E3 2015 was last week, and wow, was it a good one, too! Probably one of the most exciting E3s in a long time. Tons of new games were announced, we got to see more virtual reality in action, and Fallout 4 is actually coming out this year! I want to touch on briefly on some of the things shown at E3 that I am most excited about.
We haven’t had a proper Battlefront game since 2009, so it’s about time we’re getting one! EA showed off some in-game footage of a battle on the ice planet, Hoth, complete with AT-ATs and Snowspeeders, and you can even use a tow cable on them! The game looks fantastic– so fantastic that I may even break my “no competitive shooter” policy to play this one! Star Wars: Battlefront is also coming in November, so I have a feeling we may be seeing some delays on some of these games to make room for the more popular titles.
|Microsoft’s AR Holo-Lens in action – Minecraft on furniture|
We’re getting closer and closer where virtual reality will become, well, a reality. Oculus and Sony were out at E3 showing off their VR devices: the Oculus Rift and the Sony Morpheus. The Rift is scheduled to be out Q1 next year, but will need a decent gaming rig to function (My high-end video card barely attains the minimum specs). I know I’ll be grabbing one!
The talk of the E3 town, though, was the Microsoft Holo-Lens. Microsoft’s Holo-Lens is an altered reality extension that projects objects onto what you’re currently looking at. In the above picture, you can see that a game of Minecraft is being projected on furniture. The applications for this sort of technology are boundless! Is this how we’re finally getting our Minority Report computer?
What are you most excited about from E3?