The keynote addresses by the platform holders and big publishers are important since this is usually the time when these said companies announce their “megaton” surprised and whatnot.
Microsoft will be the first one up on stage, as they’ll be making their announcements on Monday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Last year’s Microsoft E3 show was littered with Kinect game announcements — which, left a lot of people (me included) pretty underwhelmed at the whole thing. This year, the company is expected to show off Halo 4, Fable: The Journey, possibly a demo for the newest Call of Duty and much more…here’s to hoping it won’t be as Kinect-centric as the company’s previous two E3 outings.
Sony will take the stage at the same day but at a later time. The electronics giant has confirmed that their presentation will kick off on Monday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. PST and will take place at Memorial Sports Arena — the same venue they had last year.
Last year’s E3 showing from Sony concentrated on addressing the now-infamous PSN downtime fiasco. Aside from that, they also had Ken Levine up on stage to reveal that Irrational Games was working on a BioShock game for the PlayStation Vita.
This year, the company is expected to show off Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, showcase the PlayStation Vita more prominently, and maybe show off the long-rumored God of War IV…I’m personally hoping that they show off or at least announce a release date for The Last Guardian.
It’s not known at this time if both companies will be showing off any next-gen tech or demos — though don’t be surprised if they don’t, as both companies has already stated they’re not ready to talk about next-gen just yet.