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Everything You need to know about 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)

This is Everything You need to know about the 2017  Electronic Entertainment Expo.The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017, commonly known as E3 2017, is the 23rd Electronic Entertainment Expo, during which several hardware manufacturers and software developers and publishers from the video game industry will present new and upcoming products to the attendees, primarily retailers and members of the video game press. The event, organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 13–15, 2017.

The event occurred following the release of the Nintendo Switch in March 2017, and the announcement of the hardware refresh of the Xbox One, the Xbox One X, due out in November 2017. As such, there was little of the show devoted to hardware and mostly focused on new titles across the board, most set to be released within 2017 or 2018. The events affirmed a trend in virtual reality-based games alongside new intellectual property and franchise expansions.

This years E3 took phases of events, from the top gaming companies.This events really showcased to us that they have a lot to offer the future.Now lets dive into what really went on…

Microsoft

Microsoft hosted its 2017 press conference on June 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Galen Center. Unlike previous editions of E3, where Microsoft traditionally held its event on the Monday prior to the expo, the company moved its conference back to Sunday so that its announcements would not be overshadowed by those of other conferences traditionally held the same day, such as Ubisoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Microsoft also desired to regain its title of having the “first” E3 press conference, acknowledging that Bethesda had begun to hold E3 press events on Sunday as well.The conference was streamed in 4K on Mixer.

Microsoft officially unveiled Xbox One X (first teased in 2016 under its codename “Project Scorpio”), an upgraded version of Xbox One optimized for ultra high-definition gaming.42 games were covered in total, with 20 titles exclusive to Xbox One. Among its first-party games included Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2.

As part of its reveal with Forza Motorsport 7, Microsoft announced a teaming with Porsche for the video game series, and premiered Porsche’s new 911 GT2 RS car during their conference. Microsoft announced that it would extend its current backwards compatibility program to extend to original Xbox games.

Microsoft would also hold a limited-attendance “Fan Fest” event during E3.

Bethesda

Bethesda Softworks held an E3 presentation on June 11 at 9:00 p.m.Virtual reality titles based on Doom and Fallout 4 were announced. New content for The Elder Scrolls Online, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider were announced, along with the sequels The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.Amiibo compatibility for the Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was announced, too, including support for some The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo. The company also announced its “Creation Club”, a system for user-generate content to be provided to players for a fee on personal computers, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to expand both Skyrim and Fallout 4.

Devolver Digital

Devolver Digital announced that it would hold their first-ever press conference on June 11 at 10:00 p.m., as part of Twitch’s “Pre-Pre Show”.However, the company stated that no new games would be unveiled, and that it would feature an appearance by Suda51.

The “conference” was actually a 15-minute, pre-recorded sketch satirizing the video game industry and E3 press conferences, leading Polygon to compare it to watching a “magical infomercial” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. Although no new games were unveiled, footage of Ruiner and Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour was featured in the presentation.

PC Gaming Show

PC Gamer hosted their third PC Gaming Show on June 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ace Hotel. The show focused primarily on titles for personal computers. The show was hosted by Sean Plott and sponsored by Intel, and included presentations from Bluehole, Bohemia Interactive, Creative Assembly, Firaxis Games, Klei Entertainment, Cygames, Microsoft, Nexon, Paradox Interactive, Raw Fury Games, and Tripwire Interactive.

Ubisoft

Ubisoft held its press conference on June 12 at 1:00 p.m. It covered sequels to its primary franchises, including Assassin’s Creed Origins, Far Cry 5, Just Dance 2018, and The Crew 2. It also reaffirmed that Beyond Good and Evil 2, which had started development in 2008 but ended in development hell, was still in production and shows new footage from the game. The company also announced its crossover partnership title with Nintendo, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which had been subject of numerous rumors prior to E3.

Sony

Sony Interactive Entertainment hosted its press conference on June 12 at 6:00 p.m;in addition to online streaming, it again offered the “PlayStation E3 Experience” and simultaneously broadcast the conference to a number of movie theaters.The presentation focused primarily on software titles, including Sony’s first-party games God of War, Days Gone, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Gran Turismo Sport, Detroit: Become Human, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, and Spider-Man.

A number of PlayStation VR games were announced, including The Inpatient, Star Child, Bravo Team, and Moss. They announced a remake of the PlayStation 2 title, Shadow of the Colossus. In addition, Sony featured titles from third-parties, including Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and Activision’s Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII.In addition, Sony will stream “PlayStation Live from E3 2017” events over the remaining three days of the convention.

 

Nintendo

Nintendo will stream a Nintendo Spotlight presentation on June 13 at 9:00 a.m. Nintendo will also be live-streaming a showcase of titles throughout the expo via Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3. In addition, Nintendo will be hosting and live-streaming tournaments for Splatoon 2, Arms, and Pokkén Tournament DX from its show booth, along with demonstrations of Super Mario Odyssey.

E3 Coliseum

The E3 Coliseum will take place from June 13–14, 2017 and will be held at The Novo near the convention center. This event will feature panels and presentations from game developers and celebrities, designed to “take E3 attendees behind the scenes of E3’s biggest new announcements”, according to the ESA. The event will be open to all E3 attendees though is aimed at consumer and business-oriented attendees rather than press, and some of the events during this will be live streamed.

Geoff Keighley is arranging the event along with many of the staff for The Game Awards. Keighley said that the purpose of the Coliseum is “to give consumers a richer experience at E3”, providing hands-on demos and panels that go into detail on recently released and newly-presented games that are normally reserved for private press interviewers or meetings during the main E3 show.

Among those companies presenting at the E3 Coliseum include Activision, Bethesda Softworks, Gearbox Publishing, Microsoft Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.Retrospectives on the Crash Bandicoot and Mortal Kombat series, as well as a review of the history of Bungie, are scheduled.The Coliseum will also have panels by industry icons Hideo Kojima and Tim Schafer, along with others from outside the video game field including Jack Black, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gennifer Hutchison, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

To me this years E3 was very successful, the Electronic Entertainment Industry is doing a very great work.The future of Electronic Entertainment Expo is very great.

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