After what has been a very long week, E3 is over.and while it’s been a week of very long days and very late nights, it’s been incredibly exciting, re-igniting a passion for new games that, if I’m honest, I haven’t really felt in a while.
That’s largely my own fault. LoL, Rocket League, Hearthstone, PUBG, Fortnite, and CSGO have all dominated much of what I’ve played over the past few years, and while there are plenty of other great games that I’ve played too, many of them have fallen by the wayside. Partly, that’s down to cost, but a lot of it comes down to time, and my preference to play games with Dan and Waleed rather than playing them on my own.
But now we know what Fallout 76 is, and where Forza Horizon 4 is set, and what you can do in Cyberpunk, and that a new Elder Scrolls game is being made. There’s plenty more than that, of course (Sekiro, Hitman, and Just Cause 4 have all somehow not ended up on my list), but even just those seven games are a cross-section of the things I’m excited to see over the next few months (or years).
There were some frustrating things about the way we dealt with E3 as a company, but I won’t dwell on the here. Instead, it’s nicer to recognise the massive amount of hard work that we put in over the last week, and to focus on the fact that it paid off. I’m going to sleep for a good chunk of the weekend now, but the fact that I need to is down at least in part to how much fun I had covering my first proper E3.