Well folks the great video game expo is well underway and you better believe there is some big E3 news to talk about!
There have been lots of game announcements which definitely include the open world genre and there has also been some big news for consoles themselves. I mentioned how not too long ago that Sony had officially announced a beefed up PlayStation system which is codenamed Neo and will support 4k resolution in games.
Microsoft is not being outdone in this department and has announced a MUCH more powerful Xbox system in the works that is codenamed Scorpio. The graphical power it is touting looks to make it even more powerful than Sony’s Neo.
The system is not expected though to come out until fall of next year so there will definitely be some time for more development on it.
Enough about the consoles lets talk about the great upcoming games! Ubisoft has announced an open world sports game called Steep. According to Gamespot, the game will include things such as skiing, paragliding, and snowboarding just to name a few. There are also lots of challenges and activities to do in this game so it should be a lot of fun especially with it being open world and the freedom that comes with it. No official release date has been given at this time.
The game developer Bethesda has some big news. Everyone should remember Elder Scrolls Skyrim that was released on the last generation of consoles and for the PC. Well it has officially been announced that there is a new re-mastered and special edition coming to the PS4 and Xbox One.
What has me really excited about this is the improved graphics and the fact that you can use mods on the console versions to make the game even better! There were just some unbelievable mods that people created on the PC version, but the console people unfortunately could not take part in those mods until now.
IGN and some other game sites have shown some video comparisons of the graphics between the PS3 and PS4 versions as well as the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions. The colors are a lot more vibrant, the water effects are so much more realistic and there is more depth to the game world.
We also can’t forget about Watch Dogs 2. There has been more information of this upcoming sequel as well as more gameplay videos released to give everyone a good idea of what this game will be like. It appears that anything in this game can be hackable, not just certain things like in the first Watch Dogs and the say said the scale of the city in Watch Dogs 2 is even more massive. I cannot wait for this game to come out!
Other games have been announced such as a new Star Trek game coming for Virtual Reality headsets, a new God of War game for the PS4, a new game in development that will star Norman Reedus, a new open world racing game coming to the Xbox One (Forza Horizon 3) and many more.
This is just the first official day of E3 we still have the rest of the week to get through and you better believe there will be a lot more announcements and new games to be showcased. I cannot wait to see what Rockstar is going unveil and announce.
In the meantime, check out the video below showing the differences between the graphics of the new Skyrim version coming to the PS4 versus the older game systems. As always, check back for more E3 updates and post your comments!