The E3 2016 Press Conference Schedule

We're just days away from Video Game Christmas, which means it's time for all sorts of news, trailers and marketing gaffes. Plus: Fake video game footage! Let's break it all down. For the most convenient look at the full schedule, here's Twitter user Cheesemeister2k with a detailed list:

Shall we go conference by conference?

EA: Monday, June 13, 6:00am AEST

Although Electronic Arts has bailed from E3 this year and will instead be doing their own thing, it's likely their press conference will resemble the ones we've seen them do in the past. That means news on Mass Effect: Andromeda, footage from Battlefield One, a big block for sports games and maybe some other surprises. Smart money would be on a tease for BioWare's new IP or maybe Visceral's Star Wars game.

Bethesda: Monday, June 13, 12:00pm AEST

Last year's Bethesda showcase was pretty impressive, so look for them to aim high again in 2016. Some of the stuff I'd expect to see: Dishonored 2, Doom DLC, Fallout 4 DLC, Arkane Austin's Prey 2 (or whatever it's called now), a Skyrim remaster with console mod support and maybe new games from the studios behind Wolfenstein and The Evil Within.

Microsoft: Tuesday, June 14, 2:30am AEST

The folks behind Xbox are on an interesting mission: To unify Xbox and Windows 10. Don't be surprised to see that cross-platform initiative as one of their main focuses on Tuesday morning. They have got a lot of games to talk about, including Scalebound, Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4 and the recently leaked Dead Rising 4. Expect to see all of them announced for both Xbox and PC. Will we see their upgraded Xbox, code-named Scorpio, at E3 this year? Anyone's guess.

Ubisoft: Tuesday, June 14, 6:00am AEST

This will be the first Ubisoft press conference in a very long time with no Assassin's Creed, but we will see new Watch Dogs, South Park and Ghost Recon. Ubisoft will also likely show off some of their new IPs like For Honor and an unannounced game that they have said is multiplayer-focused. Maybe they have some other surprises too.

Sony: Tuesday, June 14, 11:00am AEST

We're looking forward to new looks at Horizon and Detroit at Sony's conference this year, plus reveals of God of War 4 and whatever Sony Bend is working on (rumoured to be an open-world game called Dead Don't Ride). There'll likely be a whole lot of VR and maybe a look at the PS4.5, AKA Neo, although we still don't know when that's actually coming out. Will we see some other big surprises along the lines of last year's FFVII Remake? Maybe! One thing we can say for sure: It will start late. Sony always does.

Nintendo Treehouse Live: Wednesday, June 15, 2:00am AEST

This one's an enigma. Nintendo says Zelda will be the main focus at E3, but do they have any other surprises up their sleeve? Is it too much to hope for a surprise Mother 3 release? They will be streaming Treehouse gameplay all throughout Wednesday and Thursday, but as of now it doesn't seem like they have got any sort of Direct or other scripted presentation planned.


Comments

    GR:Wildlands and Zelda are the focus for me - still hoping for a snippet of NX news from an overheard conversation though.

    What about the moronic PC-announcements-as-a-late-night-chat-show abortion that we got last year?

    Please tell me they're doing that again.

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      I assume that is the "PC Gaming Show" listed right there in the table... so yes

      It's in there - PC Gaming Show - 5:00am EST

      Yep... I kind of hope that's where Microsoft is going to announce a new Age of Empires game.

    Let's hope it can match the fanboy wet dream that was E3 2015.

    Bethesda at 10am on a Monday? Better book a meeting room at work 😉

    *ahem* Announcement of the release date for The Last Guardian. Surely.

    I find it funny that they needed to use AM and PM for the Americans while everyone else in the world could handle 24-hour time.

      We also use the mm/dd/yyyy date format, Fahrenheit temperature scale, and Imperial measurements.
      We also find it funny that you don't ;-)

    Finish exams on Friday morning, sleep for the entire weekend, wakeup 6am Monday for E3 stuff. Must be that time of year again :P

    So... does MS announce the Scorpio, knowing it'll tank sales of their current model xbox, in the hope that such an announcement also hurts sales of PS4 & Neo?

    I just want The Evil Within 2. And Resident Evil 7.

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