E3 2013 Predictions
E3 predictions that aren't too absurd (like Jak IV and a new Syphon Filter, Versus 13, and Agent)
Shows much needed support for PS Vita, including always welcomed console ports along with some fresh new IP's that I believe will change peoples minds. I think they will update the firmware with some handy new features as well. On the PS3 side of things, they will give Ubisoft some more show time like most years in recent memory, Ubisoft has shown they really prefer PS3 for game development. As per usual they will always talk a few minutes about sales statistics worldwide, maybe a shout out to PS2. I think it's entirely possible to see Kojima or his company on the show to formally reveal Phantom Pain, with footage for Ground Zeroes regardless of them both being on Xbox 360. I can definitely see more news on Beyond: Two Souls, and I believe they will enjoy a moment of success for Last of Us. Seeing as how late in the game it is, I actually (finally), believe we MAY see a new console, but I think it will be revealed before E3 and shows formally when it comes in June (specs, price, release date)
I do think they will come storming out of the gate this year with awesome WiiU news, or at least I really hope so. I don't think it's too crazy to think they will reveal Zelda and the next Mario journey (beside New Super Mario again), like the game after Galaxy 2. I don't THINK we will see Smash Bros. 4 just yet, but I won't complain if we do either. I definitely see them grabbing WAYYY more 3rd party support this year, and boy is it needed. The Wii had the smallest attach rate margins from this gen, they need to change that for the WiiU to be successful. Wii was the most sold, yes, and even sold more games. However people didn't spend NEARLY as much time on those games as PS3 and Xbox 360. Simpler put, people bought games, then collected dust. They can change this if they get that important 3rd party support. They have amazing first party games that sell like a dream, but it's not everything. For 3DS, nothing really needs to be said. As great a system as the Vita is, nothing could ever take down Nintendo in the handheld department, they have some type of magic drug in the retail boxes of their systems.
I'll be honest here, if they don't show a new console, screw them. I am SICK of seeing Call of Duty either open or close the show. I am SICK of seeing Kinect for 45 minutes with little kid actors pretending to have fun. I do not know what else to say about them, it's been the same show for 4 years or so. They will talk about how Xbox Live is growing and growing with more features for GOLD and only GOLD. Things you can access for free elsewhere, before paying their own fee (netflix, music programs, ESPN etc..) They will go into more detail about Smart Glass and how it's similar to what the WiiU controller does. They will talk about more 3rd party DLC coming first to Xbox 360. They will talk about how well the 360 is doing in America, and mainly America. They may show a new Forza and Halo 5 (if you didn't know, Halo 4 was already confirmed to be a new trilogy, so I can easily see Halo 5 being announced). I don't think Gears of War Judgement will actually do so well, so I don't think it will be mentioned unless they talk about DLC for it. Other than that, I don't expect anything different. Even if they do show a new console, they won't abandon the 360 like they did with Xbox, because they 360 is somehow still doing well while the Xbox was doing god awful.
So, what do the people think of all that? Spot on, far fetched? Discuss below! And don't be rude!