Nearly forgot that this week was E3 week. Yesterday was day 1 & it was quite a show. Even though there were a bunch of leaks leading up to now, it was still something.
Yesterday, there were a bunch of trailers shown before the Microsoft & Sony press conferences. There was the Nintendo World Championship making its return from 25 years of absence as well. There were trailers to some new games like Afro Samurai 2 & South Park. Then there were some trailers to games that were announced before like Metal Gear Solid 5 & Fallout 4. There were a couple of publisher press conferences as well. Bethesda was one of them & I think EA was the other. Not too sure about the EA one. Even if it was on, it’s mostly sports. But most people would be going for the big 2 that day: Microsoft & Sony.
I didn’t watch much of the Microsoft press conference, but I did pick up some key points. The big ones were the number of XBox One exclusives shown & XBox One hardware stuff. Personally, I found the hardware side to be interesting. The XBox One will be backwards compatible for XBox360 games. The feature is to be available this winter if I remember correctly & it isn’t 100% with every games. This is probably possible with an emulator since the hardware between XBox One & 360 is pretty similar in terms of being PC based. The next piece of hardware is the Elite wireless controller for the XBox One & Windows 10. The controller is customizable where you can swap triggers & analog nub parts for example. Very interesting. Dark Souls 3 trailer was shown as well which is pretty big with the souls fans. That’s pretty much my take away with Microsoft. Next was Sony in the evening.
I wasn’t able to catch all of Sony’s press conference due to being away for dinner & the stream failing on me at times. But I did manage to catch the big announcements where rumours became real. The Last Guardian makes a return with gameplay footage, a new console home, & a release year. Final Fantasy VII Remake is happening. Shenmue 3 kickstarter is a shocker. These announcements made a murdering mess. It is funny seeing a bunch of reaction videos on Youtube where people were going crazy. I wonder how many people were sent to the emergency room due to heart attacks, sore throats, loss of voice or hearing, fainting, etc. Also I wonder how much gizz or crap was flown around people’s rooms or houses that needed to be cleaned up. Aside from the 3 big announcements, most of it was old stuff that was updated to be shown like No Man’s Sky.
That was pretty much day 1 of E3 2015. Even though I didn’t have much interest in some things as I don’t have a XBox One or PS4, it was a big day with a lot of exciting announcements.
Gonna write day 2 impressions right after this.