An Overview of E3 2017
E3, the world biggest electronic entertainment expo, is here again, and gamers, tech junkies, and games journalists alike are already gathering around to watch events unfold. As always, there are a number of big names set to deliver news and information, including all the biggest triple A game developers, and big name independent developers.
Many have already been speculating about Microsoft and the expected announcement of their new console, Project Scorpio. Said to be a 4K supporting mega machine, the official world announcement is set to happen at this years E3. The launch event is set to take place 11 June from 2pm PDT. Or 5pm EDT, and 10pm in the United Kingdom.
Sony, of course, have no major announcements to make about new consoles, but are sure to give a look at some future games set to be released on their already released PlayStation console. The Sony press conference will take place 6pm PDT, Monday, 12 June. That’s 9pm EDT, and 2am Tuesday 13 June in the United Kingdom.
Besides the two main hardware manufacturers, the main developers set to make an appearance include Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Activision, Ubisoft, and Nintendo. The E3 games expected to be showcased include; Doom VR, Fallout VR, God of War, Last of Us 2, Super Mario Odyssey, FIFA 18, Farcry 5, and many more.
Some key E3 2017 speakers include Jack Black, voice actor Troy Baker, and YouTube sensation MatPat.
The Official E3 Schedule In Full
The official full E3 2017 schedule is as follows. All times mentioned areOfficial Pacific Time.
Tuesday, June 13
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
God of War: Behind the Curtain
The God of War series was instrumental in introducing a new type of game to the world, and with God of War 4 on the horizon, fans are eager to hear more about the next instalment in the series.
Cory Barlog, director of the God of War series, talks about previous challenges in creating the series, and gives insight into the new game.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bungie CEO Pete Parsons gives a talk on his company, as well as the next big release Destiny 2. The event is moderated by WWE superstar; Big Show.
12:30 PM — 1:30 PM:
Chris Hardwick gives keynote speech about creating new worlds in video games. He is joined by Neil Degrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist; as well as director James Gunn, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford, and 343 Industries’ Kiki Wolfkill.
1:30 PM — 2:15 PM:
Next at E3 2017 Ubisoft gives a look at the new up and coming Assassin’s Creed game.
2:15 PM — 2:45 PM:
MatPat, known from the highly popular The Game Theorists channel on YouTube, talks about which games at E3 2017 are going to get focus from popular online streamers and YouTube celebrities.
2:45 PM — 3:15 PM
Bethesda gives a first look at their up and coming titles, including Doom VR and Fallout VR.
3:15 PM– 4:00 PM
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT, the latest Final Fantasy title from Square Enix, gets a showcase from it’s development team.
4:00 PM — 4:30 PM
Epic Games gives a first time look at some of their latest titles.
4:30 PM — 5:00 PM
Swing Behind the Scenes With the New Spider-Man for PS4
Insomniac Games talks about the latest Spider-Man title for PS4.
5:00 PM — 5:45 PM:
Project Scorpio: The Most Powerful Place to Create and Play
The next console from Microsoft gets an in-depth look, with key developers from Microsoft set to give a talk.
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM:
Jack Black in Conversation with Tim Schafer
Celebrity Jack Black speaks to legendary Double Fine CEO Tim Schafer.
Wednesday, June 14
10:00 AM — 10:45 AM:
New Realities: VR, AR, and Gaming
Join a number of notable game developers for the E3 2017 look into the future of immersive gaming.
10:45 AM — 11:30 AM:
Sea of Thieves: Community Spirit
The team creating Sea of Thieves talks about opening itself up to fans.
11:30 AM — 12:00 PM:
Gaming Evolved: New Voices, New Visions
A general discussion about the many new creators entering into the video game world.
12:00 PM — 12:45 PM
Crash Bandicoot Reunion
The original creators of Crash Bandicoot reunite to discuss the creation of the legendary game.
12:45 PM — 1:30 PM:
Mortal Kombat: Celebrating 25 Years
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon talks about the impact his game has had on the industry.
1:30 PM — 2:00 PM:
Far Cry 5: A Trip to Hope County
The developers behind up and coming Farcry 5 talk more about the setting of the game.
2:00 PM — 2:30 PM:
Call of Duty: WWII — Sledgehammer Games’ Journey Back to the Franchise’s Roots
The Call of Duty series returns to it’s roots, and developers talk about what inspired them to do so.
2:30 PM — 3:15 PM:
Stories Across Screens
Better Call Saul Executive Producer Gennifer Hutchison talks about the challenges of writing for interactive media. She is joined by Josh Scherr, acclaimed writer for Naughty Dog, and film director Dan Tractenberg.
3:15 PM — 4:15 PM:
A Conversation with Hideo Kojima and Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Industry legend Hideo Kojima leads a discussion on how cinema and video games come together to create new visions.
4:15 PM — 5:00 PM:
The Indie Revolution
Indie developer Brendan Greene, creator of the smash hit Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, talks about independent development in the gaming industry.
5:00 PM — 5:30 PM
Middle-earth: Shadow of War — A Behind-the-Scenes Look
Voice acting legend Troy Baker gives a live demonstration of the up and coming Monolith game Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM:
A Square Enix developer showcase for up and coming games from the acclaimed company.
An unknown surprise presentation from celebrity industry figures.
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Where To See A Live E3 Stream
There are a number of websites offering an E3 stream live, including all major announcements and events. Some of the websites offering an E3 stream include;