Xbox E3 2017 Briefing Date Confirmed With Project Scorpio Teaser

Expect news on Project Scorpio and State of Decay 2--and a lot more.

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Microsoft today announced the day and time of its E3 2017 briefing--and it's not the same schedule as last year. The Xbox show will be held Sunday, June 11, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET.

Historically, the Xbox briefing is held on the Monday of E3 week, in the morning. Though the day is changing, the venue is staying the same: the Galen Center in Los Angeles.

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In January, Xbox boss Phil Spencer teased Microsoft's E3 2017 lineup. Before that, Spencer said 2017 will not be a FPS Halo- or Gears of War-led year, suggesting that no new games in those franchises are coming this year. Instead, Microsoft will focus on "new experiences with different IP."

State of Decay 2 developer Undead Labs confirmed today that it will have something to show at Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing.

Microsoft only announced the time and date of its E3 2017 briefing today, not any specific programming details. You can definitely expect news about Project Scorpio, as the tweet that announced the details today used an image of the system first shared at E3 2016. The system is scheduled to go on sale this holiday, so it will surely be a big focus of the event.

Microsoft is the only company to formally announce the time and date of its E3 briefing so far. Last year, Bethesda and EA's briefings took place on the Sunday before E3 week, followed by Sony and Ubisoft on the next day. EA's own E3 event, EA Play, takes place June 10-12, but the company has not announced when its briefing will take place, if it has one.

We'll report back with more details on this year's E3 as they become available.

E3 2017's show floor is open June 13-15. For the first time ever, the event is open to the public.

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