If you’re a video game fanatic, there’s a good chance you know all about E3. By far the biggest and best-loved electronics entertainment expo in the world, E3 is where the finest, most enthusiastic minds in the gaming industry come together under one roof once a year. The showcase will burst into life for three exhilarating, enlightening days on June 13th. Here, we take a closer look at what we can expect from E3 2017.
Gamers get their hands on an Xbox demo at E3 2016
When & Where?
E3 begins on 13th June at 9am and winds down on the evening of the 15th. The whole event takes place in Los Angeles Convention Center, with exhibits open from midday until 6pm (5pm on the last day). Meetings take place on the second floor, held from midday until 6pm on the 13th, 9am-6pm on the 14th, and 9am-5pm on the 15th.
Who Can Get In?
You’ll need an E3 badge to gain access to the expo, which requires you to register online beforehand, regardless of whether you’re an industry pro, gaming fan, or exhibitor. Entry age is 17+.
What Will I See?
Hundreds and hundreds of exhibitors with a startling variety of products, as well as the glorious main attraction E3 Coliseum – which will host panel debates, expert talks, and video game previews. Two particularly intriguing events include the “Call of Duty: WWII – Sledgehammer Games’ Journey Back To The Franchise’s Roots” discussion (which stars a trio from Sledgehammer) and the “Stories Across Screens” show (which features associates of Better Call Saul, Bethesda Game Studios, and Naughty Dog, along with 10 Cloverfield Lane and Black Mirror director Dan Tractenberg).
Many of the biggest video game brands will also be luring guests to their reserved corner of the expo, including EA and Xbox, who are both organising conferences and live streams. Bethesda will be parading some of their VR tech and granting sneak-peaks at Quake Champions, whereas Ubisoft will be holding talks on the new Assassin’s Creed and cartoon role playing series South Park: The Fractured But Whole. PlayStation/Sony will also be offering fans a first look at the likes of God of War (and possibly The Last of Us: Part 2).
Will There Be Some Other Good Games On Show?
You bet your bottom dollar there will be. E3 is likely to screen previews of some seriously big upcoming video game releases, including Super Mario Odyssey, the Destiny sequel, Grand Turismo Sport, Far Cry 5, the Crash Bandicoot comeback (N. Sane Trilogy), the next Uncharted instalment (Lost Legacy), Metal Gear Survive, a new Spiderman game, and the virtual reality version of Fallout 4. You may also catch snippets of Yakuza 6 and Elder Scrolls: Legends, as well as the Switch adaptation of open-world blockbuster Skyrim.
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