The world’s largest gaming event called the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, kicks off officially on June 12 and goes on till June 15. However, the pre-E3 press conferences kick off on June 9. Apart from the big three, - Sony, Nintendo (who doesn’t have a live conference anymore, but a pre-recorded presentation) and Microsoft, the event will host conferences from EA, Bathesda, Square-Enix, and Ubisoft. If, you plan to watch these conferences live, then here is a schedule for you. You can catch the live stream of the conferences here.
EA: Saturday June 9 2018 11:30PM IST
EA has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this past year. From micro transactions to the death of single player games, EA hasn’t had a great year in the eyes of gamers. To know everything EA will announce, pay $2.99. Jokes apart, Anthem looks to be one of the most anticipated EA games right next to the upcoming Battlefield game. Apart from that we will see a slew of EA sports games refreshed. We hope to see the revival of the Dead Space franchise but that’s a distant dream since EA shut down Visceral Games. Hopefully, EA will have some kickass single player game to win back some fan following.
Microsoft: Monday June 11 2018 1:30AM IST
This is the ‘make it or break it year’ for Microsoft. The company has been trailing far behind Sony as far as console sales and exclusives are concerned. Apart from the upcoming Gears of War and Halo game, Microsoft really needs to up their game with a solid library of exclusive games at E3 2018. We are looking forward to games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Crackdown, but if Microsoft needs to take on Sony’s exclusive library, they’ll need to unleash the kraken.
Bathesda: Monday June 11 2018 7:00AM IST
Bathesda has already teased Rage 2 and Fallout 76, and we are excited to check both of them out. Bathesda has an awesome library of game IPs including Doom, Wolfenstein, Prey, Dishonored and many more. Would it be too much to ask for a sequel to Doom in 2018?
Square-Enix: Monday June 11 2018 10:30PM IST
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will undoubtedly be the show stopper for Square Enix. Considering the world media is impressed with what they saw behind closed doors, we think the game will take up a decent amount of screen time at the company’s E3 press conference. Apart from Tomb Raider, we think the company will shed light on the Final Fantasy 7 remake, Just Cause 4 and the unannounced Avengers Project. Square Enix is another publisher with a large number of IPs under its belt so we can expect some surprises at the press conference.
Ubisoft: Tuesday June 12 2018 1:30AM IST
Assassins Creed is by far the most leaked gaming franchise in the history of gaming and we have some information about the upcoming Assassins Creed game. It will be set in Greece that’s for sure and the title of the game is Assassins Creed Odyssey. More details will emerge at E3. We can expect some details from Ubisoft’s other franchises such as The Crew 2, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Beyond Good and Evil 2 and more. We are hoping that Sam Fisher makes a comeback as the show stopper at Ubisofts press conference.
PC Gamer Show: Tuesday June 12 2018 3:30AM IST
PC gaming doesn’t get a lot of love at E3 when it comes to exclusives and announcements. We hope that changes this year and we see some triple A games make their first appearance at the PC Gamer Show. We do expect to see the power of the PC flex its graphical mussels at the event with some games like Metro Exodus and more.
Sony: Tuesday June 12 2018 6:30AM IST
Sony has made it very clear – no hardware announcements at E3 2018. The company will focus on four exclusive franchises at the event – Spider-Man, Days Gone, The Last of Us Part 2 and a little game called Death Stranding from a mastermind named Hideo Kojima. Apart from the big four, we expect the standard slew of Indie games mixed with third party demos. Our spider sense is telling us that Sony has a hidden ace up its sleeve for E3 2018 and we can’t wait for the grand unveil.
Nintendo Video Presentation: Tuesday June 12 2018 9:30PM IST
Nintendo has a history of fantastic innovation and we hope to see that continue with the Switch. Would it be too early to ask for a follow up to Breath of the Wild? Or maybe a new IP? Or some crazy new innovation to give Labo a run for its money? We are excited to see Nintendo’s E3 announcements.
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