E3 2018 Press Conference and Streaming Schedule

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E3 2018

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo will run from June 12 to 14, but the festivities will begin on June 9 with nine press conferences leading up to the show. As we do every year, this post is your mega-schedule to follow the games industry’s biggest event in its entirety.

(Editor’s Note: This post will be updated with with additional scheduled events and titles leading up to E3 2018. Live Thread links, where you can discuss each press conference with the rest of the community as they happen, will be accessible shortly before the start of each event.)

  1. Press Conferences
    1. Electronic Arts – June 9 at 11:00 a.m. PDT
    2. Microsoft – June 10 at 1:00 p.m. PDT
    3. Bethesda Softworks – June 10 at 6:30 p.m. PDT
    4. Devolver Digital – June 10 at 8:00 p.m. PDT
    5. Square Enix – June 11 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
    6. Limited Run Games – June 11 at 12:00 p.m. PDT
    7. Ubisoft – June 11 at 1:00 p.m. PDT
    8. PC Gaming Show – June 11 at 3:00 p.m. PDT
    9. Sony Interactive Entertainment – June 11 at 6:00 p.m. PDT
    10. Nintendo – June 12 at 9:00 a.m. PDT
  2. Show Floor
    1. E3 Coliseum
    2. GameSpot
    3. IGN
    4. Twitch
    5. Mixer
    6. YouTube Live at E3
    7. Capcom
    8. Nintendo Treehouse
    9. PlayStation Blog
    10. Square Enix Presents
    11. Warner Bros.
  3. Big List of Games

Electronic Arts (at EA Play 2018)

E3 2018 Schedule: EA

The EA Play 2018 press conference promises “gameplay reveals,” “big announcements,” and “some of the biggest content creators in gaming.”

Confirmed appearances include Anthem (details), Battlefield V, and EA Sports titles.

Microsoft

E3 2018 Schedule: Microsoft

“During the briefing, you’ll have a chance to check out everything from in-depth looks at previously-announced games to trailers for our unannounced titles coming in 2018 and beyond.”

Possible appearances include Crackdown 3, a new Forza Horizon, and a new Halo. Rumored appearances include up to three new Gears of War titles (traditional sequel, real-time strategy spin-off, and a battle royale spin-off – via Polygon).

Bethesda Softworks

E3 2018 Schedule: Bethesda Softworks

Confirmed appearances include Fallout 76, Rage 2, and “a few surprises.”

Devolver Digital

E3 2018 Schedule: Devolver Digital

“This year’s Big Fancy Press Conference will feature real, actual game reveals and technological innovations from Devolver Labs, the research and development arm of Devolver Digital responsible for last year’s Earliest Access program and making ‘throwing money at the screen’ a valid form of payment. There will almost certainly be blood, possibly loss of life.”

Confirmed appearances include Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass.

Square Enix

E3 2018 Schedule: Square Enix

Details to be announced.

Possible appearances include The Avengers project by Crystal Dynamics, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy XV updates and downloadable content, Kingdom Hearts III, Left Alive, Life is Strange 2, a project from the recently announced Luminous Productions, the June 2017-announced project from People Can Fly, Project Prelude Rune by the February 2017-established Studio Istola, SaGa: Scarlet Grace, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Limited Run Games

E3 2018 Schedule: Limited Run Games

Details to be announced.

Ubisoft

E3 2018 Schedule: Ubisoft

Confirmed appearances at Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference include Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Beyond Good and Evil 2, For Honor, Skull Bones, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and Transference.

Ubisoft said it is “saving some surprises for the show,” suggesting there will be multiple new game announcements.

Rumored appearances include a new entry in the Splinter Cell series, which was listed by Wal-Mart Canada.

PC Gaming Show

E3 2018 Schedule: PC Gaming Show

Confirmed appearances include 505 Games, Chance Agency, Cloud Imperium Games, Coffee Stain Studios, Crytek, Digital Extremes, Double Fine Productions, Drake’s Cakes (a baked goods company), Frontier Developments, Hi-Rez Studios, Klei, Modern Storyteller, Oculus Rift, Raw Fury, Sega, SkyDance Media, Square Enix, Starbreeze, Stardock Entertainment, Team17, tinyBuild, Tripwire Interactive, an untitled publisher, and more.

Sony Interactive Entertainment

E3 2018 Schedule: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Confirmed appearances include “deep dives” into Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II, and Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Nintendo

E3 2018 Schedule: Nintendo

Confirmed appearances include Super Smash Bros. for Switch.

Possible appearances include Bayonetta 3, Fire Emblem for Switch, GungHo Online Entertainment’s unannounced Switch title, Metroid Prime 4, Octopath Traveler, Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon Let’s Go, Eevee!, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, The World Ends with You: Final Remix, and Yoshi for Switch.

Rumored appearances include Switch ports of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Fortnite, and Paladins, a console version of the arcade game Killer Queen called Killer Queen Black, and Overcooked 2 (via, 2).

E3 Coliseum

E3 2018 Schedule: E3 Coliseum

Official Website: E3Expo.com

Where: Facebook

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

June 12

  • 12:45 p.m. – Interactive Magic with Penn Jillette and Randy Pitchford – Magic and gaming have more in common than you would think! Join magician Penn Jillette (Penn Teller) and Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford as they discuss the unexpected intersection of illusion, magic, VR, and gaming. (Penn Jillette, Magician – Penn Teller; Randy Pitchford, President – Gearbox.)
  • 1:45 p.m. – A conversation about telling stories in today’s video games – and where it’s going in the future. (Amy Hennig, Writer / Director.)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Hideo Kojima in Conversation with Jordan Vogt-Roberts – Last year, Hideo Kojima discussed his deep encyclopedic knowledge of film and the deep influence cinema has had on his work. It was a one-on-one conversation led by Kong: Skull Island director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. This year they return for a follow up that shifts the focus toward the creative process. We will focus with specificity on how Kojima-san has pushed boundaries in staging action, camera movement, creating mood, writing dialogue and directing performance. (Hideo Kojima, President – Kojima Productions; Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Director – Kong: Skull Island.)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Transference with Elijah Wood – Prepare to lose yourself in Transference, a new game that bridges the gap between movies and games. Join Elijah Wood, SpectreVision and Ubisoft Montreal at E3 Coliseum for an in-depth look at this innovative psychological thriller. (Elijah Wood, Actor.)
  • 6:00 p.m. – Grim Fandango – 20 years ago Tim Schafer’s Grim Fandango released and became an instant classic of the adventure genre. At E3, the cast reunites for a one-night-only live reading of select scenes, live music from composer Peter McConnell, and more surprises! (Alan Blumenfeld, Actor; Tony Plana, Actor; Jim Ward, Actor; Tim Schafer, President – Double Fine Productions; Maria Canals-Barrera, Actor; Patrick Dollaghan, Actor; Jack Black, Actor.)

June 12

  • 1:45 p.m. – Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII – Treyarch discusses the history of Zombies, its ravenous fan community, and what might be lurking around the corner next. (Jason Blundell, Co-Studio Head – Treyarch.)
  • 2:30 p.m. – Worlds Collide – Today the stories that grab us the most are part of evolving narrative worlds — games, cinematic universes, and other adventures that play out over time, and sometimes across multiple forms of media. In this special E3 session, Fortnite creative director Donald Mustard and Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo sit down with Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) for a discussion about storytelling and world building across games, film, TV, and comics. (Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director – Epic Games; Joe Russo, Director – Avengers: Infinity War; Geoff Keighley, Executive Producer – The Game Awards.)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Shadow of the Tomb Raider – The critically acclaimed and world-famous Tomb Raider franchise has sold over 63 million copies globally. Join the creative team and cast behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider as they share new details about Lara Croft’s latest adventure. (Camilla Luddington, Performance Artist for Lara Croft – Shadow of the Tomb Raider; Jill Murray, Lead Writer – Eidos Montreal; Darryl Purdy, Performance Director – Shadow of the Tomb Raider; Earl Baylon, Performance Artist for Jonah Maiava – Shadow of the Tomb Raider.)

June 12

  • 10:00 a.m. – Darren Aronofsky in Conversation – Oscar-nominated director of Black Swan and the films Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and Mother!, Darren Aronofsky brings his signature creative style to E3 Coliseum for a can’t miss discussion on world building in video games. (Darren Aronofsky, Filmmaker.)
  • 10:45 a.m. – Cuphead – Come see legendary animator of Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King, James Baxter, and Studio MDHR host an interactive workshop on the animation approach of Cuphead. (James Baxter, Animator; Maya Modelhauer, Executive Producer, Lead Inking Artist – Studio MDHR; Hanna Abi-Hanna, Lead Animator – Studio MDHR.)

Still-to-be-Dated Sessions

Not all E3 Coliseum 2018 sessions have been announced. Sessions will continue to be announced in the week leading up to E3 2018. The following sessions have been announced, but have yet to been given a spot on the schedule:

  • Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Fighting Game Dojo – Join Katsuhiro Harada and Motohiro Okubo for an intimate look at fighting games development at Bandai Namco and get the latest updates on Soulcalibur VI and the world of Tekken.
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Join Sucker Punch Production at E3 Coliseum for a closer look at their new PlayStation title Ghost of Tsushima.
  • Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy – Join Westworld HBO creators / showrunners / directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy as they kick off E3Coliseum with “Revenge of the NPC: Video Games’ Influence on Westworld,” moderated by Tom Bissell.
  • LEGO DC Super-Villains – Join the team behind the LEGO DC Super-Villains and Joshua Ovenshire for an inside look at the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC Universe!
  • Todd Howard – Join Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, and Danny O’Dwyer, creator of Noclip, for the live premiere of Noclip’s behind the scenes documentary into the development of Fallout 76. After the screening, participate in a live QA session with Todd and Danny.

GameSpot

E3 2018 Schedule: GameSpot

Where: GameSpot, Twitch

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

June 9

  • 11:00 a.m. – EA Press Conference

June 10

  • 1:00 p.m. – Microsoft Press Conference
  • 6:20 p.m. – Bethesda Press Conference

June 11

  • 10:00 a.m. – Square Enix Press Conference
  • 1:00 p.m. – Ubisoft Press Conference
  • 6:00 p.m. – Sony Press Conference

June 12

  • 9:00 a.m. – Nintendo Video Presentation
  • 11:00 a.m. – GameSpot Plays Games with Friends

June 13

  • 9:00 a.m. – GameSpot Plays Games with Friends

June 14

  • 9:00 a.m. – GameSpot Plays Games with Friends

IGN

E3 2018 Schedule: IGN

Where: IGN, Twitch

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

June 9

  • 11:00 a.m. – EA Press Conference

June 10

  • 1:00 p.m. – Microsoft Press Conference
  • 6:20 p.m. – Bethesda Press Conference

June 11

  • 10:00 a.m. – Square Enix Press Conference
  • 1:00 p.m. – Ubisoft Press Conference
  • 6:00 p.m. – Sony Press Conference

June 12

  • 9:00 a.m. – Nintendo Video Presentation

Twitch

E3 2018 Schedule: Twitch

Where: Twitch

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

Details to be announced.

Mixer

E3 2018 Schedule: Mixer

Where: Mixer

“From Saturday, June 9 to Friday, June 15, tune in at www.mixer.com for the latest news, gameplay, exclusive interviews and more… We’re also happy to announce a special showing of HypeZone Live featuring a new battle royale experience. Players can compete to see if they can make it into the HypeZone and walk away with some sweet swag.”

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

Details to be announced.

YouTube Live at E3

E3 2018 Schedule: YouTube

Where: YouTube

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

Details to be announced. (via)

Capcom

E3 2018 Schedule: Capcom

Where: Twitch

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

Details to be announced.

Nintendo

E3 2018 Schedule: Nintendo

Where: E3.Nintendo.com, YouTube, Twitch

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

June 11

  • 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Splatoon 2 World Championship (YouTube) – Qualifying teams representing the United States / Canada, Japan, Europe, and Australia / New Zealand will ink their way to glory in the opening rounds.

June 12

  • 9:00 a.m. – Video Presentation – Nintendo will debut a video presentation featuring games releasing in 2018, including the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Nintendo Treehouse: Live – Right after the presentation, Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018 will begin three days of live gameplay, appearances by developers and an insider look at games, starting with the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch.
  • ??? – Splatoon 2 World Championship
  • Immediately Following – Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 – The Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament, which will pit invited players against each other in the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. A few fans who come dressed as their favorite Nintendo character on June 12 may be chosen to play the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game on stage in exhibition play.

June 13

  • 9:00 a.m. – Nintendo Treehouse: Live

June 14

  • 9:00 a.m. – Nintendo Treehouse: Live

PlayStation Blog

E3 2018 Schedule: PlayStation

Where: PlayStation.com, Twitch, YouTube

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

Details to be announced.

Square Enix

E3 2018 Schedule: Square Enix

Where: Twitch, YouTube

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

Details to be announced.

Warner Bros.

E3 2018 Schedule: Warner Brothers

Where: WBGames.com

(All listed times are Pacific Daylight Time.)

Details to be announced.

■ 505 Games

■ Activision

■ Aksys Games

■ Annapurna Interactive

■ Atlus / Sega

■ Bandai Namco

■ Bethesda Softworks

■ Bigben Interactive

■ Capcom

■ CD Projekt RED

■ Cygames

■ Deep Silver

■ Devolver Digital

■ Electronic Arts (at EA Play 2018)

■ Focus Home Interactive

■ Gearbox Publishing

■ Gungho Online Entertainment

■ Kalypso Media

■ Koei Tecmo

■ Konami

■ Mastiff

■ Microsoft

■ NIS America

■ Nintendo

■ Rebellion

■ Sony Interactive Entertainment

■ Square Enix

■ Team17

■ Ubisoft

■ Warner Bros.

■ XSEED Games



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