E3 2016 vs E3 2017: 60% increase in new IP reveals at E3 2017

Brodie Fogg 20 June 2017 NEWS

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48% more games were revealed than at E3 2016.

To many, this year's E3 was a bit of a yawn-fest. While Days Gone continues to look just fine, and Microsoft was obliged to spend a big chunk of its show discussing its new powerhouse console, there were nowhere near as many breathtaking moments as last year's E3. Despite some huge announcements like Metroid Prime 4, Pokémon for Switch and Beyond Good and Evil 2.

In fact, we took a look at each major publisher's conference and crunched the numbers. There was actually a 60% increase in new IPs revealed at E3 2017 when compared against E3 2016. There was also a 48% increase in game reveals.

So with such a spike in new IPs and overall game reveals, you would think E3 2017 would go down in history as the most memorable ever.

However, all this excitement was tempered by the fact that most of these new titles are but an embryo, years away from release. There was also a distinct lack of official release dates for Spider-Man, Days Gone, Crackdown 3, Fire Emblem Warriors, or Detroit: Become Human.

With that said, there are 49 games slated for a 2017 release (approximately 39.5% of all games shown).

Two of the most hotly anticipated video game releases (Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Last of Us 2) were also omitted from the show. Red Dead is less of a surprise considering Rockstar blow the expo off year in, year out, but Joel and Ellie's absence left a lot of fans scratching their heads once Sony's conference wrapped up.

Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann came out on Twitter shortly after E3 wrapped up to say the company wanted to give Uncharted: The Lost Legacy its chance to stand in the spotlight. Which is totally fair. The Lost Legacy seems to become meatier every time we see it, blurring the lines between DLC and full-fledged adventure.

It's more than likely we'll see The Last of Us Part II at this year's PSX (where the game was first announced) which is relatively close (September).

As for when we will see more from this year's reveals, Pokémon for Switch, Metroid Prime 4 and Beyond Good and Evil 2, well your guess is as good as ours but we won't be holding our breath.

Title Show Announced for Release date New reveal New IP announced at E3
A Way Out EA PS4, Xbox One, PC Early 2018 yes yes
Anthem EA PS4, Xbox One, PC 2018 yes yes
Unruly Heroes MICROSOFT PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch TBA yes yes
Shift MICROSOFT Xbox One TBA yes yes
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido NINTENDO 3DS 2018 yes yes
Griftlands PC GAMING SHOW PC Early 2018 yes yes
That's You! SONY PS4 July 2017 yes yes
Hidden Agenda SONY PS4 TBA yes yes
Bravo Team SONY PSVR TBA yes yes
Moss SONY PSVR TBA yes yes
Starchild SONY PSVR TBA yes yes
The Inpatient SONY PSVR TBA yes yes
Transference SONY PSVR Autumn 2018 yes yes
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle UBISOFT Nintendo Switch 29-Aug-2017 yes yes
Skull & Bones UBISOFT PS4, Xbox One, PC Spring 2018 yes yes
Starlink: Battle for Atlas UBISOFT Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch Spring 2018 yes yes
The Evil Within 2 BETHESDA PS4, Xbox One, PC 13-Oct-2017 yes
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus BETHESDA PS4, Xbox One, PC 27-Oct-2017 yes
Dragon Ball FighterZ MICROSOFT PS4, Xbox One, PC Early 2018 yes
Life is Strange: Before the Storm MICROSOFT PS4, Xbox One, PC 31-Aug-2017 yes
Metro Exodus MICROSOFT PS4, Xbox One, PC 2018 yes
Player Unknown's Battlegrounds MICROSOFT Xbox One Late 2017 yes
Robocraft Infinity MICROSOFT Xbox One Early 2018 yes
Forza Motorsport 7 MICROSOFT Xbox One, PC 3-Oct-2017 yes
Minecraft 4K Super Duper Graphics pack MICROSOFT Xbox One, PC Spring 2017 yes
Ori and the Will of the Wisps MICROSOFT Xbox One, PC TBA yes
Super Lucky's Tale MICROSOFT Xbox One, PC 7-Nov-2017 yes
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions NINTENDO 3DS 6-Oct-2017 yes
Metroid: Samus Returns NINTENDO 3DS 15-Sep-2017 yes
Kirby for Switch NINTENDO Switch 2018 yes
Pokémon for Switch NINTENDO Switch TBA yes
Rocket League NINTENDO Switch 2017 yes
Yoshi for Switch NINTENDO Switch 2018 yes
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition PC GAMING SHOW PC TBA yes
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen PC GAMING SHOW PS4, Xbox One, PC 29-Aug-2017 yes
Horizon: Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds SONY PS4 2017 yes
Shadow of the Colossus SONY PS4 10-Jul-1905 yes
Skyrim VR SONY PS4 November yes
Undertale SONY PS4, PS Vita TBA yes
Monster Hunter: World SONY PS4, Xbox One, PC Early 2018 yes
Tropico 6 SONY PS4, Xbox One, PC 2018 yes
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV SONY PSVR 1-Sep-2017 yes
Just Dance 2018 UBISOFT PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U 24-Oct-2017 yes
Steep: Road to the Olympics UBISOFT PS4, Xbox One, PC 5-Dec-2017 yes
The Crew 2 UBISOFT PS4, Xbox One, PC Early 2018 yes
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT SQUARE ENIX PS4 Early 2018 yes

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