The stages were set in Los Angeles with the big reveals from the video game show E3 coming thick and fast, but things haven’t even officially started yet.
We got to see a host of games that were highly anticipated but we also saw many more that we didn’t expect, such as the return of fan-favorite games that we thought were long gone and dead, while also seeing the future technologies for the first time being used.
There is a wide range of games to get us all excited for the upcoming months, and here below are just some of the items that blew my mind.
Microsoft officially blew my mind at E3 by putting a whole Minecraft world on top of a table, thanks to the power of the HoloLens. I’m a Minecraft novice, but this made me want to brush up on my Minecraft skills to be able to fully explore this game with the HoloLens. As a huge fan of the HoloLens, I’m looking forward to how this will be used with other games at E3.
Microsoft partnering with Valve for VR
Microsoft announced it was partnering with Valve to make sure Steam VR (and the Valve/HTC Vive headset, presumably) had a great ecosystem on Windows 10. That’s a big deal. Microsoft announced last week that it would partner with VR company Oculus to provide the pack-in controller for its consumer Oculus Rift when it comes out next year.
The Rare Collection
Rare Software are bringing back a handsome 30 amazing classic games, includingPerfect Dark, Battletoads, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Banjo-Kazooie and even Viva Piñata, are coming to the Xbox One in one €30 collection (rough estimate). That still won’t stop people from wanting new versions of these favorite games, but that’s a lot of classics (some of which never appeared on a Microsoft platform) in one place.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
A fan-favourite, BioWare’s beloved futuristic role-playing franchise is back, and with one hell of a bang. The E3 trailer doesn’t give too much away by the lack of details, but it certainly does whet our appetites. Look out for future trailers.
The Last Guardian
It’s been six years after it was originally teased, this aeshetically beautiful game will be returning, if there aren’t any further delays. A sneak peek was given of a young boy interacting with a mysterious dog-bird-gryphon-monster hybrid that we only known as Trico. This game look like a great puzzler/adventure game.
Backwards compatibility on Xbox One
Since day one of the Xbox One console reveal back in 2013, fans have been upset about one thing: You can’t play Xbox 360 games on the new hardware. Microsoft has listened to their fans, heard their pleas and answered their prayers.
Microsoft is hoping that backward compatibility will convince fans to upgrade, the feature will come to Xbox One during the Christmas holiday season this year. Many older Xbox 360 titles that players already own will soon be playable on Xbox One.
Final Fantasy VII remake
The fans have begged for this, and their pleas have been answered, 18 years after its PlayStation debut, the epic tale of Final Fantasy VII will be remastered in stunning HD. The next gen consoles will bring a new lease of life to this timeless classic.
Shenmue III nearly breaks Kickstarter
This much loved Japanese role playing franchise was considered dead and buried. Shenmue III reached half of its $2 million funding goal in two hours, making it the fastest game to hit $1 million on Kickstarter. It even caused the crowdfunding platform to experience server errors. To date, they have raised $2,928,313.
Boba Fett is coming to Disney Infinity
Boba Fett will join the Star Wars edition of Disney Infinity as a playable figure and plastic figure. His existence in the game is enough to make plenty of Star Wars fans squeal, though he’ll be exclusive to the PlayStation platforms for the first few months.
Agent 47 is back in a new Hitman game
The stealthy bald assassin is back, we got a peek at the next entry into the Hitman franchise with a trailer, but we’re expecting even more details to come out of the Square Enix press conference.