Just a headâ€™s up that there will be no show for next weekend. Weâ€™ll see you back on Saturday the 10th.
Thinking back on this episode, I mentioned why we werenâ€™t talking about Activision and all the money they are giving to olâ€™ Bobby. Iâ€™d said it was because it always happens, each year, without fail. Doesnâ€™t matter how much they made or how many they laid off, Bobby gotta eat.
So, after saying why we wouldnâ€™t talk about that, I go on to do the exact same thing but with E3. Itâ€™s sort of the same cycle. Year after year, the same complaints and praises roll around. The companies those are directed at may change, but itâ€™s the same thing. And then, after itâ€™s all over, the same discussion always takes place about the need or needlessness of E3.
So, weâ€™ve had it a bit of both ways. Last year there was no E3 and it felt strange. This year was a sort of digital E3 kind of thing and it also felt a bit strange. I canâ€™t really tell what I like better. Sporadic E3 where over the course of some months we get a presentation here and there or the buffet E3 where it all happens over the course of a few days.
Either way, I think these companies are going to make their own decisions. Theyâ€™ve had it both ways as well, and Iâ€™d suspect the future will show us exactly what they prefer of the two.
In the meantime, Ubisoft, itâ€™s been 2,867 days since the last Splinter Cell release (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise or VR exclusive).