As E3 inches closer and closer, you’re going to want to start thinking about how you’re going to spend those few days of press streams if you are planning on watching. While not everything is final, we do have a good idea of what the long weekend is going to look like, so here’s a quick look at what will be going down.
EA Play Live 2017
When: Saturday June 10, 12pm PDT
Where To Watch: twitch.tv/ea
What To Expect: EA will no doubt give updates on all of their annual sports games like the upcoming Madden NFL ’18 and FIFA ’18, but will likely dive more deeply into detail on this year’s Battlefront II, as well as the recently announced Need For Speed Payback. Whether they will reveal BioWare’s new IP is a mystery for now, but it is possible. The show will probably last around an hour and a half, as most E3 conferences usually do.
Xbox E3 2017 Briefing
When: Sunday June 11, 2pm PDT
Where To Watch: twitch.tv/xbox
What To Expect: A good chunk of the Xbox conference will likely focus on Scorpio, the next generation (or whatever they’re calling it) of Xbox. With dramatic lights and videos, they will reveal their new hardware to the world, and we’ll see pretty quickly how well it’s received. This could be huge, or a huge disaster for them, but it will happen either way. On the games side, Microsoft’s biggest contenders right now are Forza Motorsport 7 and Crackdown 3, so expect a lot from those two. Xbox’s conference will also probably last around an hour and a half.
Bethesda E3 Showcase
When: Sunday June 11, 9pm PDT
Where To Watch: twitch.tv/bethesda
What To Expect: Expect to hear from pretty much all of Bethesda’s developers. Bethesda Studios with probably have something from either Fallout or Elder Scrolls, an update on Quake Champions from id Software is likely, maybe some Prey DLC from Arkane, and maybe an announcement from Machine Games, the guys behind Wolfenstein: The New Order. There’s a possibility that Tango Gameworks will also have something to say, as they’ve been quiet for a few years now. Bethesda’s conferences usually go pretty quickly, so maybe an hour to an hour and a half.
PC Gaming Show
When: Monday June 12, 10am PDT
Where To Watch: twitch.tv/intel
What To Expect: For all of your Virtual Reality and Esports needs, come to the PC Gaming Show. Looks at new technologies in gaming will come from Bohemia Interactive, Cygames, Microsoft, Nexon, and Tripwire Interactive. They’ve announced that the PC Gaming Show will run for 90 minutes.
When: Monday June 12, 1pm PDT
Where To Watch: twitch.tv/ubisoft
What To Expect: Ubisoft conferences are usually pretty grueling, lasting much too long (usually 2 hours) with just a few too many bad jokes. But, the games are always interesting, and there’s always a ton to get excited about afterwords, because they pretty much cater to every kind of gamer. Expect to hear from Far Cry 5, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and Assassin’s Creed, along with a few new announcements too, probably.
PlayStation E3 Media Showcase
When: Monday June 12, 6pm PDT
Where To Watch: twitch.tv/playstation
What To Expect: Last year, PlayStation’s E3 press conference was nothing but games. New announcements, new footage, audit was awesome. This year, though, they’ll likely give updates on the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR, which both seem to be having a bit of a hard time. Once they get that out of the way, expect to hear from the big names like The Last of Us Part II and God of War. Days Gone will also probably take up a good portion of the show. Maybe some SpiderMan too? Hopefully. Sony conferences usually run for about an hour and a half, if not maybe a bit shorter.
When: Tuesday June 13, 9am PDT
Where To Watch:twitch.tv/nintendo
What To Expect: The big game for Nintendo this year will be Super Mario Odyssey, and their short conference (half an hour to an hour) will focus mostly on the Italian plumber and his next journey. A few other games, like Arms and Splatoon 2 will likely be the other games shown. The spotlight will lead directly into the Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 stream that they do every year. The Treehouse stream will last from Tuesday all the way through the rest of E3 week.
Be sure to keep up with all of Hardcore Gamer’s coverage of the big event right here. Get hyped!