This year's E3 event is not far away and as always, the event will be host to a number of big name videogame developers and publishers who will showcase their upcoming products for the world to take note of.
With E3 kicking off later this month in sunny California, we are anticipating a host of new game launches and announcements for the likes of Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo's Wii U and PC. And with names such as Bethesda, EA, Ubisoft and more expected to feature, buckle up for one of the best E3s in recent years.
But this post isn't about the titles and announcements that you will see at E3 2015, and rather about the ones that will surely miss out on the occasion. Here's a look at the five major announcements that will not be made at this year's E3.
Contrary to the popular belief that this is finally the year Gordon Freeman makes a comeback into the gaming industry, don't expect any such announcements at this year's E3. Sure, we have been treated to a host of rumors (especially via Reddit) where unknown sources have claimed that the game is in works, but that's about it. And even though a few will argue their case by pointing towards Valve's announcement of its new Source 2 engine earlier this year, stating that the engine is a perfect match for the game, we don't really see much probability of that happening.
Elder Scrolls VI
Even though Bethesda tries hard to convince fans about how great its Elder Scrolls Online is, most of focus, to this very day, is on the previously released Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. When Skyrim released, it opened up to us an entire new world of Tamriel with lot to see and do. Skyrim was a major success from the day it released and fans would expect Bethesda to cash in on the success and popularity of the game at this year's E3. However, chances of that are less as Bethesda will surely focus more on the newly-teased Fallout 4 at the event.
As far-fetched as it may sound, it was earlier speculated that Bungie was sort of overwhelmed by the popularity of Destiny and could look to tease the sequel for the game at this year's E3. But more practical-minded fans will know that Bungie is in no such hurry to jump into a probable Destiny 2 just yet. And even though there were a few rumors claiming that the next Destiny could be teased at E3 2015, all such hopes should be abandoned, especially after the House of Wolves DLC just recently released. However, there's a slight hope that we might get to see something related to the game's recently leaked upcoming DLC content 'Taken King'.
In case you didn't know (and we don't blame you for that), not long ago, Nintendo shocked the gaming industry and pundits by announcing plans for a new gaming system, codenamed NX. While we have no clue about whether the new console is one that's meant for the living room, or will be a handheld one, one thing's for certain: We won't get to see it at E3 2015. And anyway, we have given up any hopes of seeing the new console at this year's event after Nintendo president CEO Satoru Iwata, speaking to investors during a meeting in May, confirmed that no details would be revealed about the NX at E3. Still, we have our fingers crossed for a twist in the plot.
Reports of Sony already taking care of the R&D for the next-gen PlayStation emerged a week ago, and that got a number of fans talking about how Sony could tease the console at E3. Practically, however, a teaser for a new PS console would be anything but helpful for the company's market value since PS4 is only young and still has a long way to go before we can even start talking about future generation gaming consoles. Sony would want to build a strong base for its current PS4 console, before it can tease a newer console. Hence, you can successfully let go of any expectations for a PS5 teaser at E3 2015.
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