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The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: E3 Expectations (2019 Edition)

Download now for the next-gen debate, Nintendo's strategy, the fall of E3 and our dream announcements

The entire GamesIndustry.biz team assembles as we prepare for the biggest week in the gaming calendar with our annual E3 Expectations podcast.

Rather than plucking arbitrary predictions out of the air, we instead focus on the core areas that are likely to be hottest topics of the upcoming week. 

First off, we debate whether the next generation of consoles will have any sort of presence at E3 2019 -- or whether it even needs to. With Sony absent, the show is open for Xbox to dominate but that means the platform holder can share as much or as little as it needs.

From there we discuss the other platform holder's plans. Nintendo has confirmed there will be no new Switch hardware, so what games -- or perhaps game, singular -- will be the Mario maker's big focus this year? The company already has a solid line-up, but what new IP or surprises might be in store?

We also discuss E3 as a whole. After major industry players like Sony and Electronic Arts have opted out of the show itself, is the event losing its relevance or perhaps struggling to define who the many announcements are even targeted at?

And finally, we each discuss our dream E3 announcement -- the one game that will delight us enough to justify the long, long hours we face in covering this year's show.

Don't forget to bookmark our dedicated feed for all E3 2019 coverage ahead of next week.

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James Batchelor is Editor-in-Chief at GamesIndustry.biz. He is based in Essex and has been a B2B games journalist since 2006