We’re four weeks away from E3, when we’ll all gather on the internet for that barrage of endorphins that can only come from live video game press conferences full of gun shooting, cars, and more gun shooting. The show will start on a Saturday this year, thanks to the early risers at Electronic Arts. Let’s break down the full schedule.
As usual, Twitterer Cheesemeister has provided a handy table that’ll help you figure out what’s coming when, no matter what timezone you’re in:
Electronic Arts - Saturday, June 10, 12pm Pacific Time
EA has decided to hold their presser on Saturday this year, setting a new record.(By 2022, E3 will start in April.) It’s not clear just what this press conference will look like, but here’s what EA says: “With our event opening on Saturday, June 10th, we will be kicking off the weekend with our all-new live broadcast experience starting at 12pm PST, where we’ll be celebrating our players and our biggest games of the year ahead.”
It’s safe to expect a whole lot of sports, a whole lot of Star Wars Battlefront 2, and maybe even BioWare’s new IP.
Microsoft - Sunday, June 11, 2pm Pacific Time
Team Xbox is also starting early this year, vacating their traditional Monday morning presser slot and snagging Sunday afternoon instead. It’s safe to expect the official reveal (complete with price and release date) of Microsoft’s next console, Scorpio, as well as more info on Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, and other shooty games that may or may not involve Master Chief.
Bethesda - Sunday, June 11, 7pm Pacific Time
For the third year, Bethesda will hold a presser to talk about its games, and we’d expect to see a new Wolfenstein, a new Evil Within, and maybe some other good surprises. Feels like a good time for Doom and Dishonored 2 DLC, doesn’t it?
Ubisoft - Monday, June 12, 1pm Pacific Time
The folks at Ooobisoft should have lots to show this year. In addition to new Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry games, we should see a lot of South Park: The Fractured But Whole and some other nice surprises.
Sony - Monday, June 12, 6pm Pacific Time
Sony likes sticking to tradition, and the PlayStation showcase is the only E3 press conference that hasn’t moved or changed drastically over the past few years. On Monday night we’ll likely see a lot of new info on games that Sony announced last year: Spider-Man, Days Gone, Uncharted: Lost Legacy, and so on. As always, we can’t wait for the 45-minute block dedicated solely to Vita games.
Nintendo - Tuesday, June 13, 9am Pacific Time
The big N says it will only be talking about 2017 games at this year’s recorded presser—the “Nintendo Spotlight”—but we wouldn’t be surprised to see some teases for 2018 as well. The main course will be Super Mario Odyssey, but we’d expect to see other big Switch games this fall as well. Nintendo also still says that Xenoblade 2 is coming out this year, so maybe E3 is when we’ll hear about the delay.
Note: We’ll update this post as more info is revealed.