If you’ve been a gamer for even a small stretch of time, then you know full well that E3 each year is like Christmas. Gamers around the world tune in to see what all of the most prominent game developers have been cooking up, and there are usually plenty of announcements to get excited about. We already know about several games that will be shown at the event, and this is a list of our 5 most anticipated ones.
It’s hard not to get excited about the next game from developer CD Projekt RED, which is their ambitious follow-up to the already ambitious The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game will be completely different from that one, with Cyberpunk being a first-person sci-fi game that is shaping up beautifully so far. We’ve gotten small tastes of the game previously, but at E3 2019 we’re hoping for the curtain to be pulled back fully and for the hype to skyrocket as a result.
It’s no secret at this point that Xbox’s Halo series has been going downhill over the past couple of releases, with the last installment in particular being a big letdown. However, it looks like developer 343 Industries is well aware of that and are taking extra time to make this series the powerhouse it once was. The game will be utilizing the brand new Slipspace Engine, and will offer big shakeups to the core series that we’ve grown accustomed to up to this point. We’re hoping that what they show at the event will get everyone excited about the series again and start salivating for the game’s release.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Back at E3 2015 Sony made the announcement that Final Fantasy fans had been waiting years for: Final Fantasy 7 was being remade. We got a brief teaser trailer that was enough to get everyone excited, but it has been nearly 4 years now and we’ve gotten very little in terms of new information. A new teaser was just released recently showing off more gameplay and cinematics, with the teaser promising more to come at E3. Hopefully that “more to come” includes a release date that is sooner rather than later.
Dying Light 2
This is another surprise for the list for sure, but when the original Dying Light released it offered a fantastic new take on the zombie genre that the genre desperately needed. While most zombie games offer standard third-person combat where you monotonously mow down hordes of zombies, Dying Light offered first-person parkour where most of the time you were running for dear life through a zombie-infested city. The campaign was excellent and infinitely replayable, as I personally played it on both Xbox One and PS4. If the sequel can offer an experience at least on the same level as the first then we’ll have lots to be excited about.
Finally, we have a game that is a no-brainer in terms of anticipation. The Borderlands series is one of the most enjoyable and unique ones out there, with fantastic FPS gameplay mixed with zany writing and characters that create a truly engrossing world. It has been many years since the last game released, so the eventual release of the third game will be a long time coming and the hype is already very high. Hopefully what Gearbox shows at E3 will show off even more great aspects of the game that keeps the hype train rolling.
That about does it for the games that we’re anticipating the most for E3 2019, but we’ll use this little wrap-up section here to give some love to some honorable mentions. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will hopefully be the game we all want it to be, but we’ve been burned so many times by EA that I refuse to get my anticipation too high for this one. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare “soft reboot” also looks interesting, but it’s hard to get too excited about the series these days. Lastly, Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers game will hopefully be solid, but we know hardly anything about the game at this point so there isn’t much to go on.