I don't usually go into E3 with a lot of specific expectations, other than to be wowed. I don't think I've ever been let down. Sure, some years didn't run as smoothly as others, and new systems aren't launched every E3, but there's always something exciting, something unexpected, and several things that you know that people back at home will want to know about.
However, taking a moment to ponder just what we might get to see at E3 this year, there are a few things that have piqued my curiosity...
So, CCP is going to be at E3
again this year, which is bound to be interesting. EVE Online
is already an amazingly beautiful game, with a lot of depth, but an upcoming update will include the ability to disembark your ship as your avatar, while in stations. I don't know how deep that will go, but I'm anxious to find out. Also, there's another game the CCP's going to be showing, called Dust 514
, which is a console FPS that will interact with EVE Online
in a new and novel way, where the attacks in Dust 514
will be ordered by corporations in EVE Online
and the outcomes of the battles will affect territory ownership in EVE Online
. This integration is a new, exciting aspect; it will be interesting to see how this interaction affects each game.
Trion Worlds has an interesting co-dependent creative project that I'm hoping to learn more about this year, as well. No name has been announced, yet, but supposedly they will be creating an action MMO game which will interact with an upcoming Syfy network series, such that events that occur in the series will affect the game's storyline and events, while events that occur in the game will affect the show's storyline, as well. Rather than the highly player-driven environment of EVE Online, this project will involve an interaction between the players actions and the resulting in-game events, and the writers of a television show on Syfy, which means that the interaction won't likely be as immediate or direct, but one of the interactive products is a non-interactive media (television), which could make this project an interesting one to watch.