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E3 2014: Predictions for Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony

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The E3 press conferences kick off tomorrow! So yes, it’s time for some well-timed predictions. Who will take home the glory of "winning E3" this year? Can Sony dominate again, or will Nintendo or Microsoft throw in a zinger? Along with predictions on the big three, below are the schedules times for the five big shows along with links are where to view them. Let’s hope for a grand E3 everyone!

E3 Press Conference Schedule

  • Microsoft: Monday June 9 at 11:30 a.m. CST
  • EA: Monday June 9 at 2 p.m. CST
  • Ubisoft: Monday June 9 at 5 p.m. CST
  • Sony: Monday June 9 at 8 p.m. CST
  • Nintendo: Tuesday June 10 at 11 a.m. CST
E3 2014: Microsoft Predictions
E3 2014: Microsoft Predictions Microsoft

E3 2014: Microsoft Predictions

Last year the Xbox One turned into a joke. However, Microsoft has since turned their image around with a mind set on pleasing consumers. The Xbox One still needs games though so let's see what they may have in store.

 

  • Fable Legends will be demoed onstage with five people
  • A new trailer for Halo 5 will be shown
  • There will also be a Halo HD collection announced for the Xbox One including Halo 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • The next season of Killer Instinct will be discussed
  • Bethesda will announce an Xbox One collection of Oblivion and Skyrim as well as a Fallout 3 and New Vegas compilation, never mentioning Fallout 4
  • Harmonix’s Fantasia will be the only Kinect centered game previewed onstage
  • There will be no mention of a new Gears of War
  • Microsoft will showcase Indie games similar to how Sony did last E3
  • The Quantum Break game and show will be highlighted
  • A look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will close out the show
E3 2014: Nintendo Predictions
E3 2014: Nintendo Predictions Nintendo

E3 2014: Nintendo Predictions

The big N decided to forgo the traditional press conference again this year. While Nintendo Direct had some good surprises last year, it didn’t overwhelm anybody. Can they strike critical acclaim this year and bring the Wii U out of the shadows?

 

  • A new 3DS model will be announced
  • No new core Mario or Zelda game will be revealed.
  • Bayonetta 2 will be showcased, announcing a September release
  • X will be shown again revealing a Fall 2014 release for Japan and a Spring 2015 release for America
  • A new Metroid will be announced for the Wii U in the same style as the Prime series
  • Square Enix will announce a new Crystal Chronicles game for both the 3DS and Wii U
  • Keiji Inafune will showcase more of his game, Mighty Number 9
  • Smash Bros on the 3DS will get dated for sometime in July and have a special 3DS bundle
  • The Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire remakes will get a trailer
  • Shin Megami X Fire Emblem will receive a new trailer, slated for release this Fall in Japan with no plans of localizing it in the West
E3 2014: Sony Predictions
E3 2014: Sony Predictions Sony

E3 2014: Sony Predictions

The PS4 dominated E3 last year. Can Sony rule over E3 again? If this list has any ruling, it may come true.

 

  • The Last Guardian and Kingdom Hearts 3 will not be discussed
  • Final Fantasy XV will be shown off onstage with a scheduled release for the end of 2014 in Japan and Spring 2015 in America
  • PS Vita will barely be mentioned other than accessory to the PS4
  • The PS4 will be getting a special bundle with Destiny this fall for the same price, $399
  • Uncharted 4 will not be shown, or discussed at all, but in its stead will be a PS4 collection of the three previous games
  • The Order 1886 will be demoed live onstage
  • Sony’s VR headset, Project Morpheus, will be showcased onstage with a demo from Media Molecule
  • Batman Arkham Knight will be shown onstage, announcing exclusive content for the PS4 version
  • Either Assassin’s Creed Unity, or Comet will be demoed while the one not shown will be revealed at the Ubisoft press conference
  • Atlus will unveil the first trailer for Persona 5
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