Everything is ready in Los Angeles to host the twenty-fourth edition of E3, the main video game fair, a date that will officially start on Tuesday, although previously there will be events organized by companies such as Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft and Sony, among others.
Microsoft, which will give details about its Project Scorpio, an Xbox One console compatible with virtual reality and the game in ultra high definition (4k), promises to become the main protagonist of the event, which is expected to attend more than 50,000 people.
Experts say the company could announce details about the console’s final name, price and release date at a conference that will take place this Sunday from 2:00 p.m. (0100 GMT).
In addition, the company is expected to show video content announced as “Crackdown” and “Sea of Thieves”, in addition to a new installment of “Forza” and a new chapter in the “Halo” saga.
Sony, meanwhile, will try to surprise with “God of War”, “Days Gone”, “The Last of Us 2” and, perhaps, “Bloodborne II”, while some point to the possibility that there is room for An improved version of PlayStation.
And Nintendo, after announcing recently the new Pokkén Tournament Deluxe (DX), the expected first Pokémon game that will arrive at the Nintendo Switch in September, plans to unveil other bets like “Splatoon 2”, “Super Mario Odyssey” and other games Splintered from that universe.
Electronic Arts, meanwhile, will be absent from the fair for the second consecutive year, while betting on a simultaneous event called “EA Play”, where “Star Wars Battlefront II” will be the star product, without losing sight of the first video game FIFA for Switch and launches like “Need for Speed Payback” or “Battlefield 1”.
For the first time in its history, E3, by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the company that organizes the fair, opens its doors to the public with 15,000 tickets that, despite costing between 150 and 250 dollars, Took time to sell out when they went on sale in February.
In 2016, E3 flirted with that idea by hosting a free, open-air E3 Live parallel event held just a few feet from the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“The enthusiasm of the attendees was incredible,” Rich Taylor told GameSpot.
“The response was clear: people wanted to be inside the convention and the companies also wanted to give access to the fans, so this year we have made it happen,” he said.