Note: we published this last week during E3, and have updated with a video component.
We get excited about E3 every year because we get to see what’s coming next. While developers have always called their shots well in advance, announcing games years before release, much of the action at the show revolves around showing games set to launch sometime between July and next year’s E3.
After spending the last week weighing all the publisher press conferences and the deluge of pre-show trailer drops and leaks, I took a step back and noticed that the second half of 2019 feels… light. Many of the biggest games at the show — new and returning — are coming out in the first few months of 2020, or later. And while the cupboard is far from bare — I doubt many of us will have trouble finding games to buy or put on holiday wish lists come December– the dearth of high-profile releases is noticeable.