E3 2014 Is Just a Warm-Up to E3 2015; Some Fall Games May Be Delayed to Next Year According to Insider

By Giuseppe Nelva

May 18, 2014

This E3 seems to be ready to deliver big things, but we may have to wait yet another year according to industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, that has gotten news from attendees of the infamous pre-E3 Judges Week.

Word coming out of Judge’s Week? Wait till E3 2015. This E3 is a warm up.

Superstar titles require mature engine and code. Showing something off too early can damage your product and produce unnecessary criticism.

According to Rasheed, some of the titles scheduled for the fall may be delayed to next year as well.

So temper enthusiasm, and be prepared to find Fall ’14 titles slip to ’15. In other news tools are improving/SDKs are offering big boosts.

From what I understand everyone will benefit from their games being pushed back to 2015. Big things require time. It’s like hitting reset.

It’s been ONE entire year since next-gen launched this coming November. Early adopters are hungry, but devs need time.

This generation is more expensive, complex, and riskier than ever. Destiny, Drive Club, Sunset Overdrive, and usual suspects will make it.

As for the rest? They will cut their teeth on developer wood and work to make the game live up to those lofty expectations.

Rasheed also specified that this is about everyone in the competition: Sony, Microsoft and third parties.

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If you’re wondering what the Judges week is, it’s a very exclusive event held in for just a handful of game journalists where publishers show the biggest titles part of the E3 line-up in advance.

One thing is for sure, considering what should come this year, it’s hard not to be excited about what could be shown thirteen months from now, and if some games really get delayed, it’ll just mean that they’ll be better when we’ll finally have a chance to play them.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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