It's E3 season in 2019, and that means plenty of leaks and rumors are heading our way. Every year, companies plan big presentations for E3, but a lot of details can leak out before those presentations are ever shown. This usually gives people a framework of what to expect throughout the event.
This year is no exception. There have been numerous leaks and rumors that have teased some big things happening with all companies. We'll see if those rumors turn out to be true. For now we'll look at 6 E3 rumors that could be true and 4 that are just too outlandish.
9 COULD BE TRUE: THE WITCHER 3 ON SWITCH
The Witcher 3 is considered by some to be one of the best open-world games ever made. There is so much to do, with meaningful sidequests and an addicting card game. With this game on just about every platform for years, the only console missing out is the Nintendo Switch.
There were some retail listings that showed The Witcher 3's cover on a Nintendo Switch game case. While that's not necessarily confirmation, these sorts of things do tend to be accurate. The Switch has also gained a lot of popular games that came out years ago, so it would be no surprise if it got The Witcher 3 as well.
8 TOO CRAZY: NEXT GEN CONSOLES
It's no secret that the Xbox One and PS4 are reaching the end of their life cycles. However, with Sony skipping E3 this year and Microsoft still having a few more games to show, it doesn't seem likely that we'll see either of those systems.
At the most, Microsoft will probably talk about a base name (similar to what they did with Project Scorpio) and introduce the specs. Other than that, there won't be much, if anything. Next year will probably be the big year for new gaming hardware, but this year will probably be really vague in that regard.
7 COULD BE TRUE: BIG SMASH BROS. CHARACTER REVEAL
It's been a while since we got the reveal of a new character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Joker from Persona 5 has already been out for around two months, so fans of the game are anxiously awaiting the next fighter.
Of course, Nintendo's E3 presentation would be the perfect time to announce a new fighter. Who it could be is anyone's guess. Some say it could be a new fighter from a Square Enix properly (likely Dragon Quest), others say that we'll see a Microsoft character make it into the game. We'll just have to wait and see.
6 COULD BE TRUE: FROMSOFTWARE AND GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
There was a rumor not too long ago that suggested FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin were working on a game together. As you probably know, FromSoftware is the esteemed developer behind Dark Souls and Martin is the author of the Game of Thrones series.
If they are making a game together, what it would be is anyone's guess. Could it be a Soulsborne game set in Westeros? Could it be an entirely original property? There's nothing official yet, but word is that it'll be a title based on Norse mythology that will be revealed during Microsoft's show at E3 2019.
5 COULD BE TRUE: BALDUR'S GATE 3
The Baldur's Gate series hasn't had a new entry in quite some time. However, the developers of Divinity: Original Sin have been teasing that Baldur's Gate 3 could be on its way, complete with a "3" logo and everything. The manner of that reveal is still up in the air. Signs are pointing to it being revealed at Google's Stadia event, possibly as a cloud-based exclusive (or timed exclusive).
This would noticeably upset a lot of gamers who aren't sold on Stadia, so Baldur's Gate 3 could come out on standard platforms. That said, if the rumors turn out to be in Google's favor, people could be motivated to try out the platform.
4 TOO CRAZY: NEW FABLE
This Microsoft series hasn't been seen in quite some time. It was popular on the Xbox and Xbox 360, but has since ended. That said, some rumors have suggested that Microsoft could be revealing a new entry in the Fable series for the Xbox One this E3.
Details regarding this leak suggest that players can entirely ignore the main quest if they want to, there will be different planets to explore, and that there will be multiplayer. If that's the case, the game could function as a soft reboot for the series, bringing a whole new audience to that world.
3 COULD BE TRUE: ROLLER CHAMPIONS
UbiSoft is set to do a presentation of their own this E3 (as they do every year). One leak that has made the rounds is that they have a game called Roller Champions on the way. This game will be an intense roller derby similar to Rocket League.
There has even been an image leaked out, adding more credence to the rumor. Alongside this game, there have been rumors that UbiSoft will be introducing its own subscription that will give players access to a great library of their games. This also wouldn't surprise us, as many developers have caught on to this trend.
2 TOO CRAZY: NEW NINTENDO SWITCH
It's been a few years since the release of the Nintendo Switch, and fans have been suspecting that Nintendo had a refined version somewhere in the cards. There have been plenty of rumors that the console would be announced and released in the first half of the year. However, here we are in June, and no such revision has been hinted at.
Some still think it could be shown off at E3, and that's certainly possible, but Nintendo always has a trend of defying expectations and doing its own thing. It could never bring out a new version of the Switch, and no-one would be shocked.
1 TOO CRAZY: TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL
Splinter Cell is another series that has been quiet for several years. Fans have been waiting to see when they would get another entry in the franchise, but they haven't been thrown a bone just yet. Even so, there have been subtle rumors saying that a new Splinter Cell could show up at E3 this year.
However, most of those rumors are fairly big stretches when compared to the more concrete information given about games like Watch Dogs: Legion and the new Darksiders game. Ubisoft themselves have denied having anything to announce. Still, there's a chance that it could show up, surprising and exciting people in the process. Of course, Splinter Cell could be a long way away still. There was a little furore about this just recently, though, so stay tuned!