E3 2016 is wrapped up and once again showcased the best of gaming to the world. Although there were some early concerns about several large publishers not being inside the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the published attendance numbers* show there was only a small dip compared to 2015 but that was for industry professionals and media. Over 20,000 fans attended the festivities at off-site events, bringing the total to over 70,000 attendees, and its reported that over 42 million viewers watched the online events and conferences!
AMD had a great week at E3 2016 and participated in new and large events, and supported many game developers with hardware to demonstrate their games and technologies. Here are some of the highlights:
Electronic Arts helped kick off a week of gaming greatness at E3 2016 with their all new, open to the public, gaming festival outside the halls of the LACC.
Their press conference on Sunday June 12th was live cast to the world and brought together a second EA Play event in London, England. The three-day EA Play in Los Angeles featured their upcoming games Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, EA Sports FIFA 17 and Madden NFL 17. AMD was there, joining forces with Alienware, and provided AMD Radeon™ Fury X powered Area-51 PCs to drive the 64-player Battlefield 1 experience.
PC Gaming Show presented by AMD
AMD partnered once again with PC Gamer to put on the PC Gaming Show on June 13th just before the opening of E3. The second annual show was hosted at The Theater at the Ace Hotel and live streamed to the world via Twitch, YouTube Gaming and Facebook Live. With the support of AMD, the event was packed with top tier guests delivering breaking news, updates to beloved game series, and key perspectives from PC gaming influencers, not to mention AMD’s CEO Lisa Su unveiling the Radeon™ RX 400 series graphics cards; a VR backpack reference design from Alienware powered by an RX 480; and a teaser for the upcoming “Zen” CPU.
Croteam Serious Sam VR
Powered by AMD Radeon™ Nano graphics, Croteam unveiled Serious Sam VR in the Devolver Digital zone outside the Los Angeles Convention Center. Fans got a chance to go hands-on to blast hordes of enemies with a range of weapons and take on some massive bosses!
Rebellion made its first solo appearance at E3 for many a year, showcasing hands-on demos of the much anticipated Sniper Elite 4 and VR blockbuster Battlezone (both being self-published) to some of the biggest names in gaming content including Angry Joe, The Relaxing End, Outside Xbox, PlayStation Access and hundreds more. Much to Marketing Manager Robbie Cooke’s relief, AMD were able to get him out of a tight spot by lending Rebellion a much needed rig with AMD Radeon™ Nano cards for their private meeting room.
Warhorse Studios are working on a new game, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a first person Medieval RPG. They demo’d the game at E3 on systems powered by AMD Radeon™ Nano graphics and gave away a few Radeon™ cards to fans. Check out their Beta Access trailer