E3 2008 Expectations
- Posted July 12th, 2008 at 16:41 EDT by
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In only 72 hours, I will be surrounded by the best the gaming industry has to offer. Sony, Activision, Konami, Ubisoft, Capcom, Electronic Arts, etc., all of them will be there at my disposal, for me to peruse and find out everything they have planned for the upcoming months. Every gamer in the world will want to be there to experience it, but only so many will get the opportunity to do so. I’ve been privileged with this opportunity, and though this will be my first time stepping into the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), I bring a lot of expectations with me. I won’t let the experience blindside me from bringing everyone here my honest opinions on what I take from the event. So, without much else to explain, this is what I’m going into Los Angeles and expecting.
Going into my hands-on experiences with LEGO Batman and Project Origin, I expect both of these titles to live up to the hype surrounding them and the hype their predecessors have created. While FEAR may have taken a lot of its elements from other games, it offered up a truly frightening atmosphere and overall experience. If Project Origin lives up to that standard and delivers that type of environment, I will be satisfied and look forward to its release. On top of this, if LEGO Batman can live up to the standard set forth by Star Wars and Indiana Jones, I think that Warner Brothers will have a very excellent showing at E3 this year that will leave very little to be desired.
My Expectation: Warner Brothers will satisfy
The next stop on my schedule will be the SCEA Press Conference. Obviously this is going to be the jewel of the entire E3 Experience and I know every single one of you is waiting for this conference the most. What do I expect to happen? Well, I do expect Sony to lower the price tag on their 40GB console, despite saying they won’t. I’ll be surprised to hear otherwise. I also expect Sony to deliver on an incredibly teasing God of War III trailer that will leave all of the media at the event with jaws dropped and anticipation high.
I’m going to also go out on a limb here and say that Sony and Square Enix will reveal something to do with Final Fantasy XIII during the press conference. I’m aware it isn’t part of their specific official lineup, but I have a strong feeling Sony wants that part of their lineup to make a splash during their conference. It only makes sense and I think it would do incredible things for the support Square Enix seems to be losing amongst the PlayStation community due to recent moves they’ve made. Much like a lot of you, I also expect Sony to display their video download service and other odds and ends that are blatantly obvious, so I won’t bother mentioning those.
On an overall scale, I expect Sony to steal the show at E3 and slaughter, yes, slaughter the competition with their upcoming roster of titles through this fiscal year.
My Expectation: The Sony conference will steal the show
My next two big stops on the tour will be meeting up with Ubisoft and checking out a lot of their upcoming titles and then finally ending my day with some hands-on time with ROCK BAND 2! I know a lot of you are anticipating Rock Band 2 information, but let me start off with Ubisoft. I’m going into this part of my trip expecting to see a TON of new information about Prince of Persia and everything that title will have to offer us. I don’t think any Ubisoft title at the show will take precedent like PoP will for fans of the series. I expect that Prince of Persia’s new art style will blow me away, but I have a feeling I’m going to leave unimpressed. I can’t really explain why, but I don’t expect the game to live up to the hype. This doesn’t mean I won’t see it and be blown away, it just means I’ll be wrong from this point in time.
As for Rock Band 2, I’m excited ... (continued on next page)
- 11:55am EDT - July 12th, 2008
i hope sony delivers this year, and they need to back the psp more in teh NA market
- 12:23pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
jebus! your schedule for the last day is awesome XD Although you'll only get a max of an hour to play killzone, lbp and flower. I'll be looking forward to your impressions on flower however.
I dont know much about it (in terms of what the goal is and how it plays)but it seems to catch my attention. So does pixeljunk Eden :p
- 12:46pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
*fingers crossed* KH3 KH3 KH3 KH3 KH3 KH3 KH3 KH3 KH3 KH3 KH3
- 1:17pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
lol we still have KH 358/2 days and Birth by Sleep, don't expect KH3!!!!
- 1:22pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
i dont care much for handheld as they usually are useful for time using and connecting 2 stories. i want full fledged rpg with store in its core and not just killing monsters all the time. Anyways, some of those predictions seems posible but i think you guys are missing one bunch of things that will blow games that have been announced long ago.
- 1:37pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
i envy you right now :) have fun and write about everything you can
think you can bring me a t-shirt ? xD
- 1:42pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
Nice write up Dave. I really look forward to the info you deliver and your hands on experiences. I hope Sony makes the giant splash you are predicting! Enjoy!
- 1:42pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
yea Sony need to take the show over pop some surprises in there. Socom at E3 Dave wrie about Socom. The PSP and the PS EYE mainly the PS EYE Sony need to make something happen with that
- 1:44pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
To anyone who honestly is thinking about KH3: don't be ridiculous. There is NO way they're even announcing anything about KH3 anytime soon. They have a lot of stuff going on already. That's honestly like, completely out of the question as the team for KH is already preoccupied with two games that we're still waiting for(and we have been for a longa55 time)
- 2:46pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
Whatever happen to that cool thing they showed off with the PS EYE where they scanned stuff and put it right into a game. Sony doesn't realize what they had on their hands... EVERYONE was head over heals over that...
And does anyone know if that MS Phoenix next-gen console is a reality? Or just a rumour?
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- 4:30pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
a metal gear solid 5 trailer!!!!!!!! muwhahahahahahahahahah!!!! but, seriously if konami already had one ready for E3 i would bow to them. maybe one like the 2004 E3 with raiden and snake but, some new character will pop in and take the star chair. i can only hope and dream. :: goes back to playing MGS4
- 6:34pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
Geez, you've got some HIGH expectations... a good way to get dissapointed.
- 10:35pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
rockstar and sony have L.A Noire and maxpain3 i still cant believe psu.com has nothing on this topic
- 10:37pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
i agree with alpha2 youve got some BIG expectations and i hope you nor us are dissapointed in the end, i think E3 has lost some clout lately and i do hope there are some big stuff in there like FFXIII even tho its not on SE's list etc...
- 10:43pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
I'm not getting my hopes up for anything on Final Fantasy 13.
- 11:18pm EDT - July 12th, 2008
It would be nice to know what the deal is with NCSoft and Sony. Also a sneak peak at Warhawk 2, Uncharted 2 and God of war III. Also some good EA news like Mass Effect for PS3 and Left 4 Dead for PS3, come on EA make it happen.
- 2:18am EDT - July 13th, 2008
I think that Sony has much greater position this year than last year, with many exclusives coming on the PS3.
- 7:45am EDT - July 13th, 2008
you are a lucky SoB Dave. you get the opportunity to be one of the few individuals to sample all of these fantastic titles
- 7:51am EDT - July 13th, 2008
Sony has already showed their hand. They might show new stuff at e3 but it will be stuff that is 2 to 3 year's down the road, as usual.
- 8:26am EDT - July 13th, 2008
WELL MOST OF THE PS3 GAMES OUT NOW REALLY SUCK SO HOPEFULLY E3 WILL BRING OUT (reveil certain games that will be out soon) THAT R GOOD LIKE COPS 'N' MOTORSTORM 2 'N' the new BOND GaME (007) 'N' TWISTED METAL "N" BURNOUT NEXT "N" MORE
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