We have some great news for those looking forward to E3 2013, as one of the big guns has just made the first move. Nintendo may not be having a big E3 press conference this year, but Sony definitely are. The company has just announced the date and start time for their keynote speech, and it’s largely the same pattern that the company followed last year.
This year’s E3 is shaping up to be something very special indeed, as Sony and Microsoft will both be showing their next-generation consoles to the world after initially having preview events before hand. Sony has already had their first PS4 unveil in February of course, but we didn’t see the actual console at all.
Microsoft will be having two events before their main E3 press conference. The first will take place on May 21 where we will see the company unveil the next-generation Xbox to the world for the very first time – a moment not to be missed. Microsoft will then have their usual pre-E3 event on Monday June 10, one day before E3 officially starts – that now confirmed to be starting in the morning.
Back to Sony though, as we can confirm that their main E3 2013 press conference will actually take place the same day, after Microsoft’s supposed pre-event on Monday. Sony’s event is starting June 10, at 6pm Pacific time, which is 9pm Eastern time and 2am for those planning to stay up in the UK. It also means that the event will take place the following morning, for those watching from Hong Kong and Japan.
That is interesting that Sony are wasting no time in starting their event on the Monday. Does that mean that Microsoft will have a pre-event, let Sony have their main event and will then follow up with an additional event on Tuesday? It looks like that may now happen, giving Microsoft the last word after all of the PS4 excitement.
So far, a live stream hasn’t been confirmed but considering Sony successfully streamed the event on UStream last year, we expect the company to do the exact same thing this year. Additional streams from the likes of GameTrailers should also be available as well – often providing better quality than Sony’s stream which is likely to get hammered.
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