E3 2017 is Coming Soon! Here’s What Happening!

E3 2017 is Coming Soon! Here’s What Happening!

It’s that time of the year again where the Electronic Entertainment Expo happens. Everyone in the game’s industry gather together to make the biggest and most important announcements in video games, whether it’s new titles, new consoles or services, this is place to hear it. The E3 2017 event is only two days away, so this means that a ton of companies already have their press conferences scheduled. Let me list them out for you and think about what to expect in them:

Electronic Arts

  • Press Conference: June 10 – 12:00pm PDT
  • You can watch the conference live in sites: Twitch, YouTube, EA.com, IGN, GameSpot
  • Here are some of the game you can expect from them:
    • Star Wars Battlefront II
    • FIFA 18
    • Madden NFL 18
    • NBA Live 18
    • Need for Speed: Payback
    • Battlefield 1 Expansion “In the Name of the Tsar”
    • As usual, there will be other surprises during the conference.

Microsoft

  • Press Conference: June 11 – 2:00pm PDT
  • Where you can watch it: Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Mixer, IGN, GameSpot
  • The stuff you can expect:
    • An unveiling of Project Scorpio
    • State of Decay 2
    • Something from 343 Industries that is not Halo-related.
    • Probably appearance from Crackdown 3
    • Possibly Sea of Thieves
    • Possibly a new Forza Motorsport game
    • Possible showing of indie titles such as Cuphead and Below.

Bethesda

  • Press Conference: June 11 – 9:00pm PDT
  • Where you can watch it: Twitch, YouTube, IGN, GameSpot
  • The stuff you can expect:
    • The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
    • The Elder Scrolls Legends
    • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Switch (Probably a very small mention)
    • The Invitation to Bethesda’s press conference contains a them park-style illustration for something called “Bethesdaland.” The theme park contains games like Dishonored, Prey, Doom, Quake and Fallout with an additional two that are “under construction.” It’s pretty safe to say that we’ll hear about all of these things at the conference.
    • Possible showing of The Evil Within 2.
    • Possible showing of a new Wolfenstein game called “The New Colossus.”

Devolver Digital

  • Press Conference: June 11 – 10:00pm PDT
  • Where you can watch it: Twitch
  • The stuff you can expect:
    • No idea. There really aren’t confirmed appearances, and considering how they pretty much always have something different every year, it could literally be anything. They are usually pretty good at publishing games that have a lot of pixelated violence on them, so…expect that, I guess. Not holding my breath for Hotline Miami 3, though I’d love to see that.

PC Gaming Show

  • Press Conference: June 12 – 10:00am PDT
  • Where you can watch it: Twitch
  • The stuff you can expect:
    • As the name implies, this is a PC exclusive show with announcements, trailers and projects specific to the platform.
    • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
    • Battle Tech
    • Total War: Warhammer II
    • Bohemia Interactive might appear
    • Tripwire Interactive might apepar
    • Xbox might have some stuff to say
    • Vygames representing Shadowverse and Nexon
    • Titles from Raw Fury Games

Ubisoft

  • Press Conference: June 12 – 1:00pm PDT
  • Where you can watch it: Twitch, YouTube, IGN, GameSpot
  • The stuff you can expect:
    • The next Assassin’s Creed game
    • Far Cry 5
    • The Crew 2
    • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    • Another Just Dance game (Because there always has to be an awkward Just Dance segment every single goddamn year.)
    • Possibly a showing of that leaked Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle game for Switch. If not, then Nintendo might have something to say.

PlayStation (Sony)

  • Press Conference: June 12 – 6:00pm PDT
  • Where you can watch it: PlayStation.com, Twitch, YouTube, IGN, GameSpot
  • The stuff you can expect:
    • There really aren’t any confirmed appearance, but we can deduce what will appear based on last year’s conference. These games may or may not appear.
    • The new Spiderman game that was teased last year.
    • God of War
    • Gran Turismo Sport
    • Days Gone
    • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    • Detroit: Become Human
    • Dreams
    • The Last of Us: Part 2
    • Matterfall
    • Knack 2
    • WiLD
    • Possibly Call of Duty: WWII
    • Possible mentions of Destiny 2
    • Maybe Far Cry 5
    • Maybe some Star Wars stuff, particularly Battlefront 2
    • A few PlayStation VR things, but I’m not expecting much.
    • Of course, you can always rely on their flashy sizzle reels to show off stuff they didn’t care enough to talk about; so basically PS Vita stuff, indie games and smaller VR titles. Anything that’s not fundamentally high-end PS4 stuff.
    • There are also some rumors of a PS Vita successor that is similar to the Nintendo Switch that could be shown off at E3. Again, these are only rumors, so I wouldn’t hold my breath, especially considering how the Vita is still pretty relevant in Japan.
    • Sony has also teased “big announcements” for Japanese games specifically during E3, mentioning that “Japan is coming back to console in a major way.” Gematsu has a story on it here.

Nintendo

  • Press Conference (Direct Presentation, rather): June 13 – 9:00am PDT
  • Where you can watch it: E3.Nintendo.com
  • The stuff you can expect:
    • Their now well-known Nintendo Direct presentations will be used as a showcase for new games at E3 2017.
    • Super Mario Odyssey has been confirmed to show up. and “other Switch games.”
    • Possibly Arms
    • Possibly Fire Emblem Warriors and the new Fire Emblem Switch title.
    • Splatoon 2
    • Maybe Xenoblade Chonicles 2
    • There are rumors of a new Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch
    • Rumors of Pokemon Stars making an appearance
    • If Ubisoft doesn’t talk about it, then maybe we’ll hear about the leaked Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle game from Nintendo.

And there you have it. Obviously, there is a lot more that’s happening at E3 such as Nintendo Treehouse, the E3 Coliseum, panels and much more. However, the vast majority of people are mostly interested on the conference and what they announce on them, so I’ll just leave it here for now. You guys can also count on me live streaming myself watching all of these presentation and commenting on them as I watch them. Of course, I’ll write some stories too, so be sure to check in during E3 to watch the conferences along with me.

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