What to expect when you’re expecting
Pre-E3 leaks are a part of the process. Every year, the rumor mill churns full steam ahead and we inevitably learn about a few top-secret projects that were supposed to be grand reveals at E3. However, a recent retailer blunder might’ve given us most of the big surprises all at once.
Twitter sleuth Wario64 noticed that Walmart Canada accidentally posted listings for a bunch of not-yet-announced games from some of the industry’s biggest publishers. They include: Borderlands 3, Gears of War 5, Just Cause 4, LEGO DC Villains, Rage 2, and Splinter Cell.
— Wario64 (@Wario64) May 9, 2018
There’s more. Also listed is an unnamed Assassin’s Creed title, “Forza Horizons 5” (sic, and certainly the wrong installment number), and Dragon Quest 2for PS4 and Xbox One.
Almost everything here seems perfectly plausible. Gearbox has talked about Borderlands 3for years now. We’re due for a new Gearsreveal. Ubisoft has teased Splinter Cellstuff via aGhost Recond Wildlandscrossover. Of course it’s time for a new Forza Horizon— it’s an even-numbered year, after all.
Normally, it’s best to take rumors with a grain of salt. But, this one feels like you can probably take it (or at least most of it) at face value. ‘Tis the season.