Revealed at Paris Games Week last year, Detroit: Become Human is the latest game from French developer Quantic Dream. Hate or love David Cage's work, you can't deny that he always creates something interesting. The PlayStation 4 exclusive looks to deal with some complicated topics regarding artificial consciousness and androids, and is set on Earth's version of Hell - Detroit.
While Square Enix isn't holding a press conference this year, they are planning a pre-E3 showcase for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Since the focus will be on just one game, the Japanese publisher is going to be pushing the heavily anticipated sequel hard. Its release is just a few months away (August 23), so expect a lot of gameplay footage.
Housemarque is a developer that rarely disappoints (with Alienation being the rare exception), so it's hard not to be excited about their upcoming game Matterfall. The thing is, despite being announced at Paris Games Week last year, gamers don't really know how it'll play. The trailer showed a promising art style, and hopefully the Finnish developer will show off a lot more about their upcoming shooter next week.
Alright, so the first Watch Dogs was disappointing, but it wasn't terrible. If anything, it was a flawed proof of concept for a really great idea. Watch Dogs 2 will look to expand upon that solid foundation (hopefully with a likable protagonist this time around), and it's exciting to see if Ubisoft can make the game that gamers wanted the first time around.
The more I've seen of Media Molecule's Dreams, the more baffled I've been by it. Regardless, I still can't wait to see what the talented developer is making, and how the game's creation tools really work. Hopefully they'll get some time on stage to show off some gameplay, and we'll get a release date.
For the second straight year, Bethesda is holding their own E3 press conference. A lot of it will be spent showing off Dishonored 2, which was announced at last year's event. I'm looking forward to seeing how their hit stealth title has improved in its sequel, and how it looks on PlayStation 4.
Guerrilla Games is making a game that isn't Killzone. That's very exciting in of itself, and the fact that Horizon Zero Dawn looks awesome is just a cherry on top. I'm very intrigued at getting to see how the game has come along in the past year, and how it'll use its open world (please don't add towers).
The best first-person shooter in recent memory is getting a sequel, and it's coming to PlayStation 4. That's crazy exciting for all gamers, and EA will hopefully be showing off a lot of Titanfall 2. Here's to hoping we'll see some campaign footage, and get a better sense of how the Titanfall world operates.
The best announcement from Ubisoft's press conference last year was that South Park: The Stick of Truth was getting a sequel. Cheekily called South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the role-playing game looks to have a superhero focus this time around. The game hasn't been in the spotlight in the past year, so hopefully it'll get a grand unveiling at this year's show.