Discussion E3 2021: Predictions and Dreams

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E3 2021 is one month away. Get excited and tell us your predictions and dreams!
  • Predictions (No limit): Just fire away!
  • Dreams (Up to 2): Dreams are dreams because they are precious and often unreachable. I know many of you want Half-Life 3, Knack 3, or Bloodborne PC, but you can’t have everything in life so the same applies here.
One month is very long for the gaming industry so last-minute changes are welcome. After the show ends, let’s review to see if we have made any correct predictions!



Here’s mine. Only include those games that interest me.

Predictions:

Nintendo
  • New third-party Smash character
  • Virtual Console for Switch announce. NES, SNES, N64, GB family, GC
  • Bayonetta 3 finally shows up. Kamiya at the helm again. 2022
  • Shin Megami Tensei V. You kill gods. Fall 2021 Leaked: November 11 2021
  • Mario and Rabbids 2. Playable Wario and Waluigi. Fall 2021
  • Xenoblade 3. Rex and Shulk team-up to save the world one final time. 2022
  • Mario Kart 9. Looks great. Holiday 2021
  • Breath of the Wild 2. Looks glorious with playable Zelda. Early 2022
  • No Switch Pro news Not so sure now... Maybe happening this week?
Sony
  • Bloodborne Remastered. Tears of delight are shed. PS5 / PC. Fall 2021 Next port will likely be Uncharted. Sony want to sell Demon's Souls for a longer period of time
  • Horizon II Forbidden Forest. 2022
  • God of War Ragnarok. Boi. 2022 Yes, although no Sony show, this will still happen at Summer Game Fest
Microsoft
  • Gaben shows up on camera. Announcing Gass Pass on Steam and a new Valve game. No date
  • Gameplay trailer of Avowed and Hellblade II. Both 2022
  • Gameplay trailer of Everwild. No date
  • Psychonauts 2. July 2021
  • Forza Horizon 5. Mexico confirmed. Holiday 2021
  • Starfield full-blown reveal. Build your own spaceship. Early 2022
  • Halo Infinite. Graphics look slightly better. Early 2022
  • New acquisitions: Avalanche and Asobo
Third Party
  • Tales of Arise and Scarlet Nexus launch on Game Pass on day 1
  • Elden Ring. Many people wet their pants. 2022
  • Persona 5 Royal coming to Xbox / PC. No Game Pass. Same-day shadow drop!
  • Babylon’s Fall full-blown reveal. Much more polish than the last showing. 2022
  • Final Fantasy XVI. New party members reveal. 2022
  • Live A Live Remastered. Late 2021
  • New Splinter Cell. Iconic nightvision shown. 2022
  • Ghostwire Tokyo. Still looks weird as heck. 2022
  • New Saint Row. 2022 Confirmed no show
  • SteamPal announcement
Dreams:
  • Super Mario RPG2. The original game on SNES is one of my favorite games ever. If a spiritual successor made in modern engines was announced, I would fall off my chair.
 
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Metroid Prime pls

nintendo:


Otherwise, Epic do something useful for once and announce Alan Wake 2.

I also want:

GoW Ragnarok gameplay
Horizon Forbidden West gameplay
Forza Horizon 5 announcement
Starfield gameplay
Indiana Jones gameplay
TLOU 2 Factions PS5 and PC

Pretty much I want gameplay from everything. I don't care for CGI trailers. Fuck them.
 
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I don't even know what to expect or even what I want at a personal level to be honest, if anything that most of the stuff is not exclusive in any way (not only EGS stuff)

Anything will do. :blobmorning:
 

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Zero expectations. I want a lot from Nintendo but they rarely deliver so I’m not getting my hopes up.

Something from MS about improving GP PC would be cool.
 
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Metroid Prime pls

nintendo:

I would say Metroid Prime 4 launching in 2024 is optimistic, so maybe they will release trilogy remastered next year to create the hype.

I saw many people thinking that a new 2D Metroid will be announced this year. Not sure why, but at least there is something for Metroid fans.
 

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Silksong release date
Eastward release date
Legacy of Kain remasters

Since I doubt we'll see anything about these at E3, I couldn't care less tbqh.
 
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Predictions:
-We're going to see some heavy hitting IP from Microsoft/Bethesda, quite possibly a Quake teaser
-Sony won't reveal any more 'new pc' releases of their older IP
-Nintendo will focus on Mario Golf as their big thing since it'll be releasing the time frame of E3 alongside new smash content and smaller updates for games revealed in their last Direct
-I do not expect Retro or Prime4 to make an appearance

Dreams:
Nightdive at the PCGamer show teases a newly acquired IP with 60s music and it ends with Cate Archer winking at the camera
Sony announce Drakan game for pc/ps5 - will include remastered version of Order of the Flame and Ancients' Gates
 
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Predictions:
MS has bought at least one more studio.

Dreams:
Elden Ring. Something, anything.



That's pretty much it. :shrugblob:
It's always better to go in without too many grand expectations I think. :D
 
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Honestly I would be happy if we see Starfield and Breath of the Wild 2. But predicting is fun.

Meanwhile, those with crazy expectations will always end up like this:
 
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  • Bayonetta 3 finally shows up. Kamiya at the helm again. 2022
Kamiya is busy with Project G.G :p And he's never directed the same game twice. It's like his motto, or something.

SMT V release date is all I want; even if it's December 31. I just hope it doesn't turn out to be SMT IV: Apocalypse Persona again. No doubt the immense popularity of the Persona series influenced certain decisions in Apocalypse; but entire "friendship wins" tone was just bad. Felt more like a Persona game than a mainline SMT entry. Lemme kill my friends, thanks. :drinking-blob:
 

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SONY (will be its own late June or early July/August event separate from E3 time)

  • Horizon Forbidden West gameplay blowout with early 2o22 release
  • God of War: Ragnorak gameplay blowout with late 2022 release
  • PSVR2 tease with Gran Turismo 7 and new Astro bot for late 2022 release + Bonus new VR game from Guerrilla.
  • PS5 versions of Bloodborne, TLOU2 and Ghosts of Tsushima.
  • FF16 CGI trailer for 2022 release
  • RE4 remake exclusive to PS5
  • PS5 version of RDR2 and GTAV with timed exclusive bonuses.
  • Street Fighter 6 CGI trailer PS5 exclusive (PC as well)
  • Destiny 3 teaser with PS5 exclusive content
  • Syphon Filter remake tease
  • PSNow restructure/rebrand to add all 1st party games on release to compete with Gamepass.



XBOX
  • Elden Ring gameplay trailer + 2022 release
  • New Kojima horror game trailer with 2023 release exclusive to Xbox/Gamepass + PC
  • Starfield gameplay blowout with early 2022 release
  • New Wolfenstein CGI teaser with late 2022 release
  • Fable gameplay teaser with late 2022 release
  • Dino Crisis remake exclusive to Xbox + PC
  • Cyberpunk expansions trailer
  • Halo Infinite singleplayer + multiplayer trailers with Nov release date
  • New Bioshock Xbox exclusive (PC as well)
  • Everwild blowout with summer 2022 release
  • Ubisoft titles to Gamepass
  • New Xbox VR headset tease with late 2022 release


NINTENDO
  • BOTW2 blowout release early 2022
  • Switch 2 or Pro teaser releasing alongside BOTW2
  • SMTV teaser with summer 2022 release
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 remake/remaster with Nov release
  • Bayonetta 3 gameplay trailer late 2022 release
  • New Castlevania tease Switch exclusive
  • Dark Souls 2 coming to Switch 2022


PCGamer Show
  • Persona 3 Steam
  • Hal0 5 for MCC
  • PUBG2 trailer early access 2022
  • Baldurs Gate 3 trailer full release Nov
  • Bayonetta 2 Steam


DREAMS
  • MGS1 remake with both Hayter and Kojima involvement
  • Valve's secret project announced/leaked = Portal 3
 
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Kamiya is busy with Project G.G :p And he's never directed the same game twice. It's like his motto, or something.
Totally forgot Project G.G. lol. I think he is also involved with Sol Cresta as he is a big fan of the original Cresta games.
  • Valve's secret project announced/leaked = Portal 3
I actually wanted to refer the Valve game as Portal 3 in the opening post, but decided to drop it at last-minute. They are just too unpredictable.
 
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Wishlist:

  • C&C: Remaster sequel (so I guess Tiberian Sun / Firestorm?)
  • XCOM 3*

*- speaking of which, I'm curious if the Long War mod team have anything on Terra Invicta
  • Starfield footage/date
  • Gloomwood date
  • Distant Worlds 2 date
 
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I'll just stick to Nintendo with this one since they usually have the most entertaining E3's for me.

EXPECTATIONS
SMTV trailer
No More Heroes 3 trailer

MAYBES
Bayonetta 3 trailer
Zelda BOTW 2 trailer
Switch Pro announcement

DREAMS
Metroid Prime 4 trailer
Nintendo and Monolith Soft give me what I want:
XENOBLADE X2 but I'll be happy with Xenoblade 3 or new IP from Monolith Soft

LOL NOT HAPPENING
Nintendo starts porting their games (old and new) to PC :disappointed-face:
 
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Whatever that one BIG capcom game from the leaks is I expect will be at E3. Game has the highest budget out of anything they're making in the next 5 years apparently. So i'd imagine it's something they want people to know ASAP
 
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XENOBLADE X2 but I'll be happy with Xenoblade 3 or new IP from Monolith Soft
YES! Original game is best game on Wii U. :longswordblob:

Speaking of Monolith Soft, I am convinced that they will make a Xenosaga remake sooner or later, because (1) Bamco and Nintendo are very close, (2) Monolith Soft apparently treasures the IP and its characters and (3) Xeno-brand is increasingly popular. I feel that they are going to make it after finishing Xenoblade and X series.
Whatever that one BIG capcom game from the leaks is I expect will be at E3. Game has the highest budget out of anything they're making in the next 5 years apparently. So i'd imagine it's something they want people to know ASAP
Do we know specifically which game it is? Would it actually be Pragmata?
 

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YES! Original game is best game on Wii U. :longswordblob:

Speaking of Monolith Soft, I am convinced that they will make a Xenosaga remake sooner or later, because (1) Bamco and Nintendo are very close, (2) Monolith Soft apparently treasures the IP and its characters and (3) Xeno-brand is increasingly popular. I feel that they are going to make it after finishing Xenoblade and X series.

Do we know specifically which game it is? Would it actually be Pragmata?
Nah, it's not Pragmata it's an unrevealed IP called Shield Currently.
Apparently it might be a F2P game of some sort.
 
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Nah, it's not Pragmata it's an unrevealed IP called Shield Currently.
Apparently it might be a F2P game of some sort.
Thanks for the info. Although my interest towards the game immediately dies when hearing that it might be a F2P...:disappointed-face:
 

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I don't think Microsoft's ever gonna have something to show for Everwild...

I do have a feeling Valve is gonna have something to show, whether that be the SteamPal or a new game.
 

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I hope and dream that i will be able to have Nintendo Treehouse on in the background for a week while i'm working and that in the evenings i will be able to watch Giant Bomb talk over that day's publisher showcase stream.
That's about it really.

Hang on... Xenoblade X for the Nintendo Super Hyper Ultra Ultimate Deluxe Perfect Amazing Shining God 東方不敗 Master Ginga Victory Strong Cute Beautiful Galaxy Baby 無限 無敵 無双 Switch and Xenoblade X2 in development for it announcement.
Yeah, that'd be nice too.
 

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Predictions:

Nintendo

  • Breath of the Wild 2 relase date
  • Metroid Prime 4 trailer
  • New Mario game
  • Some mobile thing
  • Pokémon Merchandising
  • Indie showcase with games that's also coming to other platforms
SONY
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West release date
  • Some Anime games
  • Misleading console exclusive title announced
  • More Lost Judgment footage
  • Final Fantasy VII part 2 footage
  • Some Fortnite collaboration
  • Indie showcase with games that's also coming to other platforms
Miscrosoft
  • Games coming to Game Pass - Got this one right
  • Forza Horizon 5 - Got this one right
  • Halo Infinite release date
  • Starfield video - Got this one right
  • Psychonauts 2 gameplay and release date - Got this one right
  • Indie showcase with games that's also coming to other platforms -

DREAMS TIME

  • Hollow Knight Silk Song release date - Not happening D:
  • Bloodborne PC version
  • Game Pass coming to Steam
  • PUBLISHERS SAYING THEY WILL PAY ATTENTION TO REGIONAL PRICING
  • Persona 3 and 5 coming to PC
 
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prediction:
Elden Ring

hope:
Bayonetta 3

dream:
Cyberpunk 2077 big free patch with so many reworks and features that it (or a part of it) could've easily been paid dlc

dream big:
Starfield looking like something the Bethesda of 15 years ago would've made
 

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Is there a good E3 and related events calendar anywhere? Does anyone have Grubb's summer mess, one that's up to date?
 
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Steam Next ? So maybe Steamboy on the 16th ?
And no Sony ? Not that I care that much but it is one of the major player you first look for in those type of lists.
 

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Steam Next ? So maybe Steamboy on the 16th ?
And no Sony ? Not that I care that much but it is one of the major player you first look for in those type of lists.
Steam Next was called Steam Game Festival before. It's focused on upcoming games so I doubt we will get any news about the SteamPal/Steamboy.

 
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Steam Next was called Steam Game Festival before. It's focused on upcoming games so I doubt we will get any news about the SteamPal/Steamboy.

There were already so many events that spawned from the rotting corpse of E3, if they start renaming themselves every year I'm fucked :so-good-blob:
 
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I'm curious why a lot of "insiders" seem to be talking about Dead Space lately.
I kinda doubt EA would full-on go and make a new game.

I could see a remaster or something akin to the Legendary Edition perhaps though.
It's probably a remaster of the three games. I hope they will consider Dragon Age Trilogy, too.
 
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  • Prediction : Same old (but lesser because gamers' forgetting pandemic slowed the whole industry)

  • Dreams : Hope E3 dies already.
    It only pushes marketing manufactured hype and let corporations consolidate and exert more power over the industry. ESA enables lootboxes, is anti-preservationist, and gives exclusive priorities only to certain big corporations.

    COVID already showed you don't need E3, companies can announce games whenever they want and not pressured by external organization. It is healthy for game developers, workers and management.
No, I don't go to parties, so I don't know if I'm fun there or not.
 

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Persona 5 ports have got to be there with how much they've been rumor'd up.

Microsoft's gonna have at least another studio under it's belt... Probably a Japanese one, and a small one in need of good funding.
 

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The Top Tier
  • that rumored Marvel XCOM by Fireaxis
  • Elden Ring
  • Dragon's Dogma 2

Curious about/will play in the future
  • BOTW 2
  • Metroid Prime 4

Incredibly curious about, but actual expectations are rather low
  • Starfield
  • BF2042 actual gameplay
  • Fable Reboot

Everything else is more or less a ground zero of expectations.
Whatever can surprise or excite me will be welcomed, but I'm not looking for anything in particular and I don't expect much.
 
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Okay, as Summer Game Fest is going live in 7 hours, I modified my predictions and updated the OP.

Nintendo
  • New third-party Smash character
  • Virtual Console for Switch announce. NES, SNES, N64, GB family, GC
  • Bayonetta 3 finally shows up. Kamiya at the helm again. 2022
  • Shin Megami Tensei V. You kill gods. Fall 2021 Leaked: November 11 2021
  • Mario and Rabbids 2. Playable Wario and Waluigi. Fall 2021
  • Xenoblade 3. Rex and Shulk team-up to save the world one final time. 2022
  • Mario Kart 9. Looks great. Holiday 2021
  • Breath of the Wild 2. Looks glorious with playable Zelda. Early 2022
  • No Switch Pro news Not so sure now... Maybe happening this week?
Sony
  • Bloodborne Remastered. Tears of delight are shed. PS5 / PC. Fall 2021 Next port will likely be Uncharted. Sony want to sell Demon's Souls for a longer period of time
  • Horizon II Forbidden Forest. 2022
  • God of War Ragnarok. Boi. 2022 Yes, although no Sony show, this will still happen at Summer Game Fest
Microsoft
  • Gaben shows up on camera. Announcing Gass Pass on Steam and a new Valve game. No date
  • Gameplay trailer of Avowed and Hellblade II. Both 2022
  • Gameplay trailer of Everwild. No date
  • Psychonauts 2. July 2021
  • Forza Horizon 5. Mexico confirmed. Holiday 2021
  • Starfield full-blown reveal. Build your own spaceship. Early 2022
  • Halo Infinite. Graphics look slightly better. Early 2022
  • New acquisitions: Avalanche and Asobo
Third Party
  • Tales of Arise and Scarlet Nexus launch on Game Pass on day 1
  • Elden Ring. Many people wet their pants. 2022
  • Persona 5 Royal coming to Xbox / PC. No Game Pass. Same-day shadow drop!
  • Babylon’s Fall full-blown reveal. Much more polish than the last showing. 2022
  • Final Fantasy XVI. New party members reveal. 2022
  • Live A Live Remastered. Late 2021
  • New Splinter Cell. Iconic nightvision shown. 2022
  • Ghostwire Tokyo. Still looks weird as heck. 2022
  • New Saint Row. 2022 Confirmed no show
  • SteamPal announcement
Dreams:
  • Super Mario RPG2. The original game on SNES is one of my favorite games ever. If a spiritual successor made in modern engines was announced, I would fall off my chair.
 
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