The 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Will Feature Live Streaming of Video Game News on YouTube
The future of gaming is LIVE! E3, also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, returns for its 21st year on Tuesday, June 14th and runs through Thursday, June 16th. The event will feature press conferences and reveals from some of the biggest names in the video game business: Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA and more third-party developers! The expo, known for its history of being the event where major developers unveil new and upcoming projects, is already gathering a fair amount of buzz. With talks of new consoles from Microsoft , Nintendo (Nintendo NX) and Sony (PS 4.5) possibly being introduced or discussed, virtual reality (VR) devices for gaming systems, and a slew of games coming in the second half of 2016, you can be certain that video games will be the major focus of E3 this year.
Can’t make the event or failed to purchase tickets? Not a problem! YouTube will be returning for its second year to host its own E3 show. Given that some of the biggest gaming announcements of all time have been announced at E3 events, the streaming site is giving the opportunity for ALL gamers to witness and hear from developers regarding the future of gaming.
With video platform Twitch serving as E3’s official streaming partner, Google is working to ensure YouTube Gaming is the definitive source for all the E3 gaming news.
“A home for live streams and on-demand videos, the YouTube Gaming E3 hub will put all our E3 coverage in one place,” says Google. “You’ll be able to browse videos and streams, chat live with fellow gamers, vote for your favorite trailers in the legendary Trailer Battle, and catch up on announcements you might have missed.”
Coverage begins on Sunday, June 12th, with representatives from Rooster Teeth covering the pre-expo conferences from developers Bethesda and EA. On Monday, commentator Geoff Keighley takes over for a 12-hour stream of the Microsoft, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo reveals and announcements. The stream kicks off at 9 a.m. PST and promises “developer interviews, gameplay and surprise guests.” The Gaming section of YouTube will continue to provide additional coverage throughout the week of the main event.
For gamers who are unable to make it to the jam-packed expo, it’s refreshing to know that there is a source for gamers to follow along at home and experience the excitement and get the latest breaking news in the video game industry.
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. This June, don’t miss YouTube Live at E3. Join Geoff Keighley and your favorite creators for wall-to-wall coverage of all the press conferences, video game announcements, live demos, surprises and more. YouTube Live at E3 begins Monday, June 13 at Noon ET / 9 AM PT at YouTube.com/E3.