E3 2016 is done and dusted, and while we take in all the gaming greatness that the show had to offer, we also sit back and wonder what happened to some of the games which we didn’t get to see.
Some of these were highly anticipated, while others we just assumed would be shown.
Out of everyone, Square Enix really let the fans down by leaving some of their biggest titles at home, and as much as I loved Sony’s media briefing, it had missing gaps too.
Here are the games we expected at E3 2016, but did not see at all:
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingom
If there was a game which made me cry my eyes out at the PlayStation Experience 2016, it was Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom.
I absolutely loved the first game, platinumed it and played it 3 times. So when Sony revealed that they were working with Level 5 on a sequel to the best game ever, I was extremely happy.
E3 2016 came along and I expected a trailer or at least some sort of gameplay demo, or anything really.
Seems that Sony left Ni No Kuni 2 out of their line-up completely, and it being a PS4 exclusive, means that we did not have any chance of seeing it elsewhere.
No Man’s Sky
Yes, we all know how great No Man’s Sky is looking, but what was Sony thinking by leaving out one of the most anticipated games of the year?
The game is due for release in August, and E3 could have been the perfect time to show off the game one last time before the big day.
We know it suffered a delay recently, but with it missing in action at E3 we could not help but feel that something is wrong here.
The game has been a headline at Sony’s media briefing for years now in some way or another, so when it did not appear this year, I could not help but get worried.
Square Enix’s Lineup
Square Enix failed in more ways than one this year.
Sure the publisher appeared at Microsoft and Sony’s media briefing to show off Final Fantasy XV, but the demos left me wishing for something different.
The Xbox One demo looked clumsy and broken, while Sony’s VR demo was lacklustre and more of a gimmick than anything else.
If anything, Square Enix should have focused on some other games too, to make up for the poor showing of Final Fantasy XV.
We all know that Final Fantasy XII is being remastered, Kingdom Hearts 3, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, and a new Project Setsuna are all in the works. Why were all of these omitted?
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Probably one of the most anticipated RPGs in the works is the Final Fantasy 7 remake.
First announced at the Sony Experience in 2015, the game broke the internet. E3 2016 came, and there was no sign of the game at all. No trailer, no Buster Sword, now epic Sephiroth music, nothing.
It makes us wonder what all the hype was about when the game was first announced, and if we really went a bit overboard with it all. When a massive game gets revealed and then goes missing, you cannot help but feel let down that you expected details on a regular basis.
This one was a shocker to be honest. One of Microsoft’s biggest IPs just vanished in smoke after being announced at last year’s E3. I cannot say where it went, or what happened.
The game was the first game to make use of Microsoft’s cloud processing, so maybe they were not ready to show this off, or maybe they just have other priorities like the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio.
Regardless, Crackdown 3 was not at E3.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
Another E3 has gone past and we still have no Beyond Good and Evil 2. I think it is time we just wipe this one off the list forever to be honest, because I highly doubt we will ever see this in action.
First announced at Ubidays in 2008, the game has not been seen since then.
Ubisoft have commented a couple times before, saying that the game is still in development, but I beg to differ. It has now been an entire generation of gaming later, and we still have no sequel to the original game.
Media Molecule have left their LittleBigPlanet series behind in recent years and have been hard at work on a new IP called Dreams.
The game will let you imagine anything possible and create any scenario you could ever dream of, and make it possible in the game. Make a game, or make a Disney inspired fairy tale adventure, it is all up to you.
The game was first announced at PlayStation 4 unveil event back in 2013, and since it has been a steady show of content up to now. However, at E3 2016, Sony failed to show the game off at all.
No mention of a release date, or any upcoming beta, which we know has been going on for some time now. It was surprising to not have the game on show after it has been in the spotlight for a few years now.
Were you looking forward to seeing any of these titles at this year’s E3? Let us know in the comments and forum.