Pachter: E3 2011 Could Be The Best Yet

May 12, 2011Written by Paulmichael Contreras

E3 2011 is mere weeks away now, and the entire industry is ramping up in preparation for the big show. Professional analyst Michael Pachter is planning to make his case as to why this year’s will be the best show ever.

Industry Gamers recently teased their upcoming monthly segment titled “Pachter’s Podium,” where the analyst discusses his opinion on the gaming industry at large. When asked about the upcoming E3 show, Pachter had this to say with regards to who will “win” this year; Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo:

Gamers will win this year’s E3, because there is going to be a ton of gaming goodness this year,” he enthused. “I’m personally excited to see Star Wars and Battlefield from EA, a Call of Duty reveal from Activision, possibly a Bungie or Respawn game, something cool from Take-Two (like BioShock Infinite, Max Payne 3, or . . . dare I say it . . . GTA???).  Ubisoft will show Driver and the next Assassin’s Creed, THQ will show Saints Row, and we’ll probably see Batman Arkham City, Rage … so much that I can’t keep track. The console guys are almost secondary, but we have NGP from Sony and Wii 2 from Nintendo (with Zelda for Wii, likely Mario for 3DS and Wii 2)…This could be the best E3 ever, and I’m not making that statement lightly.

Of course, this is mostly just speculation at this point, but with E3 just around the corner it won’t be too long before we see if Mr. Pachter is correct in his conclusion that gamers will benefit the most from all of these high-caliber titles perhaps being demoed on the show floor. Curious to note here – a lot of the games Mr. Pachter names are sequels. Most of the developers named have booked plenty of floor space to show off not only these hot titles, but much more. Stay with PlayStation LifeStyle as we will bring you nonstop coverage of E3 2011 as it happens.