If we could go back in time and look at what I was hoping for last year (which we totally can because, duh, it’s the internet) I feel like my list hasn’t changed that much. First my hopes!
Borderlands 3. BORDERLANDS 3! JUST GIVE ME ANYTHING, HAVE CLAPTRAP ROLL OUT ON A STAGE AND SHOW ME A SHORT TEASER ANYTHING PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. Gearbox has announced that they WONT be there with BL3, but this could all be a diversion to distract us from them rolling Claptrap through the back door. We’ve seen very little of BL3 dating back to Gamescon two years ago. Most of the Canada Wal-Mart leaks have been spot on, including a leak that happened today from Steam for Just Cause 4. Borderlands 3 was on that list. Please Gearbox, I know you read all blogs that mention you, please bring BL3 this year!
Nintendo LABO will get further support. We will see many more peripherals for the system including add on for future big releases (LABO style pip-boy anyone?) It will go from younger demographic to an older demographic, I foresee a LABO style light-gun (GIVE US HOGANS ALLEY).
Let’d stick on to Nintendo. I’m really hoping we get stellar news about their on-line service. The fact that there is no “virutal console” doesn’t effect me, but I would really like to see a Playstation Now type service where we can stream (download while you pay for the service) and play a back catalog of games. Hogans Alley, Duck Hunt, Mario 2, Super Metroid, Yoshi’s Island YOU GET THE PICTURE. This is a big opportunity for Nintendo to show up and show out for their online service.
Bethesda, my favorite everything. Sunday will be a HUGE day for Bethesda. I predict we will get a new mobile game, Fallout 76 before the end of the year, the final ESO expansion, Fallout 4 on Switch (LABO PIP BOY). Bethesda will bring out the big guns after an alright showing last year.