It’s already that time of year again. E3 2021 is right around the corner, and after last year’s somewhat tumultuous landscape for the industry, we’re hoping for some amazing news this year.
Last year, we saw the launch of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, as well as a handful of fantastic games to go with them. One year later, where do we stand in terms of next-gen gaming? Are we going to be seeing an exodus of important announcements this year? That’s certainly the hope, but as anyone who’s ever viewed an E3 presentation will tell you, the show is as unpredictable as they come.
That’s exactly why we’re making an attempt at putting some predictions out there. With E3 2021 debuting in the next few days, we thought it might be fun to throw out some ideas regarding what might happen during the show. They are in no way guarantees, and we don’t have insider info to share, but we are gamers who are excited about upcoming titles. And because we want to keep you entertained, we’ve put together three of our best predictions for what E3 2021 may bring.
So before the festivities officially begin, sit back, relax, and peruse our thoughts on what’s next for E3 2021. It’s going to be an exciting year, even if none of our predictions come true.
The Elder Scrolls 6 Official Reveal
We’ve waited nearly a decade for a meager bit of new Elder Scrolls information. As soon as many of us watched the credits roll on Skyrim, we were ready to set off on another adventure. Unfortunately, all we’ve gotten in the interim have been bits and pieces here and there, with no real hard and fast confirmations for the game’s setting, what we can expect, or even when to expect it. The last time we had any true update, in fact, was a couple of years ago when Bethesda released a very quick teaser video that only served to make die-hard fans salivate more over what could be in the cards.
Last year, the official Elder Scrolls account tweeted out an image that alluded to Hammerfell potentially being the setting for the new Elder Scrolls title. Unfortunately, there’s been no confirmation since, and nothing else to go on. With Bethesda gearing up for its first set of announcements post its acquisition by Microsoft, we could end up hearing a lot more about the new game at E3 2021 –– finally.
Grand Theft Auto 6 Announcement
We’ve been hearing about a new GTA for long enough. And realistically, it doesn’t seem like 2021 is the time or the place for Rockstar to go ahead and make this big reveal. But maybe that’s precisely why we might be able to expect it from the hitmaking studio. We’ve been waiting for the next installment for eight years now, and while GTA Online is certainly still enjoying its time in the spotlight, players agree that it’s high time we have another campaign to explore.
We’ve been seeing rumor after rumor make its way online, by way of job listings, supposed findings from people in the know, and other tidbits that industry folks have been whispering about. Rockstar has remained silent through it all, though we know something has to be brewing, and we can’t wait to see what. It’s high time we get another installment in the illustrious series, and it might finally happen. We’ll be waiting with bated breath, of course.
Nintendo Switch Pro
At this point, a new version of the Nintendo Switch seems like a no-brainer. We’ve been hearing about this ew hardware for months — a report here, an exclusive there — and given how long the original Switch has been on the market (followed up by the Lite), it seems like it’s about time for a refresh. Of course, Nintendo has said basically nothing, which means something could very well be brewing.
The Nintendo Switch Pro is rumored to include a 7-inch 720p OLED screen with 4K resolution, which is an important improvement for the handheld, especially since that would put it more in line with the other current consoles, at least in terms of graphical fidelity. Of course, it’s been “confirmed” and “rumored” and everything under the sun for what feels like a million times, so we’re not getting our hopes up too much this time around. If it happens, it happens, but it’s possible Nintendo may just never have this new hardware up its sleeve, after all.
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