E3 2016 begins on Sunday, June 12, so with only a few days until the big show begins, you may be wondering what time everything is slated to start.
Festivities kick off on Sunday with EA’s conference at 4 PM Eastern Time. We’re sure to see gameplay demos of both Battlefield 1 and Mass Effect: Andromeda. Also, expect to see new demos of all your favorite sports titles.
Following EA at 10 PM ET is Bethesda. If rumors are to be believed, the publisher has quite a lot to show off. More Fallout 4 DLC announcements are a no-brainer, as well as extensive gameplay of Dishonored 2. But we may also get the announcements and gameplay reveals of Wolfenstein 2, The Evil Within 2, and a completely reworked Prey 2. Don’t expect any news on the Elder Scrolls VI, as the studio is still wrapping up work on Fallout 4.
Microsoft kicks off the show proper at 12:30 PM ET. There are dozens of rumors kicking around that are still awaiting confirmation. The two new versions of the Xbox, Dead Rising 4, and a new Forza game are just a few of the reveals that have been whispered about. Also, expect to see more Recore, Gears of War 4, Sea of Thieves, Halo Wars 2, and Crackdown 3. Microsoft has plenty of exclusives lined up, and they’ll likely all be on display.
Ubisoft’s conference begins at 4 PM ET. The french publisher has recently released trailers for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Wach Dogs 2. With both of these titles due out this year, they will likely take center stage. For Honor – the multiplayer sword combat game – will also make a return appearance, but we don’t know what will be joining these massive titles. Expect more news on the Division and a surprise reveal at the end of the conference, which Ubisoft has consistently done for the past several years.
Sony will close out Monday’s proceedings at 9 PM ET. We’re expecting to get confirmation of the more powerful PS4 Neo and an extensive PS VR presentation. The highly anticipated Horizon Zero Dawn was officially delayed this week to 2017, so the PlayStation won’t be getting too many exclusives this year. But there will likely be big showings from Call of Duty, Destiny and possibly Watch Dogs 2. Maybe Square Enix will even take the stage to show off more of their dozens of Final Fantasy games coming out.
Tuesday belongs exclusively to Nintendo. Nintendo Treehouse Live will start at 12 PM ET, and will primarily focus on demystifying The Legend of Zelda Wii U/NX. We’ll also see a couple of titles slated for release this year, like Pokemon Sun/Moon, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions # FE. With Zelda being the companies only playable game at the show, we’re sure to see plenty of the mysterious title.
And there you have it. The conferences run from June 12-14, while the show floor is open from June 14-16. And the Nerd Stash will be covering every second of it. For conference times for other time zones, see the picture below.
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