Microsoft says it will be at E3 2018 ‘in a big way’.
Microsoft’s head of Xbox Marketing, Aaron Greenberg, took to Twitter yesterday to clarify that the E3 2018 floor plans that are currently circulating aren’t wholly accurate, and that the company will have a pretty large presence at the show.
Originally, floorplans for the show were leaked via a ResetEra post by forum user Rösti, who does also rightly point out that the are floor plans were in an early stage and could be subject to change.
Greenberg took to Twitter to clear up the confusion, stating:
“Maps circulating aren’t accurate. We’re pumped for @E3 2018 and will be there in a big way – at LACC and beyond. More details to come!”
So we can expect to hear more about Microsoft’s plans for E3 soon.
We’ll likely see another presser from the company, where we’re likely to see more information on the rumoured new Fable game in development from Playground Studios, more news on the upcoming Halo 6 and much more besides.
There are even rumours of a new Perfect Dark game developed by Gears of War developer The Coalition in circulation too – could we hear more about this in June this year? It’s likely.
Elsewhere at E3, it looks as though some other publishers have a lot in store.
Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, and Square Enix all have surprisingly large booths, despite all having virtually nothing confirmed for release in the months ahead.
Activision will obviously have a new Call of Duty and maybe some Destiny 2 DLC, but outside of this there’s not much on the cards.
Bethesda, likewise, has nothing of note, despite a few rumours about potential sequels to DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 – but with both games having come out fairly recently that could be a little premature.
Capcom, again, has nothing confirmed, but rumours of the Resident Evil 2 remake and Devil May Cry 5 have been gathering pace.
Square-Enix, obviously have a number of small titles on the horizon, but could this year be the dominated by the likes of a new Lara Croft, Final Fantasy 7 remake, Kingdom Hearts 3 and that Avengers game which are all in production to varying degrees.
Last week the people behind E3 had also announced a slew of information about the upcoming trade show.
First of all, ticket prices and passes have been announced. In a statement on the website, the company behind the show says:
“E3 is open to industry professionals and gamers. Gamer passes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis once registration is open. Industry professionals who submit their direct and current professional affiliation to the interactive entertainment industry may qualify for a complimentary industry pass.”
Gamer Passes will be available at $149 for the first 1000 tickets (which usually sell out in minutes), and the next tier will then go on sale at $249. All Gamer passes are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for a gamer pass before they are sold out.
A list of participating companies has also been announced, giving us a hint of what we’ll see at the show:
- 505 Games
- Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
- BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
- Big Ben Interactive
- Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
- CD PROJEKT RED
- Click Entertainment
- Deep Silver, Inc.
- Dell Gaming
- Focus Home Interactive
- Gearbox Publishing
- Grey Box/Six Foot
- GungHo Online Entertainment
- Hyperkin, Inc.
- Kalypso Media Group
- Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.
- LF Gaming
- Little Buddy, LLC
- Mayflash Limited
- Mecca Electronics
- Microsoft Corporation
- MomoCon/Dragon Con
- Natsume Inc.
- nDreams Ltd
- Nintendo of America Inc.
- NVIDIA Corporation
- Performance Designed Products
- Psyonix Inc.
- R.D.S. Industries
- Scarecrow Studio
- Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
- Splash Damage
- Square Enix, Inc.
- Starbreeze Publishing AB
- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
- Team 17
- Techland Publishing
- Tencent America LLC
- THQ Nordic
- Ubisoft Entertainment SA
- UCC Distributing Inc.
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
- Wish Interactive
- XSEED Games