E3 2016 - Announcements Abound
Latest Electronic Entertainment Expo focused on hardware as well as software.
The E3 is always the scene of major announcements in the world of gaming and this year it was no different. The latest edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo focused on hardware as well as software, raising expectations and excitement in regards to many different products and IPs.
Hardware-wise, perhaps the most important announcement was that of the Xbox One S, which is expected to land as soon as this August. Fresh on the tail of the new-and-improved Xbox, Project Scorpio was mentioned too, which is taking things much further for Microsoft in the direction of the Xbox. This next-generation console is set for release only towards the end of 2017, so it's a longer-term prospect for gamers.
Sony have confirmed the release of their PlayStation VR too, for October 13, adding that some 50 VR titles will be launched between the above said release date and the end of 2016.
The software announcements mostly concerned titles which are set for a pre-Christmas launch. FIFA 17 is one of the titles slated to come out before that though, as are Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2. The September-October time-frame will also see the release of Recore, Forza Horizon 3, The Last Guardian and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered.
The beginning of 2017 is also jam-packed with releases: Resident Evil VII will be launched then, as well as Horizon Zero Dawn and Ghost Recon Wildlands, though the latter two will land in March.
Steve Larson has been involved with eSports media on-and-off since 2004.
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