Unless we ended up watching entirely different shows, E3 2016 was fan-effing-tastic. I have yet to recall a dull game I saw during the show. Okay, I lied here! There were a couple of serious disappointments, but let’s not dive into that.
I admit being high on video games seeing the new God of War, Gears of 4, and many others, but there were some games that I sorely missed! Here are my top-5 games that I would have loved to see at E3 2016.
It has been about three years since Capcom announced the procedurally generated free-to-play dungeon crawler. The game has met controversies, received various trailers, more delays than I can actually recall, and a handful of trademark extensions.
Last we heard about Deep Down was earlier this year when Capcom filed the fourth and final extension of its trademark. The extension also confirmed that Capcom must release the title by Feb. 11, 2017 or it will be lost.
Capcom, on the other hand, has not said a work about the game, let alone an E3 demonstration. As far as I remember, Deep Down did look promising – although a Western release date never got confirmed – and it will be sad to see it bite dust.
The Next Entry in Red Dead Franchise
Rockstar Games has presumably been working on the next Red Dead game. We have received a fistful of leaks and rumors over the past few months, but nothing concrete. Even the official website of Rockstar Games dropped a couple of hints, but it did not solidify into anything.
What is even more interesting is that we were receiving reports from the E3 2016 showfloor that Take-Two will reveal the next installment during Sony’s media briefing – something that goes in line with Reddit/Neogaf speculations.
However, apparently the reveal was cut from Sony’s presentation for unforeseen reasons. When spoken to Adam Boyes, he denied the rumor saying that the length and content that Sony showed was locked and unchanged:
@RyanDungey_ no, this is not true. The length and content we showed has been locked and unchanged for months.
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) June 14, 2016
Kingdom Hearts 3
Another game I was hoping to see during E3 2016 was Kingdom Hearts 3. We managed to get a fairly polished gameplay trailer during last year’s show, but it was a no-show this year. However, the game has been in development for so long that it had to be moved from Playstation 3 to Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
During E3 2016, the company, however, did bring another footage from Kingdom Hearts 2.8 – Final Chapter Prologue which will bring hours and hours of content and will be essential for players to understand Kingdom Hearts 3.
This ambitious project by LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule managed to steal the show during E3 2015 media briefing. Unlike Capcom’s Deep Down, Media Molecule has been consistently interacting with fans and sharing the game’s development.
I would have loved to see more of it during E3’s grand stage, but it seems like we will have to wait for upcoming GamesCom, or Playstation Experience, or TGS 2016 to get more.
We already know that Polish developer CD Projekt Red is working on Cyberpunk 2077, but have not said much about the game – unless we are talking about clearing some misconceptions and controversies.
As much as I loved the announcement of a standalone Gwent – The Witcher Card Game from CDPR, Cyberpunk 2077 would have made me far happier. Last time we heard from the developer, the studio confirmed that it has accelerated the development with a large team and more ambitious project than The Witcher III: Wild Hunt should be completed earlier than everyone thinks.
This is all about what I missed from this year’s E3 2016 media briefings. Don’t forget to share your own list with us in the comments section below!