E3 2013 – What Upcoming Multiplayer-Focused Shooter Are You Looking Forward to Most?

In one of the most exciting years of the event’s existence, E3 2013 has come to a teary-eyed close. This year was certainly one not to miss.

Not only did we get our first real look at the next-generation of consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, but a number of really exciting announcements were made concerning multiplayer shooters.

Respawn Entertainment debuted their first game, Titanfall, giving us a seriously impressive demo of the title’s intense multiplayer matches. Ubisoft unveiled their ambitious, post-apocalyptic multiplayer shooter, The Division, which turned a lot of heads and received a lot of attention and praise.

We learned more about games like Bungie’s Destiny, Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Guerrilla Games’ PS4-exclusive Killzone: Shadowfall.

343 Industries wowed crowds with a nerd-gasmic teaser of the next-generation Halo while DICE brought gamers to their knees with the announcement of Star Wars: Battlefront.

Bohemia Interactive also announced that Arma 3 would be entering beta testing later this month, while Battlefield 4 multiplayer was playable on the show floor, including the newly announced Commander mode, making for a very packed EA booth.

With so many amazing shooters on the horizon, we want to ask you an almost impossible question to answer: Which multiplayer-focused shooter, that was either announced or playable at E3 2013, are you most looking forward to?

Vote below and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!

Also, keep an eye out for our E3 2013 wrap-up, including more game impressions and thoughts on the whole shebang.

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  • eBunny

    At the moment I’d say BF4, because it’s a game I will quite likely be getting. But I’m excited for pretty much all of these with perhaps CoD; Ghosts as an exception although you I might even be a little excited for that game.

    • Paperworkdan

      Yeah I’m with you on CoD Ghosts. Really want to see what they do with it but I’ve just been stung so many times, particularly as a guy who plays on console and PC but prefers MP FPS on PC. CoD:BO2 and it’s predecessors are utterly hideous on PC this gen. Small maps with host-based matchmaking and no dedicated servers have horrified me. The whole series since World at War has made me feel like I’ve completely wasted my cash every time. High hopes though. No-one can keep messing up forever… right?

      • eBunny

        Tbh. my excitement has pretty much completely vanished since E3.
        The thing I was most curious about was the new engine, but I was kind of dissapointed, we’ll see though. The MP and co-op modes could be alright, but it’s not a game I’m looking forward to too much and it’s very unlikely I’m ever going to pick it up.

  • Kyle Jackson

    Of course it was going to be Battlefield :) I’m going to give Arma 3 and Titanfall a go though. I don’t buy many multiplayer games, as I would never get anything else done, I’m still playing Bad Company 2, love that damn game. Look out for me on European servers, my name is ‘DRILLCAM Johnny Tyrant’. My clan name is drillcam because after I kill you, all you can see is me whirling my engineer drill into the air on your killcam, so childish (-_-)

    • BrokenThinker

      Lol! I’ll see you on there :)

    • Alexander

      Do u have origin?

      • Kyle Jackson

        Yes, for Battlefield 3, my username is ‘At0msplitter’.

    • Joseph

      I voted Titanfall. :D Because obviously Battlefield will be the focus for a lot of people so it doesn’t even need my vote. It’s already paid for haha

      • Kyle Jackson

        Titanfall looks great!

      • PuddingAuxRais1ns

        Titanfall and battlefield.

    • Joseph

      Nearly forgot, do you play on xbox drillcam? I’ll be sure to pwn you at some stage. You won’t find me on Vietnam dlc though. I got into it late

      • Kyle Jackson

        All PC my downgraded friend, I haven’t owned a console since I bought a second hand N64 14 years ago.

        • Joseph

          Aw, worth a try :P My laptop barely runs Arma 2. DayZ goodness! Wouldn’t dare try an FPS!

          • dieger

            …..isn’t dayz a FPS…>.>

            • DanDustEmOff

              Both ala Fallout

            • dieger

              arma isn’t a RPG…

            • DanDustEmOff

              No you can play 1st and 3rd person just like Fallout

            • Joseph

              I guess…maybe..but I keep well away from everyone. I creep around and steal shit, when I said FPS I meant something like Battlefield or CoD with a lot of shit going on. I try keep away from anything human. I got into a few firefights on DayZ and I came out on top like twice because I had a far superior weapon. That’s it

        • Thomas

          A simple “no” would have sufficed but, instead, you chose to sound like an asshole. Bravo.

          • Joseph

            Um. He didn’t. :P

          • Joseph

            Unless you read his comment as ”NO WAY FAGET PCMASTER RACE IN HURR GTFO INTERNETZ LOLLER” But I saw it as ”All PC my downgraded friend, I haven’t owned a console since I bought a second hand N64 14 years ago.” :)

          • Kyle Jackson

            What the absolute fuck has it to do with you, you nosey cunt.

            • Thomas

              Were you expecting a private conversation in a public place?

            • Kyle Jackson

              Sure.

            • Thomas

              Naive and condescending. A winning combination. Good day, sir.

            • Kyle Jackson

              It was a good day until you poked your big nose into a bit of lighthearted banter, that had absolutely nothing to do with you, now jog on.

            • Thomas

              I SAID GOOD DAY!

            • Kyle Jackson

              Oooh, caps lock, the kid means business.

            • Thomas

              That was a joke but, seeing as how we’re not from the same country, it didn’t translate very well. Better luck next time, I guess.

            • dieger

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKG07305CBs

              while this probably what he wasn’t quoting its the only video i could find

            • dieger

              ROFL 1+

            • Thomas

              At least somebody got it haha.

  • NARDDAWG TGMTEL

    Ghost for Xbox 1

  • DanDustEmOff

    Titan Fall. When it was anounced that it would be scifi with mechs I was wondering what the f they were doing. Then the demo hit blew me away. Then they announce servers and no micro transactions, and it was coming in the spring so i will have a new title when im done with CoD and BF. All this from the people that made CoD 4. Can’t wait. PC only tho

  • dieger

    division i would say titalfall but at the moment its xbox only

    • DanDustEmOff

      PC as well.

  • Mitch

    Voted for Killzone. Normally I would vote for Ghosts but they haven’t shown MP yet so I wont vote on that. IW should really take the good shit over from Black Ops 2: Pick 10 and Scorestreaks.

  • zacflame

    the division and destiny should have a little more support…

  • Tyler Dominick

    Im done fapin’ for the week.. BF4 is the only shooter I will be playing this fall. I do give a nod to Titanfall and Arma 3 as well, they both looking to shape up well.

  • Ryan Schulze

    BF4 certainly. Titanfall looks great, but since I’ll be skipping the Xbone, might consider it on PC or a used 360 copy. The Division looks really interesting. Destiny actually looks better to me than Halo. I’ve never been a Halo fan, but Destiny looks like it might grab my attention.

  • Nuno Vidal

    Have you guys watch gameplay of the division? looks real amazing..I will get BF4, Arma 3, Destiny and Titanfall.. BF4 first as I love to kick ass in the Havoc and Viper.. Can’t wait to kill all you noobs on the battlefield!!

    • kukluxclan

      You should be in the Arma 3 beta dude..get in on steam

  • betosobreira

    BF4 is in lead but all we know that CoD Ghosts will lead on Xbox Live.

  • Wyatt Williams

    Destiny, Titanfall, BF4, and SW:B

  • Hux

    Did anyone watch The Division gameplay demo at all? It looks freaking awesome. Dude shot out the tires of a police car and the bullets going through the car windows looked more realistic than anything I have ever seen. Go watch the gameplay trailer. They had a teammate on a tablet marking enemies. I have played
    many Shooters and RPG’s but this game looks like the online persistent world
    worth fighting for and in. Don’t get me wrong I am kinda hyped for Destiny and maybe Battlefield 3.2, but this game looks like it blends the Shooter/RPG lines like
    no other game has.

    • Asmitty56

      Just watched the game play, wow it looks amazing. I’m not usually into 3rd person shooters but I like the idea their trying to make.

  • James K

    I have best interest in Destiny. Ghosts will have it too once they show MP footage.

    I would probably get BF 4 later on once it’s cheap or there’s a BF 4: Premium Edition.

  • Hol_Up

    BF4 and Titanfall. Give us news on Titanfall when you get it MP1st please and thanks!

  • jrstryker

    Battlefield 4 just looked impressive. I also have high hopes for Titan Fall.

  • Morgan Freeman

    Battlefield 4 and Battlefront are the biggest things for me right now. As excited as I am for Battlefront, since we haven’t seen anything yet it is hard to put it above skyscrapers collapsing in mp.

  • MegaMan3k

    Titanfall looks amazing. I worry that it will shoot itself in the foot with all the story crap and “popcorn” AI enemies. Which is a shame because the gunplay looks like the only game as sharp and responsive as Call of Duty, and the truly unique form of asymmetrical gameplay is so enticing.

    Battlefield 4 looks like more of the same. While I’m pleased that they’re bringing 64 players to consoles, I worry that Battlefield will continue to exist in an odd alienating flux between the classic gameplay of Battlefield 2 and the sharp, snappy, shooting mechanics of Call of Duty. Unfortunately, I think that years from now in retrospect, Bad Company 2 will remain closer to that target than any other, including Battlefield 4.

    Ghosts refused to show MP, so it’s hard to judge. It’s Call of Duty and they have shown nothing to indicate that they have learned from their numerous previous design failures. Nonetheless, Ghosts will be the biggest seller and have the largest community.

    Destiny looks great. I don’t really have much to say about it. I find it intriguing and I’m excited to know more. I hope it has competitive multiplayer.

    Killzone: Shadow Fall is an interesting situation. It’s bringing a much brighter environment, and what appears to be much snappier controls and faster movement. Unfortunately, as far as I know, there’s a lot that is unanswered with regards to Shadow Fall. The initial demonstration made it seem like the player is famous, or somehow special, and this is backed up by only one modular weapon ever being shown in gameplay. I question if the single player campaign will feature this ‘super soldier,’ and I wonder what then becomes of multiplayer. If Shadow Fall abandons the weightiness and intentional sluggishness of KZ2 and KZ3, then I speculate that Shadow Fall will be aimed directly at competing with Call of Duty. In that battle, Shadow Fall cannot win. I suspect that Shadow Fall will be forgotten between BF4 and the free-to-play one-two of Retribution and Planetside 2.

    The Division is where my vote went. There are so many ways that it can go horribly wrong, and there’s so much critical information that we do not know about the game. Is the game instanced? Is it ‘massive’ multiplayer? Is it procedural generated? If the game is massive multiplayer, then it’s going to be worthless – in a real life scenario, the Police Station sequence would have had thousands of people around it waiting for their turn to get that locker. What the game needs is for it to be an “open world” built up of instanced sections of the map – basically, streamlessly bringing players in and out of other players instances. The game then needs, I think, some sort of procedural generation so that players get the sense of wandering around the city looking for areas to help – if it’s all pre-made, then it’s going to be running around from waypoint to waypoint and the atmosphere is destroyed. But the potential there is enormous, and for the second year in a row, Ubi Soft has won E3 with a true surprise reveal. Kudos.

    • Asmitty56

      They said that they will be integrating more aspects of Bad Company into Battlefield since they are just too busy with BF4, Battlefront, and other games unless they can get DICE LA or other talent to do another Battlefield. I love that they added Battlefield 2 aspects back, it just seems like this game will work so much better.

      Honestly I’d be more excited about the return of Battlefield 2142 to change things up with the whole modern combat craze. But the question is will they even try to now that they are working on Star Wars Battlefront? Maybe they can make a new Battlefield 1942?

  • Alexuppermost

    I don’t know what I expected when I voted. Of course Battlefield would be (and has always) been number one. I get that people love it and all but with all the games I saw at E3 I could not feel solely excited for BF4 alone. Division? Is anyone as hyped about that as I am? The Crew looked very interesting. And Mirrors Edge 2(But that’s not multiplayer, though I’m sure they’ll try it somehow) I am excited for BF4 don’t get me wrong. But I’m just as excited and more so for the other games I saw. I wouldn’t be able to choose a “One I liked the most” They were all great.

    • Paperworkdan

      Honestly the division looked great and I’m really looking forward to checking it out – but the thing is BF has a long history of delivering an MP experience I KNOW I’m going to like! I hate hype and speculation so I’m just voting on a series that has delivered every single time :)

  • wilvin

    Battlefield 4 for sure. Titanfall looks interesting but I’ll have to build a rig again because I sure as fuck won’t be spending my first next gen gaming day trying to understand a ton of bullshit limitation policies about how you will take my money while you simultaneously fuck me. So ps4 is where am headed. Shame, game had more potential on PS4 and PC. Let’s see how they handle Microsoft’s updating fees and lack of support to true gaming and developers.

    • Paperworkdan

      The fees that got abolished in April? (and applied to Arcade titles only)

  • wilvin

    Battlefield 4 for sure. Titanfall looks interesting but I’ll have to build a rig again because I sure as (profane word) won’t be spending my first next gen gaming day trying to understand a ton of bullstool limitation policies about how you will take my money while you simultaneously attempt to impregnate me. So ps4 is where am headed. Shame, game had more potential on PS4 and PC. Let’s see how they handle Microsoft’s updating fees and lack of support to true gaming and developers.

  • wilvin

    Fuck you. Censorship bullshit

  • PertAndPopular

    It’s nice to see people waking up.

  • pot51e

    BF4 on PS3 (so I can play it this year!). Titanfall on PC (cos I want to play it at all), then eventually (when their is enough UK stock), Division and BF4 on PS4.

  • Marcin Kubica

    bf4 <3

  • Element Omega
  • Asmitty56

    Battlefield 4. Just so many changes they put in to make a smoother, smarter game play with some better team based aspects. ARMA 3 could be awesome, but it seems like it will be a long wait and possibly watered down for consoles. Star Wars: Battlefront, who wouldn’t want a Star Wars game that plays like Battlefield? Destiny looks interesting.. But I haven’t seen much regarding player vs player MP which I’m more interested in. Titanfall looks cool, but sadly they chose to go with Microsoft, I guess I’ll have to wait until they move to the Playstation.

  • demtryhards

    Its actually quite funny how call of duty is 2nd on the most anticipated list

  • roland0811

    Arma 3.
    All the other shooters look too fast paced and run ‘n gun for my tastes anymore.

  • Element Omega

    H-hour.

  • halo epidemic

    reallly i want nex gen of halo4

  • Brendan

    Really looking forward to Battlefield 4, it’s gonna be the best!

  • Paperworkdan

    There has been no information to say that Call of Duty:Ghosts is multiplayer focused. Or am I misinformed? You can certainly speculate on it given the history of the series but I for one hate this addiction to speculation and rumour in the “tech journalism” field.

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