The biggest gaming expo of the year is just months away and we’re expecting some amazing games to be announced at the expo by some of the major companies in the industry. Every year, many companies from all over the world showcase their best work but this time around, many big companies won’t be attending this event. However, we’re still excited about the expo and we’re expecting a lot of phenomenal games at the E3 2020.
The Entertaining Software Association confirmed the names of the major companies who are likely to a part of this year’s E3 expo and also those who won’t be a part of E3 2020. Here are some of the publishers that might or might not show up at E3 2020.
One of the biggest publishers in the industry, Sony is not attending the E3 expo this year and this is the second time in a row. The main reason for not showing up is quite obvious that Sony is putting everything into their next-gen console, PlayStation 5. There are only a handful of AAA titles that will be released on PlayStation4 later this year with the likes of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Ghost of Tsushima and few others but most of the major games are releasing in 2020 after the release of PlayStation 5.
Sony hasn’t officially announced the PlayStation 5 yet and many fans were expecting that they might see the official PlayStation 5 announcement at the E3 expo this year but it seems like Sony will be eyeing some different event to announce their next console.
Ubisoft has been one of the biggest contributors to E3 expo. Ubisoft has officially confirmed that they are coming to this year’s E3 expo as well. This time around, Ubisoft is expected to reveal 5 new games that will release in the next few months. Many rumors suggest that Ubisoft will reveal their next game in the Assassin’s Creed series and it might be called ‘Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok’.
Furthermore, Ubisoft will be releasing Watch Dogs 3, Skull & Bones and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine this year so it’s possible that we might see some gameplay of these games. In case you’re wondering, Skull & Bones was supposed to release in 2019 but due to some technical reason, developers decided to delay the release date.
E3 officials have also confirmed that Nintendo will also be a part of this year’s E3 event. In the past few months, there have been many rumors about a new Nintendo Switch that might hit our shelves in the coming months but Nintendo confirmed that they do not have any plans for a new console this year so don’t expect a new Nintendo switch just yet. In other news, due to coronavirus in china, there will be a shortage of Nintendo consoles supply in the European and US markets as well.
Nintendo is expected to reveal the gameplay of Breath of Wild 2, Bayonetta 2 and few more but we might get to see some unexpected games that could also make an appearance at the expo.
Electronic Arts (EA)
Unfortunately, EA won’t be a part of this year’s E3 but they will be having their own EA Play event just before the E3 event. Fans around the world were probably expecting some new AAA titles this year but it seems like EA won’t be at E3 this year to announce another Madden, FIFA or Battlefield. It’s likely that EA will be holding their games till the release of next-gen consoles and we might get to see some new titles at the end of this year.
Officials have confirmed that Bethesda will be a part of this year’s E3 as well. Bethesda hasn’t made any buzz at the E3 events in the past few years but what can we expect from them this year? There are many rumours that Besthesda will be finally announcing the next game in The Elder Scroll series but it’s highly unlikely. However, rumours suggest that we’ll finally get some more info on ‘Starfield’ this year and we might get to see some gameplay along with its release date hopefully.
Microsoft will be attending this year’s E3 expo and it’s obvious that they would mainly focus on their upcoming Xbox Series X console which is hitting the market at the end of this year. It is expected that Microsoft will share more on their upcoming next-gen console and we might get to see some gameplay on this console as well. Furthermore, Halo Infinite will be the first title to be released on Xbox Series X so we might get to see its gameplay as well.
Sensua’s Saga: Hell Blade 2 is also expected to be revealed at the E3 by Microsoft but it’s not officially confirmed yet. Microsoft is also among the top contributors to this expo and expectations are high from them as always.
Square Enix will be making an appearance at E3 2020 as well. Square Enix has been working on many projects in the past few months and they are expected to reveal several games at this year’s E3. Dying Light 2 was announced recently and fans are really hyped for this game and expecting Square Enix to reveal this game at E3 along with many other games like Marvel Avengers, Outriders, and Circut Superstars.
E3 Official has also confirmed that the following publishers will be an appearance at E3 2020.
- Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Amazon Game Studios
- BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
- Capcom USA, Inc.
- Deep Silver, Inc.
- Epic Games Inc.
- GungHo Online Entertainment America
- HORI USA
- Kalypso Media Group
- Oculus from Facebook
- RDS Industries Inc
- Take-Two Interactive Software
- THQ Nordic
- UnnamedVR by Paracosma
- Warner Bros. Games
- XSEED Games
E3 2020 will be taking place at Los Angeles Convention Center on June 9 through June 11, 2020. We’re excited about some amazing and unexpected games that are ready to blow us away but the absence of Sony & EA will definitely impact the show. However, we’re excited about this year’s E3 and expectations are very high.
That’s all Folks!