E3 2017 is officially over and in its wake we have a ton of new games to look forward to in the next year and beyond. Pretty much every major publisher had at least a few heavy hitters this year, with Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey, Sony’s Spider-Man, and Bioware’s Anthem being just a few highlights that come to mind but overall, this year’s show was lacking in huge surprises. Of course, it’s hard to complain too much when the likes of Metroid Prime 4 and Beyond Good and Evil 2 make appearances, but everyone has their own particular tastes when it comes to video games, so I’d by lying if I said I didn’t walk away from this year’s show feeling a little disappointed in some ways. Whether it was because of games that should have been announced but weren’t or announcements that just didn’t really wow me, here are my biggest disappointments of E3 2017.
10. No Red Dead Redemption 2 Appearance
I’ll admit that it’s a bit unfair to put this down as a disappointment given that the safe assumption was always that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a no-show at E3 2017, as Rockstar tends to skip the event each year. Still, there was speculation that at the very least a new trailer would be shown off at Sony’s press conference, as they have a deal with Rockstar for PlayStation-exclusive content, but there wasn’t a peep about Red Dead at Sony’s briefing or anywhere else at E3 for that matter.
Truthfully, this really just boils down to me being disappointed that I didn’t get to see anything new from one of my anticipated games of 2018 but at the same time, I’m kind of happy that Rockstar hasn’t been bombarding us with information. Perhaps one day we’ll see a new trailer or even — gasp! — gameplay footage, but E3 2017 was apparently not the right time.