So, we're about two months away from E3 (Paris Fashion Week for games, for the uninitiated), what do you want to see from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony? Given that everyone's new hardware is out in the wild, the focus this year is likely going to be on games, games, games, games and possibly a bit of VR.
No one knows what any of the platform holders have in store for this fall, but there are a handful of third-party games that've been announced so far: Batman Arkham Knight, Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor, The Evil Within, Destiny and something else that's escaping me at the moment.
Here are my predictions for fall titles from each of the hardware makers. Sony feels the easiest to guess at for me, but Microsoft and Nintendo are absolute wildcards.
- Sony: Uncharted 4, The Order: 1866, DriveClub and a bunch of indies and downloadables.
- Microsoft: Sunset Overdrive, (possibly) Forza Horizon 2 although that's wishful thinking in my part and really I don't know what else. I'd be very surprised if Halo 5 hit this fall.
- Nintendo: I'm just going to make some wild guesses here: Zelda U, a new 3D Mario for Wii U, more info on Mario Kart ans Smash Bros. I can't say that I follow the 3DS scene very closely, but I have a feeling that that will play a big part of the company's focus too, as it has in past years. I'd realy love a reason to get excited about owning a Wii U, however. Just gimme one, Iwata!