It is done. It’s a reality. E3 2021 is fast approaching and after a necessary absence for us to appreciate what the show has to offer, it is coming back with enough force. Of course Microsoft has many points to put on an unforgettable spectacle, whether for better… or for worse. It depends on how they approached the show.
That’s why I decided to write these lines, to tell you a little bit about what we hope to see at the Redmond event. Because so many studies must give them play. If you join me, I will tell you a little more about our expectations.
Halo Infinite to Open E3 2021 Show
What does that phrase look like? … “I have no proof, but no doubt” that Halo Infinite is going to open the event. After last year’s hard blow that forced 343 Industries to put off the game for virtually no less than a year, it makes sense that they would want to redeem themselves by showing all the advancements the game has undergone.
On Halo Infinite, I’m very clear on what we’re going to see and what isn’t. The game is going to improve a lot on what was seen last summerSure, but it will be far from the expectations of those hoping to see playable CGIs. Considering that there is a background version of One, what I saw in the screenshots is good for me. In fact, I hope Halo improves on what really matters technically, providing more playability for the user; better AI, physics, environments and mapping.
Of course, I’m also waiting for a release date, foreseeable in October of this year.
Obsidian will have a space during the event
Grounded is still unstoppable, and it’s no wonder we finally see the final version dated and added during the event. Fans of the game will certainly appreciate the fact that Game Preview is finally coming out.
However, if anything is expected, it is to see something more Confessed. I’m almost convinced that we will see a new CG and additional details. As to whether or not we’ll see gameplay, I think it’s still early for that. Maybe in the video they show us we’ll see parts of the game, but nothing that represents the final version, and less of the extended gameplay.
Come on, the protagonist of the event
While it is true that Halo Infinite will be the game that arouses the most expectations during the show, we cannot forget that Microsoft has two Forzas in the oven. The first and the one that seems the most advanced is Forza Horizon 5, which we hope to see some gameplay and even a release date for this year or early next year. I’m more inclined to see it this year.
Then there’s Motorsport, which has undergone a complete reboot and is looking for a full generational leap in physics and graphics. Although this one, I wouldn’t expect to have it this year.
Fable and the new Albion we need
I follow the example of Fable very closely. It is no secret that in this house we have been very attentive to the project. So I hope to see some new details of the game and feel it a lot, no gameplay near the end of the game. Maybe they give us some clues about the location of the game, the enemies, and the common thread.
A while ago, we exclusively revealed that everything points to it happening in the modern age. The 16th century will be one of the sets to set the scene.
Ninja Theory, the Xbox prodigy
While it is true that the purchase of Bethesda was a real bombshell, I think that we cannot leave out with Ninja Theory. The studio is working on Hellblade 2, which we’ll surely see something about during the event, and also on Project Mara, which should show some sort of teaser.
More Perfect Dark reboot cutscenes
We already know that The Initiative is working on a reboot of Perfect Dark. Everything points to a third-person action game with strong espionage overtones. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t seem overly advanced yet, which leads me to think we’re not going to see much of the gameplay. And let’s not even talk about dates.
I think Rare is finally going to show us what they want to do with Everwild and where they want to take us this time around. They talked about it there would be a special link with nature and that can give a lot of play. Especially in the new generation of consoles.
Like most Xbox projects, I don’t expect to see it this year, but at least I think it’s far enough along to show us a glimpse of what’s to come.
Of course, I hope to see surprises that will allay doubts. I wouldn’t rule out seeing exclusive or “first in” offers from third-party studios. Basically that’s what I hope to see.
- Some teasers on the new Compulsion Games.
- New Double Fine gameplay trailer.
- Overview of what’s new in inXile Entertainment.
- At least two older Xbox IPs come to life.
- New material from Undead Labs and State of Decay 3.
- A new game from Xbox Global Publishing.
Third and second part space
Here’s a list of games that we know are on their way to Xbox that could make an appearance at the event. I will try to leave the most powerful and avoid the small projects in the hands of [email protected]
- Twelve Minutes.
- As dusk falls.
- Luminous memory: infinite.
- Cross shot X.
- Echo generation.
- Exo One.
- Song of iron.
Newest for Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox and more Gears
Whether the Xbox One and Xbox Series version of Microsoft Flight Simultaro is dropping is no secret either, so I also think during the show or pre-show we might know when it launches on the console and Xbox Game Pass. .
As far as Gears goes, I think now is not the time to show anything new, although there is some news reaching out to the two ongoing games we have currently, Tactics and 5.
Agreements with a third party
No E3 would be the same without deals with third-party studios, and I’m more than confident Elder Ring will be one of the games that takes up space at the Microsoft conference. This would also be joined by the new Battlefield and on-air projects from Ubisoft.
Bethesda of my life …
Ok, I wanted to save this part for last because you already know that these will be two separate conferences. I can’t predict everything Bethesda will show, but yeah stick to it when it comes to Xbox. Here, I’ll be faster in the text, so as not to make it too long:
- Starfield will be exclusive to Xbox. Nothing more. It will be announced at the Bethesda event.
- Additional details on The Elder Scrolls VI.
- New project related to Doom.
- The material from Wolfenstein III will be shown.
- Date of certain releases on Xbox, such as Ghostwire Tokyo or Deathloop.
I know the Bethesda section may have been paler than it looks in a fan’s mind, but the purchase is very recent and I’m sure there are still plenty of deals to be found. respect. The fact that this is a separate conference already suggests that.
Time for surprises
Although I was quite conservative in the text, I left room for some surprise until the end. I’ll put them as a list:
- I hope to know more about the future Project Omen, from Arkane Studios.
- Project Dragon: The mysterious dragon game that has been the subject of rumors.
- Project Typhoon is an Xbox exclusive AAA open world project.
- I also think that we will see a collaboration with someone very important in the industry.
Of course, Xbox Game Pass will be the silent protagonist of the event. Expect to see some news coming to the service and remember that whatever is announced by Microsoft will be on the first day of subscription.