One of the year’s biggest gaming shows, E3 2019, returns to Los Angeles in June. While Sony and Electronic Arts are breaking from tradition and eschewing their own press conferences, the show is still expected to be packed with news and reveals. The show is still a few months off, but companies are already announcing, or beginning to announce, the first details on their events.
In this post we’re rounding up all the important times and dates for E3 2019 leading up to the show in June.
While E3 2019 officially runs June 11-13, events related to it begin earlier. EA’s EA Play event begins Friday, June 7. The first major press conference, from Bethesda, will be held on Sunday, June 9, with briefings from Microsoft and Nintendo expected to follow thereafter. You can see the full schedule so far below; we’ll keep updating this post as more information comes to light.
Friday, June 7
Electronic Arts – The EA Play event begins at the Hollywood Palladium. Attendees can play unreleased EA games and watch presentations. EA Play runs through June 11. [More details]
Saturday, June 8
Nintendo – The Mario company is holding an eSports tournament in Los Angeles. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 tournament and the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 tournament will be held on June 8. [More details]
Sunday, June 9
Bethesda – Traditional press conference is held at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET. The company is not expected to talk about The Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield. [More details]
Monday, June 10
Ubisoft – The Assassin’s Creed company will hold its briefing on June 10 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. Little is known about what Ubisoft will talk about, but one rumour is a Watch Dogs 3 reveal. [More details]
PC Gaming Show – The PC-focused briefing is expected to return on June 10, though a specific time for it hasn’t been announced yet. [More details]
Tuesday, June 11
Nintendo typically holds its pre-recorded Nintendo Direct E3 briefings on the Tuesday morning of E3 week, so if history holds, you can expect that to happen again. However, Nintendo hasn’t made any official announcements about a Nintendo Direct E3 briefing as of yet.
E3 2019’s show floor is open June 11-14. Like the two previous years, E3 2019 is selling tickets to the public. [More details]
Microsoft‘s E3 2018 briefing shifted from its usual Monday timeslot to Sunday afternoon, but the company hasn’t announced plans for 2019 yet. The company will be at E3, and it plans to «go big,» according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. Microsoft is expected to announce its new consoles and share more details about Halo Infinite during E3 2019 but nothing is confirmed at this stage.
E3 2019 is the final year that E3 is confirmed to be held in Los Angeles. It’s possible the show could move to a new location in 2020, but nothing has been announced as of yet. The ESA, which organises E3 every year, has asked the Los Angeles Convention Center to upgrade its facilities, or else it might try to look elsewhere for a new venue.