5 Hopes For E3 2015

E3 is fast approaching, and I’m pretty damn excited for this year’s event. It’s around this sort of time (a few years after the release of the latest generation of consoles) that we can expect some really exciting game announcements. Last year was pretty exciting, but this year has the potential to be bigger and better than ever. Here are our five hopes for this year’s event!

1) News on Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is going to happen, hopefully sooner rather than later, and I’d be pretty surprised if that game isn’t announced and discussed at this year’s E3. Fallout 3 was a sensational game, and a fourth instalment (excluding New Vegas), would be the perfect fit for the next-gen consoles. So news on Fallout 4, even if it’s just a tiny teaser, would be perfect for me – something solid to go on would make me one happy camper.

2) More on Crackdown 3

Crackdown was incredible, but Crackdown 2 wasn’t quite as good in my opinion. Hopefully, a third instalment could continue the series’ stellar reputation. We were teased with a brief cinematic trailer for another Crackdown game at least year’s E3, so it’s pretty safe to assume that we’ll be seeing a bit more of the game at this year’s event!

3) “Class 4” / State of Decay 2(ish)

We at IM PLAYIN (mostly me) are massive fans of State of Decay. We adored the original title on the 360, and we were just as enthralled with the Year One Survival Edition on the One. Over the past few years, Undead Labs has been teasing an untitled project called ‘Class 4’. From their various blog posts, it seems as though this game will be far bigger and better than State of Decay, which is pretty damn exciting. Phil Spencer has been tweeting, as he so often does, that Microsoft will be announcing a new exclusive IP this year at E3, so I’m predicting that this new IP could well be the untitled “Class 4” project from Undead Labs… that’s what I’m hoping for, anyway. Undead Labs and Microsoft have had a deal over the past few years to create games exclusively for the 360, One and PC, so this could well be a safe bet!

4) Project Morpheus and the HoloLens

We should be seeing a fair bit of Morpheus at this year’s E3 – which is always welcome in my books. I’ve messed around with the Rift on a number of occasions, so I’m really excited to see what Morpheus holds for the future of VR technology. The HoloLens is something slightly different, combining augmented and virtual reality together in some sort of Star Trek style holographic gaming experience. Whether or not it will be as revolutionary as the teaser videos have suggested is yet to be seen – we all remember when Microsoft first teased the Kinect with Project Milo on the 360, and how exciting it all seemed at the time. Still, any news on the HoloLens will be warmly welcomed for yours truly!

5) Something from left field

When it comes to E3, the most exciting announcements are always the ones that come from left field, and hit us out of the blue. The little teases of new games, the hints of sequels to some of our favourite titles – that’s where E3 gets most exciting for me. What sort of unexpected, ‘in my wildest dreams’, announcement would I personally like to see? Half-Life 3, The Last of us 2, or Left 4 Dead 3 – each equally unlikely, but I’ll remain hopeful.

So what about you? What hopes do you have for this year’s E3? Let me know in the comments below!

  • Michael Scoates

    Fallout 4 is my #1 most looked forward to thing too, hope to get at least a hint of it. Star Ocean announcements, Dragon Quest announcements, standing ovations for EA for including 12 Women’s National Teams in their FIFA franchise for the first time, Microsoft pouncing on Sony’s ‘sparse’ 1st party lineup for the rest of 2015, Sony punching back with PlayStation Now announcements, Nintendo doing something (anything) and nothing else getting announced for a 2015 release because I’ve already got a backlog and I’ve got Witcher 3, Wander and The Elder Scrolls in the pipe already.

    • Definitely props to EA. though I still think that A) they could have done more – perhaps with some club teams (though I’m sure that’ll be their big announcement for FIFA 17 and B) it’s crazy that it’s taken them this long.

      I’m literally counting down the days to ESO, can’t wait!!

  • Michael Scoates

    Fallout 4 is my #1 most looked forward to thing too, hope to get at least a hint of it. Star Ocean announcements, Dragon Quest announcements, standing ovations for EA for including 12 Women’s National Teams in their FIFA franchise for the first time, Microsoft pouncing on Sony’s ‘sparse’ 1st party lineup for the rest of 2015, Sony punching back with PlayStation Now announcements, Nintendo doing something (anything) and nothing else getting announced for a 2015 release because I’ve already got a backlog and I’ve got Witcher 3, Wander and The Elder Scrolls in the pipe already.

    • Definitely props to EA. though I still think that A) they could have done more – perhaps with some club teams (though I’m sure that’ll be their big announcement for FIFA 17 and B) it’s crazy that it’s taken them this long.

      I’m literally counting down the days to ESO, can’t wait!!

  • Dr.Ghettoblaster

    My top 5 Sony 2015 E3 wishlist:
    5). PS1 classics finally announced cross buy/play on PS4 (they’re cross buy/play on PSP, Vita, and PS3, but NOT the newest most powerful PS4)
    4). New Resistance, Wipeout, Twisted Metal, or Jet Moto/Splashdown reboot (water/wave racing genre is wide open completely empty for the taking!!!)
    3). New God of War(4) PS4 trailer + release date + GOW4 demo code announced exclusive with upcoming GOW3 Remastered
    2). Uncharted Trilogy HD remaster (1-3, 1080p/60fps, maybe throw in Golden Abyss for good measure, OR U4 demo/beta access would be even better!!)
    1). Last Guardian RE-reveal !!
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    My top 5 Microsoft 2015 E3 wishlist:
    5). Xbox Live digital arcade games cross buy/play (X360/X1)
    4). New Perfect Dark
    3). Shadow Complex 2 (or prequel)
    2). New Gears of War (“4”?) gameplay trailer + release date
    1). Gears of War 1-J HD remaster collection on 1 disc (ala Halo:MCC). 1080p/60fps/1 disc collection is all I’m really looking for here, as opposed to individual remake(s) sold separately…
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    My top 5 Nintendo 2015 E3 wishlist:
    5). Mario Galaxy 3, Mario Sunshine HD, or SM3DW2
    4). Starfox gameplay trailer & confirmed 2015 release date
    3). New Zelda WiiU trailer (SHOW US A DUNGEON!!!!)
    2). New F-Zero WiiU or F-Zero HD collection (SNES, N64, GC 3 games on 1 disc, online play support?!)
    1). Metroid WiiU reveal trailer!!!!!!!

    • Some really good points here, completely agree with all of them. Especially the Perfect Dark sequel and the God of War sequel – two fantastic gam franchises right there!

  • Dr.Ghettoblaster

    My top 5 Sony 2015 E3 wishlist:
    5). PS1 classics finally announced cross buy/play on PS4 (they’re cross buy/play on PSP, Vita, and PS3, but NOT the newest most powerful PS4)
    4). New Resistance, Wipeout, Twisted Metal, or Jet Moto/Splashdown reboot (water/wave racing genre is wide open completely empty for the taking!!!)
    3). New God of War(4) PS4 trailer + release date + GOW4 demo code announced exclusive with upcoming GOW3 Remastered
    2). Uncharted Trilogy HD remaster (1-3, 1080p/60fps, maybe throw in Golden Abyss for good measure, OR U4 demo/beta access would be even better!!)
    1). Last Guardian RE-reveal !!
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    My top 5 Microsoft 2015 E3 wishlist:
    5). Xbox Live digital arcade games cross buy/play (X360/X1)
    4). New Perfect Dark
    3). Shadow Complex 2 (or prequel)
    2). New Gears of War (“4”?) gameplay trailer + release date
    1). Gears of War 1-J HD remaster collection on 1 disc (ala Halo:MCC). 1080p/60fps/1 disc collection is all I’m really looking for here, as opposed to individual remake(s) sold separately…
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    My top 5 Nintendo 2015 E3 wishlist:
    5). Mario Galaxy 3, Mario Sunshine HD, or SM3DW2
    4). Starfox gameplay trailer & confirmed 2015 release date
    3). New Zelda WiiU trailer (SHOW US A DUNGEON!!!!)
    2). New F-Zero WiiU or F-Zero HD collection (SNES, N64, GC 3 games on 1 disc, online play support?!)
    1). Metroid WiiU reveal trailer!!!!!!!

    • Some really good points here, completely agree with all of them. Especially the Perfect Dark sequel and the God of War sequel – two fantastic gam franchises right there!