The 25th Electronic Entertainment Expo – better known as E3 – has kicked off in Los Angeles, and this is a year of firsts and lasts.
Gamers around the globe are awaiting the announcements, trailers and who knows what else the week-long event has to offer.
The conferences kick off this weekend with embattled publisher Electronic Arts launching on Saturday and finishing on Wednesday with a Nintendo Direct, though the show continues on until Friday the 14th.
E3 2019 is shaping up to be one hell of a show, as this is the last one before the next generation of consoles hit the market – reportedly due out in late 2020, although for the Xbox it could be sooner if some rumours are to be believed.
The Internet is ablaze with speculation and the hype is very real.
Pegah Koh and her husband Herald Kho, who attended E3 last year, are both excited for anything Star Wars-related, and Ms Koh says she is also “looking forward to hearing anything Pokemon”.
Another Australian watching keenly from afar is Brendan Quinlan from Parramatta, who is “pretty excited” for the heavily rumoured Fable game from Playground Games, the studio behind the beloved arcade racing series Forza Horizon.
At last year’s E3, Microsoft announced they had purchased Playground Studios.
Mr Quinlan is also curious if both the rumoured Harry Potter RPG will be announced as well as the next Animal Crossing from Nintendo.
Vincent Kravetz from Aurora, Ohio is all about the Cyberpunk 2077 news which will be shown at Microsoft’s conference. The prevailing rumour is that the Polish developer CD Projekt Red will give a release date for the game which was first announced in 2013.