As with any E3 seasons, the more a company tries to keep a big announcement secret, the more likely it is that it makes it out to the public long before. It makes sense, video games are not only big business, they’re big projects. Some major titles can have close to 1000 developers, not to mention the people marketing the game, people printing banners and posters for the reveal, someone who just happened to be on a plane while a developer was watching the trailer, or people setting up the booths.
The point is, things get out. We want to report on those things getting out and want to make it convenient for you. So here is a list of possible leaks ahead of E3 2019 that might be at the show. That doesn’t mean these things are definitely happening, no one can say that for sure until E3 actually takes place. Here is just a number of rumors that have some degree of credibility and aren’t just posted on Twitter.
Fable IV Will Be Revealed
Rumors of a new Fable have been swirling for well over a year. Last E3, Microsoft acquired Playground Games, the Forza Horizon developers, who were also rumored to be working on a new Fable game. In the year since, Playground has staffed up quite a bit, hiring for an entirely second team, making the possibility of a new Fable more likely. A post appeared on Reddit just ahead of E3 which claims that Fable 4 will be taking place across time and space in a post-Albion world.
From Software Working On A Game With George R.R. Martin
The A Song of Ice and Fire writer has been very busy doing a lot of things that aren’t finishing books and one of those things appears to be consulting on a video game. There have been rumors about a From Software game with consultation from Martin, rumors which got a booster shot when Martin himself confirmed that he has been working on a game from Japan. Website Gematsu then released a litany of details on the game, reportedly codenamed GR, which they say is a From Software title with a new IP and has been in development for around three years. Gematsu also reported that the game, published by Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco, would be revealed at the Microsoft E3 conference.
Microsoft Plans To Reveal Their New Console
Last year, Phil Spencer closed the Xbox E3 stage show by offhandedly talking about the future of cloud technology and how they plan to integrate that into future consoles. It was, at the time, the first public acknowledgement of the next generation of consoles, but very little was said beyond that. This year, it has been suggested Microsoft will be talking much further about two new consoles, codenamed Lockheart and Anaconda. There would be one high-powered box, with one that sells for cheaper. Usually this would just classify as a rumor, but the same source also mentioned an all-digital Xbox One launching before E3, which was announced a few months ago.
Watch Dogs 3 Is Known As Watch Dogs Legion
Courtesy of an Amazon UK retail listing, the third Watch Dogs game seemingly got a title as Watch Dogs Legion. Described as taking place in a post-Brexit dystopian version of London, the game is supposedly a bed for a mechanic that lets you take over any NPC in the game world at your leisure. It is likely that Watch Dogs Legion will be a big part of Ubisoft’s E3 show this year.
Avengers Details Leaked
E3 Coliseum, the in-depth dives with developers during the show, accidentally put up a listing for their Avengers panel after Square Enix had confirmed its presence for their presentation. The listing included a full description of multiple sentences, stating that the upcoming superhero game will feature customizable heroes, can be played in single-player or multiplayer, team power combinations, and that the world will change over time. It gives us a small hint of what the game might be like as Square Enix has remained tight-lipped since its announcement.
A New Darksiders Game Hinted At
E3 Coliseum strikes again with another listing for a new Darksiders game. Described as a fresh new take on the series, and also referencing something inexplicably called corporate lore, the panel description refers to a newly-announced game. During THQ’s ridiculous and embarrassing AMA earlier this year, they posted a list of their E3 slate, which contained the title Darksiders: Genesis. In addition, Airship Syndicate, which employs a large ratio of developers from the former Darksiders developer Vigil, changed their Twitter background to an image that hints at a new Darksiders game.
We will keep this list updated as things get confirmed, denied, or added.