E3 2020 schedule guide: All alternative E3 conference dates, times, and streams announced so far

E3 is happening in all but name - here's everything we know so far.

As you might expect, E3 won't be happening as usual this year. First its physical event was cancelled, then all online plans were scrapped, leaving it up to publishers (and the likes of Geoff Keighley) to make their own plans.

Though we can expect multiple standalone announcements throughout the summer instead of the usual week-long rush, early June - around when E3 2020 was set to take place anyway - remains a focus for most publishers and streaming partners to show off their games.

Ultimately, E3 is still happening in all but name - though, for the sake of simplicity, it's still the label many people (including ourselves) are still attaching to any summer conferences taking its place this year.

This page presents you with a complete E3 2020 conference schedule we know of so far, running in chronological order, and will be updated as more events are announced.

'E3 2020' explainers on this page:

Jump to see more details about every upcoming stream, listed in chronological order:

If you've followed our E3 guides from previous years, as well as date and time details, we provide some background reading so you know what to expect ahead of time - but as always, there's bound to be a few surprise announcements along the way.

As for E3 stream links, we'll be populating the page with links as each press conference just as each one goes live.

'E3 2020' conference schedule at a glance

We're already seen a few announcements (such as the first PS5 gameplay on Unreal Engine 5 and the first Xbox Series X game reveals) while others are conspicuously absent. Since there are next-gen consoles releasing this year, expect detailed plans from first party publishers in the coming weeks.

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Until then, here's when every alternative E3 2020 conference is scheduled to go live at a glance.

Note: Due to the violence, oppression and injustice suffered by Black communities around the world, many events have been postponed until mid to late-June to allow those voices to be heard. You can make donations to many relevant organisations if you are able to lend your support.

E3 2020 scheduleConference Date (UK)UK time (BST)EU time (CEST)East Coast US time (EDT)West Coast US time (PDT)
Xbox Games Showcase Thursday, July 23rd 17:00 18:00 10:00 09:00
Tennocon 2020 Saturday, August 1 TBC TBC TBC TBC

Here's every show in order which has yet to be broadcast, one-by-one:

Xbox Games Showcase stream times - Thursday, July 23rd

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

After missing out on an Xbox 20/20 event in June, Microsoft has confirmed the date of its July showcase.

What can we expect? Like the PlayStation games reveal event, this should give us a strong idea of what to expect from Xbox in the years to come, with a strong focus on how things will look on Xbox Series X.

Beyond Halo: Infinite, it's all up in the air. We know Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is working on a new Fable, so this could be the place to debut it.

Speaking of which, we've yet to hear what's next for Forza, or see more of Rare's Ever Wild and Battletoads.

It's entirely possible we might hear more about Xbox Series X launch details, or the reveal of the Xbox Series S, though with more streams planned each month for the rest of the year, Microsoft understandably might hold these back for future streams.

Tennocon 2020 conference - Saturday, August 1

Update: Tennocon has been moved back from July 11 to August 1. "This year has seen more change than a Tenno perfecting their Fashion Frame," read a statement. "Our fifth TennoCon went from a physical event to a fully Digital event, and now we're going one step further and moving the date."

  • Timings TBA

Perhaps one specifically for players of Warframe, the keynote from this year's (now online only) Tennocon 2020 will provide community highlights and an update on the future of the game, though with the recent quiet confirmation Warframe be a Xbox Series X and PS5 game as part of an earnings call, the possibility of next-gen versions could fit into these plans, too.

Key announcements from every 'E3 2020' conference so far

Several 'E3 2020' conferences have come and gone - here are the key announcements for each one so you can catch up:

Destiny 2 stream - Tuesday, June 9th

How was the event billed before broadcast?

Described as "the future of Destiny 2", expect this to showcase the next end of year expansion coming from Bungie, with leaks pointing to Jupiter's icy moon Europa as the destination. This is also likely where we'll hear more about Season 11 for the game - which is set to debut the same day.

The biggest stories from Destiny 2's stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

IGN Summer of Gaming Debut - Wednesday, June 10

How was the event billed before broadcast?

Update (June 8th): IGN's Summer of Gaming was postponed from June 4 to June 8 "out of respect for and in support of those rightfully demanding justice and change across the United States and the world", then again to June 10.

What is it, exactly? Less of a one off stream and more a series of events, IGN is hosting the Summer of Gaming throughout June, showing off new trailers, gameplay, charity streams and reveals. The big one to catch is when the whole thing debuts on June 10th, with three game reveals from The Outsiders, Merge Games and Fabraz, as well as new trailers for the likes of Wasteland 3 and exclusive gameplay for readily known titles - including next-gen's Observer remaster. You can see the full schedule on the IGN website.

The biggest stories from IGN Summer of Gaming Debut reported on Eurogamer.net:

PS5 Future of Gaming showcase - Thursday, June 11

How was the event billed before broadcast?

The PlayStation 5 Future of Gaming showcase was originally scheduled for June 4, and will now run one week later on June 11 according to a Twitch advert. In a statement about the delay, Sony said "we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard".

What can we expect? Kicking off the line-up is a Sony showcase titled the 'Future of Gaming'. This is focused specifically on PS5 games, offering "a first look at [what] you'll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday" following the PS5 specs, DualSense and PS5 backwards compatibility reveals we've seen so far.

The showcase will run for around an hour, and if at the end you were hoping for more, don't expect this to be the last look before release, with Sony teasing this as "part of our series of PS5 updates" in the coming months.

The biggest stories from PS5's Future of Gaming showcase reported on Eurogamer.net:

Guerrilla Collective 'E3 2020' conference times - Saturday, June 13 to June 15

How was the event billed before broadcast?

Update (June 5th): Guerrilla Collective has been postponed from June 6-8 to June 13-15, and is preparing a livestream on Sunday, June 7 "to highlight Black voices in our industry":

First up in a busy day of conferences (on a Saturday, no less!) is three-day event Guerrilla Collective. Not to be confused with the Sony first-party studio of a similar name, this is an indie showcase from a number of acclaimed developers, including the likes of 11 Bit Studios (Frostpunk), Coffee Stain Studios (Satisfactory), Larian Studios (Baldur's Gate 3), Raw Fury, Rebellion, Versus Evil (The Banner Saga) and many more.

Specifics beyond that aren't mentioned, but expect updates on existing games and some new reveals as part of the show. There are additional streams to catch on the Sunday and Monday, too, both starting at the above times.

The biggest stories from the Gurrilla Collective showcase reported on Eurogamer.net:

You can rewatch the Guerrilla Collective stream here:

Paradox Insider 'E3 2020' conference times - Saturday, June 13

How was the event billed before broadcast?

Update (June 5th): Paradox Insider has been postponed from June 6 to June 13 as "there are more important voices to hear right now, and we'd prefer to keep the focus on them".

Paradox has a few big releases coming up - Crusader Kings 3 (which has been given a September release date), Empire of Sin and Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 among them - so expect new looks at these, as well as some possible release dates. Though there's the possibility of some additional surprises, with a 30 minute runtime, set your expectations accordingly.

You can rewatch the Paradox Insider stream in the same feed as the Guerrilla Collective event:

PC Gaming Show 'E3 2020' conference times - Saturday, June 13

How was the event billed before broadcast?

Update (June 4th): PC Gaming Show has been postponed from June 6 to June 13 "to make space for those speaking out and demonstrating about how to end the systemic oppression and police brutality experienced by black people".

The PC Gaming Show has now become a regular fixture in the E3 line-up, and has established itself as one to watch with its mix of in-depth previews and solid announcements. Confirmed participants include Rocketwerkz founder Dean Hall about what's next, a Surgeon Simulator 2 first look, a Torchlight 3 "surprise", and the possibility of a Persona 4 Golden reveal and release.

The biggest stories from the PC Gaming Show reported on Eurogamer.net:

You can rewatch the PC Gaming Show stream here:

Future Games Show 'E3 2020' conference times - Saturday, June 13

How was the event billed before broadcast?

Update (June 4th): The Future Games Show has been postponed from June 6 to June 13 "in support of the protests demanding justice and change over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police".

Newcomer Future Games Show follows on from the PC Gaming Show with a much broader remit, teased to feature "exclusive trailers, announcements, and deep dives on existing AAA and indie games, focusing on current (and next-gen) consoles, mobile and streaming platforms". Participants have also yet to be revealed, but since it's produced by Future Publishing (who also run the PC Gaming Show) it should be an event worth staying up for.

The biggest stories from the Future Games Show reported on Eurogamer.net:

You can rewatch the Future Gaming Show stream here:

Upload VR Showcase conference times - Tuesday, June 16

How was the event billed before broadcast?

Update (June 5th): The Upload VR Showcase has been postponed from June 8 to June 13 as "this is a historic moment of significance for many countries around the world and it is clear to us that other voices need to be heard at this time.".

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

For those specifically after some VR reveals, the Upload VR Showcase is worth keeping tabs on. Last year's event ran for over an hour and featured a handful of big names - from Budget Cuts on PSVR to Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, Boneworks and Pistol Whip - with the latter specifically mentioned as a game which will receive some news at the show, alongside "over 20 games and experiences".

You can rewatch the Upload VR stream here:

The biggest stories from the Upload VR Showcase reported on Eurogamer.net:

EA Play 2020 conference times - Thursday, June 18

How was the event billed before broadcast?

Update (June 8th): EA Play has been postponed from June 11 to June 13 due to "the important conversations taking place and important voices being herd around the world right now".

  • UK: 12am (BST, Friday)
  • Europe: 1am (CEST, Friday)
  • East Coast US: 7pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 4pm (PDT)

EA hasn't officially attended E3 for several years now, but always opts for a stream to showcase its wares, and this year is no different. "World premieres" and "news" is all that's been confirmed so far, but you can expect the usual EA Sports blow-by-blow at the very least, and perhaps something on Apex Legends, the Command and Conquer remaster and Medal of Honor VR. Before Covid-19, EA planned to release 14 games during this fiscal year, and though plans might have understandably changed, it does suggest a few announcements are due.

You can rewatch the EA Play 2020 stream here:

The biggest stories from EA Play 2020 reported on Eurogamer.net:

Day of the Devs + Summer Game Fest stream - Monday, June 22

How was the event billed before broadcast?

  • UK: 4pm (BST)
  • Europe: 5pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 11am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 8am (PDT)

Put together by Double Fine's Day of the Devs and Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards, this features a handful of known indie titles - The Artful Escape, Forgone, Ynglet and Skate Story among them - as well as "world exclusive debuts" from Longhand Electric, thatgamecompany, and a "surprise major AAA reveal". That surprise is almost certainly Crash Bandicoot 4, so tune in if you fancy seeing the first look at that.

The biggest stories from the Day of the Devs + Summer Game Fest stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

New Game+ Expo (NGXP) conference times - Tuesday, June 23

How was the event billed before broadcast?

  • UK: 4pm (BST)
  • Europe: 5pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 11am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 8am (PDT)

This newcomer to the conference line-up features a list of fan-favourite teams from Japan and America, including SEGA, SNK, Atlus, Spike Chunsoft, GungHo, Inti Creates, NIS America, Wayforward and many others. After an hour-long presentation, it'll be followed by a day (or for those in Europe, an evening) of streams - so one perhaps to keep on in the background while making your dinner.

You can follow NGXP on Twitch.

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The biggest stories from the New Game+ Expo (NGXP) stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

Marvel's Avengers 'War Table' stream - Wednesday, June 24

How was the event billed before broadcast?

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

Another game specific showcase, this 'War Table' event from Square Enix is dedicated to showcasing Marvel's Avengers. With the September release date already set, there'll be a focus on "new gameplay and co-op" details. Stream times and the duration of the stream have, for the time being, yet to be announced.

The biggest stories from the Marvel's Avengers 'War Table' stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

Cyberpunk 2077 stream - Thursday, June 25

How was the event billed before broadcast?

In lieu of a fully fledged E3 conference from Microsoft or Sony, CD Projekt is showcasing Cyberpunk 2077 in a dedicated stream on June 25th. It was originally scheduled for mid-June, but was postponed as "more important discussions are happening right now and we want them to be heard".

What can we expect? Cyberpunk 2077 hasn't had a substantial preview since August last year, so this could be the best look at the game ahead of its November release. And, with the news of the game getting a next-gen upgrades for free, perhaps we'll see what the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions look like.

The biggest stories from the Cyberpunk 2077 stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

BitSummit Gaiden - Saturday, June 27th to Sunday, June 28th

  • UK: 4am to 11am (BST)
  • Europe: 5am to 12pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 11pm to 6am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 8pm to 3am (PDT)

Japanese indie game festival BitSummit is going online this year, with more than 75 games from Japan being featured across Discord and Twitch, and the chance to play streamable demos, across two days over the weekend. For western audiences it means a few late evenings or early starts - and those interested can see the full line-up closer to the time, including links to how to follow along, on the official BitSummit website.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands stream times - Wednesday, July 8

The World of Warcraft Shadowlands showcase was postponed from Tuesday, June 9th to Wednesday, July 8th. In a statement, Blizzard said: "More important voices than ours need to be heard, and now is the time to listen."

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

The first of several game specific streams over June, Blizzard will be dedicated this to the next World of Warcraft expansion. Join executive producer John Hight and game director Ion Hazzikostas as they "share more about the upcoming Shadowlands expansion with a look at some of the newest content in development." As vague as you can get, though with a planned release of 2020, it's possible we'll get a launch date as part of the show.

The biggest stories from the World of Warcraft stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

Devolver Digital 'E3 2020' stream times - Saturday, July 11th

  • UK: 8pm (BST)
  • Europe: 9pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 3pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 12pm (PDT)

This pre-recorded presentation from indie publisher Devolver Digital is teased to feature "new game reveals, gameplay reveals, release date announcements, and special guests from the industry", and once it's over, playable demos of upcoming releases Carrion, Disc Room, and an unannounced game.

The biggest stories from the Devolver Digital stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

Ubisoft 'E3 2020' conference times - Sunday, July 12

  • UK: 8pm (BST)
  • Europe: 9pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 3pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 12pm (PDT)

Another weekend conference rolls in at the slightly earlier time for 2020, making it a little more sociable for UK audiences. Ubisoft has plenty on its plate - expect an extensive look at Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine and at least one major announcement, going by a recent earning's call.

As always, we hope to see more Beyond Good and Evil 2, but whatever happens, Ubisoft always has the capacity to surprise - and genuinely entertain.

The biggest stories from the Ubisoft stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

Stadia Connect conference times - Tuesday, July 14

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

Google is offering another Stadia update as part of its ongoing Connect series in mid-July. Pssible reveals are TBC, but since it's during the summer announcement season, the hope is there's some good surprises up their sleeves.

The biggest stories from the Stadia Connect stream reported on Eurogamer.net:

What about Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo's 'E3 2020' plans?

If you've followed E3 conferences from the past, you'll notice the big three publishers - Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo - are missing from this line-up.

Microsoft is swapping its traditional E3 blowout for a monthly series of streams throughout 2020, dripfeeding new info for the Xbox Series X. Though yet to be fully dated, July's is the one to watch, which is where we'll see a showcase from Xbox's first-party studios, which will include headliner Halo: Infinite.

Despite Sony skipping E3 last year, Sony is offering a PS5 games showcase in the first week of June, which it describes as the first in a "series of PS5 updates" throughout the year.

Nintendo, meanwhile, is suggested to push their usual June conference back to later in the year, where it will flesh out its currently sparse 2020 line-up.

Regardless of when the stream happens (and knowing Nintendo, it could be called at short notice) we have a strong idea of what's coming with a focus on old and new Mario games planned, including remasters of some classic 3D adventures from consoles past.

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