Every good journey has a roadmap and E3 is no exception. For the gaming media, E3 can be a golden opportunity to get all the best coverage we can and even help us plan out how we handle the rest of the year. As we’re preparing for E3 here at the Game Informer offices, we want to help you prepare for the show, as well. Whether you’re attending the show in Los Angeles or watching it all from home, we’re here to help out with the information you need, both about the show and what we’re doing during it.
Game Informer’s Coverage Plans
While we’ll be on the show floor trying out as many games as reasonably can until scientists invent a way to add more hours in the day, we’ll be rushing back to the website every day of the week to report back what we see, heard, felt, and experienced there. That means you’ll get tons of written content on the website not just this week, but for the entire month. If you’re looking for content more geared toward both audio and visual inclinations, we will be livestreaming the press conferences with commentary as they air. You can watch those on our Twitch or YouTube channels or on both at the same time for a stereo experience.
We will also be doing The Game Informer Show every night, June 10th through June 14. You can subscribe to our channel on YouTube to prep for that, or use this link to subscribe using your favorite podcast delivery service. Again, your preference is our preference.
Press Conference Schedules
This year is seemingly the most conference-lite that E3 has ever been, at least from the outside. But every time one press conference goes away, two more spring up to take its place. That’s a lot to keep scheduled! Thankfully, we got you covered here with a handy-dandy list of the press conferences in the order they’ll take place. You don’t even have to think, it’s that easy.
While EA is not holding a press conference this year, they are showing off their games across livestreams during the weekend.
Saturday, June 8 – 11:00 a.m. PT
Microsoft Press Conference
Sunday, June 9 – 1:00 p.m. PT
Bethesda Press Conference
Sunday, June 9 – 5:30 p.m. PT
Devolver Digital Press Conference
Sunday, June 9 – 7:00 p.m. PT
PC Gamer Show
Monday, June 10 – 10:00 a.m. PT
Limited Run Games E3 Press Conference
Monday June 10 – 12:00 p.m. PT
Ubisoft Press Conference
Monday, June 10 – 1:00 p.m. PT
Kinda Funny Games Showcase
Monday, June 10 – 4:30 p.m. PT
Square Enix Press Conference
Monday, June 10 – 6:00 p.m. PT
Nintendo Direct Press Conference
Tuesday, June 11 – 9:00 a.m. PT
E3 opened its doors to the public two years ago and that trend is continuing this year. Here are the hours for the show. Whether you’re attending or not, knowing when the show is live can be helpful when tuning in for coverage of the show.
Tuesday, June 11
Industry Pass – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gamer Pass – 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12
Industry Pass – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gamer Pass – 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 13
Industry Pass/Gamer Pass – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
There are a number of events happening outside the definition of press conference. Here are some of the big ones.
Nintendo’s Splatoon And Smash Bros. Tournaments – Much like last year and the few years prior, Nintendo is pushing hard on their own brand of esports with a tournament at E3. This year, both Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are headlining the event with competitors from all over the world. You can catch the tournament a little bit before E3 on June 8.
Final Fantasy VII Concert – On the Sunday before E3, Square Enix will be holding a concert celebrating Final Fantasy VII. It’s no shock why, what with Final Fantasy VII Remake apparently coming to E3. If you don’t have tickets, they’re still available. Maybe they’ll show a new trailer for the game there ahead of Square Enix’s press conference.
The Big Confirmed Games
We already know a number of the games that will be making an appearance at E3. These have all been announced and will 100% be at E3 2018 in some form.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
Dying Light 2
The Sinking City