E3 2014 is a huge rarity for me because it’s one of the first ones where I am actively looking forward to and anticipating games from third-party publishers and developers more so than anything the “big three” are offering. I’m keen to see where 2K and Turtle Rock are taking Evolve, and whether they have learnt much about offering a multiplayer-only experience from Titanfall, arguably the biggest litmus test for this kind of game. I can’t wait to see more of Bethesda’s The Evil Within, and on a similar note to see where Capcom are going to take Resident Evil for its seventh instalment after a polarising sixth, or if they’ll bring back one of their legacy franchises like Dino Crisis or Onimusha.
Of course, Konami will be showing an allegedly controversial trailer for Metal Gear Solid V, and hopefully we’ll get a release date too. Sega will show off Alien Isolation, which is another game I’m interested in.
But nobody has got me more excited than EA, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Assuming all these games make an appearance, EA has a stellar line-up that I just can’t wait to see. Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mirror’s Edge 2, Star Wars: Battlefront and the long awaited Mass Effect sequel are some of the games I absolutely cannot wait to see. Ubisoft have Far Cry 4, which I’m intrigued by despite having seen no footage – as well as yet another Assassin’s Creed.