For the past five years I’ve written a top ten video game list during the final days of the year. And following each and every one of those competed lists, I have always toyed with the idea of going back and doing a revised version in the lead up to the following year’s game of the year list.
To just begin with my conclusion; This year’s E3 felt like a quiet one. But it’s difficult to really pin down why this might have been. At least, coming from the perspective of person who only consumed it from the other side of the world via the internet.
The subject of a video game future that doesn’t involve boxes, be it consoles or PCs, has been increasingly on the cards for some time now, with recent moves from Microsoft obviously leaning in that direction. However with Goggle announcing their Stadia streaming service at the Game Developer’s Conference the other week, it seems all but certain that it is a future we’re heading towards with pace.
And video game fans seem pretty torn over the whole thing. The idea of being able to access all of the games you could ever want from any device you already own seems pretty enticing. Personally, I am already a big proponent of the Game Pass service Microsoft are running, and planning on expanding.