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The Best of E3 2019

Another year and another E3 has come and gone and even though big hitters like Sony and Activision decided to give this year a skip, the ultimate gaming convention of the year was still filled with incredible moments and jaw-dropping game reveals.

We look at the 10 best moments from this year’s E3.

Keanu Reeves, Cyberpunk 2077 Actor, unveils the release date at the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)

Arguably the biggest surprise at this year’s Microsoft event was the big reveal of Keanu Reeves on stage at the CyberPunk 2077 showing. The crowd went crazy and Keanu was as adorable and charming as always. The second biggest cheer was heard when an audience member shouted out “you’re breathtaking” to Keanu, only for the man of the moment to return the compliment, not just to the man in the audience but to every single person in the arena saying “you’re all breathtaking”.

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Actor Keanu Reeves unveils his character in the upcoming video game “Cyberpunk 2077” from CD PROJEKT RED at the Xbox 2019 E3 Briefing at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)

The biggest cheer however was saved for the epic trailer of Cyberpunk 2077, a 10-minute showcase packed with highlights from what is potentially the most anticipated game this decade, which ended off by revealing that Keanu Reeves as a character within the game. Set in a futuristic world and based on the Cyberpunk books and boardgame series, developers CD Projekt Red is well on course to changing gaming forever.


Nintendo had a strong showing as always, with new trailers for upcoming games Luigi’s Mansion 3, Animal Crossing: New Horizon and Pokemon Sword and Shield. The biggest surprise however was the reveal of the sequel to arguably the best game of all time Breath of the Wild. Although the trailer was light on details, just knowing a sequel is in production is fantastic news for all Nintendo fans.


Rumors were floating around that renowned Souls creators From Software and Game of Thrones mastermind George RR Martin had teamed up to create a brand-new epic RPG, it seemed almost too good to be true. Yet when the trailer dropped it was everything fans of the Soul series had imagined. Again, details are scarce but knowing the talent behind this game, this will be one of the greatest games ever made.

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, shared a glimpse of the future with Project Scarlett at the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)

One of the worst-kept secrets at this year’s conference was the announcement of a brand-new next-gen Xbox. Officially announced for release next year, this powerhouse is what every gamer has dreamt of. The big focus is on reducing load times thanks to a built-in SSD, graphical capabilities will allow for 120FPS and 8K resolutions as well as keeping the backwards compatibility in place, allowing for four generations of games on the new system. It sounds like an absolute beast of a gaming console.


Initially revealed at the 2018 conference, Halo Infinite has now been confirmed as a launch title for the new Xbox in 2020. A short trailer was shown, and it looked amazing, continuing the story of everyone’s favorite super-soldier Master Chief with eye-popping graphics and a sneaky little teaser of a returning Cortana at the end. Consider us hyped.


When the remake was announced at the Sony Press Conference in 2015, fans were ecstatic and even naysayers were excited. Then everything went quiet and people started theorizing that it might never happen. However, at the Square Enix conference full gameplay footage was shown with a release date in 2020. It’s truly everything fans wanted from the remake and it looks to be a game changer once again, 23 years later.


After the debacle of the Battleground series, EA desperately needed to prove that they can deliver a Star Wars game that fans of the franchise deserved and with Fallen Order it looks like they might just get it right. A third person single player experience headed up by developers Respawn (Titanfall and Apex: Legends creators), Fallen Order hits all the right notes for fans of a galaxy far, far away.


With the super successful reboot of the popular Doom franchise, Bethesda unleashed the follow up which looks more brutal, more violent and faster than the previous release. It’s everything one would want from a Doom follow up with bigger weapons, bigger enemies and more heavy metal violence you can shake a chainsaw at.

Watch Dogs Legion Screenshot Piccadilly

The Watch Dogs series travels across the pond to a near future setting in London that’s become a drone-filled, cyberpunk surveillance state plagued by extremist and organized crime. The difference this time however is you can play as practically any NPC drafted into the DEDSEC resistance movement. Hacking an entire city as a foul-mouthed hacker grandma has never felt so good.