With E3 2016 literally right around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of what days the major conferences are going to be and where you can go to watch them. And while E3 2016 technically doesn’t start until June 14, 2016, there will be tons of news and updates that will start as early as June 12, 2016.
Should anything change or if a new show or conference get added, we’ll update the list accordingly. And while we won’t be present at E3 2016, we’ll be providing news and updates as we get them here. All times are in Pacific Time unless otherwise noted.
Updated 6.8.2016 – Added Square Enix and Destiny Reveal streams to the list.
Who: Bungie When: 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT Where:Twitch What to expect: Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next highly anticipated expansion to the Destiny universe. The wall which stood for centuries along the southern border of Old Russia has collapsed. Fallen mutants now scavenge the tombs of the Golden Age, and the plague they have unearthed in the wastes is more dangerous than even they understand. Join Lord Saladin. Journey into the Plaguelands. Learn the fate of the Iron Lords and stop the growing threat before it is too late.
Sunday – June 12th, 2016
Who: YouTube Live When: 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT What to expect: Youtube will be providing live coverage of E3 2016, throughout the entire event. So be sure to check them out from time to time, as they’ll be the best place for conferences and shows that aren’t getting their own time slots.
Who:EA Play E3 2016 Conference When: 1PM PDT / 4PM EDT Where: http://www.twitch.tv/ea What to expect: Electronic Arts has announced several major titles, all of which we expect to hear and see more of during their E3 2016 conference. Expect to hear more about Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 (which is no longer an Xbox exclusive) as well as more of their upcoming EA Sports titles. If we’re lucky, we may even get to see the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda title. Least we not forget, Visceral Games is supposedly working on a new Star Wars game, though we don’t know the exact details. It would be sweet to hear something new about it during the E3 2016 conference, wouldn’t it?
Who:Bethesda E3 2016 Conference When: 7PM PDT / 10PM EDT Where: http://www.twitch.tv/bethesda What to expect: With the release of the new Doom out of the way, we fully expect Bethesda to focus solely on Dishonored 2. Though to be honest, we’d love to hear about upcoming Doom DLC, and I’m really hoping it will be story driven and not just centered around multiplayer / online. Other than that, we can likely expect to hear more about The Elder Scrolls: Legends, more Fallout 4 DLC, and hopefully announcements on what MachineGames (Wolfenstein: The New Order) and Tango Gameworks (The Evil Within) are working on.
Monday – June 13th, 2016
Who: Youtube Live When: 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT What to expect: Youtube will be providing live coverage of E3 2016, throughout the entire event. So be sure to check them out from time to time, as they’ll be the best place for conferences and shows that aren’t getting their own time slots.
Who:Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2016 Conference When: 9:30AM PDT / 12:30PM EDT Where: twitch.tv/xbox What to expect: This is the year for Microsoft to shine! They’ve got a large assortment of games which includes Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, and Halo Wars 2, amongst many previously announced titles. There’s also a special Forza show coming right after the main E3 conference, so could this mean a new Forza title announcement? Oh yeah, a little game called Halo 6 may also be announced as well. We’ll see in about a week.
Who:The PC Gaming Show When: 11AM PDT / 2PM EDT Where: twitch.tv/pcgamer, youtube.com/pcgamer, www.pcgamingshow.com What to expect: Expect to see a heavy focus on VR, especially since both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vibe were released this year. Video cards are also all the rage as Nvidia has not only released the GTX 1080 but is about to launch the GTX 1070 as well, with AMD also announcing their RX 480. I expect to see them make an appearance. But that’s not all! World of Warcraft: Legion is right around the corner, as is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, LawBreakers, and more! I just hope that this year’s show is better than last year’s. No offense, but it was bad and I wasn’t the only one who thought so.
Who:Ubisoft E3 2016 Press Conference When: 1PM PDT / 4PM EDT Where: twitch.tv/ubisoft What to expect: Ubisoft has a solid catalog of games to show once more. With Watch Dogs 2 basically already confirmed to be revealed, we can likely also expect more info on South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, and For Honor. Other than older titles, perhaps an announcement for the confirmed Unravel sequel? A new FarCry? More Just Dance? A return to Splinter Cell? We’re certainly hopeful that this will be a good show.
Who:Sony’s PlayStation E3 2016 Conference When: 6PM PDT / 9PM EDT Where: https://www.twitch.tv/playstation What to expect: Topping Sony’s conference from last year will be quite the feat, although not unthinkable. We still don’t have a release date for The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII Remake, or Shenmue III. With these announcements possibly on the horizon, as well as possible release dates for Horizon Zero Dawn, Detroit: Become Human, Dreams, and many more previously announced titles, Fall 2016 could become a very busy time. Add on possible new game announcements, such as the rumored new Resident Evil, Red Dead Redemption sequel, and maybe Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch’s next game? This could very well be another year to remember.
Who: Square Enix When: 8PM PDT / 11PM EDT Where: YouTube & Twitch What: Final Fantasy XV E3 2016 Day 0 Edition Active
Tuesday – June 14th, 2016
Who: Square Enix When: Various Times
11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Square Enix Presents: E3 2016 Grand Opening
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Final Fantasy XV E3 Kickoff
Who: Nintendo Treehouse LIVE @ E3 2016 When: 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT Where: https://www.twitch.tv/nintendo What to expect: Nintendo will be the only show that will air on June 14, 2016, for E3 2016. Starting at 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT, the Nintendo TreeHouse Live will focus on both Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, and will end with Nintendo talking about the upcoming Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U or NX.
Wednesday – June 15th, 2016
Who: Square Enix When: Various Times
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Day 2 Heads Up
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report: Live from E3 2016 (Japanese Language Program)
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Hitman: Live Stream with Yosuke Matsuda
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach: Introducing a Brand New Game Mode
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age: Gameplay Walkthrogh and Q&A Hosted by The Completionist Gamer
Who: Nintendo Treehouse Live When: 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT Where: https://www.twitch.tv/nintendo What to expect: Nintendo will air a special stream that will start off with a Pokemon GO developer Q&A panel, and will feature several upcoming games such as Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
Thursday – June 16th, 2016
Who: Square Enix When: Various Times
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Day 3 Heads Up
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – NieR: Automata Discussion with Developers and Platinum Games’ Takahisa Taura
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – I Am Setsuna: Resurrecting the Golden Era of RPGs
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Deus Ex Universe: Bridging the Gap Between Fiction and Reality
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Just Cause 3 ‘Mech Land Assault’ Masterclass