Game giants Sony, Xbox and Nintendo have a lot to show at this years E3
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News June 13, 2016 Updated: 1:15 PM
What many call the Comic Con of the video game world E3 2016 begins, officially, on June 14. Unofficially, Monday is the start of E3 2016 with press conferences from some of the biggest names in the industry.
Microsoft and Sony, both of whom have new consoles in the works, publishers Ubisoft and Square Enix hold events to roll out news for franchises like Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed.
But it's the Xbox and PlayStation events that hold the most promise for major announcements and exciting surprises, alongside some big news from Sunday and a few curious decisions by Nintendo, too.
Microsoft and Sony will look to use their press events to hype some in-house franchises. Microsoft should show off its new Dead Rising 4 footage and Sony is expected to have a God of War 4 reveal, but the promise of big third-party news is what sends fans flocking to the internet to chase rumors.
The biggest announcement, could belong to Rockstar Studios. As the company behind the Grand Theft Auto juggernaut, Rockstar is usually too big for E3 and skips the show entirely.
But its parent company, Take Two, teased big news back in August. Rockstar’s been silent, but internet chatter about a Red Dead Redemption sequel has fans hoping for a new entry in the open world Western franchise.
Ubisoft and Square Enix potbelly won't get the same buzz Sony and Microsoft will, but Square Enix’ updates on the forthcoming Final Fantasy XV could potentially overshadow most of Monday's news.
The franchise is among the most celebrated in gaming, captivating fans for almost 30 years. Final Fantasy XV will be the first new entry in the series since 2010, and the first Final Fantasy to come to Xbox One and PS4. Hype is at an all-time high. It’d be smart of Square Enix to deliver.