PopHorror’s E3 2019 Predictions

Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your butts, because E3 is right around the corner! Yes, that’s right, Sunday June 9th E3 2019 begins! For the gaming community, and us at PopHorror, this is one of our favorite times of the year. You never quite know what’s going to happen at E3. Last year we got the highly anticipated Resident Evil 2 trailer, along with a look at Cyberpunk 2077.

What does this year have in store for us? Check out our predictions and let us know what you think!

This year, I am going to do my predictions in the order of the press conferences. First up will be Sunday, starting with Microsoft. I predict that they will announce a Fable remake that will be playable on both the Xbox One and the rumored Xbox Anaconda and a more in-depth look at CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 with a release date of sometime in 2020. The next press conference is Bethesda’s. This one is going to be a bit more difficult for me, as it’s already been announced that Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield will not be at E3 2019. This leads me to believe that Arkane Studios will announce a brand new IP, and id Software will announce an October 2019 release date for Doom Eternal.

Moving on to Monday! I’m predicting that Ubisoft will announce another wacky partnership with Nintendo (although I have no idea what that possibly could be) as well as a tease for a new Splinter Cell game. Square Enix will hit the stage with an announcement trailer for Final Fantasy XVI, news that the Metroid Prime Trilogy will be remastered for the Switch, and even a new Star Fox game. A more out of left field prediction is the release of Final Fantasy Tactics II for the Nintendo Switch.  — Scott Crawford

I’m not sure if I’ve ever been more excited for an E3! Even though this is the first year without Sony, I still anticipate hearing something from them.

First, there will (finally!) be more about the Final Fantasy VII Remake. This game has been literal years in the making, so hopefully there will be a release date announced this year… although something tells me it will be connected to the next gen PlayStation or 2020, whichever comes first. I’m also anticipating that we get a deeper look at Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds. I cannot wait for this one.

Next up is The Last of Us Part 2. This is the gem of E3. Last year, we got a trailer that made us chomp at the bit for this game. Here’s hoping we get an actual release date, because this is going to be a good one. C’mon, Naughty Dog! I bet there will be a good bit of gameplay for Borderlands 3 since it’s coming out in September. Moving on to Capcom, I predict that we get a new entry in either the Onimusha or Resident Evil franchise. Onimusha may be a bit hopeful, but I do think we will see something from Resident Evil… hopefully Resident Evil 8 and not a Resident Evil 3 remake. I’m not going to complain, but they better fix my Chris Redfield!

Moving on, we have Dying Light 2. I cheered for this one at E3 2018, and I’m hoping for some gameplay and a release date this year. Call of Duty Modern Warfare was announced recently, along with the news that it will support cross platform play. This is huge for online shooters, so I expect we hear more about that. Rockstar has been pretty quiet, but there are some rumors about a possible Bully remake. Who knows, maybe we’ll hear about a new Grand Theft Auto? Last year, there was a leak before E3 about what Ubisoft had planned with Assassin’s Creed, but this year, Ubisoft has been fairly quiet. Like the seasons, though, Assassin’s Creed always comes. I expect to hear more about Beyond Good and Evil 2, as well. Finally, the big one, Cyberpunk 2077. We got a good look last year at some gameplay, and I expect to see a longer look this year. See you guys at E3 2019! — D.D. Crowley

I get excited for E3 every year, and it’s no different this time. I’m always hoping for longer looks at announced games or reveals of brand new games. With that said, this is what I’m expecting to see at E3 2019. First, let’s look at Microsoft. I’m expecting we get to hear what their next gen plans are with a brief look at their new console. I’m also predicting we see a brand new entry in the Fable series. I’m also expecting that we get a nice long look at Cyberpunk 2077. Moving on to Square Enix, I’m expecting we get a longer look at Final Fantasy VII, but I don’t think we get a release date. We already know that the Avengers game will be revealed then, so I’m excited to see what happens there. I also expect that we get the first taste of paid DLC for Kingdom Hearts III. I think that Bethesda’s press conference will be focused solely on Doom Eternal, with a release date announced. I also predict we hear what future updates they have in store for Fallout 76. 

Ubisoft has already said they have new Watch Dogs news to share, and my bet is that it is an all online, multiplayer focused experience in the Watch Dogs universe. I’m also expecting to see some more news on Ghost Recon Breakpoint. For Nintendo, I’m expecting that we see an Animal Crossing release date revealed, along with a pretty significant look at Pokemon Sword and Shield. Finally, some pipe dreams of mine would be a Dino Crisis remake, along with some more news on Shin Megami Tensei V. — Matt Stumpf

I’ve got a feeling (cue Buffy’s dancing demon song) that this year’s gaming roster is going to be rather lackluster and few surprises will be had. I predict the E3 2019 is the year of filler!

Sony (AKA Wait For 2020 And Beyond)… Studio boss Shawn Layden has already stated that the Last of Us 2 will feature. Speculation is that the release announcement for this much anticipated title will finally be given. What that date will be is anyone’s guess. I personally think that we will see it drop in late November/early December, while others think it will be February 2020. It doesn’t really get any bigger than that.

Microsoft (AKA This Is Not The HoloLens You Are Looking For)… The rumor is that the Microsoft show will run for 2 hours. Despite my claim that nothing big will announced or shown, I think that we’ll see three trailers (alas, no release dates): Halo Infinite, Gears 5 and maybe Fable 4. The rest of the show will probably fall back on some favorites, like a new Forza.

We could also see some updated info on EA’s Jedi: Fallen Order. It’s safe to say that EA need a big win with The Call of Duty franchise has worn out its welcome. They need this title almost as bad as we need a campaign-driven Star Wars game without loot boxes! Expect game play and a new trailer.

I’m not sure what Bethesda will showcase this year, other than DLCs for titles already released, more VR or remastered editions of previous titles. They need to bring something excellent to satiate a wavering fan base, like a new Fallout or Skyrim, perhaps.

Other titles I expect to see: Beyond Good and Evil 2, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy 7, Marvel’s Avengers, Ghosts of Tashima and DLCs for Holo Lens 2, Project Scarlet and sporting games like Fifa and Half Life 3… just kidding. We are never getting that. — Ruben Shaw

So there you have it, our E3 2019 predictions! Let us know what you think will be shown this year in the comments, and be sure to keep up to date with all of our E3 2019 coverage. Happy E3 2019!

About Matt Stumpf

My name's Matt, and I love all things horror. Books, movies, video games; you name it, I like it. Martyrs is my favorite horror film, and everyone should watch it. I also have a soft-spot for those cheesy 80's slashers. I'm still slightly convinced that Faces of Death is real.

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