E3 2019 is still a couple of months away, but thanks to publishers announcing their E3 conferences well ahead of time, we already have a decent idea of what to expect and when to expect it.

It's a big year with next-gen consoles in the wings. They won't release until 2020 at the earliest, but we'll certainly hear about them, with Xbox set to showcase their next console, and publishers likely to get on the wagon after a PS5 specs confirmation.

This page presents you with all E3 conference stream times in chronological order - at least, the ones that have been confirmed so far - as well as some background reading so you know what to expect. But as always, expect a few surprises.

Note that as conferences straddle different days of the week depending on where in the world you're reading this article, by default we'll be listing each conference date from a UK perspective.

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E3 2019 schedule at a glance

Here's when every E3 2019 conference is scheduled to go live at a glance:

E3 2019 scheduleConference Date (UK)UK time (BST)EU time (CEST)East Coast US time (EDT)West Coast US time (PDT)
Microsoft conference Sunday, June 9 21:00 22:00 16:00 13:00
Bethesda conference Monday, June 10 01:30 02:30 20:30 17:30
PC Gaming Show conference Monday, June 10 18:00 19:00 13:00 10:00
Ubisoft conference Monday, June 10th 21:00 22:00 16:00 13:00
Square Enix conference Tuesday, June 11 02:00 03:00 21:00 18:00
Nintendo conference Tuesday, June 11 17:00 18:00 10:00 09:00
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Microsoft E3 2019 conference times - Sunday, June 9

  • UK: 9pm (BST)
  • Europe: 10pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 4pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 1pm (PDT)

This is the big one - chances are we'll see the first glimpse of (or if we've already seen it by then, more details about) the next Xbox console.

Microsoft already confirmed multiple boxes are in the works, so expect whatever they are to be outlined. What games will go with the reveal is unknown, but we can imagine a couple of launch titles, and some existing Xbox One games that will last us until it arrives. We reckon Halo Infinity is a safe bet, either way.

Catch up with some of Microsoft's announcements and news from E3 2018:

Bethesda E3 2019 conference times - Sunday, June 9

  • UK: 1:30am (BST, Monday 10th)
  • Europe: 2:30am (CEST, Monday 10th)
  • East Coast US: 8:30pm (EDT, Sunday)
  • West Coast US: 5:30pm (PDT, Sunday)

Starting an hour earlier than last year - to the mild relief of everyone not in North America - Bethedsa returns with another press conference.

With Bethesda announcing both Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield last year, we're not sure what they'll discuss. We might see the first footage (and possibly a Elder Scrolls 6 location?) for these games - especially as next-gen consoles are officially a thing - while we expect to see more of other confirmed games such as Doom Eternal.

Catch up with some of Bethesda's announcements and news from E3 2018:

PC Gaming Show E3 2019 conference times - Monday June 10

  • UK: 6pm (BST)
  • Europe: 7pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 1pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 10am (PDT)

Back for another year, PC gaming gets a dedicated showcase thanks to PC Gamer. We don't know who is turning up just yet, but there's always been a solid mix of interesting indie game reveals and announcements from publishers - with Xbox and Sega confirming several high profile PC ports in the past.

Catch up with some of PC Gaming Show's announcements and news from E3 2018:

Ubisoft E3 2019 conference times - Monday June 10

  • UK: 9pm (BST)
  • Europe: 10pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 4pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 1pm (PDT)

Ubisoft returns with a conference at the same time as last year. Our guesses include more on Beyond Good and Evil 2 and a first look at the heavily-rumoured Watch Dogs 3. We could also do with another look at Skull and Bones.

Whatever we think is happening, though, Ubisoft always has the capacity to surprise - and really entertain. If you're going to watch one E3 conference based on entertainment value alone, this is it.

Catch up with some of Ubisoft's announcements and news from E3 2018:

Square Enix E3 2019 conference times - Tuesday June 11

  • UK: 2am (BST)
  • Europe: 3am (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 9pm (EDT, Monday)
  • West Coast US: 6pm (PDT, Monday)

Square Enix is having another crack of the whip after a pretty underwhelming attempt at an E3 live stream last year, although this time there's hope for a few exciting moments. Its Avengers game still needs a full reveal, and the Final Fantasty 7 remake in particular could be unveiled in some more detail, if we're lucky.

Don't get your hopes up for much more than that though - last year's 30-minute stream featured the oddball The Quiet Man and little else of note.

Catch up with some of Square Enix's announcements and news from E3 2018:

Nintendo E3 2019 conference times - Tuesday June 11

  • UK: 5pm (BST)
  • Europe: 6pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 10am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 9am (PDT)

There's another Nintendo Direct at E3 2019, unsurprisingly, and it's going to focus on upcoming Switch games. Animal Crossing for Switch seems like the most obvious and exciting bet, plus hopefully a closer look at the adorable Link's Awakening remake and Luigi's Mansion 3.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are more likely to be talked about some time shortly before or after the stream, meanwhile. The Pokémon Company and Game Freak like to do their own thing alongside Nintendo Directs, rather than within them, as they did last year with a Pokémon Let's Go Nintendo Treehouse stream right after the main Direct.

Catch up with some of Nintendo's announcements and news from E3 2018:

What about Sony and EA at E3 2019?

Every big company's now announced their plans, but there are two big names we haven't mentioned: EA and Sony.

They're skipping E3 this year - here's their reasoning:

  • Sony was the first to pull out of E3 2019. Not only Sony will not "activate or hold a press conference", but it won't be on the show floor either. This means no additional PS5 details from the show. Of course, that's not to say Sony won't do something in the weeks leading up to E3, if only to remind everyone they have a new console coming too - just don't expect any presence from them at the show itself this year.
  • EA will be at E3, but will not be holding a EA press conference at E3 2019. Unlike Sony, EA will be doing stuff around E3 2019 with its own hands-on event EA Play and streams focusing on specific games. There likely be announcements in the lead up to E3 to tie into these, but when and where we don't know. Either way, don't expect the traditional press conference slot.

It's a shame, but with Xbox showcasing its next-gen console, there should be more than enough to entertain us at this year's show.

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