With the grandeur of E3 2021 coming to a quick end, it’s time for us to reflect on the ways in which our hopes have been dashed. There have been plenty of lists summarizing everything presented at the show, but what about the games we didn’t see?
With the likes of Sony and EA skipping the show this year, there’s bound to be plenty of MIA games. Beyond the usual suspects, there’s a bunch of games that we’d love to see but that didn’t work out. Regardless of whether these games (and a console) are stuck in development hell, delayed because of COVID-19, not really alive, or just waiting for another day in the sun, Here is a list of some of the biggest games missing names from E3 2021.
As packed as Nintendo’s E3 Direct is still missing a few major upcoming titles. A few days ago, I said we would see Breath of the Wild 2 or Splatoon 3 at E3, but not both. Turned out, Breath of the Wild 2 win, leave Splatoon fans were a bit disappointed that there was no more content following Nintendo’s bombshell announcement earlier this year.
Very few people know about Splatoon 3. A cinematic trailer for the game showed off new locations, customizations, and weapons, but no actual gameplay has been revealed yet. Fans will have to continue to wait patiently for the game’s 2022 release window.
Speaking of Nintendo’s lack of announcements, there’s still no word on the highly anticipated third game in the Bayonetta series. The game was first announced at The Game Awards in 2017; Since then, no footage has been shown and no release window has been given.
Despite the lack of news, Nintendo assured fans in early 2019 that the game was still in production. Nintendo reiterated this statement more generally in Direct today, saying that it has a lot of games in production that aren’t ready to show. We can only hope that Bayonetta 3 is one of them.
Switch Pro console
It’s not technically a game, but it’s still a much-anticipated upgrade from Nintendo. Rumors of an “upgraded” or more powerful Switch console have been circulating for the past few years, and many fans have been hoping for it to launch at E3 alongside games that will take advantage of graphical fidelity. higher disaster.
Nintendo has stated that they are focusing on the game, not the hardware, in this particular Direct, but you can’t stop fans from dreaming. The trend on consoles seems to lean towards incremental upgrades rather than brand-new platforms, so it remains to be seen whether Nintendo will give fans a mid-cycle power upgrade.
This is practically a meme at this point. Although Bethesda made great efforts to partner with Microsoft for a joint program, the developer did not mention The Elder Scrolls VI, leaving fans wondering if they were hallucinating the first trailer.
TES VIThe announcement isn’t really even a trailer – it’s just the title of the game on a (presumably) shot in the engine. Skyrim It turns 10 this year, so you’d think Bethesda would want to talk a little bit more about her upcoming successor.
It’s also worth noting that missing in the Microsoft show is the much-anticipated sequel theo Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The game has already been confirmed as an Xbox and PC exclusive, which makes it all the more odd that it hasn’t been part of Microsoft’s attention.
Hellblade 2 hasn’t been seen since it was revealed at The Game Awards in 2019. Some are speculating that it could be seen at Microsoft’s second show this weekend. Even if that turns out to be true, it’s odd that Microsoft would prefer to port one of its most anticipated games to a spin-off rather than make it part of its main production.
Nothing seems to have changed this year for the Splinter Cell series. No entries since 2013 split Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and fans are starting to get desperate.
Based on Ubisoft’s comment when asked about the series, it seems Splinter Cell not one of its biggest priorities right now. At one point, Ubisoft’s creative director Julian Gerighty announced that a new game was in development, but the company denied this claim. All we can do is keep our fingers crossed for another adventure with Sam Fisher.
Another Ubisoft game that didn’t show up was Beyond Good & Evil 2. A sequel to the 2003 original was announced in 2017, but little gameplay, art, or narrative content has been shown since.
Ubisoft posted an update on the game’s website in July 2020, saying “[the game’s] Presence at events – whether digital or in-person – will be very limited for the time being, but nothing new has been shared since. It’s not clear why nothing is shown, which worries fans.
This upcoming Ubisoft pirate game was one of the most unique things announced at E3 2017. Fans were excited for the chance to relive the deep pirate dreams they had for the first time. feed, take care Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Although Ubisoft has set a 2022 release window for the game, no new updates have been shared on Skull site as of 2018. It remains to be seen whether any further details on the game’s promised diplomacy and naval combat mechanics will be provided.
Call of Duty announcements are usually the biggest, worst trailers to launch since E3, but no trailers were found at the 2021 show. (Perhaps that’s why this year is why. feeling a bit quiet.) Activision Publishing seems to be more focused on supporting Black Ops: Cold War and Battlefield right now, but that doesn’t mean something new might not emerge.
It’s likely that we’ll have a new entry at least fairly soon; fans are always excited about potential new settings and modes for the series. Getting a new Call of Duty every few years is more reliable than most, so I bet we’ll see something soon.
Well, we saw it in Summer Game Fest, but it’s not technically E3, is it?