Industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, known as Thuway on Twitter, has dropped a ton of news he expects to be revealed at E3. Given Rasheed’s track record, one is inclined to believe him on these things — namely, that the next entries in the Mass Effect, Deus Ex and Uncharted series will all be present at E3.
If a new Deus Ex is coming, that’s easily what we know the least about. There haven’t been any stories of a game currently in development. I think a new entry would certainly be welcome as Deus Ex: Human Revolution was pretty well received.
We know a new entry in the Mass Effect series has been in the works for some time, so it wouldn’t be so surprising to see it at E3, especially if the rumors of it launching next spring are true. Rasheed claimed it will not be named “Mass Effect 4” and will instead have a subtitle. Given that it’s been made very clear that the new Mass Effect will not be about Commander Shephard (that doesn’t mean that he/she won’t be in it though), that wouldn’t be surprising.
The one I think most are interested in seeing at E3 is Uncharted. Not necessarily because of the game itself (though I’m sure it’ll look good), but given all the recent turnover at Naughty Dog, many have wondered exactly what state the game is in and if it needs a major overhaul given all the key personnel that have left.
Rasheed also dropped several other tidbits. Project Beast, which is rumored to be a follow up to Demon’s Souls, has been shown internally along with the new Uncharted, but he made no mention of that project being at E3. He also talked about an upcoming PS4 title that had “eastern influence” and “better graphics than Snowdrop”, which is Ubisoft’s next-gen engine.
Rasheed also talked a little about Halo 5, saying it would be more open-world and very different from previous games in the series.
He also did speak a little about the Xbox One in general:
"Not everything will be at E3, things aren’t ready, some ink is still fresh. Give it time. You will buy an X1"
Again, take this purely as rumor, but Rasheed has a pretty good track record of being correct, so I wouldn’t be surprised if most of this is true.
What do you think Gamesided readers? Do all these tidbits make you more excited about E3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!