Microsoft has been promising all year its Xbox E3 2019 event is going to be massive when the conference kicks off in June. With Sony opting out of attending this year, Microsoft has the chance to assert itself on the console market. Furthermore, the company can also respond to Google's Stadia cloud-gaming platform.
Today, Microsoft finally announced its schedule for the event. Indeed, the company has held true to its promise by revealing its biggest E3 presence ever. This will include the Xbox E3 2019 briefing on June 9.
“We've been hard at work and are excited to share more of our plans for one of the gaming industry's biggest annual events,” Microsoft's Will Tuttle announced.
“That's right: E3 is just under two months away and we've got a great show lined up for gaming fans around the world. From our briefing to our fan events, the Xbox Experience to the Xbox Official Gear Shop, this will be our biggest E3 presence ever and we can't wait to share more about what we've got up our sleeves for the future. Whether you play your games on Xbox One or on a PC, are fans of RPGs, first-person shooters and everything in between, or just like watching others play games, there will be something for everyone at E3.”
Full E3 Xbox Schedule
“Xbox E3 2019 Briefing: During the briefing, you'll have a chance to check out everything from trailers for unannounced titles coming in 2019 and beyond to in-depth looks at previously announced games. You can watch the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing live beginning at 1 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 9 on the official Xbox Mixer Channel or on the Mixer app for Xbox One and Windows 10.
Inside Xbox: We're also happy to share that Inside Xbox, our showcase sharing everything great in the world of Xbox, will be airing a special episode during E3. Inside Xbox: Live @ E3 will air Monday, June 10 at 3 p.m. PDT and will feature a livestream full of exclusive announcements, game demos, interviews, and more.
Mixer: This year, the Mixer team is bringing a ton of streaming activities to LA Live with the launch of the Mixer Dome, a dedicated space in the Xbox Plaza where gamers can play, stream, and interact with games like never before. The Mixer Dome will be bringing plenty of excitement to E3, featuring a variety of unique experiences you won't want to miss, including our popular HypeZone LIVE, Mixer merchandise, a live DJ, and more you'll have to see to believe.
Xbox FanFest: E3 201: As we announced during March's episode of Inside Xbox, FanFest will indeed be returning this year. We'll be sharing tons of details on Xbox FanFest: E3 2019 later today during Inside Xbox, so be sure to tune in at 2 p.m. PDT to find out more!”
What to Expect
As you can see, Microsoft has avoided specifics of what its Xbox E3 2019 Briefing will be about. However, its promise to go big at E3 this year should mean something special is planned.
For a start, we expect Microsoft to focus on digital technology. The company's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is expected to launch before E3, but we still expect it to feature at the event. Elsewhere, Microsoft will undoubtedly talk a lot about Project xCloud. Xbox chief Phil Spencer has promised E3 will hold big developments on xCloud, so we expect a full platform rundown and hopefully launch dates.