E3 2016 is just around the corner, and while we all know it’s ‘around the middle of June’, below you can find out all the dates and times for each of the publishers and their media briefings, if they’re hosting one.
The Xbox E3 2016 Briefing will take place Monday, June 13th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. PDT, which will be at a reasonable hour of 17:30pm BST (UK and Ireland).
Expect to see more Halo Wars 2, Crackdown, the next Forza title, as well as Gears of War 4, a rumoured slim Xbox One or even an upgraded Xbox One? Rumours are flying left, right and center so it should be an interesting watch. Will there be anything as exciting as last year’s backwards compatibility announcement this year?
Sony will hold its annual PlayStation E3 press conference at 6pm Pacific on Monday 13th June, which to us in the UK and Ireland means the daft hour of 2am. We shall prepare ourselves in advance for that one, but excuse me if I nod off well before it starts. What?! It’ll be a busy week!
Watch out for news and game updates regarding the PlayStation VR headset, possibly some Last Guardian news, a dreamy follow up to The Last of Us and potentially the PlayStation 4 Neo, or 4K, whatever you want to call it.
EA will be hosting their own show prior to Microsoft and Sony, on June 12, 2016 at 1 p.m. PT/9 p.m. BST with their newly titled show, EA Play.
Expect to see sports titles such as FIFA 17, Madden 17, and others as well as Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and maybe a new Need for Speed? Mass Effect Andromeda has been delayed but we’re sure we’ll see some gameplay of that in action.
Bethesda will be hosting their own show again this year, following a very successful event last year where they introduced us all to Fallout 4, and showed off Doom to the public. Their show kicks off on Sunday, June 12, at 7 p.m. PT.
With more Fallout 4 content announced, we could see more of what’s to come, as well as Dishonored 2. What are the chances we’ll see another Elder Scrolls title? Probably very slim, but time will tell!
Ubisoft will of course be there again this year, with a mountain of interesting titles and that ‘stinger’ they show at the end of each show that sends the internet into a tizzie. Watch Ubisoft on June 13, 1pm PST, which will be 9pm BST.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands should be more prominent this year, and we may even see some updates for Rainbow Six Siege. Well, I’m personally hoping for that one, as it needs a wealth of content added in quick before it gets too stale. There’s also For Honor, the interesting looking fighting game, and expect more Just Dance. We may not see another Assassin’s Creed title due to the series taking a year off, but the movie might be shown in more detail. Oh, there’s also a supposed Watch_Dogs 2.
Take-Two Interactive also promised a big showing at E3 this year,but they will not be hosting their own conference.
Will we see a follow up to Red Dead Redemption, or more content for GTA V? Single player content?!! There’s also Mafia 3, the leaked Bioshock Collection, a possible Borderlands 3/4 and who knows what else?
Nintendo will once again host its own E3 special Nintendo Direct, where we will be awaiting more of The Legend of Zelda, due to release now in March of 2017 alongside the NX system. Nintendo have already confirmed that the NX won’t be shown this summer, so expect that at the Tokyo Game Show later in the year.