E3 2018 Conference Dates, Developers, And Expectations

E3 2018 is upon us. The largest gathering of the year when it comes to announcing new games. Game companies have already started sharing news ahead of E3. This includes games like Battlefield VCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Rage 2, and Fallout 76. There's still so much more to look forward to though! Here is what you need to know about E3.

E3 DATES AND LOCATION

E3 begins Tuesday, June 12th, and runs through Thursday, June 14th. That's when the doors open at the Los Angeles Convention Center, as companies set up shop and demo their games.

Although E3 is only three days in duration, things actually begin much sooner. Electronic Arts hosts EA Play the weekend before. That starts today Saturday, June 9th. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Bethesda, and Ubisoft have their own conferences before E3 begins also.

CONFERENCE DATES

EA Play gets everything rolling, kind of like a mini E3 for Electronic Arts on June 9th. On the 10th, Microsoft, Bethesda, and Devolver Digital have their own conferences. The 11th brings us Square Enix newly hosted conference alongside Sony, Ubisoft, and the PC Gaming Show. Nintendo will bring up the rear online on June 12th, when E3 begins.

HOW TO WATCH

GameSpot is a good way, they will be streaming the conferences live. They also have a livestream featuring developer interviews and game demos throughout the week. Nintendo will have its Treehouse stream that showcases coming games. The PC Gaming Show will stream on Twitch.

DEVELOPERS AT E3

Countless developers and publishers are attending E3. However, not everyone will have something to announce.

GAMES AT E3

First off, we currently know about a handful of games coming to E3. Such as Fallout 76, Battlefield 5, Death Stranding, and Super Smash Bros. for Switch. We will also hear of coming DLC and some updates for games like Destiny 2. E3 will undoubtedly feature more upcoming releases we don't yet know about.

E3 IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Normally, E3's is not open to everyone. This year, however, E3 is open to the public. Admission comes with a hefty price tag and long line waits. Tickets for the Gamer Pass are available for $249.