Short Pause Gaming Podcast #159: E3 Leaks, RDR 2 Owns the Fall, & What Sony's E3 Plans Mean for PS5
After scheduling conflicts derailed last week's show, we're back with another exciting episode of the Short Pause Gaming Podcast! Join Brent and Ben for a two-man show this week as they once again get together to talk the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Red Dead Redemption 2 Looks Epic - The third trailer for Rockstar's Western-themed opus is out in the wild as excitement continues to build for Red Dead Redemption 2's impending October release. In a year chock full of excellent video game titles, could Red Dead Redemption 2 be the year's best when all is said and done? Will this be Rockstar's biggest game ever, both content wise and commercially?
- E3 Leaks - 'Tis the season! After a Walmart Canada flub set the internet on fire early last week, fans are left wondering just how many of the games they posted to their site (from Splinter Cell to Forza Horizon 5 of all games) are legitimately real titles. With Bethesda all but confirming Rage 2 at this point, was this Walmart leak an early preview of what we can expect at this year's E3?
- Sony Previews E3 Press Conference - In a rare move, Sony has come out and set expectations for this year's PlayStation Showcase at E3. Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, Marvel's Spider-Man, and The Last of Us Part II will all be featured prominently during the show, but no new first party games will be revealed and no new hardware will be shown. Third-party and independent developers will have a presence unveiling new titles, however. With no new first-party titles on the docket to unveil to the masses, how close are we to the eventual reveal and launch of the PS5?
- Nintendo Switch Online Detailed - Nintendo has revealed a few more concrete details surrounding their upcoming paid online service. From cost, to classic NES games, to cloud saves, Nintendo's service, while priced well, will not be the most robust online platform out there. Is this enough to get fans to pay for their online service? Will their be any backlash after the service has been free for the last year and half by the time this launches? And where's the Virtual Console??
- Days Gone on the Cover of Game Informer - All throughout the month of May, Game Informer is blowing the lid off of Sony Bend's mysterious action-adventure game. Days Gone is set to debut in early 2019, the game should at minimum take about 30 hours to complete, and your motorcycle is fully upgradeable! As Game Informer continues to unveil more information about the game, including the game's first hour, will Days Gone have what it takes to overcome supposed zombie fatigue in the industry?
- CD Projekt Red to Bring Cyberpunk 2077 to This Year's E3 - All signs are pointing to CD Projekt Red's latest opus finally making its debut at this year's E3. Just how much of this game might we see, and who will end up with the marketing deal for this assuredly huge title?
- Battlefield V to Have a Single-Player Mode - As anticipated, Battlefield is looking to take advantage of the fact that Call of Duty will be lacking a single-player campaign in this year's Black Ops 4. Will Battlefield V's campaign run back the vignette style of storytelling we saw in Battlefield 1? Also, is EA set to reveal Battlefield V on May 23?
- Microsoft Focusing on First-Party Development - A job listing has alluded to a focus on AAA first-party exclusives for Microsoft and Xbox. Will we see Microsoft doubling down on new IP and multiplayer? Will they roll the dice on an epic new single-player IP? Will they look to reinvent old stalwarts like Gears of War and Halo? So many questions! Will E3 give us any answers?
- Plus this week's new releases, what we've been playing, and tons more!
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