Wolfenstein 2, Prey 2, and Dead Rising 4 rumored for E3, but new consoles may steal the spotlight

By midian182 ยท 7 replies
Jun 7, 2016
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  1. E3 is almost upon us. With a number of pre-event conferences taking place this coming Sunday, there are only a few days left before we discover which big games are unveiled this year. We know for certain that Watch Dogs 2 will make an appearance, and rumors suggest that Wolfenstein: The New Order 2, Dead Rising 4, The Evil Within 2, and the long-awaited Prey 2 are some of the other titles set to be revealed.

    Bethesda is one of the companies holding its E3 briefing this Sunday, where it’s rumored to be announcing sequels to Wolfenstein: The New Order - confirmed to exist after a voice actress revealed she was working on the game - and The Evil Within. Plus, seeing as Bethesda mentioned it in a job posting last month, might there be talk of a rebooted Quake?

    An industry insider claims that Prey 2 will also be on show. The game had been in development for years before Bethesda officially canceled it in 2014, but some say that it has been completely rebuilt by Dishonored developer Arkane, and that it won’t actually be called “Prey 2”

    The same insider says that Bethesda will be revealing an Xbox One and PS4 remaster of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, which will contain "mods, all DLC [and] improved visuals.”

    Away from Bethesda, a fourth installment in the Dead Rising series is expected to be revealed at E3. ThisGenGaming recently posted (blurry) images showing the game, which, if they’re to be believed, reveal that original protagonist Frank West is returning to the series.

    The next installment in the zombie franchise is supposedly set in Willamette, Colorado – the same location as the first title – lending credence to the rumors that it will essentially be a modern remake of Dead Rising 1.

    It was recently reported that GTA developer Rockstar Games was working on new projects. The news came via Take-Two’s earnings report, which referenced Rockstar’s “exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.” While work on GTA 6 has already started, it’s still in the early stages of development, and GTA online continues to be a cash cow for Take Two, so don't expect any to hear about the sixth game at the conference. But if Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t unveiled, I’ll be quite surprised.

    Some other potential E3 titles include the new Legend of Zelda game (definitely), Mass Effect: Andromeda (highly likely), and Beyond Good and Evil 2 (wishful thinking). But this year’s event may be more about the hardware than the games

    Nintendo has said that its NX console, due for release next year, won’t be at E3, but expect to see the Playstation Neo and Xbox Scorpio – along with possible other variations of the consoles - to be the biggest talking points of the show.

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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I wonder if they will be like the newer xbox 360 etc with better ports, slimmer and more hard drive room or actually have real fps affecting changes. History suggests I won't be "upgrading" my console anytime soon.
  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    The original Prey blew me away.
    I loved that game and felt very immersed during my playthrough.
    If you love single player FPS campaigns you need to play it.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +454

    Prey certainly was an odd FPS, and brought a real interesting challenge to multiplayer that wasn't common. I am primarily referring to the different surfaces players could walk on, from ceilings to walls and being able to transition from one to the other made tracking for all players more complex. Although some would say games like Aliens vs Predator games may have also had similar experiences with I believe predators being able to walk on ceilings and walls as well.

    I would like to see a game with multiple gravitational pulls in a single area. Where for instance throwing a grenade would cause it to go multiple directions before landing. Then again these can be really tough...

    A decent lineup of game announcements, but I felt last year was better. I however am really looking (hoping) for a Quake reboot. A GTA 6 would be great too, but I am kind of 'meh' on the rest of them. And while Battlefield 1 looks cool, I am disappointed mainly because I don't really care for the firearms of that period or melee combat. Since I prefer modern technology on the battlefield BF 2, 3, and 4 were really it for me. I think they should of called it something else, for instance Battlefield 1914 would have been fine if you ask me.
  5. jdy80

    jdy80 TS Rookie

    I am Fuhrer Megatron!
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  6. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,668   +1,101

    I don't think Scorpio will be shown, it's kind of early.
  7. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 1,573   +715

    My Wii just decided to die yesterday... was hoping to see Nintendo's new console, but guess I'll have to wait a bit :(
  8. robb213

    robb213 TS Maniac Posts: 330   +100

    I stopped caring about E3 a long time ago since I found it to just be mostly pure hype and broken promises/marketing deception.

    I'll admit the only thing I'm interested in hearing more about is R* and their new Red Dead game they've been supposedly working on--but who knows if they'll show off anything.

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