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E3 2019: schedule, press conferences, games list, and leaks

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thought  i would share this gaming info for stake community :)

What happened?
EA didn't come with surprises, but dedicated about 30 minutes to each previously announced game, providing ample time for game walkthroughs, not just simple trailers and sizzle reels. We actually got to learn about new modes and gameplay mechanics. It was meaningful.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the highlight from Respawn Entertainment looking a bit like Uncharted with a lightsaber and The Force powers (that's not a bad thing). There was no Titanfall 3, from the developer, but we did see Apex Legends Season 2: Battle Cry get a start date of July 2.

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EA Sports gave us deep looks into both FIFA 20 and Madden 20, while Battlefield 5 Chapter 4 and The Sims 4: Island Living expanded their respective (and very different) universes.

What wasn't at EA's E3 2019?
We didn't get many surprises – BioWare's Dragon Age 4 has been an E3 no-show, even though it did get a teaser trailer at last year’s The Game Awards. Likewise, we didn't see anything from PopCap (famous for Plants vs Zombies) and Ghost Games, the new stakeholders of the Need for Speed franchise. And, like we mentioned, Titanfall 3 was a no show, which is no surprise – Respawn is working on two other big games already being shown at E3.

MICROSOFT AT E3 2019

Project Scarlett is official. (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft E3 press conference time
Microsoft started its press conference on Sunday at 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST and 9 pm BST, but it's one you have to know about, so here's the E3 re-cap.

What happened?
A lot. Microsoft had the biggest E3 press conference from the start, and then out walks Keanu Reeves – yes, that Keanu Reeves. He's starring in Cyberpunk 2077from developer CD Projekt Red, and while it's a multi-platform game coming to the PC and PS4, too, Microsoft's keynote had release date news first: it launches April 16, 2020.

We got the first Xbox Project Scarlett console specs, even if we didn't get to see the hardware or box it comes in. The release window is end of 2020, so there's another E3 to tease the form factor. We did, however, get an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, which we plan to go hands-on on the show floor.

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Other Microsoft surprises include the revival of the Blair Witch horror franchise in game form and the acquisition of developer Double Fine Games in the run up to its latest Psychonauts 2 trailer. Elden Ring, from George R.R. Martin and Dark Souls' From Software, was the biggest non-surprise (it leaked ahead of time).

Finally, Microsoft ended the show with an extended teaser of Halo Infinite, or Halo 6, which will be exclusive to the company's forthcoming Project Scarlett console.

Microsoft is the only one of the big three console makers that’s definitely at E3 2019 in full capacity – meaning they held a live press conference and a have booth presence at E3.

What wasn't at E3 2019 for Microsoft?
We got information on Microsoft's next Xbox console, but early rumors talked up two different versions of the console, one with a disc drive and one disc-less, like a more powerful version of the disc-less Xbox One S that came out in May.

Microsoft's Fable franchise hasn't had a game since 2017, and we still have no official word on the rumored Fable IV game. Also, when Dragon Age 4 from BioWare didn't show up at EA's E3 press conference, we were kind up hoping it was because Microsoft wanted to save it for its showcase. That just wasn't the case.

BETHESDA AT E3 2019

 Doom Eternal (Image Credit: Bethesda)

Bethesda E3 2019 press conference time
It's wrapped up, but it happened on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 5:30pm PT

What happened?
No, Elder Scrolls VI or Starfield didn't show up, something Bethesda told us ahead of time and fans in the audience refused to believe. Hopes dashed, right? 

Instead, they got some great news about existing games like Fallout 76 battle royal mode, Elder Scrolls Blades expanding on mobile with an update tonight and coming to Nintendo Switch later this year, and two brand new IP, Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop – those two really stuck out.

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Doom Eternal was the only game we got hands-on time with at the end of the show, but we expect to see Wolfenstein: Youngblood (announced to release on July 26) and maybe, hopefully Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (the VR game set for 2019) on the E3 show floor.

There's more Bethesda E3 news still: The Elder Scrolls Online, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and Rage 2 are getting major content updates, Commander Keen is back and more colorful than ever, this time coming to iOS and Android.

What wasn't at E3 2019 for Bethesda?
Like we said, The Elder Scrolls VI wasn't here, and neither was Starfield – though you can expect Starfield before ES6, according to Bethesda's release schedule. Bethesda Game Studios executive producer Todd Howard did mention the games by name on stage, but no extra details. Not this year at E3 – maybe next year.

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That was an awesome E3 in my opinion. Was blown away by Keanu Reeves and the Master Chief reveal. I am excited about the future of Xbox since I am an Xbox fan myself. Xcloud and Project Scarlett seem awesome.

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Thanks for this very detailed post! yeah dragon age 4, is taking ages. They making a lot of hype about it by delaying so long but hopefully should good when comes out! 

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12 hours ago, Hoffguy said:

Thanks for this very detailed post! yeah dragon age 4, is taking ages. They making a lot of hype about it by delaying so long but hopefully should good when comes out! 

Played Dragon Age and never played the rest since I am not a big fan of these turn based games, but I did have a lot of fun overall. Dragon Age Inquisition looks great, but DA 4 could be something else on next-gen platforms.

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