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E3 Will Have "Fantastic Innovation" and Big Focus on VR, GameStop Says

Ahead of E3 2015, which is now just a few weeks away, video game retailer GameStop has teased that the show will deliver "fantastic" announcements and have a major focus on virtual reality. GameStop chief operating officer offered the tease as part of the company's latest earnings presentation.

"There's going to be a lot of gameplay at E3, and we're excited to see that," Bartel said. "We're excited to have others see what we've seen already, which is fantastic innovation amongst these games."

Bartel went on to say that he thinks, presumably based on conversations with key players, that virtual reality will be front and center at E3.

"I think the other thing that's going to take a lot of space and time at E3 is virtual reality," he said. "I think that's going to be something that a lot of people spend a lot of time on."

This isn't all that surprising, given that Valve's ViveVR headset is due out this year, with Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus consumer models coming in the first part of 2016. Although it doesn't have a release date yet, Microsoft's VR/AR headset HoloLens will also be featured at E3.

E3 2015 kicks off Sunday, June 14 with Bethesda's first-ever briefing. The show then rolls on Monday with briefings from Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Sony. Things continue Tuesday, when Nintendo and Square Enix hold their own events. For more on E3 2015, check out GameSpot's complete roundup of the dates and times for all the briefings.

What are you hoping to see at E3 next month? Let us know in the comments below.

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medman933d ago

Bring the games, developers. Bring the games.

NeoGamer232932d ago (Edited 932d ago )

I wanna see some innovation. But, not really interested in the focus on VR. Don't get me wrong VR is very immersive and very cool. But, for a person that has a lot of "life" things happening around them while gaming, VR becomes very annoying to take the headset off all the time for interruptions and the things that happen in life. While most technologies in gaming are becoming more social, VR creates a world where seclusion is your friend.

I have oculus rift, but it now sits on the shelf as a tech I bought and no longer use. Because without completely uninterrupted game time I find it useless.