E3 returns June 11-13, and will once again be held in Los Angeles. Both Sony and Electronic Arts have already decided to skip their respective press conferences during E3 2019, but the show is still hosting several big name developers and publishers--many of which are expected to be revealing plenty of announcements and new trailers.
Although we're still a couple months off from E3, several companies have already announced their involvement in the show, as well as what can be expected to be revealed during their respective press conferences. Below, we've rounded up all the important times and dates announced for E3 2019. We'll continue to update the article leading up to June.
E3 2019 is the final year that E3 is confirmed to be held in Los Angeles. It's possible the show could move to a new location in 2020, but nothing has been announced as of yet. The ESA, which organizes E3 every year, has asked the Los Angeles Convention Center to upgrade its facilities, or else it might try to look elsewhere for a new venue.
Friday, June 7
Electronic Arts -- The EA Play event begins at the Hollywood Palladium. Attendees can play unreleased EA games and watch presentations. EA Play runs through June 11. [More details]
Saturday, June 8
Nintendo -- The Mario company is holding an eSports tournament in Los Angeles. The Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 tournament, and the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 tournament will be held on June 8. [More details]
Sunday, June 9
Microsoft -- Microsoft has scheduled its traditional Xbox-focused conference for June 9 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. The company plans to "go big," according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. Microsoft is expected to announce its new consoles and share more details about Halo Infinite during its press conference but nothing has been specifically confirmed.
Bethesda -- Traditional press conference is held at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET. The company is not expected to talk about The Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield. [More details]
Monday, June 10
PC Gaming Show -- The PC-focused briefing takes place at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. [More details]
Limited Run Games -- The company responsible for releasing physical versions of digital-only Switch, PS4, and PS Vita titles is holding a conference on June 10 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. No exact announcements have been revealed, but Limited Run plans on showcasing "several upcoming releases" as well as the entire schedule for remaining Vita titles.
Ubisoft -- The Assassin's Creed company will hold its briefing on June 10 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. Little is known about what Ubisoft will talk about, but one rumor is a Watch Dogs 3 reveal. [More details]
Square Enix -- For the second year in a row, the RPG giant is holding its own live E3 presentation. This year, the broadcast will take place on June 10 at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET--the time slot that Sony's PlayStation briefing traditionally occupies. Square Enix teases that this year's presentation will showcase "another exciting line up of titles," although no specific games have been confirmed yet. [More details]
Tuesday, June 11
Nintendo -- As the company typically does, Nintendo is airing a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct presentation on the Tuesday morning of E3 week. The broadcast begins on June 11 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET and will offer viewers a look at "Nintendo Switch games coming in 2019." Afterward, the company will air its annual Treehouse livestream, which will continue throughout the rest of E3 week. [More details]
E3 2019's show floor is open June 11-14. Like the two previous years, E3 2019 is selling tickets to the public. [More details]
E3 2019 Schedule
- June 7-11 -- EA Play Event
- June 8 -- Nintendo Invitational Tournaments
- June 9, 1 PM PT -- Microsoft Press Conference
- June 9, 5:30 PM PT -- Bethesda Press Conference
- June 10, 10 AM PT -- PC Gaming Show
- June 10, 12 PM PT -- Limited Run Games Press Conference
- June 10, 1 PM PT -- Ubisoft Press Conference
- June 10, 6 PM PT -- Square Enix Press Conference
- June 11, 9 AM PT -- Nintendo Direct Showcase
- June 11-13 -- E3 Show Floor Open