If anyone did not figure it out yet, our little timer above was for E3 this year (June 1st-3rd, 2009) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 was centered around 3 places: West Hall, South Hall, and 2nd Structure above West Hall. The 2nd structure held private rooms with publishers like Sony, Bethesda Activsion, Take-Two, all showing special private stuff like God of War III, Uncharted 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and once again a look at Heavy Rain for Sony this year (with a heft agreement to not reveal anything). WhatIfGaming was there to cover all things related.
Most importantly are the bigger open venues that are at West Hall and South Hall (walk-in). Final Fantasy XIII was there but was not playable, same with Alan Wake.
Bethesda presented Fallout: New Vegas. As you guessed it, Fallout: New Vegas introduces our protagonist to a post-apocalyptic world set in New Vegas. Other details we cannot reveal, so sorry for that –but expect it as announced on all the consoles by developer Obsidian Entertainment.
SOE had an intense presentation of the Agency that went over more missions. The gameplay remains the same but the user interface was even more interesting. The developers announced that SOE’s plans were to release Agency in 2010. Here is to hoping!
Sony had God of War III gameplay, but it was not playable yet again for today anyways. Impression-wise for the short time we saw it – it looked fantastic. Long run: it does not seem amazing yet, but something tells us this will change.
Overall, we have seen almost a majority of publishers and can say that while E3 2009 is definitely bigger, utilizing South Hall and the entire West Hall lobbies (1st and 2nd level), there is not many big reveals from the publisher meeting rooms to this moment. Despite this, there is still more to be seen surely. With that, the WhatIfGaming E3 2009 team is off to see more. Thomas Parker, Jeanne Marie (France Correspondent), and James Willington are out of here!