This year’s E3 is still a couple of months away, but the big companies that plan to take part in it have already been announcing exactly when fans can expect to watch their E3 showcases. Today (April 16), Microsoft revealed their E3 timeslot, which traditionally tends to be one of the biggest shows of the season, at least in terms of pure number of announcements.
It was recently revealed on the official Xbox Twitter that the Xbox E3 showcase will take place on Sunday, June 9 at 1:00pm PST/4:00pm EST. Those unable to attend in person will be able to watch a stream of the event from a number of sites, including Mixer, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook. It was also announced that there will be an Inside Xbox presentation the next day, June 10, featuring demos and developer interviews of some of the newly announced games.
Xbox has a lot to prove this year at E3, as last year’s presentation showed that the console has a bit of an exclusivity problem, with most of the games revealed during the showcase also being available for other platforms. However, it was announced last year that Microsoft had acquired a number of studios, so maybe this year we’ll get to hear a little about what some of them have been up to. Also, given that the first details of the PlayStation 5 were just revealed today, it wouldn’t be surprising if Microsoft used E3 as a platform to officially reveal the next Xbox console.