Not-E3 2023 wrap-up: From mainstream to boutique | Kaser Focus


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Following the dying of E3, the Summer season Video games Fest and its accompanying suite of exhibits have absolutely taken over the June gaming slot. This implies the final week or so is a glimpse of gaming’s foreseeable future, a minimum of almost about its huge summer time showcases. So, with that in thoughts, how did the occasion go? For my part, it was a bit hit-or-miss — a lot of the huge exhibits gave the impression to be about launch dates somewhat than new sport reveals. Nonetheless, that’s nonetheless one thing and a lot of the video games proven regarded like enjoyable.

The occasion has turn into not a lot an occasion as a giant Summer season Video games umbrella, with the showcases now changing into extra boutique and centered. The publisher-specific occasions have been extra about gameplay deep dives, resembling these for Starfield or Murderer’s Creed Mirage. It’s good as a result of it permits extra time to give attention to the video games, although it does make the exhibits just a little scattershot. And I nonetheless don’t approve of Summer season Sport Fest inserting two trailers for TV exhibits amongst the video games — together with one for the brand new season of The Witcher, a present that’s solely tangentially associated to video games.

Out of the video games we noticed, my favorites (if I needed to choose them) have been Mortal Kombat 1, Star Wars Outlaws and the Apollo Justice Trilogy. Whereas we knew a minimum of the primary two have been coming, it was nonetheless a delight to see them in motion (and naturally I’m at all times simply blissful to have extra Ace Legal professional). And I’d be mendacity if I stated I wasn’t thrilled to see my outdated buddy Murderer’s Creed return to its roots. Starfield additionally appears to be like cool — I believe it’ll be a bit a lot for me, however a brand new IP from Bethesda is price attempting, a minimum of.

But when I needed to choose a winner out of all of the showcases, it’d be the Healthful Direct. There we received a bunch of video games, most of them indies, that exactly match the exhibits mandate. We have been anticipating enjoyable, cozy video games, and we received an entire bunch of them. And never all the identical cozy sport, both. There was Sticky Enterprise, a sport about working a TikTok-style sticker store; Lakeburg Legacies, a villager match-making sim; and 90s anime-style farming sport Fields of Mistria. When you’ve got any urge for food in any respect for cozy video games, the present had one thing for you — and it actually had lots for me.

What to play this week

What’s new:

  • Layers of Worry
  • F1 23
  • Dordogne
  • Park Past
  • Fall Of Porcupine
  • Jack Jeanne
  • ProtoCorgi

New on subscription providers:

  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Xbox Gold)
  • The Tremendous Spy (Prime Gaming)
  • High Hunter (Prime Gaming)
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 (Prime Gaming)
  • Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Version (GeForce Now)
  • Jet Dragon (Apple Arcade)

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