E3 has garnered a reputation over the past few years for being too overly focused on up-and-coming tech in gaming, instead of showcasing the actual new games that gamers will be playing. This year, however, was different as much of the focus shifted to the future titles that companies like Bethesda and Microsoft will be pioneering.
Fans described this year’s iteration of the global gaming convention as an hour and a half of pure new gaming footage, which has gotten detractors, and those who have fallen out of love with the convention back and interested.
Which New Games Were Announced?
At this years E3 a few major titles that gamers have been waiting years to be announced were finally showcased and exciting rumours were confirmed. Starfield, the latest new RPG title to be announced by Bethesda was finally shown to fans in a 30 min long gameplay trailer that is sure to get interested parties as excited as a game of online roulette.
Starfield has been a title that has been in the headlines for decades now, with Bethesda teasing the game for a long time. This has made fans impatient, but the content provided at E3 is sure to dwindle down fears that this game will never actually come out. Starfield is coming, and it’s coming soon.
Microsoft announced and showcased two AAA titles in Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, two game series that have devoted and hardcore fans ready to play the newest titles. It was a bit strange seeing these two games announced during the Microsoft presentation as neither will be marketed or sold as Xbox exclusives, rather being available on every platform for playing.
However, both games mentioned above are looking clean and polished and are sure to build on the successes of their predecessors in their respective franchises. Diablo 4 especially is looking to go back to its roots by cultivating an aesthetic that looks so similar to what many fans consider to be the best game in the series, Diablo 2.
New Titles to Get Excited About
The Microsoft and Bethesda showcases were undoubtedly the biggest at this year’s E3. The games announced during these presentations have generated the most buzz out of any other from this year’s convention. However, there are multiple games that were not announced during these showcases that deserve to be spoken about more.
Games like the Callisto Protocol look extremely polished and ready to hit the shelves and quench the thirst of sci-fi horror game fans that have been starving ever since the last Dead Space Release.
A new Final Fantasy game was announced as we formally head into the 16th iteration of the fantastic franchise. Fans have been waiting for six years since Final Fantasy 15 came out to continue enjoying the narrative brilliance that Square Enix game developers have delivered for the past few decades.
All in all, E3 2022 was a success for gamers, and the future of gaming is looking bright.