As a freelancer for hire - and yes, the quest giver had some good facial animation - you head out from the safety behind the Wall into the dangers beyond. During this scenario, we see combat reminiscent of what we've enjoyed before in the Mass Effect series, here with abilities such as a rocket barrage.
The game looks stunning and may offer a compelling alternative to Destiny, with some slick-looking gunplay and development spearheaded by Bioware, one of the most decorated studios in the gaming industry. If Destiny 2 can't keep its players investing huge amounts of time into its world and keep them coming back for months and even years after launch then it will wither on the vine. This seems to indicate some kind of online multiplayer experience.
In a world of monsters and isolated humanity, every dialogue choice taken by players might have dire consequences in the long run.
The demo ended on a high note with a team of four flying into a glowing, swirling nexus of the unknown, leaving us waiting until Fall 2018. The game will be available to buy on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
And that's it, really - Anthem will be fully detailed at Microsoft's own press conference.
The problem is that none of this is going to make it onto the vanilla PS4 or Xbox One; the systems just can't handle it.
The Daily Star will be covering each E3 2017 conference with a live stream, but below you'll find a rundown of what is happening and when.