E3 2018 Prediction Results
E3 2018 is unfortunately over but it certainly did not disappoint with what it gave us. Several weeks ago I made 5 predictions for each of the publisher conferences and now its time to see how many I got right.
My EA predictions we rather split. I correctly guessed that FIFA 19 would announce the Champions League license with a trailer and that there would be Madden and other sports games shown. I also correctly predicted the Anthem gameplay however Dragon Age 4 did not make an appearance. The harder one to decide was Respawn’s Star Wars game. I correctly guessed it would be at the show however they only spoke about it and did not show a trailer so it going to have to go down as incorrect.
My Microsoft predictions didn’t turn out too favorably. Splinter Cell, Fable, Rocksteady and The Avengers game all didn’t show up during their conference and despite correctly guessing that Gears 5 would be shown I thought that it would be instead of Halo 6. Halo 6 was announced as Halo Infinite which also makes that prediction wrong too.
Unlike my Microsoft predictions my Bethesda predictions went pretty well.
I correctly predicted Rage 2, Doom 2 (Doom Eternal), The new IP (Starfield) and The Elder Scrolls VI tease. Wolfenstien II is the only stumbling block however as I predicted DLC but they instead announced a whole new game in the series.
With Square Enix I correctly guessed Just Cause 4. My Kingdom Hearts III and Life is Strange 2 predictions though were not quite right. We only saw a Kingdom Hearts trailer and now gameplay and we got an announcement of a ‘prequel’ to Life is Strange 2 not the game itself so neither were quite right.
My predictions of Final Fantasy 7 and Avengers were completely wrong as neither made an appearance.
My predictions of a Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer and The Division 2 gameplay we spot on however Splinter Cell, Watch Dogs 3 and Prince of Persia all failed to make an appearance.
My Sony prediction did not go at all like I was hoping. Devil May Cry 5 and Cyberpunk 2077 were both at E3 this year but appeared on Microsoft’s stage not Sony’s. Bloodborne 2 and a new Crash Bandicoot game didn’t happen at all and although we did see The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima there were no release windows given.
For Nintendo we unfortunately didn’t see GTA V or F-Zero so that’s 2 that didn’t happen. We also didn’t see Crash Bandicoot and Spyro in Super Smash Bros (although I think this could still happen). We did get Fortnite announced and released and although I was announced the week before we got more confirmation that Pokémon is indeed going back to Kanto in the Let’s Go games.
So out of my 35 predictions I only managed to get 12 right. Some of them were close but there is no denying that E3 was excellent this year and sent everyone home happy.