What to Expect from EA at E3: Crysis 3, Battlefield 4, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Dead Space 3
EA could actually show off one thing at E3: games, surprisingly. Some AAA games include Crysis 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Dead Space 3 and possible a new Battlefield or at least a DLC
In this multi-part series, we’ll take a look at what EA is showing in a week
EA has a number of long-running, successful franchises that it’s pretty much got down to releasing every other year. I’m guessing that’s going to stay the same for E3 2012, and we’ll therefore not see surprises.
Can your PC play Crysis? If it can’t, well it probably won’t be able to play it’s sequel – Crysis 3. The third entry in the benchmark-setting franchise will probably finish the story arc of Prophet, as New York is encased in Nanodomes and is ruined by forest and snow and other environmental conditions.
Blowing jets up and having it fly across your screen is done perfectly in Battlefield, and the adrenaline-pumping shooter could get a Bad Company 3 reveal. As I’ve said below, I think Medal of Honor will release this year and BC3 next. Still, the spin-off series has gone quiet since Battlefield 3 released last year.
There’s also the question of whether Dice will tease the next version of Frostbite, it’s graphics engine, in light of Unreal Engine 4 being built for next-gen consoles. Personally, I think not. On PC especially, I think Frostbite 2 looks a lot better than Unreal Engine 3.
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor: Warfighter will also be on show for EA, despite a mixed reception when the Medal of Honor reboot released. Warfighter could be the antithesis to the adrenaline-pumping action in Battlefield, offering a slower-paced game.
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 has been rumored, and could take Isaac Clark out of a spaceship and into a snowy wasteland. Rumors said Isaac will be alone, with the blizzard conditions sounding gruelling and a contrast to the eerie quietness of Dead Space 1 and 2.
Not much is know about Dead Space 3, but apparent features include co-op and modified weapon customization. The series has been consistently well received since its debut, so a reveal should be welcome by fans.
When to Watch E3
EA hosts the second conference, on Monday, June 4, at 1PM PDT. The conference will be 60 minutes in length, followed by Ubisoft’s conference and preceded by Microsoft.