Xbox's E3 2018 Fan Events And Livestream Plans Detailed
You can win a chance to attend Microsoft's E3 2018 briefing.
Gaming's annual extravaganza E3 is quickly approaching, and a number of publishers have begun announcing the dates and times of their conferences for the big event. Microsoft has already outlined its plans for this year's expo, and now the company has shared further details about what Xbox fans can expect from its E3 2018 showing.
Unlike previous years, Microsoft will not have a presence inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, where E3 is traditionally held. Rather, the company is "taking over" the nearby Microsoft Theater, which will be the venue of all its livestreams, fan events, and hands-on demos for this year's show.
Before the expo proper begins, Microsoft will host its annual E3 press conference on Sunday, June 10, at 1 PM PT. On Major Nelson's blog, Microsoft said this year's briefing will offer everything from "in-depth looks at previously-announced games to trailers for our unannounced titles coming in 2018 and beyond," although it hasn't teased which titles will be discussed.
The press conference can be streamed on the Xbox Mixer channel or via the Mixer app for Xbox One and Windows 10. Fans will also be able to watch it live at Microsoft Stores or through additional streaming services, which will be announced closer to the event.
The following day, Microsoft will broadcast the first E3 edition of its show, Inside Xbox. That airs on Monday, June 11, at 3 PM PT and will feature "exclusive announcements, game demos, interviews, giveaways, and more." Additional streams will be broadcast on Mixer every day of the show; the full schedule of those will be shared "soon."
Microsoft will also once again host its FanFest event during E3. Fans can register for a chance to win tickets to the show on the official Xbox website. 400 people will be chosen to attend the FanFest event from June 10-11, while 1,000 will have a chance to win the new Xbox Briefing-Only Fan Tickets. Regardless of which ticket you win, you will be able to attend Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference in person. You can find more details about the FanFest event on Major Nelson's blog.