A lot of games were shown at this year's E3 event, but there were many others that were nowhere to be found. These six games are the ones Game Rant missed the most.
From new IP to sequels in tried-and-true franchises, this year's E3 featured plenty of blockbuster games. However, there were some games that were expected to be at the show, yet missed it for whatever reason. Six games in particular stand out as titles that we missed the most at E3 2016.
From Beyond Good & Evil 2 to Wolfenstein: The New Order 2, here are the games Game Rant missed at E3 2016.
6 Beyond Good & Evil 2
For those looking forward to the long-gestating Beyond Good & Evil 2, it must have been painful when Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference came and went with no mention of the game. Ubisoft continues to insist that the game is still in development, so maybe we will see it at next year's E3. Or, if rumors of it being exclusive to the Nintendo NX are true, perhaps Nintendo will be the one to ultimately pull the curtain back on Beyond Good & Evil 2.
5 Crackdown 3
Crackdown 3 skipped last year's E3, but with the game initially expected to be one of the Xbox One's premiere titles in 2016, it came as a surprise to fans when it was absent this year as well. As it turns out, Crackdown 3 has been delayed to 2017, and so the developers at Reagent Games are probably too busy working to get the game back on track to bother with E3.
4 Final Fantasy 7 Remake
One of the biggest surprises of E3 2015 came during Sony's press conference when the Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced. The game has been on the wishlists of many Final Fantasy fans since the promising PS3 tech demos were shown a decade ago, and many were looking forward to seeing more of it at E3. Unfortunately, Square Enix decided to opt out of hosting its own E3 press conference this year, and that combined with wanting to keep the focus on Final Fantasy XV is probably why Final Fantasy VII Remake was missing in action.
3 Halo 5: Guardians on PC
Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference spent a good deal of time hyping the company's new Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. Xbox Play Anywhere means that, moving forward, Xbox owners can expect most Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive games to be cross-buy and cross-play, making Halo 5: Guardians one of the only Xbox One exclusive games not available on PC.
Many expected Halo 5 to be confirmed for PC at E3, especially since its Forge tools are already on the platform, but no such announcement was made. Even so, it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that Microsoft may be saving a Halo 5 PC port announcement for a later date.
2 Red Dead 3/Red Dead Redemption 2
Amidst a mountain of leaks, one game that seemed like it would be at E3 for sure was the next Red Dead game from Rockstar Games. However, there was no mention of the game at any of the E3 press conferences, even though the evidence points to it releasing at some point next year. There were rumors that the next Red Dead was supposed to headline Sony's press conference, but Sony has since denied those claims, leaving fans to wonder when Rockstar will finally decide to reveal the game.
1 Wolfenstein: The New Order 2
Speaking of leaks, Bethesda's press conference was the subject of numerous leaks leading up to E3. Not all of these leaks turned out to be true, with the rumored Wolfenstein 2 not making its supposedly scheduled appearance (outside of a brief tease at the start of the show). The success of Wolfenstein: The New Order combined with previously leaked information and the E3 tease leads us to believe that a sequel is probably in development in some capacity, but fans will just have to wait a while longer to see it for themselves.
With gamescom set to take place in August, it's possible a few of these games are being saved for that show, or perhaps even the Tokyo Game Show later this year. Others still may be showcased at next year's E3, and some may fade into obscurity, never to be heard from again. In the meantime, it's a shame these six games had to miss out on this year's event, but hopefully we see them sooner rather than later.
Out of all the games that skipped E3 2016, which one were you looking forward to seeing the most?