E3 2014 Rumors & Expectations: New Trends Expected

E3 2014

It’s June; and it’s time to talk about games. The Los Angeles Convention Center is all set to host the 2014 edition of E3 – Electronics Entertainment Expo. Are you excited to know what new trends the world’s largest game trade show will bring up? All key players in gaming industry are going to make news all the week with a pack of incredible new products. Here we take your attention to some possible trends that we could expect at E3.

Virtual Reality to Shine: Game hardware was the key attraction of E3 last year. Unveiling of new consoles by Microsoft and Sony grabbed headlines mostly, then. This year, there doesn’t seem to have the same kind of hook, and it may be an event with more focus on virtual reality. There is going to have a big leap in virtual reality – both hardware and software. Oculus and Sony are reportedly to demo Rift and Project Morpheus, when many other firms may enter to the new turf of gaming.

Indie Revolution: There is a quick boom in Indie games recently. Latest trends like crowdfunding and digital distribution have helped Indie gamers grow faster, and it may result in the release of a handful of new titles by small developers. More independent and small-time developers are reportedly slated to launch their new titles at E3.

New Life for Nintendo: Supremacy of Sony and Microsoft in the gaming industry has badly affected Nintendo. Last year, new game consoles from Sony and Microsoft dominated the turf, with huge media attention. Can we expect Nintendo gaining a new life this time? Nintendo is basically a different entity in the industry. It is only game company, while its rivals Sony and Microsoft have their presence in many other markets. Hopefully, the Japanese game giant may bring out some fresh things this year to surprise gamers.

New Titles for New Hardware: All major game companies are said to roll out a line of new titles for their new hardware. Nintendo is expected to show off Super Smash Bros. for its 3DS, Wii U and other devices. Sony may focus on its PlayStation Now streaming service, apart from launching a pack of new titles. Microsoft is apparently working to get its Halo 5 on Xbox One.

There is no wonder in expecting sequels to all leading games at the event. We are likely to get fresh versions for all famous titles. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Halo 5: Guardians, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mortal Kombat X, Final Fantasy XV, and the next Kingdom Hearts are expected to be the major sequels at E3.

E3 2014 kick starts tomorrow (Tuesday, 10 June). The entire gaming industry is eagerly waiting for the great game trade show. As every year, we can certainly expect for a big volume of new game trends in the event. We have discussed only a limited number of items. More wonders are really expected to happen on the E3 floor.

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