E3 2019 is right around the corner, and there’s no doubt the gaming community is hyped for the prestigious event. It’s E3 where companies like Xbox reveal their next-gen hardware and developers showcase the next big game. As always, E3 2019 already has an impressive lineup of games to parade (though it’s almost guaranteed that a number of surprises will take place as well).
In the build-up to E3 2019, rumors have also begun to rampantly circulate online, with the highlights suggesting that Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake may be announced or that Great Rune, a collaboration between George R. R. Martin and From Software, will be officially unveiled. But given that these rumors are not confirmed, we’ve decided to leave titles like those off our list.
Borderlands 3 may very well prove to be one of the most anticipated games of the year, beyond just E3 2019. The recent gameplay reveal gave fans a look at its unique level scaling system, Zane the Operative’s skills, and some of the unique guns found in the looter shooter threequel. Developer Gearbox recently promised a new planet and a new look at a Vault Hunter at E3, so its audience is already all ears.
Borderlands 3 launches on September 13, 2019, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Recently, it was confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 would not have a playable demo at E3 2019. While this may disappoint some, it’s worth mentioning that developer CD Projekt Red has always been known to take its time, so this is nothing necessarily alarming. Players shouldn’t expect a release date or an extensive in-depth look, but the developer will be showing off some gameplay.
Cyberpunk 2077 currently lacks a release date but is in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Dying Light 2
Announced at E3 2018, Dying Light 2 has been relatively quiet for the past year or so. Developer Techland has recently promised to be at E3 2019 though, so fans of the original zombie-parkour title will surely learn a few details about the sequel. It’s not outside a realm of possibility that a release date is announced, as recent comments by the developer would suggest that the game is a good way through its development cycle.
Dying Light 2 currently lacks an official release date, but it is in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
A recent leak may have provided a glimpse at the information we will learn from Square Enix’s forthcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake. According to this leak, it will be revealed that there are two parts to the game, each part will be the price of a full game, and looks into the characters and combat will be revealed. This should all be taken with a grain of salt, of course, but rumors also suggest that a Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo will be released at E3 2019, available to everyone including those not at the show.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is in development, exclusively for PS4.
Following the events of Gears of War 4, Gears 5 will see players advance the story surrounding the Swarm threat, JD Fenix, Del Walker, Marcus Fenix, and Kait Diaz, the potential granddaughter of Locus Queen Myrrah. Recent rumors indicate that this third-person shooter will likely receive a release date at E3 2019, but as always, information like this should be taken lightly.
Gears 5 releases in 2019 for the PC and Xbox One.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is the next entry in the fan-favorite Tom Clancy franchise, and it will see two Ghosts face off with each other. Players will come face-to-face with Cole D. Walker (played by The Punisher‘s Jon Bernthal) and his team of ex-Ghosts (Wolves) on the fictional island of Aurora. It’s uncertain what developer Ubisoft intends to show off, given that gameplay has been shown and the release date confirmed, but perhaps it will take a look at Ghost Recon Breakpoint‘s raids.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint releases October 4, 2019, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Although it is rumored to be a cross-gen title not releasing until holiday 2020, Microsoft intends to show off something for Halo Infinite at E3, but even though it is so far from release, there are a few things we know about the title. Developer 343 Industries has promised no loot boxes, that the new entry is being built on a brand new engine, there will be a beta at some point, and that the “only BR [they’re] interested in is the Battle Rifle.”
Halo Infinite is in development for PC and Xbox One.
Pokemon Sword and Shield
The next generation of Pokemon is coming to the Nintendo Switch, with the official starters of Pokemon Sword and Shield having been revealed earlier this year. Nintendo has plenty it can show off from the new Pokemon title including new Pokemon, starter evolutions, or even confirmation of various rumors such as armored evolution. The most likely reveal will be Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s release date, since it is set to launch later in 2019.
Pokemon Sword and Shield is currently in development, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Unlike many other titles on this list, we know what publisher EA intends to showcase for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at its EA Play event. It has been confirmed for some time that the event will give the world the first glimpse of gameplay, which many may use as a deciding factor on whether or not to pick up the game. Developer Respawn Entertainment has previously called it “thoughtful combat,” so this reveal will hopefully define that more for fans excited for a new Star Wars game.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches November 15 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
The Outer Worlds
Rumored to appear at Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference, The Outer Worlds is one game many are clamoring to see. Not much is currently known about the story, other than it features the outer reaches of the galaxy, several factions, and a branching story, so players will likely learn more at the show. Considering its 2019 release window, a release date is likely to be announced, if the game isn’t delayed instead.
The Outer Worlds is currently in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox, and set to launch sometime in 2019.
E3 2019 officially begins on June 11 and runs through June 13, 2019.