Floor plans for this year’s E3 2018 gaming conference have leaked online.
And a number of slots are raising eyebrows from excited PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One owners.
The news comes via a ResetEra post by forum user Rösti, who does also rightly point out that these are floor plans in an early stage and could be subject to change.
As expected, Sony and Nintendo have got themselves HUGE spaces, with plenty of big name games expected to be on show, including the likes of Spider-Man, Days Gone, Metroid Prime 4 and the new Pokemon RPG on Switch.
For Microsoft though, there is quite a sizeable change as it looks as though they might be seriously downsizing.
You can take a look at the gallery below to take a closer look and compare to last years E3 Floor Plans.
According to Rösti though, Microsoft are now based in Booth 823 which has a 75 x 20 floorspace. Compare that to last year where Xbox had booth 1601 which was 200 x 100 in size.
It is worth noting as well that the company did indicate that it will be trying something “different” this year at E3. Maybe they’ll have a special off-site fan event similar to EA’s own EA Play event.
Elsewhere and it looks as though some other publishers have a lot in store.
Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, and Square Enix all have surprisingly large booths, despite all having virtually nothing confirmed for release in the months ahead.
Activision will obviously have a new Call of Duty and maybe some Destiny 2 DLC, but outside of this there’s not much on the cards.
Bethesda, likewise, has nothing of note, despite a few rumours about potential sequels to DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 – but with both games having come out fairly recently that could be a little premature.
Capcom, again, has nothing confirmed, but rumours of the Resident Evil 2 remake and Devil May Cry 5 have been gathering pace.
Square-Enix, obviously have a number of small titles on the horizon, but could this year be the dominated by the likes of a new Lara Croft, Final Fantasy 7 remake, Kingdom Hearts 3 and that Avengers game which are all in production to varying degrees.
Last week the people behind E3 had also announced a slew of information about the upcoming trade show.
First of all, ticket prices and passes have been announced. In a statement on the website, the company behind the show says:
“E3 is open to industry professionals and gamers. Gamer passes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis once registration is open. Industry professionals who submit their direct and current professional affiliation to the interactive entertainment industry may qualify for a complimentary industry pass.”
Gamer Passes will be available at $149 for the first 1000 tickets (which usually sell out in minutes), and the next tier will then go on sale at $249. All Gamer passes are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for a gamer pass before they are sold out.
A list of participating companies has also been announced, giving us a hint of what we’ll see at the show:
- 505 Games
- Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
- BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
- Big Ben Interactive
- Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
- CD PROJEKT RED
- Click Entertainment
- Deep Silver, Inc.
- Dell Gaming
- Focus Home Interactive
- Gearbox Publishing
- Grey Box/Six Foot
- GungHo Online Entertainment
- Hyperkin, Inc.
- Kalypso Media Group
- Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.
- LF Gaming
- Little Buddy, LLC
- Mayflash Limited
- Mecca Electronics
- Microsoft Corporation
- MomoCon/Dragon Con
- Natsume Inc.
- nDreams Ltd
- Nintendo of America Inc.
- NVIDIA Corporation
- Performance Designed Products
- Psyonix Inc.
- R.D.S. Industries
- Scarecrow Studio
- Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
- Splash Damage
- Square Enix, Inc.
- Starbreeze Publishing AB
- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
- Team 17
- Techland Publishing
- Tencent America LLC
- THQ Nordic
- Ubisoft Entertainment SA
- UCC Distributing Inc.
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Wish Interactive
- XSEED Games