There’s not long now until E3 2019 begins. That means it’s time for us gamers to get excited and start planning when we can watch all the big announcements from our favourite gaming companies.
E3 2019 is the 25th Electronic Entertainment Expo. It will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center between June 11th-13th. The biggest names in gaming will be holding their big press conferences before the show gets underway. This year though there’s one big absence as Sony PlayStation are skipping the show.
This year there are 8 big press conferences to look forward to. Two of the big three – Microsoft and Nintendo – will be bringing us the latest from the worlds of Xbox and Nintendo.
Some game publishers are also holding conferences again this year, so we’ll be hearing from EA, Bethesda, Devolver Digital, Square Enix and Ubisoft. Finally there’s another PC Gaming Show with all the latest announcements for PC gamers. Several companies have already pre-announced some details of what they are going to be showing and this year there have been a large number of leaks as well.
Below you’ll find details of each E3 press conference, including stream links (if known), along with dates and times. As EF is UK based we’ve gone for BST times to make things easier for our UK readers. Most of the conferences are early to late evening for the UK but a couple are in the early hours.
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
EA Play – 5:15pm BST
This year EA have given us a schedule of what to expect from their EA Play event:
5:15pm – Countdown to EA Play
5:30pm – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
6:00pm – Apex Legends
6:30pm – Battlefield V
7:00pm – EA Sports FIFA
7:30pm – EA Sports Madden NFL
8:00pm – The Sims 4
Of the games listed above I’m most looking forward to seeing more about Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. We should also be finding out more about Apex Legends season 2, FIFA20 and the new Battlefield V maps.
Watch the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order teaser below:
— Respawn (@Respawn) June 7, 2019
I’m hoping for a few surprises too, particularly EA Originals. Maybe we’ll find out more about the upcoming Sea of Solitude? I’m also rather surprised that there’s no mention of Anthem in the official schedule, it would be great to get an update on the future of BioWare’s online shooter.
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
Microsoft Xbox – 9pm BST
With no Sony PlayStation presence this year it would appear that Microsoft have a golden opportunity to impress. While the focus is surely going to be on their upcoming games it would seem the perfect time to give us a tease of the next Xbox console(s).
During the two hour conference Microsoft has said that there will be 14 games shown from Xbox Game Studios. I’m confident we’ll be seeing more about games such as Halo Infinite, Gears 5, Sea of Thieves, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and maybe even Minecraft Earth.
Other games I’m hoping to see include Techland’s Dying Light 2, Ninja Theory’s Bleeding Edge, a new Fable from Playground Games, inXile’s Wasteland 3 and FromSoftware’s Elden Ring. Of course a few surprises would be nice as well.
Watch the Halo Infinite E3 2018 announcement trailer below:
We expect Microsoft to shout about the success of the Xbox One family, Game Pass, Play Anywhere and Backwards Compatibility. We already know that Xbox Game Pass is heading to PC but there should be more details on what that will offer.
The other thing I’m expecting Microsoft to be showing off is their cloud gaming offering Project xCloud. We know the service will allow users to stream their games to mobile devices but don’t currently know much else. Expect to finally get some proper details on the service and hopefully some pricing.
Watch the Inside Xbox: Introducing Project xCloud video below:
Monday, June 10th, 2019
Bethesda – 1:30am BST
I’m expecting Bethesda to show us plenty more about DOOM Eternal and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. I’d also expect to see some announcements around The Elder Scrolls Online, Rage 2 and Fallout 76. You’ll be able to watch Bethesda’s conference on Twitch and YouTube.
Watch the DOOM Eternal gameplay reveal trailer below:
It’s tough to know what else to expect from Bethesda this year. Bethesda has already said don’t expect to hear anything about The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield.
Devolver Digital – 3am BST
Expect something as equally bonkers from Devolver Digital this year. Hopefully there will be some game reveals as well. You’ll be able to watch the conference through Twitch.
If you’re planning on watching I suggest taking their advice:
The Devolver Digital Big Fancy Press Conference 2019 will absolutely be more enjoyable if you are up to speed on the lore.
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) June 5, 2019
PC Gaming Show – 6pm BST
PC Gamer will be hosting another showcase of PC gaming this year. I’m not completely sure what to expect but you can be sure there will be new trailers and release dates.
One title I do know will be there is Evil Genius 2 from Rebellion:
Dearest minions, it’s time we rewarded your loyalty. Evil’s done resting.
Plans for World Domination to follow. pic.twitter.com/ZxjI2Q5wjt
— Evil Genius (@evilgenius) June 7, 2019
Ubisoft – 9pm BST
I’m expecting Ubisoft to show the London-based Watch_Dogs Legion, Rainbox Six Quarantine, Skull and Bones and Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
I’d love to see a new Splinter Cell announced and also expect updates on games like For Honor, Trials, Far Cry, The Division 2 and Assassin’s Creed.
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Square Enix – 2am BST
Little is known at the moment about Square Enix’s plans this year but I’m hoping we’ll get more news on the Final Fantasy VII remake and their Avengers game. You can watch the Square Enix conference on Twitch.
Maybe we’ll get some news on Tomb Raider, Hitman and Nier:Automata?
Watch the Final Fantasy VII remake trailer below:
Nintendo – 5pm BST
I’m expecting them to focus on their upcoming Switch games including Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. There will likely be details on the Pokémon Sword and Shield titles and Super Mario Maker 2. Knowing Nintendo there will be a few surprises too
Watch the Nintendo Direct Pokémon Sword and Shield video below:
I’m also hoping that Nintendo will have some details on the much rumoured new Nintendo Switch hardware.
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