Right boys and girls, its that time of year where marketing executives load up on winning smiles and bad fashion choices and try and hype up pre-rendered trailers for games that you’re likely not going to see till the end of next year/beginning of 2020. Its E3 again and unlike most years this one does have a different flavour about it as the looming change of the winds that is a new generation of consoles. And that Sony riding high after a highly successful year with God of War clearing up a lot of GOTY awards and Spiderman has decided for the first time since 1995 not to have a presence at E3. Aside from that lets run down the rest of the contenders and see what they will be bringing to the table and what can I hope/predict from the onslaught of pre-rendered trailers, forced humour and just general nonsense.
E3 2019 EA Conference preview
First onto the plate is the game company that you love to hate that is Electronic Arts, and it can be argued that they do have a lot of good stuff in the pipeline mainly new season of Apex Legends and later in the year Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order which does have a lot riding on it after the public shitefest that was Star Wars Battlefront 2. Expect a new influx of their sports titles like FIFA, Madden, NFL and NBA. And aside from new titles, there will be new updates and DLC for current games like Battlefield V, Anthem and Star Wars Battlefront 2. And with the Women’s World Cup in France coming up and as FIFA, EA have already announced the update for the mode to be added.
Let’s look at the barmy predictions that could happen, given the success of Apex legends, it would be quite awesome to hear that Titanfall 3 was in the works. Okay yeah, when Apex Legends did come out Respawn did confirm that Apex is the priority for them. However, they didn’t really rule it out per se, and around the time of the launch of Apex, CEO Vince Zampella tweeted this out. So not so barmy then?
Tons of things planned for @PlayApex in the future. We are also committed to listening to player feedback.
We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year (yes, I said the T word). We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) 5 February 2019