E3 2019: schedule, press conferences, games list, and leaks

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E3 2019 started right now with official information concerning the newest EA video games, plus we've additionally seen some high-profile E3 leaks within the final 24 hours. 

Don't fear. There's much more E3 information to return, and we're updating this web page in real-time with a full digest of what the Digital Leisure Expo has to supply. This consists of an E3 2019 video games listing that we'll be amassing proper right here, as we report reside from the press conferences.

Within the final two weeks, we've heard rumors a few dozen video games with one recreation - Watch Dogs 3: Legion - getting leaked to the general public. And within the final day, we've heard phrase of a game from George R.R. Martin and From Software program.

Whereas leaks have spoiled a number of the massive E3 surprises, we'll nonetheless see loads of new titles this weekend: There's rumors of a new Fable, the primary particulars of Sq. Enix's formidable Avengers game and, if we're fortunate, we'll get our first take a look at Microsoft's next-gen console. By the point the Nintendo Direct hits on Tuesday morning, we might be as much as our eyes in new video games coming later this yr.  

That's as a result of, regardless of the way it modifications through the years, E3 continues to be the most important occasion in gaming. Whether or not it’s held at a lodge, a conference middle or someplace out in Hollywood, it's the definitive business occasion of the yr, the place players from around the globe get collectively to see what comes subsequent for consoles, handhelds, PCs, cell phones and every little thing in between.

E3 stands for the Digital Leisure Expo, and whereas that hasn't modified from yr to yr, the press convention has gotten shuffled. So we'll clarify it shortly.

The official E3 2019 dates are Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13. Nevertheless, that's only for the portion of the present held contained in the Los Angeles Conference Middle.

In actuality, the primary huge occasion of E3 2019 was EA Play, which kicked-off off on Saturday, June eight on the Hollywood Palladium. It wasn't a short-and-sweet E3 keynote, however a full day of deep dive trailers into EA's largest titles.

Between EA Play on Saturday and the opening of the present flooring on Tuesday morning it's also possible to anticipate a press occasion for Microsoft on Sunday afternoon with Bethesda, Sq. Enix, Ubisoft and Nintendo's keynotes sandwiched in between. The PC Gaming Present, Ubisoft and Sq.-Enix all have E3 press conferences on Monday. 

We anticipate to be in Los Angeles from Friday till Thursday, and players with an entry move ought to attempt to do the identical.

FIFA 19 (Picture Credit score: EA)

Keynote time: It's over, however we now have the EA Play re-cap. It began on Saturday, June eight at 9:15am PT for followers with tickets on the Hollywood Palladium.

EA had an early lead going into 2019 with its plans already detailed on its official website. So greater than breaking information, this E3 press convention has been about going deep into the gameplay of every title.

Right here's the information from in the course of the EA Play press convention:

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the spotlight from Respawn Leisure wanting a bit like Uncharted with a lightsaber and The Drive powers (that's not a nasty factor). There was no Titanfall three, from the developer, however we did see Apex Legends Season 2: Battle Cry get a begin date of July 2.

EA Sports activities gave us deep seems to be into each FIFA 20 and Madden 20, whereas Battlefield 5 Chapter four and The Sims four: Island Dwelling expanded their respective (and really totally different universes).

We didn't get many surprises – at the very least not from EA's official E3 press convention. It might nonetheless wow us with BioWare's Dragon Age 4 (it debuted a teaser trailer eventually yr’s The Recreation Awards and we're primed for an E3 2019 trailer follow-up). Likewise, we didn't see something from PopCap (well-known for Crops vs Zombies) and Ghost Video games, the brand new stakeholders of the Want for Velocity franchise. Not but no less than.

Ultimate Fantasy VII (Picture Credit score: Sq. Enix)

Keynote time: Monday, June 10, at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET 

After the long-awaited launch of Kingdom Hearts three in early January, Sq. Enix has been pretty quiet. However that appears like that's going to vary at E3.

Because of a tweet posted to the Marvel's Avengers twitter in late Might, we all know we're going to see Crystal Dynamic's recreation on the present, in addition to Final Fantasy VII Remake which just lately had a key spot throughout Sony's final State of Play occasion.

We additionally know that Sq. Enix is at present engaged on Dragon Quest Builders 2 on Nintendo Switch, because it was introduced throughout a Nintendo Direct earlier this yr, in addition to Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Version.

Outdoors of these video games, it’s probably we’ll hear extra concerning the subsequent episode in Life is Unusual 2, in addition to DLC for Kingdom Hearts III. Sq. Enix may additionally use the time throughout its press occasion to speak about Simply Trigger four and Oninaki. 

‘However is it too early to listen to one thing about Ultimate Fantasy 16?’ Sure. Sure, it's.  

Halo Infinite (Picture Credit score: 343 Industries)

Keynote time: Sunday, June 9 at 1 pm PST, four pm EST and 9 pm BST 

As of proper now, Microsoft is the one one of many massive three console makers that’s undoubtedly going to E3 2019. That provides Microsoft a little bit of a bonus if it decides to debut its next-gen Xbox codenamed Project Scarlett, and it may be the rationale why Sony is avoiding the present altogether. 

Whereas we’re nonetheless unsure precisely what Microsoft goes to point out us when it comes to hardware, we're more likely to hear extra about XCloud, Microsoft’s new recreation streaming service and new updates to its Xbox Recreation Move subscription service which has grown immensely within the final 12 months. 

Much less probably, Microsoft might have demos of the HoloLens 2 in an identical setup to some years in the past when it paired the hardware with a demo of Halo 5: Guardians, however that’s on the far fringes of what’s more likely to occur.

When it comes to video games, we’re predicting that Microsoft’s first-party studios ought to be there in full pressure with new footage of Gears 5, Halo Infinite and, as all the time, a brand new Forza title.

Final yr Microsoft introduced the acquisition of a number of new studios together with The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Video games, Ninja Concept and Compulsion Video games, so hopefully we’ll begin to see a few of the tasks these corporations have been engaged on.

Elder Scrolls VI (Picture Credit score: Bethesda)

Keynote time: Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 5:30pm PT

No matter Sony's plans, we now know that Bethesda will probably be holding a showcase occasion at E3 2019, shut in time to final yr's occasion. To that finish, you'll be able to anticipate to listen to extra concerning the developer/writer's titles beginning on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 5:30pm PT.

So what can we anticipate to see? It’s virtually a provided that we’ll hear updates for legacy titles like The Elder Scrolls On-line and Fallout 76, two of the developer’s largest MMOs so far, in addition to the beforehand  Doom Eternal from companion iD Software program. 

In between bombshell bulletins, we’re additionally more likely to hear extra about Bethesda’s free-to-play and cellular choices like Elder Scrolls Blades, which is due out later this yr, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a free-to-play card recreation that’s in the identical vein as Hearthstone.

Sadly, these of us anticipating to see new trailers for the subsequent hotly anticipated entry within the Elder Scrolls franchise, Elder Scrolls VI, and Bethesda's formidable sci-fi undertaking, Starfield, are going to be disenchanted. Bethesda Recreation Studios government producer Todd Howard advised a roomful of attendees at PAX East that it's nonetheless too early to speak concerning the video games and requested everybody to "please be affected person".

Concerned with attending in-person? Bethesda is giving out tickets via an online contest that may give out two tickets to you and a pal!

Keynote time: N/A

Sorry guys, sadly Sony is skipping the E3 festivities this year and has stated that it'll as an alternative discover one other venue to showcase the video games and hardware coming down the pipeline.  That stated, we gained't rule out one other State of Play occasion, just like the one Sony held again in March.

If that doesn't occur, nicely, we’ll simply have to attend to listen to extra about The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima.

Past Good & Evil 2 (Picture Credit score: Ubisoft)

Keynote time: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1pm PT (4pm ET, 9pm UK) 

Ubisoft will certainly be again at this yr's E3. The developer-slash-publishing home has quite a bit on its plate for early 2019 together with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 in addition to Trials Rising, each of which got here out within the February-March window, however hasn't stated what's coming later this yr.

The sport we all know probably the most about from Ubisoft that might doubtless be at this yr’s present is Skull and Bones, the ship-focused fight recreation that appears to hold the torch from Murderer’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Ubisoft has but to provide us a strong launch date for the sport, nevertheless it’s probably that’s the kind of factor it’s saving for an E3 2019 keynote. 

It’s additionally doubtless we’ll hear extra about Beyond Good and Evil 2 and probably get our first take a look at the gameplay at Ubisoft’s keynote... however that would simply be wishful considering on our half.

Past these two video games, we’ve heard rumors that Ubisoft will announce three to 4 new AAA titles in between March 2019 and March 2020, however we will solely speculate what’s to return. The one franchise that’s undoubtedly not going to be there's a mainline Murderer’s Creed recreation as Ubisoft has stated that will probably be skipping a release in 2019. 

PC Gaming Present (Picture Credit score: PC Gamer)

Keynote time:  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10am PT (1pm ET, 5pm UK)  

In the event you’re a PC gamer, you gained’t need to miss the PC Gaming Show, which can make its fifth consecutive return to the conference. 

We’re unsure what to anticipate from the two-hour occasion, but when it’s something like earlier years it'll function a lot of indie video games that wouldn’t often get time up on the large stage alongside hardware bulletins.

For people at residence, the occasion will probably be obtainable to stream on twitch.tv/pcgamer, or on Facebook or YouTube or, in case you're on the town, it's open to the general public with an RSVP at The Mayan Theater.  

Eventually yr’s occasion we obtained the prospect to see numerous new indie video games like Neo Cab and Maneater, in addition to some heavy-hitting titles like Stormlands from Insomniac and Warframe: The Sacrifice from Digital Extremes. We’re anticipating some comparable huge bulletins from this yr’s present.  

The gaming world is perhaps gearing up for a attainable reveal of the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Two at E3 2019, however there's so much in retailer for desktop players, too. 

Animal Crossing (Picture Credit score: Nintendo)

Keynote time: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9am PT (12pm ET)

Whereas Sony gained’t be at this yr’s occasion, Nintendo most definitely will - first digitally in a Nintendo Direct that often airs Tuesday morning after which bodily when its large sales space takes over West Corridor. 

When it comes to what video games Nintendo goes to deliver with it this yr, the corporate says we’ll hear extra about Pokemon Sword and Shield, as that’s due out by the top of 2019, plus the Link’s Awakening Remake and Mario Maker 2.

We're hoping we'll additionally hear extra about Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch, which was introduced in 2018 and given a 2019 launch window, however there's no assure from Nintendo that we'll catch Tom Nook at this yr's present. 

Past these core video games, we all know Nintendo is creating Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Hearth Emblem Three Homes, the latter of which ought to be obtainable in August until it’s delayed. Nintendo might additionally use the time to point out off its subsequent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character pack. 

Both approach, we'll discover out extra on June 11 at 9am PT.

Keynote time: Confirmed, however TBD

Final however definitely not least, we couldn’t miss Devolver Digital, who has confirmed via Twitter that it will be posting one other off-the-wall pre-recorded keynote which can or might not contain fictional CEO Nina Struthers. 

Anticipate it to be simply as bizarre as yr’s. 

Keynote time: Technically not a keynote, however the first Stadia Join aired on June 6 at 9 am PDT

Whereas it's not technically a part of E3 because it doesn't have a partnership with the ESA, Google has proven that it needs to be a part of the large present by main the week's occasions with a Google Stadia announcement.

In a 25-minute presentation held on June 6, Google Stadia boss (and former Microsoft VP) Phil Harrison gave us our first tangible particulars concerning the new streaming service coming later this yr. The TL;DW? Stadia will value $9.99 per 30 days and can permit you limitless game-streaming in 4K HDR at 60fps. You'll be able to play in your TV with a Chromecast Extremely, or your laptop computer or desktop in a Chrome browser. You'll additionally have the ability to recreation in your smartphone... so long as you personal a Google Pixel system. 

Need to know extra about Google's formidable enterprise into videogames? We've obtained all the small print in our full Google Stadia information.