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

Brodie Fogg 20 June 2017

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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.

TitleShowAnnounced forRelease dateNew revealNew IP announced at E3
A Way OutEAPS4, Xbox One, PCEarly 2018yesyes
AnthemEAPS4, Xbox One, PC2018yesyes
Unruly HeroesMICROSOFTPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchTBAyesyes
ShiftMICROSOFTXbox OneTBAyesyes
Sushi Striker: The Way of SushidoNINTENDO3DS2018yesyes
GriftlandsPC GAMING SHOWPCEarly 2018yesyes
That's You!SONYPS4July 2017yesyes
Hidden AgendaSONYPS4TBAyesyes
Bravo TeamSONYPSVRTBAyesyes
MossSONYPSVRTBAyesyes
StarchildSONYPSVRTBAyesyes
The InpatientSONYPSVRTBAyesyes
TransferenceSONYPSVRAutumn 2018yesyes
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleUBISOFTNintendo Switch29-Aug-2017yesyes
Skull & BonesUBISOFTPS4, Xbox One, PCSpring 2018yesyes
Starlink: Battle for AtlasUBISOFTXbox One, PS4, Nintendo SwitchSpring 2018yesyes
The Evil Within 2BETHESDAPS4, Xbox One, PC13-Oct-2017yes
Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusBETHESDAPS4, Xbox One, PC27-Oct-2017yes
Dragon Ball FighterZMICROSOFTPS4, Xbox One, PCEarly 2018yes
Life is Strange: Before the StormMICROSOFTPS4, Xbox One, PC31-Aug-2017yes
Metro ExodusMICROSOFTPS4, Xbox One, PC2018yes
Player Unknown's BattlegroundsMICROSOFTXbox OneLate 2017yes
Robocraft InfinityMICROSOFTXbox OneEarly 2018yes
Forza Motorsport 7MICROSOFTXbox One, PC3-Oct-2017yes
Minecraft 4K Super Duper Graphics packMICROSOFTXbox One, PCSpring 2017yes
Ori and the Will of the WispsMICROSOFTXbox One, PCTBAyes
Super Lucky's TaleMICROSOFTXbox One, PC7-Nov-2017yes
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s MinionsNINTENDO3DS6-Oct-2017yes
Metroid: Samus ReturnsNINTENDO3DS15-Sep-2017yes
Kirby for SwitchNINTENDOSwitch2018yes
Pokémon for SwitchNINTENDOSwitchTBAyes
Rocket LeagueNINTENDOSwitch2017yes
Yoshi for SwitchNINTENDOSwitch2018yes
Age of Empires: Definitive EditionPC GAMING SHOWPCTBAyes
XCOM 2: War of the ChosenPC GAMING SHOWPS4, Xbox One, PC29-Aug-2017yes
Horizon: Zero Dawn The Frozen WildsSONYPS42017yes
Shadow of the ColossusSONYPS410-Jul-1905yes
Skyrim VRSONYPS4Novemberyes
UndertaleSONYPS4, PS VitaTBAyes
Monster Hunter: WorldSONYPS4, Xbox One, PCEarly 2018yes
Tropico 6SONYPS4, Xbox One, PC2018yes
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XVSONYPSVR1-Sep-2017yes
Just Dance 2018UBISOFTPS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U24-Oct-2017yes
Steep: Road to the OlympicsUBISOFTPS4, Xbox One, PC5-Dec-2017yes
The Crew 2UBISOFTPS4, Xbox One, PCEarly 2018yes
Dissidia Final Fantasy NTSQUARE ENIXPS4Early 2018yes
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