There always comes a point in the year where there are a lot of rumours and speculation surrounding E3. This year is no exception and rumour are beginning to sprout, especially since Sony stated that they would not be at E3 this year.
Originally reported on by Power Up!, Resetera user claims that Microsoft will have a number of things to show off during their E3 showcase this year. Among those things is an unannounced reboot of Dino Crisis. Stating that Capcom’s trend with giving fans what they want (Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 7, Monster Hunter: World and Devil May Cry 5 being given as the examples of this) gives credence to this claim.
In no particular order, Leocarian lists these games to make an appearance at Microsoft’s E3 showcase:
- Halo Infinite gameplay demo with a Holiday 2020 release window
- Halo MCC for PC release schedule, a new trailer which shows off all the bells and whistles of the PC version and all games to be out by the end of the year
- Gears 5 gameplay demo with a Fall 2019 (Spring 2019 for us) release window
- Gears Tactics gameplay trailer with a 2019 release date
- Battletoads gameplay trailer with a 2019 release date
- Sea of Thieves roadmap/future content for 2019 trailer
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps final trailer with a 2019 release date
- New mech game announcement trailer
- World premiere for a Dino Crisis reboot announcement, game to come in 2020
- World premiere for Splinter Cell (later showcased at the Ubisoft conference)
- Reveal of the Xbox Scarlet Family (specs, how they work, what they do etc)
- Xbox Live Update + new functions for next-gen set of Xbox consoles
- Project xCloud
- Bleeding Edge announcement trailer from Ninja Theory (the team behind Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)
- Fable teaser from Playground Games (the team behind the Forza Horizon games)
- Teaser of the next-gen Rare IP
- New studio acquisitions
Naturally, all rumours should be taken with a grain of salt but a lot of these claims don’t seem to be that far off the mark. There has previously been talk of Halo Infinite being present at E3 as 343 Industries tries to win back the Halo fanbase, perhaps even showing off the optimisations they have made on the Slipspace Engine (the engine powering Infinite) for the PC platform. News regarding Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC would make sense as PC players eagerly await for the whole collection to make its way to the platform, starting with Halo: Reach. Gears 5 has also been rumoured to be positioned for a 2019 release and these E3 claims make it seem a little more reasonable.