Stephen Totilo â€” Prediction! There will be a lot of shooters (first-person and third-person) at E3 next week.
Yes, indeed. As crazy as it sounds, games that involve the rapid transferral of bullets (or lasers) from gun barrel to bad guy's head will be as ubiquitous at next week's E3 showcase of upcoming video games as shirtless people in a boxed set of Cops episodes.
Battlefield 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360):
This year's Pepsi to Call of Duty's Coke. Made by DICE, the people who made the original Battlefield 1942 which was a beloved PC multiplayer-centric game that made war a sandbox for foot-soldiers who could jump into tanks and planes to help their team win. Only single-player has been shown so far; maybe multiplayer gets a blow-out at E3?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii (?)):
The end of a trilogy! The next game to beat up New York City! The game that needs little introduction because millions of people bought the last four! (And the game with a lot to prove since it is led by a re-organized group of developers who didn't all work on the last Modern Warfare blockbusters.)
Ghost Recon Online (PC)
A third-person, cover-based tactical shooter that you can play onlineâ€”for free. Read our preview.
Spec Ops: The Line (PC, PS3, Xbox 360):
This was a shooter set in Dubai that made heavy use of simulated, shifting sand. But the game just got delayed to... mid-2012? So they could have changed this one to anything.
I still think Far Cry 3 will make an appearance on E3, what do you guys think?