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What to expect at E3 2015: New games predictions from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Bethesda, Square Enix & Ubisoft

Ashleigh Allsopp | June 11, 2015
Explore the E3 2015 schedule and our predictions about which new games will be unveiled by Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Bethesda, Square Enix & Ubisoft.

E3 is the biggest gaming event on the tech calendar, and E3 2015 is rapidly approaching. Kicking off on 16 June in Los Angeles, there will be keynotes from all of the major players in the gaming industry, including Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintentdo, with new games and hardware expected from each of those companies. Here, we talk you through the E3 2015 schedule and what to expect from each game-maker.

Bethesda at E3 2015: 14 June, 3am BST

For the first time, Bethesda is hosting its own keynote at E3 2015. Bethesda has already taken the wraps off Fallout 4, but we're expecting a better look at the game during Bethesda's keynote on 14 June, and hopefully an idea of a release date. Bethesda has already confirmed that the "world premiere" of the game will take place during its showcase, so we can't wait to see more.

Microsoft: 15 June, 5:30pm BST

Microsoft's press conference will take place on the morning of the 16th June in the US, which is 5:30pm here in the UK.

Its Xbox E3 2015 Media Briefing was expected to be where the company unveiled a new Xbox One, but it went ahead and launched the Xbox a week early instead.

However, in April, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft "should have a new exclusive IP at E3," which means an all-new game franchise will be shown off. "This is going to be a fun year," he tweeted. I think it might be our best 1st party content year ever."

Xbox's head of marketing Aaron Greenberg has also said we can expect "a lot of surprises" at E3 this year, and that there will be so far unannounced games shown off that will be available to buy this year.

We're expecting talk about Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6, Fable Legends, Elite: Dangerous, Quantum Break and Gears of War, in addition to PC games with the Windows 10 compatibility with Xbox One coming soon.

Microsoft may also use its keynote to talk more about HoloLens, and possibly something Minecraft-related after its purchase of the game last year.

EA at E3 2015: 15 June, 8:30pm BST

Heavyweight games maker EA is next up on the press conference schedule at 8:30pm here in the UK, which is 1pm local time.

It's just been revealed that EA will put its prequel to Mirror's Edge in the spotlight during the event, after first announcing the development of the game two years ago. The game will be called Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.

Mass Effect 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront are also likely to put in an appearance during the keynote, as well as FIFA, Madden, Dragon Age and Battlefield.

 

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