Microsoft Announces E3 Schedule
Xbox maker to host pre-E3 event, "Green Carpet" special, post-conference show, and special Sunset Overdrive event the week of E3.
Microsoft today released a detailed schedule of its plans for E3 2014, which is now less than two weeks away. In addition to the company's main press conference the morning of Monday, June 9, Microsoft will hold a special pre-E3 event on June 8, a "Green Carpet" event the day of, a post-show event, and more.
Below is a roundup of what Microsoft has in store for E3 2014.
Microsoft Store Pre-E3 Event (Sunday, June 8 from 1-3 PM, line opens at 11 a.m.)
Attend Microsoft's event at the Century City Microsoft Store and enter a raffle to be one of 100 people selected to attend Microsoft's E3 press conference and a post-show event. While you're at the store, you can play ID@Xbox games, though none were named outright.
Pre-Show/Green Carpet (Monday, June 9 at 9 a.m.)
This pre-show event includes "sneak previews" and interviews with developers and "celebrity fans" as they walk the "green carpet" at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Microsoft will stream this event live at Xbox.com and Xbox Live.
Xbox: E3 Briefing Post Show (Monday, June 9 at 11:15 a.m.)
Following Microsoft's press conference, the company plans to host a live event where Xbox leaders and developers will talk about what was just announced and answer questions from Twitter and the live audience itself. Speakers include Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, ID@Xbox chief Chris Charla, Microsoft marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi, 343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross, and Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price.
Sunset Overdrive Event at Century City Microsoft Store hosted by Major Nelson (Wednesday, June 11 from 6 to 9pm)
Visit the Century City Microsoft Store to go hands-on with Sunset Overdrive and even try a sample of "Overcharge Delirium XT," the fictional energy drink from the game. Attendees can also meet Insomniac developers and Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb.
ID@Xbox on Twitch Stream (Tuesday through Thursday during E3 show hours)
Microsoft will broadcast gameplay for ID@Xbox titles through Twitch, and developers will also stop by to talk with viewers. The company will also showcase other games at the Twitch booth. A full broadcast schedule will be published at the beginning of E3 week, so sometime around June 9.
For more on E3, check out GameSpot's roundup of everything you need to know about the show.