Up For Debate - Who Will Win E3 2017?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, May 20, 2017 2:00 PM

In the land of ye olde video games, there are few bigger gets than ‘winning’ E3. You don’t get a prize. You don’t even get an award. But the ramifications of a blockbuster E3 press conference are far reaching, even now as E3’s most burning bright light becomes a fading force. Just ask Sony, who’s E3 2013 press conference effectively secured its placed as the number one console manufacturer in the world.

E3 is the one time of the year when practically the entire world’s attention passes over video games in some form or other. News networks and newspapers which usually couldn’t care less about the latest huge release, all invariably find time to sneak in some impressions from the biggest gaming event in the world. It’s the one event that people outside of the video game hardcore have actually heard of.

This year there are six confirmed press conferences during E3, spanning Saturday, June 10 through to Wednesday, June 14. EA, Xbox, Bethesda, Ubisoft, PlayStation and Nintendo will all be hawking their wares, unleashing a swathe of gaming reveals and generally trying to blow our socks off. Usually, it ends up being awkward executives fumbling lines, bizarre weed-smoking celebrity cameos, and inexplicable dance crews, but this is usually swept under the rug once the blistering game trailers arrive.

Of the console manufacturers, it’s arguably Nintendo and Microsoft which have the most to prove. Nintendo needs to showcase a promising Switch lineup to keep fans interested beyond the imminent Arms and Splatoon 2, while Microsoft needs to get its console business back on track with the reveal of Scorpio. Sony, on the other hand, is flying a little under the radar. There are no major expectations from Sony - most of its biggest franchises have, or are, launching already on PS4. This might suit Sony, however, as gamers sleeping on the show could be hit by a sucker punch of reveals they aren’t expecting.

EA’s meanwhile is practically a known quantity. We’re getting Need For Speed, Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA 18, etc, although it would be nice to get a curveball or two. Bethesda should be ready for at least two brand new game reveals, while there’s heaps of rumours surrounding Ubisoft concern Far Cry 5, Assassin’s Creed Origins, The Crew 2, and an all-new IP.

When the dust has settled, there can be only one winner. Which mega-corporation do you believe is going to be crowned champion at E3 2017?

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05:45 May-22-2017

Ubisoft's AC will be great..been hyped a lot
The new IP should be interesting...just hope it's not fantasy

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08:22 May-23-2017

Ubisoft plays with history, and they will in AC Origins.

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11:55 May-21-2017

I see a lot of peeps voting for Ubisoft but I vote Bethesda, I don't really know why I did, but I did.
The new AC should be interesting, don't really care much about Far Cry, and as always I'm a bit skeptical of Ubisoft, Bethesda on the other hand have a proven track record, maybe they'll reboot some old franchise again like DOOM?

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19:41 May-22-2017

you mean other than Quake ?

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07:55 May-21-2017

Everyones Hyped For Assassins Creed Origins, Far Cry 5.


What New Others Has To Offer ???

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10:18 May-21-2017

Last of us 2, God of war

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10:19 May-21-2017

uncharted lost legacy and days gone

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11:14 May-21-2017

They Are All PS4 Exclusives Only

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20:31 May-21-2017

Well Sony does NOT make God of War... if there was Santa Sonica studio i would have voted that eyes closed, my cursor would automatically just go on the name and my mouse would click...

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14:42 May-23-2017

Yes they do, Sony Santa Monica?

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18:37 May-20-2017

Bathesda? They are going to reveal games? Yay! So far I don't know what it is, so I vote for ubisoft, because IDK what the rest will offer.

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17:48 May-20-2017

Need some clarification on the term 'brand new IP' - I'm wondering if it includes a remake of an old game, or does it mean a completely 'from scratch' game.

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16:58 May-20-2017

Xbox and Nitendo have alot to show,microsoft for the upcomming scorpio with some new IPs hopefully and Nitendo,because everybody it's currently calling the Switch..Zelda Console/Machine.

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15:38 May-20-2017

Gamers.

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17:50 May-20-2017

No they are the only one that lose, cause they buy all the empty promises and flashy presentations.

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15:30 May-20-2017

Bentendo?

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15:29 May-20-2017

I dont wanna spoil this for ya guys, but I WILL WIN. :D

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14:23 May-20-2017

I'm thinking it'll be Ubisoft because everybody is waiting to see footage of this new Assassin's Creed game to see if it's worth their time. (I know I am!)

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14:10 May-20-2017

Devolver Digital will obviously blow us away.

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05:00 May-22-2017

Devolver has the potential to become a big publisher too. They got a good, successful lineup of games now like Shadow Warrior, Enter The Gungeon and it could only be a matter of time before they start making the big bucks

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14:09 May-20-2017

Devolver Digital

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14:02 May-20-2017

I think Nintendo because I'm expecting them to have a lot of future releases up their sleeve and ready to get anyone excited.

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15:39 May-20-2017

Why did you get downvoted by people for expressing an opinion? I thought this was a friendly site.. :(

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16:52 May-20-2017

Oh I'm pretty used to people downvoting me, don't worry about it. :P
A lot of people see downvoting as a mean to show disagreement, I myself only downvote "asshole-ish" comments where I feel like words are wasted.

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