GPS Episode 64: E3 2018 Part One – EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda

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Episode 64 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! In our special E3 2018 podcast part one, we’re talking all about EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda. The press conferences are our favorite part of the year, so we are having a great week!

To start it off, we thought EA had a fairly mediocre press conference. It didn’t help that a lot of their games leaked, but there were too many slow parts in between their great announcements. Andrea Rene did a fantastic job, but even her exciting stage presence couldn’t save the bore that was Command & Conquer: Rivals. We did get a lot of great details on Battlefield V, Anthemand Unravel 2. The biggest surprise of the conference was definitely Sea of Solitude for us, which looks to be a very promising EA Originals title.

Microsoft’s press conference was extremely long, clocking in at nearly two hours, which I personally felt was a bit too much. It was mostly great, though they really are still lacking in the first party department. Even acquiring new studios like Playground, Compulsion Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs, and The Initiative still isn’t enough compared to what Sony has to offer. Some of our favorite highlights from the conference were Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Halo Infinite, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, The Division 2, We Happy Few, Tunic, and Dying Light 2. It goes without saying that we are blown away by Cyberpunk 2077 also!

Lastly, we talk Bethesda, who had an impressive showcase, though perhaps a bit too long. We both agree that Todd Howard is phenomenal and that he really does have an endearing stage presence. It’s great that DOOM is getting a sequel with DOOM Eternal since a lot of people loved it. RAGE 2 looks like an exciting Borderlands-esque FPS, and who doesn’t love the idea of Wolfenstein Youngblood? A long time was spent on Fallout 76, which we are now completely sold on. The idea of an online-only Fallout game suddenly sounds like something I want. Bethesda ended their conference by simply letting us know that they are working on a new IP called Starfield, as well as The Elder Scrolls VI. It’s a bit too early to be talking about Elder Scrolls, considering that it hasn’t even entered production yet, but now we know for sure it’s coming.

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