After Tango Gameworks’ The Evil Within 2 receiving mostly positive reviews, it seems the studio is back again with a sequel. Tango Gameworks’ CEO Shinji Mikami has teased a reveal for The Evil Within 3 during Bethesda’s E3 2019 conference.
E3 2019 is almost a week away now. Eyes are at every game developer right now, everyone is patiently waiting to know what their favorite companies are bringing to the table. Game developers are also continuing to give out small teasers and information prior to E3 2019.
It seems Tango Gameworks’ founder and CEO Shinji Mikami has also teased The Evil Within 3 for E3 2019.
In Tweet posted on his account, Mikami revealed that he is about to leave on a work trip to attend the yearly Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 2019.
— 三上 真司 (@shinji_mikami) June 2, 2019
Even though Mikami’s Tweet is somewhat cryptic and in Japanese, it translates to,
“Next week E3 business trip”
Right now, Mikami’s Tweet could mean anything. It could mean that he is simply going to attend E3 2019. It could mean that he simply going on some regular business trip that just falls on a date close to E3 2019. Or it could also mean that Tango Gameworks has been working on a new game and Shinji Mikami is going there to showcase that. That game could possibly be The Evil Within 3 or an entirely new IP.
In our review, we gave The Evil Within 2 a 7.0 by saying it’s a “one step forward two steps back.” Meaning it does some stuff rather well but falls short otherwise. We also called it a “20+ hour long experience that leaves of exhausted but you’ll have a sense of achievement.”
The PC port was terribly optimized much like the first Evil Within game and even with a decent set of hardware, you will not be able to get 60 FPS stable at 1080p.
If Tango Gameworks is indeed working on a new The Evil Within game, it will be interesting to see what kind of horror they bring to the table. Because the horror genre is already somewhat saturated. It needs something new.
Right now, since neither Bethesda nor Tango Gameworks have announced anything official regarding The Evil Within 3, it is best to take all of this with a tiny grain of salt. Because all of this is speculation at this point. If there’s an announcement it is highly likely it will take place during Bethesda’s E3 2019 Showcase which is due Sunday, June 9th, 5:30 PM Pacific Time.