While the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) revealed quite a few gaming surprises, it failed to answer some of our most burning questions. Following are some of the doubts you might have even after the big show.
Will Nintendo bring its classic games to Switch?
We don’t know up to this point whether #Nintendo is willing to extend the #Switch’s lineup by porting its library of classic games or not. We're not even sure whether the company will ever bring the Virtual Console (the company’s name for its classic game program) to Switch. The company only said this at the console's launch:
“Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch. We will share more information in the future.”
Will Sony allow PlayStation, Xbox and Switch gamers to play with each other?
Now that both Microsoft and Nintendo will let gamers play Minecraft and Rocket League with each other, it’s about time we know whether Sony intends to do implement something similar in the future. For now though, it seems that is not a likely possibility.
When will Kingdom Hearts III put us out of our misery?
There hasn’t been much information on the long-awaited next chapter of the infamous Disney-Final Fantasy mashup at E3 for the past two years, expect yet more teasers to follow in the coming months.
Will gamers buy the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro?
The Xbox One X is twice the price of Microsoft’s cheaper console. With this price, it’s not clear whether gamers are willing to buy it just for improved graphics and slightly faster load times. Plus, the Xbox One X's game library might make it a particularly difficult sell.
On the other hand, PS4 Pro carries roughly a $150 premium. Sony’s Shawn Layden told Time that one out of every five PS4 consoles sold since November is a PS4 Pro, which is definitely a bright sign.
What is the Ataribox?
Other than a short tease, we don’t know much about #Atari’s latest reveal. You can subscribe at ataribox.com to learn more.
How will Metroid Prime 4 and a new Pokémon game take advantage of the Switch?
When will Beyond Good And Evil 2 arrive?
#Ubisoft finally revealed a new trailer for #BeyondGoodAndEvil2 at E3 2017. We also came to know that it’s a prequel rather than a sequel. However, we’re not still sure as to when, or even if, the game will be released.
What is the deal with Death Stranding?
We came to find out last year that #DeathStranding will feature Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro, and that it'll be built using Guerrilla Games' proprietary Decima game engine. But other than that, there’s not much else to tell about the game.
The Xbox One X was going to support virtual reality. What happened?
Microsoft strongly suggested that their next Xbox will feature virtual reality at last year’s E3. However, they were absolutely silent on the subject this year. When asked about it, Microsoft's Mike Ybarra couldn’t give a yes-or-no answer.
Have you seen these games?
Some of the most anticipated games didn’t show up at E3 at all, raising questions about their current status. These include Death Stranding, Cyberpunk 2077 (hackers are holding development documents for ransom), Red Dead Redemption 2 (delayed to spring 2018), Shenmue 3 (delayed to second half of 2018), Final Fantasy VII Remake (restructuring), The Last of Us: Part II, Halo 6 (not formally announced), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (unannounced), Super Smash Bros. Switch (unannounced), Borderlands 3 (not formally announced), EA's Respawn-developed Star Wars game (not formally announced), EA's Visceral Games-developed Star Wars game (not formally announced), Pikmin 4, Deep Down and Dreams.
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