Video Games

E3 2019 had a rocky start

Electronic Arts kicked off E3 2019 with a lackluster EA Play. The event did not unveil any new game, and the only thing the “conference” was for was the DLC’s they have planned for the following games…

  • Apex Legends
  • Battlefield 5
  • Anthem
  • The Sims 4

After the reveal of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, people were ecstatic for more new information or more gameplay. During EA Play, they delivered that. Vince and Stig was at the event to talk about the game, too.

Madden 20 was revealed a while ago, but not much else was announced about the game. At EA Play, we got a little more info and gameplay for the game.

Before E3 even begun, FIFA 20 was announced. Again, not much else was revealed other than which platforms it arrives for, and the release window…

They even partnered with VOLTA Football, kinda like including college football (Soccer is Football in other places in the world, so please do not get confused by wording here.)

FIFA 20 is arriving to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 27, 2019.

Microsoft had their own 90-minute event to hype up this year’s games, accessories, and their next console – “Project Scarlett.” I’ll recap some of the games revealed at the event…

  • [Microsoft] Flight Simulator
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Blair Witch
  • Battletoads
  • Gears 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Elden Ring

The biggest announcement out of Microsoft’s conference? Cyberpunk 2077. Not only because they showed off more Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay, they also unveiled that Keanu Reeves is in the game, and the game now has a release date!

CD Projekt RED plans to release Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 16th, 2020.

Microsoft dragged the conference long enough to reveal their new Elite controller, their new streaming service, and the next console, which doesn’t arrive until Holiday 2020.

Bethesda held their own conference, and there was not much to discuss here, either. All they did was announce a bunch of DLC drops, and mobile games. Only a few games announced at BE3…

  • Fallout 76 Update
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Update
  • The Elder Scrolls Legends Update
  • The Elder Scrolls Blades Update
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Rage 2 Update
  • Deathloop
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • Commander Keen

The biggest announcement to come out of BE3? Doom Eternal. If you were a fan of Doom 2016, which was a reboot of Doom, you’ll feel right at home with Doom Eternal. If you are a fan of the original Doom games, you’ll also feel right at home with Doom Eternal. Doom is known for its fast, visceral violence, and it arrives to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, PC via Steam, and others. Wait a minute? “Others?” Yes, others. Bethesda wants to put this on every possible platform, but they also announced their own streaming service – Orion.

UbiSoft also held their own event. They, too spent the entire conference talking about updates…

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Update
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • The Division 2 Update
  • For Honor Update
  • Rainbow Six Siege Update
  • Brawlhalla Update
  • Just Dance 2020
  • Gods & Monsters
  • Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad
  • Rainbow Six Quarantine
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Roller Champions

And the biggest announcement from the event wasn’t even a game. It’s a subscription service – Uplay+. Everyone’s doing it, but I mean, do we really need another one? The worst part is, even if you order Stadia – you’re still going to need Uplay+ to really play UbiSoft’s games.