The week of E3 is nearly upon us and we're already getting a glimpse into the next year of gaming releases. Following the Sunday night press conferences of Electronic Arts and Bethesda, Microsoft is leading Monday with the Xbox media briefing. This E3 is looking to be a big one for Microsoft, with a number of top-tier titles expected to make an appearance, alongside a revision of the Xbox hardware.
This year's conference is expected to place a heavy emphasis on Microsoft's universal Windows 10 vision, and the continuing convergence of the Xbox and Windows platforms. This unification has been underway for some time now, but the final pieces are coming into play one year after Windows 10's public release.
While a number of titles are returning for their second year at E3, we also expect to see a range of new titles making their debut during the show. If recent leaks hold up to be true, we may be looking at reveals of Dead Rising 4, Forza Horizon 3, and many more titles exclusive to the Xbox platform. We also anticipate receiving more details on upcoming Microsoft Studios titles such as Scalebound, ReCore, Gears of War 4 and Halo Wars 2.
Finally, we can also expect some sort of hardware announcement, following a number of detailed leaks earlier this year. At this point, the Xbox One S is all but confirmed, but a more powerful successor to the console is also supposedly in the pipeline.
You can catch the stream of the Xbox media briefing from 9:30 a.m. PT, 12:30 p.m. Eastern, or 5:30 p.m. in the United Kingdom, at the embedded stream below. Alternatively, the event can be watched directly via the official Xbox Twitch channel or on an Xbox One console. We'll also be live-blogging the event right here, giving you up-to-date information straight from Los Angeles.
The embedded stream automatically plays a trailer for Microsoft's E3 press conference. Sorry in advance for any burst eardrums!