Ahoy Captain Cats here and today we are looking back at this year’s E3 and seeing if this year’s event lived up to expectations or not.
First, let’s get this out of the way, Sony was a no show again, a lot of the games we saw from last year’s E3 were no show, Microsoft and Nintendo were the talks of the gaming town and Ubisoft is still being Ubisoft, for better or for worse.
Outside of that, this year’s show was very disappointing, to say the least. While we did see games such as Elden Ring, the new Battlefield game, Farcry6, and a butt load of games that are exclusive to Microsoft, there was pretty much nothing new here. Sure we got to see new IPs and such, but at the end of the 4-day event, I was kind of glad it was over. The most disappointing thing about all of this is that it took 4 days to showcase all of this and after watching all of the press conferences and trailers, they could have done all of this in 2 days.
There were a handful of games that stood out. Games such as Red Fall, Somerville, Pokemon Unite, Starfield, and Replaced showed how beautiful and exciting things are to come, and with the unexpected announcement of Metroid Dread, things might be looking up. Let’s not forget the annual Devolver Digital showcase, which yet again makes a mockery of what’s going on in the market in their over-the-top fashion and I loved it. The only thing that worries me the most about these games and others is will we get another “Cyberpunk 2077” game in terms of how that game was launched and took a beloved company down with it.
Let’s hope next year things will be back to normal and E3 decides to do this better and I don’t mind if they do this in person and online at the same time, just do a better job at it.