No matter how it modifies with the years passing by, E3 the abbreviated form Electronic Entertainment Expo, still remains the biggest affair in gaming. Irrespective of the place it’s held, at a hotel, a convention center or somewhere out in Hollywood, it is the perfect industry event of the year, where gamers from all around the globe get together to see what is in the offering for consoles, handhelds, PCs, mobile phones and everything in between.
E3 2019 has the legacy of the world’s most well-known gaming convention, however, this year’s show will be a bit different: Gaming giants, EA recently publicized that it wouldn’t embrace a customary press conference and would instead opt to host a number of smaller live stream events, while Sony declared that it won’t be attending the conference at all.
The E3 2019 will officially commence on Tuesday, June 11 and would conclude on Thursday, June 13. The dates cited here are just for the segment of the show that will be held inside the Los Angeles Convention Center. But, the first big event will be kicked off by the gaming experts EA on Friday, June 9.
Between EA Play on Friday and the commencement of the show on Tuesday morning people can also anticipate a correspondent event from Microsoft sometime on Sunday afternoon with the possibility of Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft and Nintendo announcing their keynotes, later.
EA has a premature lead going into 2019 with its strategies already detailed on the publisher’s website. EA also said that, they will be hosting their annual EA Play event from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 with free tickets to be distributed soon.
While EA hasn’t declared exactly what they have on the cards for this year, possibilities are that we’re going to witness Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment, as well as some additional details to the Titanfall universe - either a second spin-off title or Titanfall 3. Speaking of Respawn, we are likely to hear about EA’s plans to expand their successful battle royale shooting game, Apex Legends.
Inside EA’s event we are also forecasting that we will be seeing announcements for the next editions of the Madden, FIFA, NHL and NBA Live franchises, as well as another expansion for The Sims 4 that might continue the StrangeVille’s story-first approach.
After the long-awaited release of Kingdom Hearts 3 in early January, Square Enix went on silent mode. But, it is for sure that Square Enix is presently working on Dragon Quest Builders 2 on Nintendo Switch, as it was announced during a Nintendo Direct earlier this year, they are also working on Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition.
The tech-giants Microsoft will be at the E3 2019, announcing their Gears 5 and Halo infinite and as always a new Froza title. Bethesda will also have some interesting games to show-off at the convention; we will be likely to hear about the updates on The Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76.
In terms of what games Nintendo is going to offer this year, it seems that we will hear further about Pokémon Sword and Shield, as that’s due by the end of 2019, as well as well as Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch, which was declared in 2018, and given a 2019 launch window.