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E3: What I Want To See

On 05/27/2014 at 08:28 PM by gigantor21

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As another E3 looms large, expectations are much different than last year. The specter of MS's DRM and always online machinations clouded the proceedings, allowing Sony to swoop in and crush their competition handily. Nintendo, meanwhile, saw no presence on the E3 stage, opting instead to focus on an E3 Direct and show floor presence.

This time, it's all about the games. People have already bought into Generation 8 in record numbers. But now, in the wake of several delays--The Evil Within and The Order 1866 being two examples announced today--people are hungry for more stuff to play on their shiny new boxes. Meanwhile, Nintendo is staging something of a last stand, with a big bet on MK8 this month and Smash in the winter to reverse the fortunes of the beleagured WiiU.

The stakes are high for all three companies. Here's what I'm hoping to see:

- A $50 price cut on the PS4 to counteract the Xone's recent $100 price drop. The PS4 is already profitable for Sony--a FAR cry from the billions in losses for the PS3, which wiped out all their earnings for the PS1 and PS2 combined. But Sony prez Kaz Hirai has gone on record stating that he wants to keep their black box's price point as competetive as possible. It'd be nice to see them execute on that ASAP.

- Long overdue pricecuts for the PS3 and 360. The 360 will be 9 years old this year, and the PS3 will turn 8. They are absolutely ancient in terms of console lifecycles. Yet even now, we're still seeing bundles for $250-300, which is the same price they've been at for several years. That either one is selling for anything over $200 is absurd, and I want to see Sony and MS do something about it.

- No more games set for 2014 getting delayed. As I'm going to be playing most multiplats on PC, the lack of exclusives on both consoles this year is making it really hard to justify buying either one. Seeing what's left for this year get pushed back will only make it easier to ignore both consoles.

- Nintendo to not be a footnote like they were last year. I really, really want to see them knock it out of the park--a great showing for Smash 4, a full blown Zelda U reveal with a proper release date, more convincing Gamepad integration in their upcoming games...the works. They've decided to double down on the streaming-over-stage approach, and I'm hoping it works out for them.

- Something completely unexpected to bowl me over. In 2012, it was Watch_Dogs; in 2013, it was Killer Instinct. I want to see something I never saw coming that gets me as hype as humanly possible, seeing as so much of what I expected to see at E3 has either been announced already or got leaked.

- More fighting game stuff. When will Namco do proper next-gen Tekken and Soul Calibur titles? What is Capcom doing with Street Fighter next? Will they be doing anything that isn't SF-related? When will Guilty Gear Xrd come out here? There are lots of things I want to know on this front.

- A proper release date for FFXV. It was first revealed 8 years ago; I want to know when the hell it's coming out.

What do YOU want to see at E3 this year? Let me know in the comments.



Vice's Assistant

05/27/2014 at 10:38 PM

Now I have a $300 Smash Bros machine, I'm worried as well at how Nintendo is going to do E3 this year. I mean Smash 4 and MK 8 look great and all but they have to do more than that to get the Wii U numbers higher. Really I'm looking for good 3rd party support on the Wii U as well. Because really another Zelda/Metroid/etc will not fix the Wii U problems.

I'm also looking forward to hearing more fighting game announcements as well. I'm hoping Capcom maybe will show Darkstalkers 4/Vampire 4 this year but I really doubt it. I'm sure Namco will show something Tekken related at show as well as more of that 2 V 2 PC fighter they are working on. Hell, I'm really currious though about Pokken Fighters, the possible Pokemon fighting game that's been floating about on some rumor lists.


05/28/2014 at 04:10 PM

Yeah, I'm SUPER interested in seeing an official confirmation of Pokken and more info on it. A proper fighting game with Pokemon sounds like my dream game, LOL. A next-gen Tekken 7 that isn't free-to-play or whatever would be nice, too. I'm not holding out hope for DS4, though. :(

It'd be great to see more third-party support on the WiiU, but I feel like those bridges were burned a while ago. I'm honestly wondering if they'll do much else with the WiiU after Zelda U comes out. :/

Super Step Contributing Writer

05/28/2014 at 01:20 AM

I want to know what Insomniac Games has planned that they couldn't show me when I was in their offices last week. 


05/28/2014 at 07:29 AM

I second that one.

Super Step Contributing Writer

05/28/2014 at 04:28 PM

I think it might just be more stuff about SO honestly, but they were locking down parts of the offices we couldn't visit for SOMETHING and they mentioned it was due to E3 plans they couldn't reveal. 

Maybe it'll be big, maybe it won't, I just really wanna know what's behind the curtain.


05/28/2014 at 04:11 PM

You mean they have more BESIDES Sunset Overdrive? :O

Casey Curran Staff Writer

05/29/2014 at 02:11 AM

Maybe Sunset Overdrive on PC? I can only hope.


05/28/2014 at 03:27 AM

Crackdown 3 please. 

Also, isn't the PS3 slim now $200? Looking. . . PS3 slim 12 GB version is $200 but the 500 gb one, the one I want, is $269 on Amazon. Not bad but I want the 500 GB version at $200 please.


05/28/2014 at 04:12 PM

That's what I meant. They refuse to go below $250 on versions that aren't gimped in one way or another. Something that should've happened, like, two years ago.


05/28/2014 at 02:52 PM

I'm hoping to see the return of an old IP or a new one from Nintendo.

I imagine that the unexpected announcement would be Half-Life 3 :P


05/28/2014 at 04:13 PM

LOL oh, you. XD

I'd be more interested in seeing a new IP from Nintendo, honestly. I want to see something built from the ground up for the Gamepad in particular.


05/28/2014 at 07:10 PM

The only thing I want to see at E3 is something new.  


05/29/2014 at 05:58 AM

Couldn't agree more with Tekken. If a new Tekken is announced with a release date, I will buy a PS4 finally


05/29/2014 at 12:59 PM

I bought the last 3 Playstations for Tekken, and the PSP as well, so I can't blame you. :p


06/25/2014 at 01:57 PM

All I wanted was "The Last Guardian".

that's all I ask, is that not too much?

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