Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will all be hosting live stage shows at E3 2018, previewing demos, trailers and content for their upcoming releases to audiences across the globe.
E3 is the chance for gamers to catch a glimpse of the future of gaming, with some large announcements expected to arrive in LA from E3 2018.
But what is the schedule and what should you expect?
When does E3 start?
E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, will start on Tuesday, June 12, running throughout the rest of the week to Friday, June 15.
Several major games developers will be showcasing some of their bigger news earlier on, with Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony among several companies showing off their new games early in some pre-event announcements.
The early showings will start on Saturday, with EA the first to highlight the future of their gaming schedule.
E3 normally starts each day at around 11am (7PM BST), but new announcements and trailers will be launched throughout each day.
Here is the studio schedule for E3 2018:
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Saturday, June 9
EA Play – 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern, 7pm BST or 4am AEST
EA Play will start the E3 show this year on Saturday, showcasing a slew of new games they have coming up this year.
Fans will be keen to find out more about the recently announced Battlefield 5, as well as Unravel 2 and Anthem, a Destiny-esque shooter announced at E3 2017.
Other announcements, including Madden and FIFA 19 will take to the stage as usual.
You can watch all the announcements live on Youtube and Twitch, as well as the E3 official website.
Microsoft will show off more of their exclusives, like Forza and Halo
Sunday June 10
Microsoft – 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern, 9pm BST or 6am AEST
Microsoft has announced that they are trying to connect Xbox players to PC players, allowing gamers to switch games and profiles between the two consoles.
Xbox head Phil Spencer has already confirmed that more software features will allow gamers to transfer gaming profiles between Xbox and PC, as well as new streaming features to broadcast gameplay online.
Other announcements will focus on the Xbox One exclusives, with rumours suggesting Halo 6, Forza Horizon 4 and no less than three Gears of War games on the cards.
Expect Microsoft to pay particular attention to Forza and Halo, after Microsoft’s Twitter account teased it could be a big year for the two games
Microsoft will also be announcing other games with a few trailers, including Crackdown 3.
A new Fable game is also potentially in the works – though nothing is confirmed until June 10 at E3.
Bethesda has already announced Fallout 76 this month
Bethesda – 6.30pm Pacific, 9.30pm Eastern, 2.30am BST, 11.30am AEST (Mon)
Bethesda has already announced Fallout 76 earlier last week, hinting that the next game in the series will focus on multiplayer. They have also announced several other games this year, including Rage 2 and some Prey DLC.
Elder Scrolls Online may also get a mention at E3 this year.
Monday, June 11
Square Enix – 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern, 6pm BST, 3am AEST (Tues)
Square Enix is scheduled to present quite a lot at E3 2018. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a Final Fantasy 7 remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 announcements will be given screen time and new demos, among others.
Square Enix is also looking to make a Marvel Avengers game, as well as Life is Strange, so expect a busy morning on stage.
Square Enix will be announcing several big games at E3 this year
Ubisoft – 1 pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern, 9pm BST, 6am AEST (Tues)
Ubisoft will be showing off the newly announced Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey rumoured to be set in Greece.
Ubisoft would probably have liked to save that announcement until E3, but details of the game have leaked online this week.
Bringing together some old and new games from the developers, Ubisoft will showcase The Division 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Beyond Good and Evil 2 and For Honour.
Sony – 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern, 2am BST (Tues), 11am AEST (Tues)
Sony will be the big event from Monday, as they announce a slew of PlayStation news.
Plenty of PS4 exclusives, including the recently released God of War, will get some love in this E3, with new DLC likely to be announced.
One of the big games that will get some trailers is Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, which generated a LOT of buzz at E3 2017.
FromSoftware will also be potentially showing off a Bloodborne sequel, which was hinted at last year in a blood-soaked trailer.
There are also swirling rumours of a PlayStation 5 in the works after Sony Execs hinted that we are at the end of the current PS4 cycle.
What games will Nintendo show at E3 2018?
Tuesday, June 12
Nintendo – 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern, 5pm BST, 2 am AEST (Wed)
Nintendo will be the last major reveal for E3 2018, with very few details announced so far.
Fans can definitely expect some more news on Super Smash Bros as well as more news from Niantic’s Pokemon: Let’s Go, both of which were previously announced earlier in the year.
We also might hear about a Fortnite version for the Nintendo Switch, which might be released on the same day at E3.
After Tuesday, E3 will play host to the thousands of guests and let them explore demos of the new games, so expect new footage to be dropped on Twitch and Youtube in the following days.