E3 2018 Game Predictions – 10 Third-Party Surprises That Could Steal the Show
A lot of the focus around E3 revolves around what each console manufacturer will do. It makes sense, as first-party titles usually are of a high quality, but it ignores nearly half of the press conferences. Third-party games are often just as good (if not better in certain cases), and they make up the bulk of what is shown each year.
This year four major companies will be holding press conferences: Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Bethesda, and Square Enix. All four have amazing properties, and a knack for innovation. It’s quite possible that people come out of the show talking about one of their titles rather than something by Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft.
With that in mind, here are 10 third-party E3 2018 announcements that could wind up stealing the show. Check them out below, and make sure to give your own third-party E3 2018 predictions in the comment section!
Electronic Arts has made some strong strives in bridging the gap between NBA Live and NBA 2K, but there’s still a bit of an identity crisis. Last year’s title was split between league and street play, and I’d like to see EA lean more into the latter. Rebranding the game as NBA Street (or even a half step like NBA Live 19: NBA Street) and focusing more on style as they continue to improve their simulation would be a win-win for all involved.
There never wound up being any single-player DOOM DLC, and hopefully that’s because id Software was working on a sequel. A DOOM 2 unveil would be an exciting, if semi-expected move. Sometimes an announcement doesn’t have to come out of left-field to be a hit, and this would certainly get the audience going due to how great the reboot was.