E3 2021 has come and gone, and in its wake gamers are feeling both joy and disappointment about the reveals over the past four days.
We've put together a short list of some of the biggest titles and aspects we felt were missing from the assortment of showcases at the convention. From Take-Two to Verizon, below are our top five picks for the things greatly missed at E3 2021.
5 Things Greatly Missed from E3 2021
1. Nintendo Switch Pro
This one was a big surprise. Fans were absolutely certain that Nintendo would reveal the Switch Pro handheld console at E3 2021. So, when the Direct ended with no such debut, it left some feeling disappointed.
Unfortunately, the company did make it crystal clear at the start that the Switch Pro wouldn't be part of the broadcast—it was right there in red and white.
We probably won't see the new handheld until traditional Switches see a drop in sales. Nothing like a shiny new product to ramp up revenue, right?
2. The Elder Scrolls VI
I'm not crying—you're crying.
Alright, we all know this was kind of a longshot to begin with. Todd has been tight-lipped about TES6 since its official announcement this time three years ago. However, it would be a lie to state that there wasn't a pinch of hope new information would be revealed at E3 2021.
In fact, the community is so strapped for leads that several believe what very well may be a textured scratch in the Starfield trailer to be an Easter egg.
Fable hasn't seen a new release since 2013—aside from the Kickstarter "Fable Fortunes" project in 2018—let alone a true main series addition. Fable III, the last major title in the franchise, launched in 2010.
Suffice to say, fans have been waiting quite a long time for new content. A new Fable game was confirmed to be in development during the Xbox Games Showcase in 2020, but it's been radio silence since then. Would it have killed Microsoft to throw in a little "we haven't forgotten about you?"
4. Splatoon 3
Splatoon 3 was announced back in February, meaning the game is likely still in the early stages for its 2022 launch. Would it have been nice to see some squid-ink paintball gameplay? Totally. Ultimately, however, with the Breath of the Wild hype reaching its max, it's probably better this way. Give Splatoon its own time in the spotlight during a future Direct with concrete updates to show.
2K Games revealed that a new BioShock game was in the works back in December 2019. Its being handled by a new internal studio, Cloud Chamber, and features several staff from previous BioShock titles. Unfortunately, 2K and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, haven't said much else about it. After BioShock Infinite in 2013, you'd think they would be willing to give fans some breadcrumbs eight years later.