E3 2019 -- Here is the Press Conference Schedule and What to Expect
From June 8 to 11, the gaming world comes together in Los Angeles, California to pray to the gaming Gods they will get the most hype moments in gaming history. Here's when you can (potentially) catch those moments.
We are quickly approaching the most wonderful time of the year for gamers worldwide. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3) will have its 25th show at the Los Angeles Convention Center this year showcasing the latest and greatest games the next few years will have to offer; most of which will be shown at the press conferences prior to the show floor opening.
So, you may be wondering how you can catch all of these hot announcements. Well, here is a handy dandy list of every press conference, along with their starting times and announcements you can expect. All times listed will be in Pacific Time. You’ll be able to stream the majority of the shows on your favorite streaming services, like Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube.
EA Play Livestreams
Date and starting times: EA will be kicking off the E3 2019 festivities on Saturday, June 8 with a number of livestreams featuring a slate of upcoming releases and updates on games already available. Here is the full schedule:
- 9:15 am – Countdown to EA Play
- 9:30 am – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- 10:00 am – Apex Legends
- 10:30 am – Battlefield V
- 11:00 am – FIFA 20
- 11:30 am – Madden NFL 20
- 12:00 pm – The Sims 4
What to expect: I mean, it’s kind of laid out for you right there. Everything scheduled is what you can expect. Now, is there room for surprises? Absolutely! It is E3 after all. But I don’t think we’ll be seeing Skate 4 this year. I know, I’m just as disappointed as you.
Nintendo 2019 World Championship Tournaments
Date and starting times: You know what the best palette cleanser is for two and a half hours of EA announcements? Esports, baby! On Saturday, June 8, Nintendo is holding its 2019 World Championship Tournaments at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Three games will be showcased, including the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2. Here is the full schedule:
- 11:00 am – Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019
- 11:30 am – Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019
- 2:00 pm – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3
What to expect: Honestly, I don’t think anything will be announced since a Nintendo Direct is scheduled a few days later. However, if you’re interested in seeing gameplay for Super Mario Maker 2, this would be the time to do so. Who knows, maybe they’ll have a small tease that will lead into Tuesday’s Direct.
Xbox E3 2019 Briefing
Date and starting time: Sunday, June 9 at 1:00 pm
What to expect: This isn’t just the biggest show of the week. With the absence of PlayStation, this has the potential to be one of Microsoft’s biggest E3 conferences of all time. With rumors that have been going around for a while now, especially in regards to Xbox’s next-gen plans, this seems to be the “must watch” show of E3 this year.
There have been a lot of “hot” titles confirmed for Xbox’s showcase, including Halo Infinite, Gears of War 5, and Cyberpunk 2077. Phil Spencer also mentioned on Twitter that there will be “more first party games than we’ve ever had in a show” with 14 Xbox Game Studios games. What those games will be is unknown, but if you put into account all of the studios they acquired (which was announced at last year’s E3), you can probably make some educated guesses.
Bethesda E3 Showcase
Date and starting time: Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 pm
What to expect: Although Andrew W.K. (probably) won’t be making an appearance, that doesn’t mean Bethesda won’t have a killer show. I do think a lot of the big games Bethesda has in store have already been announced and confirmed for E3, namely DOOM Eternal.
Other than that, we can probably expect announcements for The Elder Scrolls Online, Rage 2 DLC, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. I would be pretty shocked if we saw Starfield footage, but stranger things have happened. Lastly, an announcement regarding Arkane Studios’ next project would be pretty great.
Devolver Digital Press Conference
Date and starting time: Sunday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
What to expect: You can probably expect some pretty wild stuff. Not in terms of announcements, but in its presentation. Just watch Devolver Digital’s conference last year. You’ll understand what I mean.
PC Gaming Show
Date and starting time: Monday, June 10 at 10:00 am
What to expect: The name speaks for itself. This is a show dedicated to all the PC gamers out there. We’ll probably see what’s in store on the next driver update…
On a real level, a few of the publishers and developers that will be in attendance have been announced, including Chucklefish, Annapurna Interactive, Coffee Stain Studios, and Epic Games. Personally, with Paradox Interactive being one of the few presenters announced, I hope we see Romero Games’ next title.
Limited Run Games
Date and starting time: Monday, June 10 at 12:00 pm
What to expect: Limited Run is certainly going to showcase its upcoming slate of physical releases, both standard and collector’s editions. However, specifics have yet to be revealed. But, if you still play that dead handheld known as the PS Vita, it is confirmed that Limited Run will have some goodies for you.
Date and starting time: Monday, June 10 at 1:00 pm
What to expect: In recent memory, Ubisoft has had some solid press conferences filled with fun moments and interesting reveals. This year, it has been confirmed that the already-revealed Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and the recently-leaked Watch Dogs Legion will have a presence at the show. I think it’s also safe to say the next iteration of Just Dance will have some wild dance number.
There was a roller derby game that was also recently leaked. If true, that will have some sort of presence at the show. Also a “Ubisoft Pass,” which can be described as a subscription service akin to EA Access, was also leaked. That also may be shown including the first slate of games available through the service.
I can also tell you what not to expect. It was recently announced that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will not be at the show this year.
Kinda Funny Games Showcase
Date and starting time: Monday, June 10 at 4:30 pm
What to expect: If you’re a fan of indie games, this is the show to watch. Kinda Funny has given a stage to smaller studios, giving indie devs a show where they won’t get buried by giant triple-A titles. Previous Kinda Funny Games Showcases have made announcements for larger games like Judgment, but this is the show where indie games can thrive.
Date and starting time: Monday, June 10 at 6:00 pm
What to expect: I’ve got two words and a number for you: Final Fantasy 7. Revealed on PlayStation’s most recent State of Play video, the Final Fantasy 7 remake will definitely be at the show. Hopefully, we will get some actual details, as well as a release date for the game (or at least the first part of it).
It was also announced that we will finally get details on Crystal Dynamic’s Marvel’s Avengers. The hype levels for this game are high as we haven’t seen or heard anything about it since that first teaser in 2017. If Final Fantasy 7 wasn’t a good enough reason to watch this show, this will be.
Date and starting time: Tuesday, June 11 at 9:00 am
What to expect: With Nintendo focusing on this year’s slate of games, there are a few games we can expect to be making an appearance. It has already been confirmed that Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon Sword & Shield, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will have a presence on the show floor, so we will probably see details on those games in the Direct. If we don’t get any teases or reveals at the tournament, we’ll surely see Super Mario Maker 2 as well.
Although it isn’t confirmed, I think we can expect updates on current titles like Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In regards to the latter, this would be a pretty good time to reveal new characters. It’s time to get the summoning circle out and pray for my Lord and savior Doomguy to make an appearance.
The only “mystery” here is the new Animal Crossing that is slated for this year. Nothing is really known about it, and this could be the big announcement for the Direct. However, I think Nintendo has something bigger in store.