The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013 or E3 was the 19th annual event that introduces upcoming games and game-related software. The event took place between June 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Unfortunately E3 is not open to the public, but journalists and game developers are welcome to attend.
The main highlight of the 2013 E3 were the unraveling of two major next-generation consoles, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. Both companies wowed the crowds with their new technologies and their plans to introduce them in late 2014. This still seems far away but gamers around the world can now look forward to the next generation of gaming.
Other than the releases of new consoles there were also a few games that sparked attention. Microsoft has unveiled that there will be another instalment of Halo. Although the name of the new episode of the Reclaimer trilogy (yes there are more than three now!) has not been released yet, speculators think that the title could be as simple as Halo 5.
Sony also unveiled their upcoming release of The Last of Us, which proves to be a massive step forward in game technology. The game features ‘never before’ seen graphics and a story line that is said to be most intriguing for the player.
For those who are more interested in so called ‘old school’ games also have something to look forward to. Nintendo released the name of their new installment of Pokémon, Pokémon X and Y, which includes an entire new Pokémon type, Fairy. This new Pokémon proves to be one of the best ones yet and should spark nostalgia in many gamers who played the classic game on the then popular hand held consoles such as Gameboy Color and Gameboy XP.