Every day the clock is ticking closer and closer to E3 2017, and we can now say we have a cursory understanding of developer’s presence at the conference, all thanks to E3’s published Floor Plans. Seen in the gallery below, the basic maps give us a glimpse into which developers will be attending and — more importantly — which studios shelled out for the most space to highlight their upcoming games.
As expected, both Sony Interactive Entertainment America and Nintendo take up the largest area among developers, noticeably vying back-to-back in the West Hall. Microsoft also has a large set up, this time featured in the South Hall.
Also, as one may predict, the major third-party publishing studios including Activision, Bethesda, Ubisoft, and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment take equally large shares (as big as Microsoft’s) of the South Hall. And following up right behind them, in terms of space, are the major Japanese third-party studios: Square Enix, Capcom, and Bandai Namco America.
Spotting a slightly smaller booth in the South Hall, you can see Take-Two Interactive with a showcase slightly bigger than IndieCade’s. With similarly smaller, but respectable booths in the West Hall, SEGA, Atlus, Focus Home Interactive and XSEED will be monopolizing the show floor.
Last but not least, the Concourse is where much of the action happens, filled with a mix of excellent smaller studios and indies big enough for their own stage presence. In the lot here, we have Techland Publishing, Aksys Games, Psyonix, Telltale, Cartoon Network, and Crytech, the latter of which just announced their intended E3 plans earlier today.
With a crowd this packed with heavy-hitters, it is without a doubt that E3 2017 will likely be another big year for gamers. For a more detailed view of the Floor Plans, check out the gallery below or E3’s official site. DualShockers will be at E3 2017 in a big way, so stay tuned for all our coverage.