Your Guide To This Year's E3 Press Conferences

Your Guide To This Year's E3 Press Conferences

We're exactly two weeks away from E3 2015, where it's likely we'll see Fallout 4, Halo 5, Uncharted 4, Star Ocean 5, and a lot of other video games that exclusively end in 4 or 5.

Also, there will be press conferences. SO MANY press conferences. No fewer than seven major publishers are hosting their own pressers at this year's annual video game extravaganza, which means we're in for a solid three days full of news, surprises, and hilariously awkward marketing buzzwords.

Twitter user Cheesemeister3k has created this helpful chart -- republished here with his permission -- that will let you keep track of all the pressers no matter where you live:

Your Guide To This Year's E3 Press Conferences

Let's break'em down.

Bethesda - Sunday, June 14 - 7pm Pacific

This is Bethesda's first-ever E3 press conference, and it's likely they will steal the show. They have got a lot of unannounced stuff that might pop up -- like a Dishonored sequel and Arkane Austin's Prey 2 -- but there's only one hotly-anticipated game that has been dominating everyone's minds for years and years now: Battlecry.

(Also some apocalypse thing or whatever.)

Microsoft - Monday, June 15 - 9:30am Pacific

Feels like we might see some Halo here? Just spitballing. The big M has plenty to talk about, including the Xbox-exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider and first-party games like the new Gears and Rare's secret project. They will also "announce" the Gears 1 remake. Maybe we'll even see Usher.

Electronic Arts - Monday, June 15 - 1pm Pacific

Lots of potential showcases coming from Team Electronic Arts this year, including Star Wars Battlefront, the next Mass Effect, and Mirror's Edge 2. We can also expect a solid 10-20 minutes of sports, although they may want to play down the FIFA a bit this time around.

Ubisoft - Monday, June 15 - 3pm Pacific

Ubisoft's presser this year will likely include The Division, Rainbow Six Siege, and no fewer than 4,000 different Assassin's Creed games, all slated for 2015. We're keeping an eye out for something called Hero, too.

Sony - Monday, June 15 - 6pm Pacific

In addition to Uncharted 4, a ton of indies, and maybe some reveals from first-party studios like Killzone developer Guerrilla Games, this will be the conference where Sony finally assures us that yes, The Last Guardian is still in development, and more information will be revealed soon.

Also:

Nintendo - Tuesday, June 16 - 9am Pacific

Just like last year, Nintendo is ditching the stage theatrics for a pre-recorded digital show that will delve into their lineups for 3DS and Wii U over the next year or two. Don't expect much Zelda talk, though. Still no word on the Wii Vitality Sensor.

Square Enix - Tuesday, June 16 - 10am Pacific

This one will be interesting, because it's been a very long time since we saw Square put on their own E3 conference, and they have got a lot to prove. We're expecting to see a lot of the new Deus Ex and Tomb Raider, plus a dash of FFXV and maybe some other surprises from their Japanese developers. You know what would be funny? If they spent a bunch of time building up a big Final Fantasy VII PS4 reveal but then it turned out to be a port of the PC version. LOL.


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    Already got the days off work to watch the live streams! oooo I can't wait :D

      Me too.

      I'm not sure about the livestreams though... I'm debating whether I watch GiantBombs feed, or get the direct feed from Gametrailers/Each Publisher.
      I usually watch Gametrailers because they do a bunch of between conference work... although I think Gamespot do something similar.

        Yeah I am actually in the same boat as you dude. I basically have all the major sites open like GiantBomb, IGN, Gamespot and see which is streaming the best for me.

        I mostly stick with GameTrailers from previous years like you said because they usually get interviews with the people after conferences. Can't forget Don Mattrick's classic line about the always online xbox one "we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360."

    Good stuff from the guy who did the timezone chart. Happily enough the conferences I want to watch are Bethesda, Sony & the PC one

    The conferences I'm interested in always fall on the days of my uni exams!

    Last edited 02/06/15 7:57 am

    It would've been totally rad if, for the Australian site, you could've looked at the table you posted a link to, and actually changed the conference times to a more meaningful time zone.

    DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING MYSELF?!

    :p

      The major cities on the east coast all share the same time as Sydney, and if you're in Adelaide, Perth or anywhere else, you're only one or two hours out. It's not that hard to work out - it would take them more time to draw up an Australian-specific table.

        You do realise that Pacific time mentioned in the article is the west coast of the USA, right?

        All they had to do to localise this article is change the times from LA to Sydney.

        Last edited 02/06/15 9:42 am

          Sorry, had a moment and thought you were referring to the table only.

          I should just avoid posting in the morning...

            I was just being crotchety anyway. It was cold this morning, and my old football injury was flaring up, and... Wait up, I see some kids on my lawn!

    Wouldn't we be expecting some Kingdom Hearts 3 from Square Enix... Surely

    You should probably point out that the Kaz twitter profile you are mentioning is fake. I really hope you knew that....

    Thank you for converting the times and making it so simple!!!

    Surely there'd be a lot of chatter about Sony/Microsoft's new VR hardware? Microsoft may also have done something with their purchase of Minecraft and/or a briefing of gaming under Windows 10?

    Am I the only one who finds these conferences cringe worthy and difficult to watch?

    “Cool” business types trying to over sell everything, drawn out announcements, unprofessional “game journalists” acting like 12 year old girls at a One Direction concert, loud, flashy everything…. I just find the whole thing kinda embarrassing.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the games, the trailers and the news. It’s just the conferences themselves that I can’t stand.

    I’ll be happy to wait until the morning to read up on all the big news.

    P.S. Thanks for the localised times, that's actually very helpful.

    Will I wake up for the MS conference this year? I made it last year only to stupidly stay up for the EA conference as well!

    I really hope naughty dog plan on releasing uncharted trilogy on PS4.
    While we wait for 4.

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