The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will take place in Los Angeles during the second week of June. We learned last week that Nintendo plans to only show the new Legend of Zelda game on the show floor. But Microsoft announced their plans today, and they’re significantly larger than Nintendo. And you don’t even have to be at E3 to get the news.

According to a post on the official Xbox news site, the entire week will be filled with coverage that you can view on the web, on Twitch, or through your Xbox console.  These include:

  • The official Xbox media briefing – June 13, 9:30 a.m. PST
  • Xbox Daily: Live at E3 – June 14 and 15, 4 p.m. PST

The plans for Twitch include much more. Besides the above, the Xbox Twitch channel will feature a variety of extra content during the entire show. Interviews, live demos and other content will be streamed during the entire show. Specific times are:

  • June 14, 12-4 p.m. PST
  • June 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
  • June 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST

In addition, Microsoft also announced that it will once again be hosting Xbox Fanfest, which gives 500 people from the general public access to Microsoft’s media briefing and other Xbox events. Only a few details have been revealed, but the event takes place before the show floor opens. There’s an extensive Q & A on the site for the event, but unfortunately most of the questions have “more to be revealed soon” answer.

With Nintendo and Microsoft announcing their plans, we’re just waiting on Sony to give us the scoop. Some big game publishers have actually decided not to have a presence on the show floor opting instead for fan events and digital media briefings. These companies include Electronic Arts, Activision, and Disney Interactive Entertainment.


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Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.