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E3 2014: What to expect from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA and Ubisoft

Chris Martin | June 5, 2014
E3 2014 is just days away so wee take a look at what will be announced by Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA and Ubisoft.

E3 is the biggest gaming event on the tech calendar so here's what to expect from the big names at E3 2014 including Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo.

Taking place in Los Angeles from 9 June, E3 2014 will be a week of gaming news and announcements which you won't want to miss. Here's what to expect from the show including hardware, games and more.

Microsoft: 9 June, 9:30am PDT

Microsoft will be kicking off E3 with the first press conference. It's Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing is called 'Xbox: Game On'. See also: Xbox One vs PS4 comparison.

"During the briefing, you'll be treated to everything from in-depth looks at previously announced games to trailers for our unannounced games coming in 2014 and beyond." said Microsoft's Larry Hryb, aka "Major Nelson" on his blog.

The success of the Xbox One is owed largely to Titanfall and Ryse: Son of Rome; and it's rumoured that a sequel will be announced at E3 2014.

Probably more exciting for Xbox owners is Halo 5: Guardians which has been announced but we're pretty sure that Microsoft and 343 Industries will have more to say about it at the show. We may even get a look at some in-game footage. We hope Hryb was talking about Halo when he said 'in-depth look'.

EA: 9 June, 12pm PDT

Heavyweight games maker, EA is next up on the press conference schedule at midday local time.

Games including The Sims 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition and EA Sports UFC have all been announced so expect to hear and see details on these. However, there's the possibility of the firm revealing a new Mass Effect title (Mass Effect 4).

Fans will be excited to know that the next instalment of Battlefield will be announced at E3. It's called Battlefield Hardline

Ubisoft: 9 June, 3:30pm PDT

Sandwiched in the middle of the schedule and after launching Watch_Dogs, is one of the only firm's to actually give some details on what it will be talking about and showing off at E3.

For starters, Ubisoft will be revealing Assasin's Creed Unity which it says has been built from the ground up as a next-gen game. "Set during the French Revolution, Assassin's Creed Unity unfolds during a time of unimaginable terror and unprecedented turbulence - the perfect backdrop for the ongoing battle between the Assassins and the Templars." said Ubisoft.

The Far Cry series has been extremely popular and E3 2014 will be the launch platform for Far Cry 4 which the firm says is even bigger and better than Far Cry 3. It will be set in the Himalayan region of Kyrat and in an 'entirely new era'. The game will include new weapons, vehicles, wildlife and more. Ubisoft claims Far Cry 4 will be the 'most immersive and expansive game in the series ever'.


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