News tagged: E3
Shortly after a screenshot and title for a new Assassin's Creed entry leaked, Ubisoft has confirmed the next game in the series will be out this fiscal year. It confirmed the upcoming title as part of its earnings report. Very little was released about the game.
Far Cry 5 has officially been announced by Ubisoft and given a general release date of the current fiscal year. It was revealed ahead of the company's earnings call. Ubisoft is targeting a release by March 31, 2018. Ubisoft isn't releasing much about the title right now.
Sony will hold its E3 2017 press conference on June 12 at 6 p.m. PT, the company has announced. It'll be holding the event, known as the PlayStation E3 Media Showcase, at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. That location was also used last year.
For the first time since 2014, Oculus VR isn't going to appear at E3. The company confirmed it's going to skip the event in a statement to Venturebeat. It has had a booth at E3 during each annual event for the past three years. Oculus took up more space each year.
No traditional press conference will be held by Nintendo at this year's E3, continuing a trend of not holding E3 briefings. The company hasn't held a conference at the event since 2012. Since then, it's been posting Nintendo Direct-like videos and holding livestreams instead.
The Xbox One and now the One S are great gaming consoles, but Sony's PlayStation 4 was always a step ahead. After years of catching up Sony, Microsoft believes it finally has something that would put its console on top and now it has confirmed the official launch date.
An image of an Xbox Project Scorpio prototype has appeared for the first time. The development kit model gives some idea of the design Microsoft is working with, but it's bound to differ from the final product. Multiple images related to the project were released.
Nintendo is going to have a big E3 presence this year. According to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, the company intends to highlight multiple games during the event. He didn't go into details about what will be present at E3. Switch and 3DS games will be present.
Bethesda is going to bring a playable version of Fallout 4 for VR to the E3 show floor this year. Bethesda's Pete Hines confirmed the upcoming VR version and said that while he doesn't really play virtual reality games, game director Todd Howard has said positive things.
Microsoft's briefing at E3 2017 now has a date. It's switched things up this year and will be holding the briefing on Sunday, June 11 rather than on Monday. The event begins at 2 p.m. PT. Project Scorpio is going to be one of the main topics during the event.
Activision Blizzard has confirmed Destiny 2 will be released later this year. It'll be out in the fall of 2017, going against rumors that it wasn't going to arrive until 2018. It follows the original Destiny, which was released in 2014. We may learn about it during E3.
Ubisoft has announced another delay for South Park: The Fractured But Whole that could see the game pushed back to 2018. It's now scheduled to be released in the next fiscal year, giving it a release date sometime between April 2017 and March of next year.
For the first time in its history, E3 is going to be open to the public this year. An announcement from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) says 15,000 tickets will be available to anyone beginning February 13. Each ticket is $250, though early tickets are $150.
Just like in 2016, EA isn't going to hold a press conference at E3 or have a booth. Instead, it'll be holding a separate event relatively close to E3. EA Play 2017 is scheduled to run from June 10 through June 12 at the Hollywood Palladium. Games will be playable at the event.
Death Stranding will be Hideo Kojima's best creation to-date, meaning it'll be more impressive than the Metal Gear franchise he created. The upcoming PS4 and PC game comes from Kojima's own studio, which means he won't be constrained like he was with previous projects.
Our first look at the Nintendo NX may come during Gamescom 2016, which takes place next month. Rumors are pointing towards an unveil at Gamescom, especially since the new gaming device wasn't shown at E3 like many had expected. Alternatively, Nintendo could hold its own event.
The NX, Nintendo's upcoming console, wasn't present at E3 due to concerns about possible copycats. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto says the company was concerned about others replicating the device if it was revealed to the general public this far ahead of release.
Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto says Nintendo is working on a "new kind" of Mario game that could be ready for an unveil in time for E3 2017. Two Mario games were shown at this year's E3, Paper Mario: Color Splash and Mario Party, but the upcoming title could be quite different.
Virtual reality is slowly becoming a hot topic among companies and many of them are trying to use it as a marketing advantage. At E3 trade show, Alienware has unveiled a virtual reality backpack that is designed to use a VR headset without worrying about wires and other things.
Xbox users will soon be able to play Minecraft with mobile and Windows users, Microsoft has announced. Minecraft Realms, a server system with cross-platform support, will arrive on the console at some point in 2016. Some cross-platform play already exists.