E3 Press Conferences of 2017 Ranked

  1. 7.
    Devolver
    0/10. Good joke. Bad press conference. Especially for those of us who love Devolver games and were excited about them stepping into the E3 ring.
  2. 6.
    Bethesda
    4/10. I was glad to see Evil Within 2, but there was no real need for this to be a press conference. The opening video with families was great.
  3. 5.
    EA
    5.5/10. A Way Out looks so good. The ghost of Amy Hennig's Star Wars game is haunting EA's conferences. Mahershala is in Madden. Cool.
  4. 4.
    Sony
    6.8/10 Great pace and style. Bad/virtually no reveals. But the games they showed again looked cool. I believe the only games they showed for this year were DLC or originally envisioned as DLC (Lost Legacy). I would have pushed hard to get God of War out by holiday.
  5. 3.
    Ubisoft
    7.2/10. I can't believe this but I think Mario+Rabbids looks real fun. And obviously Beyond Good and Evil 2 is a ways off, but it felt momentous. Michel Ancel and the Kingdom Battle director getting emotional made me glad. Lastly Assassin's Creed actually looks cool.
  6. 2.
    Nintendo
    8/10. I went in with the highest expectations for Nintendo and I walked away slightly disappointed. No GameCube virtual console. No Retro Studios. But some genuine surprises and man does Odyssey look slick.
  7. 1.
    Microsoft
    8.5/10. Game after game after game. Not all of them were exclusive- maybe less than half were truly exclusive. But man did it seem like a lot of cool stuff is coming to this system. Sea of Thieves, Ori, Forza, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Life is Strange, Metro, the Artful Escape- the list goes on. This is maybe the first time ever I've really wanted an Xbox. And this after a year where they cancelled several high profile games. I'm a believer in Microsoft now.