Todd interrupts his long summer vacation to bring us his E3 2019 predictions for the show this year. Even without Sony in attendance, there still should be some great game announcements from various publishers, and perhaps a few surprises from Microsoft.
The popularity of eSports is skyrocketing, with tournaments for everything from platform fighters to racing games to realistic 3D shooters, with fans having almost as much fun as the competitors. Sony may be upping that too, having just filed for a patent on a VR eSports headset system designed for spectators.
News that the PlayStation Classic would soon be giving players another cool outlet for their retro gaming obsessions quickly turned to displeasure over the limited game lineup and some questionable hardware decisions. Is the PlayStation Classic still set to rule the holidays?
Sony is finally allowing crossplay on the PlayStation 4, but its only a beta and may not come to many games on the system.
It seems that everyone is coming out with a mini console these days, from Nintendo to Sony, and there are some classic models like the Sega Genesis as well. Todd runs down the list of some of the most, and least, promising minis that we might be able to soon play.
Starting their show inside a large gothic tent that resembed a church, Sony decided to focus on mostly games that we knew, but wanted to learn more about, plus a few surprises. These included The Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Days Gone, Twin Mirror, Resident Evil 2 and more.
Like most of us here at GiN, Todd will be watching all the major E3 Expo press conferences with a careful eye. Given the state of the market, and what happened last year, who will most wow their fans this time around? Bethesda? Sony? EA? Microsoft? Ubisoft? Nintendo? It’s time!
The PS4 may be approaching the end of its life cycle according to Sony, but no one is ready for the announcement of the PS5 just yet.
There have been a very few limited windows in the game industry when true platform crossplay almost happened. But you might have to go back to 56K modems to find them. Really, console crossplay’s time has come, so why is someone dragging it’s feet?
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