The PowerSwitch – E3 2017 Predictions – Episode 28

TODAY on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Looking to the future with E3 2017 predictions, what the name of Project Scorpio will end up being, if we will see any more of The Last of Us: Part II, whether or not Nintendo’s Virtual Console plans for Switch are already in trouble, wondering if Ubisoft can make Sam Fisher great again, the likelihood of a new Metroid on Switch, and Big Boss & Kiefer Predictions

e3 2017 predictions


  • (3:26) – Microsoft (Caller: DQP)
    • Will Project Scorpio receive both its final name and its specific release date?
    • Will the price of Project Scorpio be announced as less than $551?
    • Will a new Halo game or remake (not an expansion or DLC) be revealed?
    • Will two of the following three – Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 – receive specific release dates?
    • Will a racing game specifically titled “Forza Motorsport 7” be announced?
    • Will a brand new, first-party intellectual property be announced?
    • Will Cuphead or Below have a new trailer shown during the conference?
    • Will Minecraft have its own dedicated segment during the conference?
    • Will virtual or augmented reality be mentioned during the conference?
    • Will Phil Spencer change his lowest-layered shirt during the conference?
  • (29:01) – Sony (Caller: ZeroRanma)
    • Will new PlayStation hardware – a console, a handheld, or VR 2.0 – be announced?
    • Will God of War receive a 2017 release window?
    • Will gameplay footage of Spider-Man be shown?
    • Will The Last of Us Part II have a trailer or demo shown during the conference?
    • Will Sucker Punch reveal their new PS4 game?
    • Will more than one PlayStation VR game (that is not an add-on experience to another title) receive a trailer during the conference?
    • Will Bloodborne 2 be announced?
    • Will Red Dead Redemption 2 have a trailer or demo shown during the conference?
    • Will a new celebrity be confirmed to appear in Death Stranding?
    • Will the phrase “US Dollars” be said at any time during the conference?
  • (47:05) – Nintendo (Callers: Videogameguru64 and Matt)
    • Will two of the following three – Super Smash Bros., Super Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X – have Switch ports confirmed?
    • Will a new Pokémon game be announced exclusively for Switch?
    • Will an Animal Crossing or an F-Zero game be revealed for Switch?
    • Will a new series of Amiibo be revealed?
    • Will Mother 3 be announced for Switch?
    • Will the price of Switch’s online service be announced as less than $26 annually?
    • Will GameCube Virtual Console plans be announced?
    • Will more than 3 new games for 3DS be revealed during the Spotlight?
    • Will a Nintendo mobile game be mentioned during the Spotlight?
    • Will the phrase “up until now” be said during the Spotlight?
  • (1:14:30) – Third Party (Caller: Damon)
    • Will we see new video footage of Final Fantasy VII Remake or Kingdom Hearts III?
    • Will both Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 have gameplay demos featured during a conference?
    • Will more than one celebrity be brought on stage during EA’s conference?
    • Will Visceral Games’ Amy Hennig-directed Star Wars game receive an official title?
    • Will a new Assassin’s Creed game set in ancient Egypt be revealed?
    • Will Ubisoft reveal a sequel to either Rayman, Splinter Cell, or Far Cry?
    • Will Bethesda reveal a sequel to either Wolfenstein or The Evil Within?
    • Will someone demonstrate Doom VR or Fallout 4 VR while wearing a head-mounted display on stage during Bethesda’s conference?
    • Will Konami announce a new console game?
    • Will a game series which had its last title release over 10 years ago receive a new installment?
  • (1:36:32) – Hopes and Dreams (Caller: Jesse)
    • Will Half Life 3, Portal 3, or Left 4 Dead 3 be revealed?
    • Will Metroid (Switch) be revealed?
    • Will Devil May Cry 5 be revealed?
    • Will The Elder Scrolls 6 be revealed?
    • Will The Sims 5 be revealed?
    • Will Borderlands 3 be revealed?
    • Will Cyberpunk 2077 be revealed?
    • Will Deep Down be revealed?
    • Will Agent be revealed?
    • Will Beyond Good and Evil 2 be revealed?
  • (1:52:56) – Outro
    • Peter’s Big Boss & Kiefer Predictions
    • E3 coverage plans with Dashing Nerds


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Peter Spezia

Editor-in-Chief at Rhymes With Asia
Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.