The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is upon us and Australian gamers are preparing to get up at ungodly hours to live stream the event at Los Angeles Convention Center from June 12 – 14, 2018.
With companies the likes of EA, Microsoft, PC Gaming Show, Sony, Nintendo, Square Enix, Ubisoft and Bethesda holding major press conferences, we can hardly contain our excitement for what should be a massive event.
See below for the E3 2018 schedule along with stream links for each brand’s press conference.
E3 2018 full schedule with Australian times
Before we get stuck into live stream links for each conference, here’s a quick look at the entire schedule for E3 2018, courtesy of Twitter user @Cheesemeister3k.
EA’s E3 2018 press conference
AEST: Sunday, June 10 @ 4:00am
ACST: Sunday, June 10 @ 3:30am
AWST: Sunday, June 10 @ 2:00am
EA’s E3 press conference will be streamed live via Twitch and YouTube (with a handy reminder feature):
You can also live stream EA’s press conference on their official website, and they will be posting developer interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and more throughout and after the event on EA.com, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference
Next up is Microsoft, who will likely be focusing various releases and updates for the Xbox One and Xbox One X – including The Walking Dead and Generation Zero.
AEST: Monday, June 11 @ 6:00am
ACST: Monday, June 11 @ 5:30am
AWST: Monday, June 11 @ 4:00am
Microsoft’s E3 conference will also be live streamed on Twitch and via YouTube:
Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference
The third major conference to show at E3 2018 will be Bethesda, the brains behind the immensely popular Fallout series. We can expect to hear plenty about Fallout: 76, for which a teaser trailer dropped in the lead up to the event.
You’ll also learn more about the teased Rage 2, plus a few surprises no doubt.
AEST: Monday, June 11 @ 11:30am
ACST: Monday, June 11 @ 11:00am
AWST: Monday, June 11 @ 9:30am
Tune into Bethesda’s E3 conference via the live stream on YouTube:
Devolver Digital’s E3 2018 press conference
If you watched E3 2017, you’ll remember the truly bizarre debut of Devolver Digital at the event. Those who haven’t seen it, do yourself a favour and watch it now.
We’re hoping for an equally frightening and baffling conference from the company this year, so don’t miss it!
AEST: Monday, June 11 @ 1:00pm
ACST: Monday, June 11 @ 12:30pm
AWST: Monday, June 11 @ 11:00am
Head to Devolver Digital’s Twitch page to follow their E3 conference live.
Square Enix’s E3 2018 press conference
Square Enix might not be the biggest player at E3 this year, but don’t write them off. The company behind Kingdom Hearts, Tomb Raider and Dragon Quest is likely to have an impressive conference filled with neat surprises.
AEST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 3:00am
ACST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 2:20am
AWST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 1:00am
Rooster Teeth already has a live stream prepared on YouTube for Day 2 of the event:
Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference
In what was perhaps one of the most anticipated game announcements of the decade, Ubisoft finally confirmed the existence of Beyond Good and Evil 2 at last year’s E3 showcase. It’s going to be hard to top that this year, but with a new Assassin’s Creed, a sequel to The Division, and possibly a new Splinter Cell, Ubisoft has an opportunity to come away from this year’s show with a ton of momentum. And Ubisoft always has a surprise or two in store.
AEST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 6:00am
ACST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 5:30am
AWST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 4:00am
As with Square Enix, Ubisoft’s presentation will be covered by Rooster Teeth’s live stream of E3 Day 2:
PC Gaming Show’s E3 2018 press conference
PC lovers will be making sure they don’t miss PC Gaming Show’s conference on Tuesday June 12, where we’ll see a bunch of brand-new footage and trailers for games from a variety of studios – including previously teased titles and those that are yet to be announced.
AEST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 8:00am
ACST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:30am
AWST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 6:00am
Open up PC Gamer’s YouTube channel and settle in for the conference:
Sony’s E3 2018 press conference
Playstation 4 fans will also be forced to wait until Tuesday June 12 to watch Sony’s conference, which will include information on previously teased titles including The Last Of Us 2, Spider-Man and Death Stranding.
Of course, we’re also likely to see a bunch of brand-new titles, trailers and gameplay clips released during the conference.
AEST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 11:00am
ACST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 10:30am
AWST: Tuesday, June 12 @ 9:00am
A live stream of Sony’s E3 conference will likely be available on Playstation’s official YouTube channel, although it’s yet to be set up – check back in closer to Tuesday June 12 for updates.
Nintendo’s E3 2018 press conference
Last but not least, Nintendo will round up the event with a pre-recorded video presentation rather than a live stage show. The incredibly successful Switch console will be a focus for the company, with Super Smash Bros. expected to feature heavily.
Even without the stage show, you’ll still be able to tune in live as Nintendo reveals its latest titles, trailers and gameplay footage.
AEST: Wednesday, June 13 @ 1:00am
ACST: Wednesday, June 13 @ 1:30am
AWST: Wednesday, June 13 @ 12:00am