It’s one of those weird E3s. We’re doing a console transition but we’re not really doing it yet, some of the major players are skipping the show entirely and it sort of seems like we’ve heard most of the biggest news already. But the show is the show, and you can bet there’s going to be some interesting information yet coming out of it, particularly form Microsoft. There are not as many press conferences as there have been in the past, but check below for the complete conference schedule and when to watch:
- Saturday, June 8, 9:15 AM PDT -12:15 PM on EA’s social media channels.
- This isn’t a press conference so much as an all-day livestream showcasing a bunch of EA’s games, though not many of them are new. The highlight here will be Respawn’s Jedi: Fallen Order as well as the second season of Apex Legends.
- Sunday, June 9, 1:00 PM PT on Microsoft’s social media channels.
- This is the big one: Microsoft is going all in on E3 this year, trotting out what should be an impressive suite of new games alongside new hardware. We’re expecting two new consoles: a higher-end Xbox One X replacement as well as a less-expensive entry-level machine. And that’s just hardware: Microsoft will also be debuting its streaming service ProjectXCloud, clapping back against Google Stadia’s presentation last Thursday.
Sony: 2020, probably.
- Sunday, June 9, 5:30 PM PT.
- This is going to be a weird one. We don’t expect to see The Elder Scrolls 6, though it’s not impossible that we’ll see a little bit more of Starfield, which the company is focusing on right now. The main event seems to be DOOM Eternal, which is currently gracing the front of the Figueroa Hotel, one of E3’s biggest landmarks. Aside from that, expect some Wolfenstein and maybe some more content for older games.
PC Gaming Show:
- Monday, June 10, 10 AM PT, watch on YouTube.
- This is always sort of an odd one, but also sort of a fun one. Expect a big suite of publishers both small and large with some new games in tow. This year’s show is brought to you by Epic Games in that company’s effort to bring to you all of PC Gaming, so expect some news from them as well.
- Monday, June 10, 1:00 PM PT, watch on YouTube.
- Expect to hear more about Ubisoft’s games-as-service pillars here: The Division 2, Rainbow Six Siege and possibly For Honor. The big news is going to be Watch Dogs: Legion, which the company recently teased following a leak. It’s an off-year for Assassin’s Creed, so don’t expect anything there. It wouldn’t be Ubisoft without Just Dance, however.
- Monday, June 10, 12:00 PM PT
- This is never the biggest conference, but it’s got at least one major piece of news this year. Expect to hear about Square Enix’s big upcoming Avengers game, which looks like it might borrow a little bit form the shared world action of the Destiny series.
- Tuesday, June 11, 9:00 AM PT, watch on Youtube
- Not a press conference, strictly speaking, just a direct. There should still be news, however, with Pokemon Sword and Shield making an appearance, probably something from Animal Crossing and maybe some more news on Metroid. There could be a surprise or two in here too, which Nintendo has done in recent years.