E3 2019 is just over one week away, and this year's expo is certain to give fans a closer look at a bevy of highly anticipated titles, such as Borderlands 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. However, E3 is not only about sharing more details on previously announced projects, and developers will undoubtedly use this year's event as a platform to reveal entirely new games as well. While it is difficult to say exactly what these new games will be, some are now wondering if The Evil Within 3 might be one of them.
The idea that The Evil Within 3 could be announced at E3 2019 comes from a simple tweet made by Shinji Mikami, the director of The Evil Within and the executive producer behind the game's sequel. In this tweet, Mikami indicated that he would be making a business trip to E3 next week, and this statement immediately led fans to speculate about a possible reveal of The Evil Within 3 at E3 2019.
While purely speculative, the announcement of The Evil Within 3 is not completely outside of the realm of possibility. The Evil Within 2 released in October 2017, and perhaps the Evil Within 3 release date is planned for October 2019. However, the first two entries in the series launched almost exactly three years apart, which means that this release scenario would require a much tighter development timeline.
It is also possible that Mikami's attendance at the expo could be connected to a rumored new Dino Crisis game, which a "leak" from a couple of weeks ago suggests could be announced at the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference. Indeed, Mikami did act as director on Dino Crisis, and then as executive producer on the following two entries in the series, and many fans would certainly be thrilled to return to the franchise on current generation hardware.
There is also the possibility that Mikami's trip to E3 is related to a different franchise or an entirely new IP, and perhaps there will not be an announcement of a title from Tango Gameworks at all. However, the reveal of The Evil Within 3 at the Bethesda E3 2019 showcase would definitely be met with a great deal of excitement.