Sony not being there changes very little for my anticipation of PS4 games.
The bread and butter for any PlayStation is third parties, and while they do have some interesting first party games still on the way, there are just that many more third party games for me to look forward to.
Microsoft's press conference will essentially be the same thing, and possibly even more interesting because the third party announcements will be less spread out across different conferences, and more focused on one instead.
And Square Enix will probably show off Final Fantasy 7, so I am anticipating the show.
Ok...this nails it on the head for me. This truly makes me understand the error in my sympathies. As a Nintendo fan (I enjoyed the PS1 and PS2 tremendously), E3 has traditionally been the only time we got info on the games coming to our console. Third party reveals sometimes may have delivered a gem or two, but the games that have made me the most excited have always been announced during the conference. Of course with Nintendo Directs being a thing that has diminished. And I can see that, in addition to the third party reveal aspect, Sony's State of Play and Microsoft's Inside XBox are also negating the need for a once a year information dump.
Well I haven't paied super close attention to which game announcements occur at E3 or outside of it, but certainly many big ones have traditionally happened at E3. But in recent times we've seen more and more occur outside of E3 as well, as you pointed out.
Though even disregarding that, last year at E3 Resident Evil 2 Remake was a nice surprise for me. And I was expecting/hoping for Devil May Cry 5, and that happened as well. Saw some other interesting surprises like the From Software game Sekiro, and Nioh 2.
This year it would be nice if we see Resident Evil 3 Remake. And I'm hoping Arcsys announce the rumored Persona 5 fighting game. I would also like to see more from Persona 5 Scramble, and Granblue Fantasy: Re Link and of course Final Fantasy 7. That's probably the biggest one for me when it comes to PS4 games. Actually just in general.
So going into this E3, it feels pretty similar to last year. But of course for people who are mainly interested in the titles that won't be there, like The Last of Us 2, then it might be a bummer.
Last edited by Hiku - on 25 May 2019