The conclusion of gaming’s most-anticipated annual event is upon us as E3 2012 enters its final day. We’ve learned much that we desired to, not enough of what we expected to, and much of which we didn’t even know existed.
To recap what went on at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, there are a few need-to-know facts:
1) Microsoft and Sony both talked (and even gave hints) about their next-gen consoles, such as the fact that developers already have their hands on the systems. However, both companies strictly stated that they in no way see the current gen dying out anytime soon, and because of this, they’ve further withheld any info on the consoles. What we do know is that they are almost definitely going for a 2013 release date, and next year’s E3 is sure to bring lots of exciting info that some fans expected this year.
2) Nintendo’s Wii U was certainly the biggest item that the Japanese company pushed at their conference, both because of its impressive specs and the fact that it was the only piece of hardware being introduced by the three major companies. Sporting a redesigned controller and HD graphics plus improved processing power over the Wii, the newest console from Nintendo has had fans both giddy and disappointed (some say motion controls are a gimmick).
3) New games ABOUNDED at this year’s expo, and among the most exciting for fans are titles like Halo 4, Far Cry 3 and God of War Ascension. In addition to these coveted franchises, new games appeared that shocked and wowed developers and audiences alike. Such titles include Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Dishonored, all produced by trustworthy and quality game developers that somehow kept these exciting titles under wraps until the unveiling at their booths or on stage.
In my opinion, I’m most excited about Splinter Cell Blacklist, Watch Dogs, Far Cry 3 and Battlefield Premium. With these awesome-looking titles coming out later this year (and BF3 Premium already out; I’m a proud owner), it’s shaping up to be one extreme year in gaming history.