Originally Posted by AnUnbiasedGamer
From my perspective, this could be the most interesting E3 in a while. The big 3 all have pretty big stakes. Microsoft has to show why the Scorpio will be worth the 400 or 500 dollar upgrade and they NEED to show new exclusives. They really don't have any sort of advantage when compared to Playstation's lineup, especially considering Playstation's exclusive agreements with Destiny and Call of Duty. The Switch needs to keep up its momentum with Mario and other new announcements since Mario is really the only announced game they have this holiday. And Sony has been on a hot streak and they already have released lots of first class exclusives this year and they still have GOW, Spider Man, Uncharted the Lost Legacy, Death Stranding, Detroit, Last of Us 2, Days Gone. Im looking forward to all conferences and will actually be going to E3 this year so I can't wait to try out some of the games announced. Especially since a lot of the games from Microsoft and Nintendo will be surprises.
Late response but I agree with you that Nintendo and MS need to show new games, mostly MS. However, where are these games from MS going to come from? They have no internal studios to make all these games we want them to produce. If that's not bad enough, the entire company has made it obvious they want to steer towards making games as a service multiplayer focused titles ala Sea of Theives. They've been burned over and over on failed AAA single player endeavors this gen, as misguided as those attempts were, but are still making money on multiplayer focused games. Their research shows silly people with money love paying out for colors on fake guns.
Meanwhile, Nintendo, I remind you held an E3 last year revolved around a single game. You think they are going to do what everyone thinks and expects them to? Nah. In their minds they will be showing off 3 brand new upcoming games in Splatoon 2, Arms, and Mario. They are also riding high on positive press in the first time in a long time, so they aren't feeling any heat. You will be lucky to get a single announcement out of them.