2016’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) revealed many new technologies and upcoming games that will propel industries forward and cause massive growth. E3 2016 saw more than 70,000 people participate throughout the week’s events and showcased more than 1,600 products from more than 250 exhibitors.
Social media records were shattered during E3 this year with more than 7 million tweets, 500,000 instagram likes, and 42 million viewers on Twitch. E3 claimed the title of having the most viewers of any video game convention streamed to Twitch so far.
Savannah College of Art and Design was announced the winner of the 2016 E3 College Game Competition with their game Brobot Beatdown.
Top gaming titans such as Microsoft and Sony, in addition to Bethesda, announced their plans for virtual reality (VR) devices and games. E3 participants and viewers were able to see some of these VR games tested out on the big screens such as Eagle Flight and Resident Evil VII.
|Microsoft||Project Scorpio||Xbox One S|
|HTC + Valve||HTV Vive (VR)|
“Gamers were the winners at E3 this year. The advancements in technology unveiled at E3 will redefine entertainment for the world.” – Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA
Hideo Kojima made an appearance during Sony’s conference with his new game Death Stranding featuring Norman Reedus.
Titanfall 2 was announced for standby and will be released on 28 October 2016.
Nintendo’s announcement of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild drew in many fans with its stunning visuals, creative game play, and gorgeous audio. Announcements were also made regarding Pokemon Sun and Moon.
Games Confirmed at E3
|100ft Robot Golf||Absolver||Abzy|
|Agents of Mayhem||Aragami||ARK: Survivial Evoled|
|Attack on Titan||Batman Arkam VR||Battlefield 1|
|Battlezone||Black the Fall||Brut@l|
|Call of Duty: Infinate Warefar||Conan Exiles||Corpse Party|
|Cuphead||Cryptark||Sid Meier’s Civilization VI|
|Destiny: Rise of Iron||Darkest Dungeon||Days Gone|
|Dead Rising 4||Death Stranding||Detriot: Become Human|
|Deus Ex: Mankind Divided||Dishonored 2||Don’t Starve: Together|
|Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past||Eagle Flight||Elder Scrolls Legends|
|Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition||Eiter||EVE Valkyrie|
|Everspace||Exile’s End||Fallout Shelter (PC)|
|Fate/EXTELLA The Umbral Star||Fe||FIFA 17|
|Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age||Final Fantasy XV||Final Fantasy XV VR|
|For Honor||Forza Horizon 3||Furi|
|Gears of War 4||Gnog||Gravity Rush 2|
|Grow Up||Guilty Gear XRD – Revelator||Gwent: The Witcher Card Game|
|Halo Wars 2||Harmonix Music VR||Harvest Moon: Skytree Village|
|Horizon: Zero Dawn||How We Soar||I Am Setsuna|
|Injustice 2||Inside||Just Cause 3|
|Just Dance 2017||Killer Instinct Season 3||Killing Floor 2|
|Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8||King of Fighters XIV||The Last Guardian|
|Let It Die||Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Loot Rascals||Madden NFL 17|
|Mafia 3||Manifold Garden||Masquerada: Songs and Shadows|
|Mass Effect Andromeda||Monster Hunter Generations||Mother Russia Bleeds|
|Moto Racer 4||Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord||NHL 17|
|Night in the Woods||Nioh||Persona 5|
|Quake Champions||Prey||Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin|
|Pokemon Sun and Moon||Rain World||Raw Data|
|ReCore||Resident Evil 7||Rez Infinite|
|River City: Tokyo Rumble||Scalebound||Sea of Thieves|
|Shadow Warrior 2||Shantae: Half Genie Hero||Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate|
|Skylanders Imaginators||Slime Rancher||Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice|
|South Park: The Fractured But Whole||Spider-Man PS4||Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness|
|Star Trek: Bridge Crew||Star Wars Battlefront 2||Star Wars (Respawn)|
|Star Wars (Visceral)||Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission||State of Decay 2|
|Statik||Steep||Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns|
|Styx: Shards of Darkness||Super Hypercube||Syberia 3|
|The Culling||The Division: Underground Expansion||The Turing Test|
|Tekken 7||The Walking Dead: Season Three||Thumper|
|Titanfall 2||Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE||Touhou: Genso Wanderer|
|Touhou: Scarlet Curiousity||Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands||Trials of the Blood Dragon|
|Volume: Coda||Valentino Rossi: The Game||Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor: Martyr|
|Watch Dogs 2||Wayward Sky||We Happy Few|
|Wild Guns: Reloaded||Xing: The Land Beyond||Yakuza 0|
|Yesterday Origins||Yooka Laylee||Zero Time Dilemma|