It is that time of the year folks! E3 2016 is little over a month away and I’m already getting goosebumps. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Bethesda and many other industry giants will be there to share their latest and greatest projects.
Today, we will share some of the announcements that are expected to come out of E3 and announcements that we really want to see. Some are based on rumors and speculations while others are completely our own desire/prediction based on the little experience we have.
PlayStation 4K aka PlayStation 4.5
First let’s get the most obvious one out of the way, PS4K. Inside source of SegmentNext, Kotaku, Eurogamer and many other outlets have all confirmed the existence of a new console that is more powerful than the current PS4 model. Even AMD suggested that Sony will release a new machine soon.
Where there is smoke, there is fire and folks, we have a lot of smoke here. A new console from SONY will be there in some shape or form. Whether it is PS4K or just an even slimmer version of PS4, a new console will be discussed at E3 2016.
Rumor has it that PS4K will come with more powerful CPU, GPU, supports 4K media and 4K upscaling of 1080p games.
Xbox One Slim
Along with PSK4, another rumored console to appear is Xbox One Slim. We think this will likely happen as the current model is unnecessarily bulky and looks like a VCR from the 90’s.
The Brazilian equivalent of the FCC recently leaked some images showing components of Xbox One Slim. Microsoft could potentially reveal a new model at E3 2016.
Rockstar’s Next Game
It’s about time don’t you think? Rockstar is done with GTA V, DLCs are out and you don’t need an entire squad for post-release updates. Rockstar must be working on something for at least a couple of years, may be even more if they had another project running alongside GTA V.
Rumor has it that Red Dead 3 or Redemption 2 is next from Rockstar. We even saw a leaked map that was allegedly from Red Dead 3.
What better time to reveal their next game than E3 2016? It is just me or do you also want to see a sequel to LA Noire too?
Whatever it is, we know Take Two has something big planned for E3.
Alan Wake 2 Announcement and Possible Teaser
Alan Wake 2 has been rumored for a long time, ever since the release of American Nightmare. Things were quiet for a while but recently the name Alan Wake has popped up on a number of occasions.
A couple of developers updated their LinkedIn profiles with a mention of an unannounced project that has been in development for a while. One of the profiles mentioned that the developer has been working on the game for 9 months at Remedy. However, it wasn’t clear if the game has been in development for 9 months or was he brought on board 9 months ago.
This unannounced project could be Alan Wake 2 and if it is, we may hear about it at E3 2016.
God of War 4 Announcement
Well, we have been waiting to hear about God of War 4 for years and last two E3s failed to give us anything on it even though we were hoping they would. However, at E3 2016 it may finally happen. We have some solid bases to believe that God of War 4 will be at E3 this year. The recently leaked concept art and details were pretty convincing.
We are apparently heading to Nordic Mythology with Kratos who now supports a beard.
The Elder Scrolls 6 and Dishonored 2 Release Date
Last year Bethesda held a press event at E3 and this year won’t be any different. We got Fallout 4, Dishonoured 2, Doom and more out of E3 2015 so this year if they are holding an entire press event, it is definitely to reveal something big because all major announcements have already been made.
Bethesda will reveal The Elder Scrolls 6 at E3 2016 along with a release date for Dishonored 2.
So there you have it, these were E3 2016 announcements we are expecting to hear. Besides them, you should also look out for NX, Watch Dogs 2, Wildlands release date, GTA V story DLC and more.