E3 Will Have "Fantastic Innovation" and Big Focus on VR, GameStop Says

"We're excited to have others see what we've seen already."


Ahead of E3 2015, which is now just a few weeks away, video game retailer GameStop has teased that the show will deliver "fantastic" announcements and have a major focus on virtual reality. GameStop chief operating officer offered the tease as part of the company's latest earnings presentation.

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"There's going to be a lot of gameplay at E3, and we're excited to see that," Bartel said. "We're excited to have others see what we've seen already, which is fantastic innovation amongst these games."

Bartel went on to say that he thinks, presumably based on conversations with key players, that virtual reality will be front and center at E3.

"I think the other thing that's going to take a lot of space and time at E3 is virtual reality," he said. "I think that's going to be something that a lot of people spend a lot of time on."

This isn't all that surprising, given that Valve's ViveVR headset is due out this year, with Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus consumer models coming in the first part of 2016. Although it doesn't have a release date yet, Microsoft's VR/AR headset HoloLens will also be featured at E3.

E3 2015 kicks off Sunday, June 14 with Bethesda's first-ever briefing. The show then rolls on Monday with briefings from Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Sony. Things continue Tuesday, when Nintendo and Square Enix hold their own events. For more on E3 2015, check out GameSpot's complete roundup of the dates and times for all the briefings.

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