What are the E3 2021 highly anticipated games?
Starfield, Elder Scrolls VI, GTA 6 or the sequel of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are some of the games long-awaited by fans that might become the stars of E3 2021.
As far as E3 is concerned, video games are the headliners of the convention. The reason why fans are watching the main conferences and showcases of the biggest developers is that they expect to see the reveals or new trailers of the highly anticipated games. Many titles are much awaited by users because either they belong to successful franchises, they seem appealing or they have been in development for a long time.
By way of a preview of E3 2021 in AS English, we have gathered a list of the most watched-for games and why fans can't wait to get a peek.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 - Ubisoft
The first game was launched in 2003. The sequel officially announced on E3 2017 after a decade of rumors. The first videos of the game showed a very ambitious title where players would be able to navigate through outer space, land on several planets, use tons of combat mechanics... The trailer showed at E3 2018 and the successive development posts were impressive... In September 2020 ,Ubisoft posted an update on the game: Michael Ancel, long-time game designer for Ubisoft left its development. Yet, the game was "well underway". E3 2021 is a perfect chance to refresh fans' memory and show what the title can bring to the new generation.
Halo Infinite - Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
Halo Infinite is the only confirmed game by Microsoft that will be hitting its E3 2021 conference. It was in July 2020 when the gameplay was revealed and the company decided that the game would need extra work and polish. Delayed until Fall 2021, Microsoft knows that the game that was supposed to be launched alongside Xbox Series X/S needs to impress players. This E3 is their chance to turn the tables and leave Greg's memes behind.
Starfield - Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
"The biggest most epic science fiction thing that you can possibly imagine." This is what Todd Howard said about Starfield. Bethesda teased it at E3 2018. Players have had little word on the game, but this is the perfect occasion to show its potential. Especially when rumours indicate that it might be launching in Winter 2021 or sometime in 2022. Is time for Microsoft to justify why the Bethesda acquisition was an outstanding decision.
The Elder Scrolls VI - Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
Another big name for Microsoft and Bethesda. The Elder Scrolls VI was also teased at E3 2018. Even though Starfield's launch date is vague, it seems that the Elder Scrolls will launch sometime after Starfield. None the less, the community would be easily hyped if Microsoft decides to show extra information and images of the game. Skyrim was a massive success and Bethesda know that fans will be waiting for a step-up.
8 years since the launch of GTA 5, the second best-selling video game of all time with over 145 million copies shipped. GTA 6 would be a no-brainer, in terms of looking for profit, for Take-Two. The Grand Theft Auto franchise is a historical one and the sixth installment has been the target of constant rumors. Rockstar has created some of the most praised (and purchased) games ever with Red Dead Redemption 2 or GTA 5 among others. GTA 6 would be the next step and what better place to present it than E3?
Final Fantasy XVI
The new installment on the famous JRPG saga caught everyone's attention right after it was revealed that Naoki Yoshida (the mastermind behind the reborn of Final Fantasy XIV) was producing it and it is set in a medieval age again. The battles seem more fast-paced compared to other iterations of the saga. Square claimed that new information would be revealed in 2021 so E3 2021 might be the right stage for it.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Part 2
Final Fantasy XVI attracts players for the new possibilities it can bring, but Square Enix has another big bomb if the company wants to astonish players: to reveal the second part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The first part was a big surprise both for newcomers and traditional fans of the franchise. It brought back the classic game from 1997 with precious aesthetics and graphics. That part just covered the Midgard arc from the first game so the second part would continue from thereon. The game is expected to launch a couple of years later, but E3 2021 could be perfect to show what the next steps will the second part follow.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
Nintendo Switch hit a real homerun with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. A game that revolutionized open-world games. Their gameplay systems were smart and innovative and players expect to see more of it in the announced sequel. The trailer revealed at E3 2019 gave signs of a darker storyline and, probably, a bigger protagonism from Zelda. Nintendo has expertise in polishing its games. And knowing the expectations generated by this sequel, fans are eager to discover (and the sooner it happens, the better) what it has to offer. The company didn't shown anything at its last Nintendo Direct events.
Metroid Prime 4
E3 2017. Nintendo's conference. That was the only time we got to watch the teaser of a new iteration in the famous sci-fi franchise. It wouldn't be until January 2019 that the Japanese company announced that they were restarting its development from zero. Nintendo has promised "40 minutes of info focused exclusively on Nintendo Switch software, mostly releasing in 2021" which leaves room for imagination. And that means it might make an appeareance at this convention.
After Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Hidetaka Miyazaki has placed himself among the best developers of the contemporary gaming age. His work has achieved massive success and recognition from both critics and fans. Due to this, Elden Ring, his new work (featuring George R.R.Martin as contributing writer) is expected to exceed everyone's expectations. The first teaser was revealed at E3 2019 and nothing else has been seen yet. We just know that it will have open-world elements and that there will be some of the classic features that fans of Miyazaki games have come to count on.