E3 is just around the corner, and gamers everywhere are waiting with bated breath to find out what’s in store for the near future. This year’s showcase promises to be a busy one for many of the industry’s top names, as Nintendo gears up for an all-out Legend of Zelda-fest and Bethesda preps presentations for a Dishonored sequel. With the upcoming Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, it’s probably safe to expect a shooter-centric conference from EA, and Ubisoft looks to get everyone’s hopes up again with Watch Dogs 2 before inevitably bringing them crashing down again upon release — just kidding, kind of.
At the center of all this madness lie Sony and Microsoft, rumored to be unveiling new versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, among other things. Though we can’t be too sure what to expect — mum’s currently the word for many of these companies — we’ve put together a comprehensive viewing guide for Microsoft’s presentation at E3. Now, just keep your fingers crossed for a new Battletoads.
How (and when) to watch
Microsoft’s main presentation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. PT on Monday, June 13. Various news outlets — IGN, for example — will provide live coverage of each major press conference, so you’ll have myriad options for streaming the presentations live from your TV (or your work computer). Microsoft plans to live-stream the conference from the company’s official Xbox Twitch channel as well, so you should have no excuse to miss out on all the fun. The conference typically lasts for about two hours, and we have some educated guesses about what Xbox head Phil Spencer & Co. may have cooked up for the big day.