6) E3 2014
The success of E3 2013 was always going to be hard to follow. The hardware was fully revealed, we got a look at the launch games, and Microsoft was thoroughly embarrassed. The aim of 2014, therefore, was to review the big games of the future that PlayStation 4 owners had to look forward to.
While there was plenty of exciting reveals, and first looks at games we now know to be among the best on the system, the conference struggled with its pacing. It started off with a deep dive into Bungie’s Destiny, then we saw FromSoftware’s Project Beast (Bloodborne), before the big finale of a teaser trailer for Uncharted 4.
The climax left PlayStation fans excited, but the conference was far too long (at nearly two hours) and the games were too often interrupted by talking. Thankfully, Sony quickly learned that games should always be the focus.