Just over a month before this year's E3 trade fair, almost all the industry giants have already put their cards on the table, announcing their conferences (thus continuing the annual tradition) or, on the contrary, giving up this form of marking their presence at the event. The latter concerns Sony, which this time decided to give up the organization of a big show in Los Angeles. The remaining publishers (although not only them, because widely understood computer games will also have their "five minutes", thanks to the PC Gaming Show conference dedicated to them) will be there.
For those of you who plan to follow the event live, we have prepared a list of all the conferences, detailing the dates and times of their start, as well as links to the places where you will be able to watch them. We also took the liberty of a little fortune-telling and tried to guess what would be served to us; although we already have a few certainties in this matter, for the time being there are still many unknowns. Without prolonging it unnecessarily, let us get down to business as usual.
- Date: June 7-9 ;
- Time: This year's EA Play will feature a variety of broadcasts, the exact dates of which are not yet known;
- Where to watch: EA's official YouTube channel.
As every year, at the EA Play event preceding E3, Electronic Arts will surely present the next installment of the FIFA series, as well as other installments of its most important sports series. In addition, we can count on a presentation of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the new Need for Speed (we have known for some time now that it is being created). You can also imagine that the publisher will shed some light on the next and recently announced Dragon Age 4. Perhaps also DICE will add its three pennies, sharing the details about the future of Battlefield V, or BioWare, which is still working on the development of Anthem.
- Date: June 9;
- Time: 4pm (EDT) / 1pm (PDT);
- Where to watch: official Xbox channel on Twitch.
Microsoft certainly has many hidden aces up its sleeve for this year's E3. The Redmond Giant is working on his next-gen console and developing cloud gaming technology (Project xCloud). In addition, the studios under its wing are creating already disclosed projects, such as Halo Infinite or Gears of War 5. In addition, we can expect to hear about new works from Turn 10 Studios, Ninja Theory, Obsidian Entertainment or The Initiative. At the conference hosted by Phil Spencer we will probably also see Cyberpunk 2077, because the CD Projekt RED team has already confirmed their presence in Los Angeles.
- Date: June 10 ;
- Time: 8:30pm (EDT, Sunday) / 5:30pm (PDT, Sunday);
- Where to watch: Bethesda Softworks official Twitch channel.
After the Fallout 76 fiasco, Bethesda Softworks has something to prove to the gamers. However, the publisher has already announced that we will not hear about The Elder Scrolls VI or Starfield at this year's E3. The company is sure to bring Doom Eternal and Wolfenstein: Youngblood to Los Angeles, and will tell us about the future of RAGE 2 and The Elder Scrolls Online. What else? I think only Todd Howard himself knows that.
PC Gaming Show
- Date: June 10;
- Time: 1pm (EDT) / 10am (PDT);
- Where to watch: PC Gaming Show official Twitch channel.
The PC Gaming Show is an opportunity to learn more about productions aimed at PCs. It's hard to guess, however, what the editorial staff of PC Gamer will show us this time. Who knows, maybe we'll finally find out more about the "ghost game" that has becomeAge of Empires IV after being announced almost two years ago?
- Date: June 10;
- Time: 4pm (EDT) / 1pm (PDT);
- Where to watch: Ubisoft official Twitch channel.
Only two things are certain at Ubisoft conferences - the announcement of a new installment of the Just Dance series and a dance show on stage. In addition, fans of game's from the French publisher can probably count on the presentations of Skull & Bones, Beyond Good & Evil 2, as well as another Ghost Recon (it is worth noting that on May 9 we will see the reveal of the last of these items). The announcement of Watch Dogs 3 is also very likely.
- Date: June 11;
- Time: 9pm (EDT) / 6pm (PDT);
- Where to watch: the Square Enix official website.
Last year Square Enix prepared a transmission consisting of trailers and game presentations, so we can assume that this time it will be the same. What are we gonna see on it? It's really hard to say. Who knows, though, maybe the Crystal Dynamics team will share some details about their project set in the Avengers universe? Maybe the Final Fantasy VII Remake will finally start to come out of the shadows? After all, it should not be forgotten that the publisher has plans for a big release this year, which is supposed to bring "very high revenues".
- Date: June 12;
- Time: 11pm (EDT) / 8pm (PDT);
- Where to watch: the Devolver Digital official Twitch channel.
Devolver Digital's conferences are not usually full of announcements that sweep the audience its feet, but it is worth watching them if only because they stand out from the rest of the streams with a large dose of humor (unique humor, if I may add...). There is something for everyone, especially fans of the former and independent games.
- Date: Probably June 12;
- Time: around 12pm (EDT) / 9am (PDT);
- Where to watch: Nintendo's official website.
Nintendo has not yet confirmed its Nintendo Direct broadcast, but the company is expected to be preparing something for its fans. The latter are therefore left with no choice but to wait for the official announcement.
- E3 official website