do not get tired of playing.
The original Titanfall was a quite decent concept plagued by lack of content, no single-player campaign, and Xbox-exclusivity. Just recently, Respawn Entertainment confirmed that the upcoming Titanfall will be multiplatform [https://segmentnext.com/2015/03/12/titanfall-2-confirmed-respawn-multi-platform/] and may include a single-player campaign as well.
While we are yet to see any official footage or something of the game in any capacity, it would be brilliant if the game makes an appearance at this year’s E3, don’t you think?
There is no doubt that with Watch_Dogs, Ubisoft presented a neat concept. The game was quite fun to play and there is no doubt that Ubisoft will definitely turn it into a franchise. The original Watch_Dogs leaves out many questions regarding Aiden Pearce’s origins and how he came in contact with hackers and so much more. Here is to hoping that Ubisoft will show Watch_Dogs in some capacity and will probably announce a possible release window.
Lost Odyssey 2
The original Lost Odyssey is one of the finest role-playing games to play on Xbox 360. Although we did not come across anything related to a sequel in all these years, but I would personally like to hear some news related to a sequel or at least a spiritual successor.
It Doesn’t End Here…
There is no limit to hoping and so I can go on and on… Give me the next Bully, confirm Half Life 3 already, start working on Left 4 Dead 3, Gran Turismo 7 with Project Morpheus support, bring back Crash Bandicoot, Syphon Filter, and The Last Guardian. Pretty please!
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