Posted November 3, 2016 by Dian Raval in Events

ESGS 2016: A Preview of the Games to Come


E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2016 is a wrap, but not before giving us a taste of the games to come. Hosting some of the biggest names in the gaming industry, we got to see (and play) some of the games Sony, Bandai Namco, Capcom, and Ubisoft have cooking for us.



By far, the most prominent booth at ESGS. Featuring Final Fantasy XV and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare — two highly anticipated games — and hosting an NBA 2K17 tournament, not to mention all the freebies and prizes you can win just by playing!

Free stuff means long lines, and though Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was worth it being able to play two full 6v6 rounds, Final Fantasy XV only let you try the game out for 5 mins. It’s not enough to get a good feel of the game, sure, but at least you get to see first hand how it will look, and if you got to try it out, then you know it’ll look mighty fine once it’s out.


The best part about Sony’s showcase is the PlayStation raffle prize. Once you’ve played at least two of their games (they hand you a card that they stamp when you complete a demo) you get a random PlayStation item. I don’t know all the possible prizes, but I got a PlayStation ring hook, and friends of mine got an Uncharted 4 pouch and a PlayStation Umbrella.


Final Fantasy XV comes out November 29 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on November 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. NBA 2K17 is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS, Android and will also be available on Nintendo Switch sometime after it’s launch.




Marking Bandai Namco‘s debut at ESGS, they showcased three of their own most highly anticipated games to come. Thought their booth weren’t as flashy as Sony’s or Ubisoft’s, in the end, what matters are the games. At their booth, you could play Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, the fourth in the game series based on the light novel of the same name, showcasing some new improvements from the last title.


Then, they also had a demo for Little Nightmares, a charming albeit eerie game made by the people who helped develop Little Big Planet and Tearaway. This game is pretty much those games but with a much darker tone, not unlike Limbo.


Last but definitely not the least is the Tekken 7 demo. This game occupied the most of their booth and for good reason as it’s no secret how well received the Tekken franchise is in our country. They had a full roster of fighters you could play even guest Street Fighter, Akuma.


Tekken 7 is expected to be released around the first half of 2017. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization comes out on November 8 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Little Nightmares is set to release at spring of 2017.



Capcom partners up with Datablitz to present the RE VII demo at ESGS. It’s the same demo that’s currently available for download at the PlayStation Store but it’s nice that they had it there for those who never bothered to download it or are still planning to pick up their next-gen consoles.






Ubisoft’s Booth is the first thing you see when you get inside the event is most likely the giant Just Dance 2017 demo Ubisoft have set up near their booth. You can walk up to their stage and try their latest dancing game and show off your killer moves. Sadly, there wasn’t much of game demo’s on Ubisoft’s booth. They did have a video demo of Watch_Dogs 2 although you could’ve just YouTubed that. They also have a bunch of Ubisoft collectors items up on display, not sure if they’re for sale, and you can also meet Ubisoft’s recruitment team at the booth if your looking to start a career with the acclaimed game company.


Just Dance 2017 is out now and Watch_Dogs 2 to follow on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Dian Raval

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