E3 2019 is this week, and thanks to publishers announcing their E3 conferences well ahead of time, we have a decent idea of what to expect and when to expect it.
It's a big year with next-gen in the wings. They won't release until 2020 at the earliest, but we'll certainly hear about them - Xbox is set to showcase their next console, and though Sony isn't at the show this year, already confirmed PS5 specs means third-party publishers are likely to show off some games.
This page presents you with a complete E3 conference schedule in chronological order, as well as some background reading so you know what to expect. But as always, expect a few surprises.
On this page:
- E3 2019 schedule at a glance
- EA E3 2019 conference times - Saturday, June 8
- Microsoft E3 2019 conference times - Sunday, June 9
- Bethesda E3 2019 conference times - Sunday, June 9
- PC Gaming Show E3 2019 conference times - Monday June 10
- Ubisoft E3 2019 conference times - Monday June 10
- Square Enix E3 2019 conference times - Tuesday June 11
- Nintendo E3 2019 conference times - Tuesday June 11
- What about Sony? Plus, all other confirmed E3 2019 games and publishers
As for E3 stream links, we'll be populating the page with links as each press conference goes live.
E3 2019 conference schedule at a glance
Here's when every E3 2019 conference is scheduled to go live at a glance from a UK perspective:
|E3 2019 schedule||Conference Date (UK)||UK time (BST)||EU time (CEST)||East Coast US time (EDT)||West Coast US time (PDT)|
|EA livestreams||Saturday, June 8||17:15||18:15||12:15||09:15|
|Microsoft conference||Sunday, June 9||21:00||22:00||16:00||13:00|
|Bethesda conference||Monday, June 10||01:30||02:30||20:30 (Sunday)||17:30 (Sunday)|
|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 (Monday)||18:00 (Monday)|
|Nintendo conference||Tuesday, June 11||17:00||18:00||12:00||09:00|
EA E3 2019 conference times - Saturday, June 8
- UK: 5:15pm (BST)
- Europe: 6:15pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 12:15pm (EDT)
- West Coast US: 9:15am (PDT)
So though technically EA isn't doing a E3 press conference this year, they are doing a block of live streams on the Saturday with mysterious game updates and reveals - making it an E3 conference in all but name.
The good news is they have revealed exactly when specific games are being broadcast - so you can tune in and out of whatever takes your interest.
The EA livestream schedule in full from a UK (BST) perspective:
- 5:15pm BST: Introduction
- 5:30pm BST: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
- 6:00pm BST: Apex Legends
- 6:30pm BST: Battlefield V
- 7:00pm BST: EA Sports FIFA
- 7:30pm BST: EA Sports Madden
- 8:00pm BST: The Sims 4
Just don't expect anything outside of the above line-up - EA has already said there won't be a Need for Speed showing, for example.
The biggest stories from EA at E3 2019:
- Wattson revealed for Apex Legends
- FIFA 20 has a FIFA Street mode called Volta Football
- Penalties and free-kicks have changed for FIFA 20
- Here's our first look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay
- Battlefield 5 hits the Pacific later in 2019
- New expansion, Pride clothing, and gender-neutral toilets are coming to The Sims 4
- Respawn says it will make Apex Legends' Mozambique shotgun "usable"
- EA details promising new indie games RustHeart, Lost in Random, more
Eurogamer's EA coverage from E3 2019:
- Hands-on with Whattson, the news Apex Legend
- The big FIFA 20 interview
- Everything we spotted in the extended Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay demo you didn't see
- EA explains FIFA 2020's "Legacy" version for Nintendo Switch
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 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 largely unknown - Gears 5 is the only one confirmed at the time of writing - though Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said there are 14 Xbox Game Studios games in the two hour show - a lot to get through, then.
We can imagine a couple of next-gen 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.
The biggest stories from Xbox at E3 2019:
- Microsoft details next-gen console Project Scarlett
- Halo Infinite to launch alongside Project Scarlett late 2020
- Cyberpunk 2077 launches April next year and Keanu Reeves is in it
- Mojang's new game is Minecraft Dungeons
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps is out next February
- The Outer Worlds gets October release date
- Price confirmed for Xbox Game Pass on PC
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now available to all
- Ninja Theory's 4v4 melee action game Bleeding Edge leaks ahead of E3
- There's a new Blair Witch game on the way from Observer dev Bloober Team
- Microsoft has bought Tim Schafer's Double Fine Studios
- Microsoft Flight Simulator is back, and it's coming to Xbox and PC
- Gears of War 5 comes out this September - and The Terminator is in it
- Dying Light 2 out spring 2020
- From Software's George R.R. Martin collaboration Elden Ring gets first trailer
- Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally, finally coming to the West - but not in Europe
- There's a brand new, redesigned Xbox Elite Wireless Controller coming this November
Eurogamer's Xbox coverage from E3 2019:
- Forget Scarlett, the future's already here - and it's Game Pass
- The big Xbox interview - Project Scarlett, cross-gen Halo Infinite and the lack of Fable
- Bleeding Edge is maybe a misnomer, but Ninja Theory is rightfully bullish
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 outside of North America - Bethesda 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 and Wolfenstein Youngblood.
The biggest stories from Bethesda at E3 2019:
- The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the mobile game, is coming to Switch
- Bethesda announces a new Commander Keen game. But...
- Evil Within studio unveils paranormal action adventure Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is out in July
- Fallout 76 getting NPCs, dialogue trees and... battle royale
- Dishonored studio Arkane Lyon announces new game Deathloop
Eurogamer's Bethesda coverage from E3 2019:
- Doom Eternal lives up to its legacy
- I know this is weird, but Doom Eternal really reminds me of Mario
- "I'm still enthusiastic, and I don't have any intention of stopping now" - Bethesda E3 press conference cheering man insists he's just a mega-fan
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood: "When it comes to level design, Arkane has shown us the way"
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. The main sponsor is Epic Games, with new content and announcements for the store planned, so expect that to be a focus.
Other publishers will be there of course - from the likes of Annapurna Interactive to Chucklefish and Raw Fury, all showcasing their own wares. Rebellion, meanwhile, is also showing off Evil Genius 2 and a "major unannounced new title", it has said.
The biggest stories from the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019:
- Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will be released Q1 2020
- Unexplored 2 is in open access today
- Chivalry 2 lets you keep fighting with missing limbs
- Midnight Ghost Hunt is basically multiplayer Ghostbusters with one side as the ghosts
- Shenmue 3 is now an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is getting a PvP Versus mode
- Zoo Tycoon spiritual successor Planet Zoo out in November, gets new trailer
- Rebellion announces Zombie Army 4: Dead War
- Evil Genius 2: World Domination hits Steam early 2020
- Untitled Goose Game is an Epic Store timed exclusive on PC
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 its familiar time slot. We already know of a new announcements, such as London-set Watch Dogs and Rocket League-style multiplayer game Roller Champions, as well as updates on live games Rainbow Six Siege, For Honor and The Division 2. Just don't expect any Beyond Good and Evil 2 this time around.
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.
The biggest stories from the Ubisoft at E3 2019:
- Here's our first look at Watch Dogs Legion gameplay
- Here's your first look at Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint gets a beta in September
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey gets a mission creation mode today
- Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney reveals game dev TV comedy Mythic Quest
- Ubisoft announces PC game subscription service Uplay+
- Ubisoft outlines Division 2's next three episodes
- Ubisoft unveils beautiful Greek hero RPG Gods and Monsters
Eurogamer's Ubisoft coverage from E3 2019:
- We've played Roller Champions, Ubisoft's take on Rocket League
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint beta start date, beta access explained
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.
The long-awaited Avengers game is going to have a full reveal, there's something named Outriders being teased, while the Final Fantasy 7 remake is getting more news in "June" - surely pinning it down to this show. A second FF7 update in a matter of months? You spoil us, Square!
It's already sizing up to be better than last year's show, even if it did give us The Quiet Man.
The biggest stories from the Square Enix at E3 2019:
- Square Enix pulls back the curtain on Final Fantasy 7 remake and it looks stunning
- The Last Remnant Remastered is coming to Switch
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is coming to smartphones
- Circuit Superstars is a wonderfully dinky motorsport game from Square Enix
- Bulletstorm developer unveils new co-op shooter Outriders
- Final Fantasy 8 is finally being remastered for new platforms
- Square Enix finally reveals Marvel's Avengers
Eurogamer's Ubisoft coverage from E3 2019:
Nintendo E3 2019 conference times - Tuesday June 11
- UK: 5pm (BST)
- Europe: 6pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 12pm (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. Chances are the next Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character will be revealed, too.
The final question mark is new Switch hardware - we know there are two new models on the way, but will Nintendo announce them at the show? We'll have to wait and see.
The biggest stories from the Nintendo at E3 2019:
- Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age has a Switch release date
- Luigi's Mansion 3 is set in a spooky hotel
- Netflix and Jim Henson Dark Crystal Tactics game headed for Nintendo Switch
- Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch has an intriguing new customisable dungeon
- The Mana Collection confirmed for Europe
- Yes, Witcher 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch
- No More Heroes 3 announced for Nintendo Switch
- John Romero's new project is 1920s Chicago-set Empire of Sin
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch launches March 2020
- Nintendo Switch getting Alien Isolation, Resident Evil 5 and 6
- Release dates for Cadence of Hyrule, Daemon X Machina
- Banjo Kazooie, Dragon Quest 11's Hero joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate line-up
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting a full sequel on Nintendo Switch
Eurogamer's Nintendo coverage from E3 2019:
- Hands-on with Luigi's Mansion 3 and its multiplayer dungeon-crawling Scarescraper Mode
- Nintendo's off-kilter approach to the generation game just let it storm E3
- We've seen two new Pokémon from Pokémon Sword and Shield
What about Sony? Plus, all other confirmed E3 2019 games and publishers
If you've followed E3 conferences from the past, you'll notice one big publisher missing from the line-up - Sony.
Sony was the first to announce its E3 plans - or more accurately, its lack of them.
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 days leading up to or around 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.
What about other E3 2019 conferences and live streams you might want to be interested in?
- Devolver Digital will have another inevitably unhinged stream this year, broadcasting on the Sunday at 7pm Pacific - that's 3am BST on Monday, if you fancy a late one.
- Upload VR is hosting its first conference at 5pm BST on Monday. As it's the first time we're not sure what to expect - but apparently there's updates from the teams behind Apex Construct and Budget Cuts, as well as something from Oculus and its fleet of studios. Might be one to watch for VR fans.
- Limited Run - publisher of limited physical games - is also having a stream at 8pm BST on Monday.
- AMD has a Next Horizon Gaming conference at 11pm BST on Monday - which is reported to show off Navi graphics cards. It's not software focused as the rest of the line-up, but might be of interest if you're into PC hardware.
- Kinda Funny has a Showcase at 12:30am BST on Sunday, which might give us some interesting indie game announcements.
What about other publishers and games? Here's the rumours and confirmed E3 2019 games we know about so far:
- THQ will be showing off new Darksiders and Destroy All Humans games.
- Activision will almost certainly be focusing on Modern Warfare, though without a Sony conference, who knows how they'll show it off to the public.
- It's rumoured George R. R. Martin is working with From Software on something, which may well get an E3 reveal.
- Streaming newcomer Google Stadia is confirming pricing and games ahead of the show.
- Last but not least - CD Projekt Red has confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 will be at E3, so the chances of a new trailer are high.