E3 Live Streams: A Survival Guide for Online Viewing and Major News Events

All of the biggest announcements in one place.

E3 2018

E3 2019 will convene almost all of the major video game developers and console makers to ring the next era of immersive titles and cutting-edge hardware that will set the standard for the next twelve months.

Attendees of the gaming expo will have the entirety of the convention center’s 720,000 square feet of exhibition space to explore the latest in gaming tech. The fans watching at home won’t have the same freedom to explore. But they’ll still have a shot at tuning into each of the expo’s biggest announcements via live stream.

All of the most notable presenters will host keynote conferences that run from June 8 all the way through June 12. Each will involve crucial details about upcoming releases, game teasers, and even hints about next-generation consoles that gamers won’t want to miss.

If you want to stay plugged into every single announcement make sure to download the E3 app. Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss a beat of the E3 2019 live stream action.

Saturday June 8

Electronic Arts will kick off E3 2019 a little less formally than usual. The company will host EA Play 2019, which is expected to be a grab bag of various live streams for each of its games.

The company will stream gameplay previews and chats with developers on its YouTube channel. So far it has revealed that it will host streams for Battlefield V at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, and The Sims 4 at 3 p.m. Eastern. These streams are expected to combine gameplay demonstrations with commentary, so viewers can hop in and out of different ones without worrying about missing out on crucial details.

Sunday, June 9

If you can only tune in for one E3-related event, you’ll want it to be Microsoft’s. Their’s is by far the most-anticipated keynote: A recent leak claimed that the company will reveal specs for the forthcoming Xbox “Scarlett” consoles, announce when xCloud beta will be available, and also preview a massive roster of new games.

The announcement will be live streamed on Mixer and most likely the Xbox YouTube channel starting at 4 p.m. Eastern. The games expected to be teased include Halo Infinite, Gears 5, and Cyberpunk 2077 so gamers aren’t going to want to miss this conference.


Bethesda also has a presentation scheduled on Sunday set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. There hasn’t been much information about what it might showcase, besides the fact that Doom Eternal will be making an appearance and that it will make a few Fallout 76 updates. The company has revealed that it’s working on the role-playing games The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield, which could debut on stage but nothing has been confirmed yet.

The company stream the event on Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer.

Monday, June 10

Virtual reality fans might want to tune into UploadVR’s first ever E3VR Showcase. The presentation is dedicated to advances in VR technology and demonstrations for games on the Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vice, PSVR, Windows VR, and other headsets. That starts at 1 p.m. Eastern and will be streamed on YouTube.

A few hours later, Ubisoft will host its press conference, where there’s a chance fans will hear about Beyond Good and Evil 2, Assassin’s Creed, and, perhaps, other franchises like Far Cry and Splinter Cell. The company is also one of Google Stadia’s biggest partners, so there could be some information about the future of that relationship. The announcement kicks off at 4 p.m. Eastern on Twitch.


Unexpectedly, the chip supplier AMD will host a press conference titled “Next Horizon Gaming” at E3 2019. Company CEO Dr. Lisa Su will break down the company’s plans for “upcoming product and technologies that will power gaming from PC to console to cloud.” That means viewers might get some hints about the graphic and computation power found within the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett consoles. The company will take the stage at 6 p.m. Eastern and will host a livestream on its YouTube channel.

Square Enix will be up next with a late conference at 9 p.m. Eastern. Details are scarce, but there has been a lot of attention on a Final Fantasy 7 remake and a few other unannounced projects, one of which was described as a “AAA shooter.” The company will host the stream on its homepage.


Tuesday, June 11

Finally, Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct announcement starting at noon on its site. The company has shut down rumors that it would drop a new Switch console, but Nintendo 3DS updates could still be on the table. The Japanese gaming giant could also reveal details about Pokemon Sword and Shield, Metroid 4 Prime, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Bayonetta 3, and potentially more expected titles.

Nintendo will be the final major press event, but the expo floor will remain open until June 13. Particularly with Sony being absent this year, that leaves a lot of room for surprises.

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