The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 (E3 2019) is the ongoing 25th Electronic Entertainment Expo, during which hardware manufacturers, software developers, and publishers from the video game industry presents 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) at Los Angels Convention Center.
Many of the biggest games won’t be released until late summer or the fall at the earliest, and this year many more were slated for 2020. But if you’re watching from home, you can still try some new games yourself.
In recent years, many publishers have been leaning into the fan spectacle of E3 by preparing at least a few of their surprise announcements to go live during the week, or even during their press conference.
EA didn’t have a press conference as such, but did unveil gameplay footage and details for some of its 2019 releases in a live event stream on the Saturday before the show. In it, it revealed that FIFA 20 will get a new street football mode, called Volta Football.
There are new maps coming for Battlefield V, while Madden 20 gets a replacement to Longshot in a new campaign mode called Face of the Franchise. Apex Legends Season 2 was also launched at E3.
Xbox started E3 week proper in a big way, providing new looks at games like Gears 5 (now with the Terminator!) and Cyberpunk 2077 , and dishing out a brand new Xbox Game Pass for PC as well as a version 2 of the beloved Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.
Square Enix delivered a snappy, bombastic showcase of great-looking games from both its eastern and western divisions, starting with a breathtaking gameplay reveal of the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII remake. The game’s mix of real-time and turn-based combat looks incredibly fluid, and its stunning visuals make this classic RPG look entirely new, and you can see its epic trailer for yourself.
You don’t need to be in Los Angeles to see the latest and greatest reveals from E3 2019. The show’s news conferences is being broadcasted on most major streaming platforms, including Twitch, Mixer, YouTube and Facebook Live.