Best Announcements in E3 2018

Day 1 – EA

  1. Battlefield V
  2. Anthem

Day 2 – Xbox / Microsoft

  1. Metro Exodus
  2. Forza Horizon 4
  3. Cyberpunk 2077

Day 2 – Bethesda

  1. RAGE 2
  2. DOOM Eternal
  3. Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  4. Skyrim: Very Special Edition
  5. Fallout 76
  6. The Elder Scrolls VI

Day 3 – Ubisoft

  1. Skull & Bones
  2. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  3. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Steam Chat Got Discord-Like Beta Update

Steam recently released “The All-New Steam Chat” beta update.

The update features friends list with more information, group chat with text/voice channels, sending videos and GIFs through chat, quality and security enhanced voice chat, and more.

To access to the beta, go to setting > account — in Steam client — and opt into the beta. You can get more info here.

Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2018 Briefing Was Highest Concurrent Viewer Count of Any Stream on Twitch

OC from GitHyp.

E3 2018 Peak Concurrent Viewers on Twitch

  1. Microsoft / Xbox: 1.7 Million viewers (1.1 Million in 2017)
  2. Ubisoft: 1.6 Million viewers (986K in 2017)
  3. Sony / PlayStation: 1.5 Million viewers (926K in 2017)
  4. Bethesda: 964K viewers (233K in 2017)
  5. PC Gaming Show: 893K viewers (552K in 2017)
  6. Nintendo / Switch: 679K viewers (292K in 2017)
  7. EA (Electronic Arts): 528K viewers (676K in 2017)

The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield May Not Release Until Next Generation Consoles Released

According to GameSpotThe Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield is in early stages of development and may not release until new PlayStation and Xbox consoles are released.

All of the Cyberpunk 2077 Info Released So Far

OC from @RobotBrush

  • Game is FPS perspective
  • FPS perspective made to feel more personal
  • RPG with Shooter Elements not a Shooter with RPG elements
  • Multiple different progression systems (Skills, Perks, etc.)
  • V, protagonist — urban merc/hired gun.
  • Full character creation system (Gender, Looks, Lifepath/Backstory)
  • You DO NOT pick classes in the beginning, class system is fluid based on choices
  • Dystopian Cyberpunk future shown in sunlight on purpose. Full Day/Night Cycle. Noir themes
    bleed through environment and aesthetic
  • Characters from Cyberpunk 2020 lore will appear
  • Netrunner Techie and Solo are main focused classes
  • You can combine classes
  • Optional classes exist (like Rockerboy and Corporate) and you can pull perks from them to add
    into your own custom class
  • Story and quest system from Witcher 3 is implemented into Cyberpunk similarly.
  • Choice and consequence is HUGE. Emphasized that the game is an RPG first and foremost
    Story is personalized by player choice.
  • Combat — Ranged combat and Melee combat. Learned lessons from Witcher 3. FPS Melee
    combat.
  • Weapons — 3 branches — Power Weapons (heavy hitting/stagger), Tech Weapons (penetrating
    through cover), Smart Weapons (tracking/following)
  • Vehicles — Motorcycles, Cars, hinted at flying cars.
  • V is a fully voiced character. Both Male and Female completely voiced.
  • V’s personality is shaped by player. Backstory and interactions shape V’s personality.
    Cyberpunk is a dark dystopia in the same vein as Witcher 3 being Dark Fantasy
  • Details of the world — everything has a purpose. World design was a huge focus in setting the
    tone.
  • Night City – in between SF and LA (fictional city). Inspired by both cities.
  • 6 unique districts in the city. Each area has its own feel on top of the base Noir feel
    Exploration is encouraged.
  • Witcher was horizontally huge, Cyberpunk is vertically huge.
  • You can enter buildings, Mega Buildings exist as well with multiple floors and multiple areas to
    explore within a single building.
  • No level scaling. 2 forms of XP — Core XP — Main Missions and Street Cred — Side missions
    Higher Street Cred opens new exclusive vendors and fixers (newjobs)