With E3 2019 now officially over, now is the time to reflect on video gaming’s biggest week of the year. Here’s what you might have missed…

Keanu Reeves is in Cyberpunk 2077

Perhaps the biggest and most memorable moment from this year’s show is John Wick star Keanu Reeves appearing in the middle of Microsoft’s press conference to reveal that he will play a role in the hotly anticipated futuristic RPG.

Reeves will play “legendary rockerboy Johnny Silverhand,” and is also providing full-body motion capture for the character. It’ll be out April 16th, 2020 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

There’s a Breath of the Wild sequel in development

While most Nintendo faithful were expecting a Metroid Prime trilogy or a revised Switch model, they were taken aback when the E3 Nintendo Direct confirmed that there will be a follow-up to the multiple Game of the Year winner.

While details about the game are incredibly scarce due to its early stage of development, what we do know is that some of the key talent from Breath of the Wild is back, and that the game will use the same Hyrule as before. Don’t expect it anytime soon, though.

The Avengers game has finally been shown off

Yes, Marvel fans assembled to sit through the Square Enix conference in order to finally catch a glimpse of Marvel’s The Avengers, and the end result was… a little mixed. That’s largely because most audience and press members still aren’t entirely sure what type of game developer Crystal Dynamics is making.

There have been reports that players will be able to play through a campaign alone and with friends in various side missions, but there’s also been plenty of talk about microtransactions and the fact that the game will receive updates for years to come.

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With a release date of May 15th, 2020, there’s still plenty of time to get some solid clarification, so we’ll cross our fingers that the end result is something, ahem, marvellous.

Microsoft will release a new Xbox in 2020

Not too many details were revealed about the console – particularly its name or how much it will cost – but Microsoft did tease a few tech specs to whet the appetite.

Project Scarlett, as the system is being currently dubbed, will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X, will be capable of 8K resolution with 120 frames per second, and supports ray-tracing. It will be available in ‘Holiday 2020’ which should mean you can expect it by Christmas next year on our shores.

George R.R. Martin is collaborating with the makers of Dark Souls

In an announcement that is bound to aggravate Game of Thrones book lovers, early leaks of Martin being involved in the next FromSoftware game were correct – the studio’s largest game to date.

That said, the game’s director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, was the one who actually penned the main story players will follow because he felt that the format of video games was too limiting for Martin’s ambitious storytelling.

The Game of Thrones author, however, contributed to the wider mythology and lore surrounding Elden Ring’s twisted world. Miyazaki has also claimed a proper novelisation is unlikely

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