E3 hype thread

Microsoft had such an amazing conference!! Wow they really go all out this year.

The news of the new studios they’ve added is fantastic news. Will be seeing much much more exclusives for Xbox in the future. I’m so happy they went on such a big spending spree, buying 5 new studios.

Forza Horizon 4 looks impossibly epic!! Like that graphics was unreal! Also the news that there will be a 60fps mode for FH4, wow!!! The setting is awesome, and there is rumours that the are adding stuff like buying houses to the game as well. Very similar to TDU. Plus it’s coming to Game Pass!?!?!

Seriously, Game Pass is becoming a must-have service with an Xbox. It is great to see them investing in the service.

Halo Infinity was a great way to start the show with, and that Gears 5 trailer blew my mind. It looked great. Also ending with Cyberpunk was just a cherry on an already incredible cake.

I also must say, it was the first time I watched the stream via Mixer. Was really a great experience. Luckily with fibre I could stream the whole conference in 4K, and it made everything look so much better than it probably actually is.

Well done MS, was a great show, 9/10


Right, then onto Bethesda. At first it seemed a bit cringy with the presenters not looking too comfortable on the stage, but what they showed was really great. Rage 2 looks bloody great! I don’t know if it will actually look like that when it comes out, but wow was very impressive.

That Skyrim gag was really funny. Way to go and end the meme Todd Howard. Steering into the skid done right.

The new Doom is also going to be great I think. And Wolfenstein looks interesting. I didn’t really get any excitement from Quake Champions or The Elder Scrolls Online, but that’s just me.

And then they showed so much about Fallout 76. The game looks really ambitious. It will be interesting to see how people act amongst each other in the wasteland. I guess we’ll now really get to see how people would react in such scenario.

And then Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 announcements. While they didn’t show anything about those games, it’s still exciting to see.

Overall a great conference as well. 8/10


Loved the new cyberpunk trailer but seems about another year if not two years before it gets a release date


Another summary from Reddit for the Bethesda presentation to add to @DieGrootHammer’s notes:

Again, the complete conference available on the main site:

Bethesda’s E3 Conference June 10th, 2018
Rage 2

  • Andrew W.K. played live on stage
  • Made by Avalanche Studios and id Software
  • Trailer and Gameplay demo
  • Showed some vehicle and on foot combat
  • Combat reminiscent of Doom 2016
  • Showcased various abilities (powers/spell style things) the player can get

Elder Scrolls Legends

  • Card game
  • Being relaunched with updated visuals on PC and mobile today
  • Switch, PS4, Xbox One release later this year
  • New trailer

Elder Scrolls Online

  • Wolfhunter Dungeon DLC based on werewolves
  • Blackmarsh is the new area
  • New trailer shown that recaps the main stories from ESO

Doom Eternal

  • Teaser trailer shown
  • Two times as many enemies as Doom 2016
  • Being debuted at Quakecon this August

Quake Champions

  • eSports discussed
  • Free to play this week (June 10-17); keep it forever if you download this week
  • New trailer
  • New characters shown


  • New Game+, Survival Mode, Story Mode free update
  • Trailer showing Mooncrash Standalone DLC (available tonight)
  • New infinitely repayable mode with random gen
  • Typhon Hunter Multiplayer Update later this summer
  • Hide and seek
  • 1 player vs 5 mimic players
  • Typhon Hunter Update will add VR

Wolfenstein Youngblood DLC

  • Solo or Co-op
  • Trailer shown
  • Follows the Blazkowicz twins
  • Coming 2019

Wolfenstein Cyberpilot

  • VR Game
  • Play as a hacker

Skyrim on Alexa skit with Keegan-Michael Key

Fallout 76

  • West Virginia setting (known from Microsoft)
  • Prequel to all other Fallout games (known from Microsoft)
  • Showed Microsoft conference trailer again
  • Vault 76 was built to celebrate America’s tercentenary
  • Player was one of the first dwellers who was waiting for Reclamation Day for 25 years
  • Gameplay demo
  • Shows snippets of the beginning of the game
  • New distant weather system
  • The main quest (given by the overseer) will go through six distinct regions
  • New creatures
  • Multiplayer confirmed; entirely online
  • You can play solo, with friends, or with randoms
  • Focus on Survival
  • Not as hardcore as survival mode from Fallout 4
  • Your character isn’t tied to one server
  • You will be in a server with dozens (not hundreds or thousands)
  • Player decides the heroes and villains
  • Series of Vault-Tec episodes shown
  • Can attack other players
  • Various in-game activities teased
  • Players can build wherever they want and move them wherever they want
  • Players will have to protect their built areas from enemies
  • Nuclear missile sites that players can fight for
  • Player can use nukes they get to destroy areas which will dynamically alter the destroyed area
  • 100% dedicated servers
  • Beta to prepare for launch
  • Power Armor Edition
  • Has figurines
  • Glow in the dark map
  • Power armor helmet
  • November 14th, 2018 release date

Fallout Shelter

  • Coming to PS4 and Switch
  • Still free
  • Releasing tonight

Elder Scrolls Blades

  • Mobile game BUT it is like a full Elder Scrolls game (i.e. it’s a first person, 3D, action RPG)
  • Can be played in portrait or landscape
  • Showed trailer
  • Abyss Mode
  • Rogue-like endless dungeon crawler
  • Arena Mode
  • 1 on 1 combat with other players
  • Town Mode
  • Story mode
  • Features town building
  • Can go to friends’ towns
  • Will be on mobile, PC, and consoles
  • Supports VR on all platforms
  • All platforms can play together (even VR)
  • Coming this Fall for free, pre-order tonight
  • Can pre-register for early access


  • Sci-fi setting
  • Single player
  • Teaser trailer
  • Coming next gen

Elder Scrolls VI

  • Teaser trailer
  • Coming next gen

Gonna take a while to collect all the trailers and reveal teasers from XBox, Bethesda and Devolver. Will get there eventually, but I am about to crash after dosing myself with copious amounts of anti-flu meds so will only get to my big playlist collection later. In the meantime though, here’s a couple of game play demos and trailers to entertain those who weren’t able to watch the presentations:

Forza Horizon 4 Full Reveal Presentation | Microsoft E3 2018 Press Conference

Forza Horizon 4 E3 Gameplay Demo Reveal - IGN First

Devil May Cry 5 - Official Reveal Trailer | E3 2018

Cyberpunk 2077 – official E3 2018 trailer

Fallout 76 Full Reveal | Microsoft Xbox E3 2018 Press Conference

Fallout 76 Full Stage Show | Bethesda E3 2018

Fallout 76 – Official E3 Trailer

Gears of War Full Presentation | Microsoft Xbox E3 2018

Dying Light 2 Reveal Demo | Microsoft Xbox E3 2018

Dying Light 2 - E3 2018 Gameplay World Premiere

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: E3 2018 World Premiere Gameplay Walkthrough Trailer

Skyrim: Very Special Edition – Official E3 2018 Trailer


Dying Light 2 almost got lost in the excitement and all the other big titles, but it looks really cool. Very different from the previous one.

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They had Chris Avellone on stage. This alone is enough to make it stand out among all the rest for me.

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I love the fact that gears 5 will shift perspective and you wont be playing as a fenix character again (jd fenix also look better than he does in gears 4) and its Pretty awesome that marcus will still be present in the new one.

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The new Assassin’s Creed looks really cool. I haven’t been interested in the franchise in a long time.


I wasn’t all that interested before, but now that I know my two favourite characters are at least in some way involved, I’m all in.


Big Surprise was Remedy showing a game on Sony’s stage i didnt expect that.

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Square Enix’s E3 Conference June 11th, 2018

Full conference video in the MEW post by @DohcWP here:

Summary via Reddit
Conference was pre-recorded

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

  • Showed opening moments of the game
  • Showed combat/stealth gameplay
  • Full underwater exploration and survival
  • Biggest hub in any Tomb Raider so far
  • New trailer
  • September 14th, 2018 (already known)

Final Fantasy 14 Online

  • Stormblood DLC trailer
  • Under the Moonlight Patch trailer
  • Monster Hunter World crossover this summer

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

  • Trailer shown
  • Completely new story
  • 100% Free for all platforms on June 26th, 2018
  • Not Life is Strange 2, but good introduction to the world
  • Will introduce some Season 2 characters
  • Main character called Chris

Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age

  • Trailer shown
  • Looks like more Dragonquest
  • Showed character montage
  • September 4, 2018

Babylon’s Fall

  • Trailer shown
  • Being made by Platinum Games
  • PS4 and PC only
  • 2019 Release

Nier Automata: Become as Gods Edition

  • Trailer shown (same as Microsoft conference)
  • Includes all previous DLC
  • June 26, 2018

Octopath Traveller

  • Trailer shown
  • Went over the names of the classes
  • Realm called Austera (unsure of spelling)
  • July 13, 2018 on Switch only

Just Cause 4

  • Trailer shown
  • Set in fictional area called Seliz (unsure of spelling)
  • Largest Just Cause world yet
  • Introducing extreme weather that will interact with the destructible world
  • Hurricanes, storms, etc.
  • Vehicles system overhauled as well as new vehicles introduced
  • Grapple system overhauled to be easier to use and add more depth
  • Now Rico can place booster rockets
  • Story made to match the open gameplay better
  • Better enemies with unique types and better AI
  • December 4th, 2018 (already known)

The Quiet Man

  • Trailer shown (mostly live action)
  • No gameplay or story shown
  • More to come in August
  • PS4 and PC only

Kingdom Hearts 3

  • Trailer (almost the same as Microsoft conference)
  • January 29, 2019 on PS4 and Xbox (already known)
  • No new info

Ubisoft’s E3 Conference June 11th, 2018

Full conference video on the main site:

Summary notes from Reddit

Just Dance 2019

  • Pre-recorded choreographed dance video that transitioned into live on stage
  • Coming this October

Beyond Good and Evil 2

  • New story trailer
  • Jade is back
  • Break down of the major characters
  • You are a space pirate captain at the end of the 24th century
  • Very short pre-alpha gameplay shown
  • Can be played co-op or alone
  • Action adventure RPG
  • Opening to fan contributions today for art, music, ideas, etc. that will get put into the game
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt helping to make this work with HitRecord
  • Contributors will get paid
  • Can submit on HitRecord’s website
  • No release date

Rainbow Six Siege

  • Talked about how proud they are of the community and its growth
  • Now at 35 million players
  • Talked about the new Para Bellum update
  • eSports discussion
  • Upcoming documentary (Another Mindset) about 8 Siege eSports players
  • Releasing in August

Trials Rising

  • Creative director rode out onto stage on a dirt bike
  • Gameplay trailer shown
  • Looks like more Trials
  • Community members have been helping during development
  • Register now for closed beta (happening later this year)
  • February 2019 release
  • A second gameplay trailer

The Division 2

  • 7 months after the virus outbreak the virus is burning out, but Civil War is beginning to break out in Washington DC
  • New story trailer
  • The players actions will have a clear impact on the game
  • Player picks a specialization
  • 8-Player raids announced
  • Plans for years of frequent content updates
  • All updates will be completely free
  • Year one content outline
  • 3 episodes that will bring new areas and activities
  • 30 minute gameplay demo after the conference
  • You can sign up for the beta
  • Another trailer
  • March 15, 2019 release date

Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure DLC

  • Critical Hits (band) played on stage with the game’s composer along with the trailer
  • June 26th release

Skull and Bones

  • New story trailer
  • Pirate ship combat game
  • Piracy is dead with the empire crushing them all
  • Set in the Indian Ocean
  • Fortunes (gotten from the fortune teller in game) reflect the changing world (weather, trade routes, etc.)
  • Gameplay trailer
  • Pirate hideouts are player hubs
  • Shows boat customization
  • Shows more combat
  • Player can invite other in-game ships to join them in combat
  • Releasing 2019
  • Sign up for beta now


  • Elijah Wood (creative director) came on stage along with the game director
  • Explores going into other people’s consciousness
  • First person thriller puzzle game about switching between the various consciousnesses of the main family to piece everything together
  • Fall 2018 release date

Starlink Battle for Atlas

  • New trailer
  • “Toys-to-life” Sci-fi game
  • October 16th release
  • Another trailer
  • Starfox tie-in
  • Exclusive to the Switch version
  • Shigeru Miyamoto came on

For Honor

  • Recap of updates since launch (dedicated servers, etc.)
  • Thanks to community
  • Free starter edition on Uplay this week (get it now, keep it forever)
  • Trailer for the new DLC, Marching Fire
  • Adds four Chinese fighters
  • October 16th release
  • New 4v4 mode, called breach (castle sieges)
  • Another trailer showing castle sieges

The Crew 2

  • New trailer shown
  • Free to play on June 21st

Assassins Creed Odyssey

  • Story trailer shown
  • Set in Greece
  • Explore on land and sea
  • During the Peloponnesian War (Athens vs Sparta)
  • Play as an outcast who becomes a hero
  • Game shaped by players actions and choices
  • Two characters to choose from, male or female, that the player will play as for the entire game
  • Showed cutscene from game
  • Showed various combat snippets
  • Deeply changed the story
  • Player can interact with the story and history more than before
  • Basic dialogue options
  • Gameplay demo
  • Follows the female character
  • Combat, inventory, and player skill tree looks like Origins
  • Showed a giant battle that the player fights in
  • Minotaur tease
  • October 5th release date

Yakuza Coming to pc Woooot


Babylon’s Fall :+1:
Beyond Good and Evil 2 :+1:
Skull and Bones :+1:
Assassins Creed Odyssey :+1:

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PC Gaming E3 June 11th, 2018

Another summary via Reddit


  • By Coffee Stain Studios
  • Gameplay trailer shown
  • First person sci-fi factory building game
  • Gather resources from the world to build a self-sustaining factory on an alien planet
  • Play as an engineer sent form Earth to an alien planet
  • Use vehicles to explore for further resources
  • Factories will grow to be enormous
  • Singleplayer or co-op
  • Closed alpha in the coming months (sig up now)

Neo Cab

  • Gameplay trailer shown
  • Play as a cab driver in the future
  • Dialogue options with your various passengers

Mavericks Proving Grounds

  • By Automaton Games
  • Battle royale with 1,000 players
  • Trailer shown
  • More realistic setting (i.e. more like PUBG than Fortnite)
  • First person
  • Sign up for closed beta
  • Made on Cryengine
  • Persistent social hub in the world called The Capital (more of a full world than just a map)

The Forgotten City

  • Gameplay trailer
  • First person puzzle exploration game to solve a mystery of what is corrupting the city
  • A re-imagining of the mod
  • Coming 2019

Star Control Origins

  • Trailer shown
  • Sci-fi
  • Explore thousands of planets that you can land on
  • Focus on discovery and exploration using your spaceship
  • Open universe action RPG
  • A full story
  • Ship to ship combat
  • Fully open, simulated universe
  • Create your own ships, planets, or adventures with mods
  • Multiplayer Fleet Battles mode
  • Ship combat PvP
  • Preorder and play the beta today
  • September 20th release

The Hunt Showdown

  • New trailer
  • New weapons
  • Crossbow, throwing knives, handheld crossbow, sticky bombs

Archangel: Hellfire

  • Multiplayer, off-rails mech combat
  • 4 maps, 6 mechs, 13 weapons
  • July 17th release (Early Access out already)
  • Trailer
  • Destructible maps
  • Free roaming PvP
  • TDM

The Sinking City

  • Third person, Lovecraftian open world action mystery game
  • Gameplay demo shown in background
  • Investigations are the focus of the game
  • No handholding, no objectives or markers
  • Takes place in fictional Massachusetts city
  • Sanity mechanic
  • Choices or seeing disturbing things will affect the player’s character’s sanity
  • Cause hallucinations, disturbing sounds, etc.
  • Different monsters that the player must defend themselves from using weapons (scarce ammo), traps, etc.
  • Reiterated that investigations are still the core of the game, not combat


  • Trailer for The Sacrifice (story expansion)
  • Coming this week on PC
  • Umbra Warframe being added
  • Trailer for Tenno Live 2018 (Warframe convention)
  • July 7th
  • Already sold out, will be streamed on Twitch

Sega Games coming to PC (shown in compilation video)

  • Shenmue I and *II
  • Shining Resonance Refrain
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4
  • Yakuza Zero
  • Releasing this August

Killing Floor 2

  • 4 major updates this year
  • First came in March
  • Summer sideshow coming back
  • Weapons upgrade system
  • Trailer for The Summer Sideshow Treacherous Skies
  • Steampunk style
  • New map is a steampunk airship
  • New robot enemies
  • New guns
  • New character (Ms. Foster)
  • Coming tomorrow with a free weekend coming up
  • Tripwire stepping into publishing
  • Publishing Road Redemption

Man Eater

  • Made by creator of the original Killing Floor mod
  • Made by Blindisde and Tripwire
  • Trailer shown
  • Play as a shark
  • Open world action RPG where you play as a shark who hunts humans
  • Full single player campaign

Untitled Publisher (that is actually their name)

  • Bravery Network Online
  • Trailer shown
  • Turn based fighting game
  • Cartoon art style
  • 2019 release
  • Morningstar
  • Trailer shown
  • First person farming game with some sort of dark twist
  • Overwhelm
  • Trailer shown
  • 2-D platformer shooter
  • Art style reminiscent of Downwell
  • Available now

Jurassic World Evolution

  • Out tomorrow (June 12th)
  • New trailer
  • Jurassic Park building/management game


  • Made by Insomniac Games and Occulus Studios
  • Trailer (same one that was released last week)
  • First person shooter open world VR game
  • Play as an android
  • Ability to fly and climb
  • Focus on fluid movement
  • World is ever changing
  • Entity called the Tempest rearranges the world every week

Night Call

  • Trailer
  • Noir game set in Paris
  • Play as a taxi driver who gets involved in a world of Crime
  • Black and white drawn art style


  • Open world narrative focused exploration game
  • Think Journey
  • Trailer
  • Unique shaded art style
  • Pre-alpha gameplay shown

Star Citizen

  • New trailer
  • Alpha 3.2 coming soon

Acer came on stage to talk about their new monitors

Genesis Alpha One

  • Randomly generated universe
  • Build your ship out
  • Explore planets in first person
  • Splice alien DNA with your crew
  • Fight off alien attacks
  • September 4th

Don’t Starve Hamlet

  • Trailer
  • Looks like more Don’t Starve
  • Coming this December

Just Cause 4

  • New trailer showing off the new Apex Engine
  • HDR, Interactive weather, improved draw distances and lighting, Physics based aerodynamics, improved destruction systems
  • Reworked combat model
  • New weapons, AI, guns, etc.
  • Improved grapple system
  • Grapple is now customizable

Overkill’s The Walking Dead

  • Set in Washington DC
  • New gameplay trailer
  • 4-player co-op shooter
  • November 6th release

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season

  • Pre-release footage shown in background
  • Unscripted combat being added
  • Story starts after the time jump from the comics
  • August 14th release


  • Action roguelike where you play as a wizard
  • Pixel art, but every pixel is physically simulated
  • Allows for mechanic interactions and full destruction

Two Point Hospital

  • Gameplay shown in background
  • Hospital building game
  • Comedic tone (certain diseases include Turtle Head)
  • Cure patients
  • Improve your doctors and nurses
  • Investigate cures
  • Releases this Fall

Realm Royale

  • Battle Royale game with fantasy RPG elements
  • Different fantasy classes with different abilities
  • Forges can be used to craft gear, but will show the forge as being lit up, making it a target
  • Its been out for a bit (Free to Play) (Currently in Alpha)


  • New trailer
  • Farming and building game where you also collect Pokemon style creatures
  • Inspired by Pokemon, Harvest Moon, and Animal crossing

Anno 1800

  • Trailer
  • RTS
  • Looks like more Anno
  • City building, economy, and naval warfare

Rapture Rejects

  • Top down, cartoony battle royale by TinyBuild
  • Trailer
  • Cyanide and Happiness art style
  • Sign up now for the alpha

Hitman 2

  • New trailer
  • Shows mission set in Miami
  • November 13th release
  • Even bigger crowds than last game
  • Player can hide in crowd to evade pursuers
  • Sniper briefcase is back and can hold more than just your sniper rifle now
  • Elusive targets (limited time events) coming back
  • Preorder for access to co-op sniper mode

Sony’s E3 Conference June 11th, 2018

We have the full conference video here thanks to @DohcWP

Summary notes taken from Reddit post

The Last of Us Part II

  • Graphically, looks even better than Uncharted 4
  • Started with story
  • Introduced Jessie and Nina (love interest?)
  • Transitioned into stealth gameplay
  • Leaning hard into gore
  • Almost no HUD
  • Ellie gets spotted
  • The melee combat looks incredibly fluid and visceral
  • AI looks incredible
  • Ammo is just as scarce as the first
  • Explosive arrows for your bow
  • Bookended by more story

Ghost of Tsushima

  • Opened with song being played solo on bamboo flute
  • Open world action adventure game set in Japan, made by Suckerpunch (Infamous)
  • Gameplay shown
  • Graphically looks gorgeous
  • Showed discovering new areas in the open world
  • Player can ride a horse
  • Sword combat shown
  • Not super in depth
  • Enemies attack one at a time
  • Can parry
  • Finishers
  • Stealth system
  • Instant kills when sneaking up behind enemies
  • Can leap down onto enemies to initiate a chained attack against multiple enemies
  • Main antagonist is Mongols
  • Ended with a small boss fight


  • New game from Remedy
  • Story trailer
  • Very trippy and supernatural
  • Combat looks like Quantum Break
  • Coming 2019

Resident Evil 2 (Remake)

  • Story trailer
  • Graphics: Looks like its running on the RE7 engine
  • No gameplay shown
  • January 25, 2019

Trover Saves the Universe

  • From the creator of Rick and Morty (Justin Roiland)
  • Trailer
  • PS VR

Kingdom Hearts 3

  • New trailer with some gameplay in it
  • New worlds shown
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • January 29, 2019 (already known)
  • Limited edition Kingdom hearts PS4
  • All in one Kingdom Hearts package on PS4 only

Death Stranding

  • New trailer
  • Norman Reedus’s character (Sam) says he is “Just a delivery man”
  • Some gameplay sections of characters walking, but they showed different characters (so there may be multiple playable characters)
  • New female character shown played by Lea Seydoux (from Spectre [James Bond])
  • If Sam is eaten, it will trigger a “void out” which will devastate the surrounding area, though he will come back
  • Shows gameplay of Sam trying to sneak past void-like enemies before being grabbed
  • Lindsay Wagner’s character shown

Nioh 2

  • Teaser trailer


  • Gameplay shown
  • Spiderman crashes into a prison
  • Combat looks a lot like the Arkham games (Batman) but with the agility and powers of Spiderman
  • Web-swinging section looked very smooth
  • Section of Spidey running up walls and dodging Electro’s attacks
  • New villains shown: Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, Vulture


  • Teaser trailer
  • By FromSoftware
  • PS VR
  • More of an artsy title

Spiderman looks like it can actually be fun to play. I also wasn’t paying any attention to Ghost of Tsushima but i am now :smiley:

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That is the best thing out of the PC show IMO. I have been a Yakuza fan since I first played the demo for Yakuza 3 when I bought my original PS3. I have since played all the games available in the west and am still holding out for local versions of Ishin and Kenzan. You guys that have never played Yakuza are in for a massive treat, one of the best series in gaming. I’m actually busy with NG+ on Y0 on PS4 now, but I’ll gladly start from scratch on PC when it drops.

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Just Nintendo to go in a few hours time. Meanwhile, it’s taken ages but I’ve managed to catch up my YouTube Trailers playlist. It’s up 150 clips now.

Direct link if you prefer to play through YT - it’s getting tricky to scroll through the list in the embedded version.