The big conferences at E3 this year had one thing in common – they announced a slew of games, some new, some made new, some expected, some a huge surprise and many speakers reiterated that they have been listening to the audience, acting on feedback and have been working to make games that are “new”, “fresh” and “innovative”.
I enjoy playing franchise games like Halo and Uncharted, I look forward to sequels like to Dishonored 2 and Rise of the Tomb Raider and it’s always exciting to see new game trailers even if the release date may be years away, but the thrill of E3 is none of these for me. It is the surprises, the games that really do look new, fresh and innovative. Also games that are coming out soon. Here are a few games that we are excited about.
“A modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship. Step by step, uncover an incredible world, carefully guiding Rae, a young blind girl, on a life changing journey.”
Beyond Eyes is coming to Xbox One, PC, Mac & Linux in Summer 2015.
EA surprised me during the Microsoft Event with a beautiful puzzle platformer, Unravel. In development by a 14-person Swedish development team, it looks absolutely wonderful. No release date yet, Unravel is being developed for PC, Xbox One and PS4. The presentation was my personal favourite – not only does the little character have heart, so does its creator. If you only watch one E3 video, watch this:
From the creators of LittleBigPlanet and TearAway, comes this PS4 exclusive.
“Dreams™ is a space where you go to play and experience the dreams of Media Molecule and our community. It’s also a space in which to create your own dreams, whether they’re games, art, films, music or anything in-between and beyond.”
Horizon Zero Dawn
A beautiful third person RPG from the creators of Killzone, Guerrilla Games. It is scheduled for a 2016 release on PS4.
E3 2015 showcased some excellent games and I am again frantically trying to make more time in my schedule for gaming as there is so many that I know I want to play. I was also excited to see more female protagonists. There are plenty of male protagonists, games that leave the gender choice up to the player and it’s refreshing to see more variety around gender choices.
E3 is the biggest game event of the year that reveals what is in store for gaming over the next year and it has sketched a very positive outlook for gaming on consoles and PC.
YouTube has compiled an E3 trailer playlist that features all the game trailers here.