How to watch Microsoft's Xbox E3 2019 conference

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Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference will soon be underway, the annual host to the biggest Xbox unveilings. Kickstarting a week packed with gaming news, Microsoft will deliver a briefing essential for Xbox fans, exploring its future ambitions for the platform and accompanying titles. With Xbox flagships like Halo and Gears, alongside foundations for next-generation Xbox plans, a promising show lies ahead.

Here's how to prepare for the Xbox at E3 2019 and catch the show as it happens.

Xbox E3 2019 briefing date and start time

Opening as the first press conference of E3 2019, Microsoft's trusty annual briefing is set for Sunday, June 9, 2019. Live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, fans across the globe can tune in from 1 PM PT local time.

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Xbox Marketing Manager, Aaron Greenberg, indicates the show will last just short of two hours, comparable to prior E3 briefings. For those unable to watch live, Windows Central will also host timely breaking coverage direct from the show floor.

Where to watch Xbox E3 2019 briefing

Microsoft is expected to host its E3 2019 press conference across all major live streaming platforms. The growing in-house Mixer live platform remains the premier locale to watch live, home to a snappy 4K video feed, alongside exclusive "MixPot" rewards for Xbox owners. The E3 briefing will reach rivals staples of streaming too, including Twitch and YouTube.

What can we expect from E3 2019?

E3 2019 will host this year's big Xbox unveilings, exploring its future games lineup alongside the surrounding Xbox ecosystem. Anticipated Xbox blockbusters lead the list, with Halo Infinite and Gears 5 among those expected to dominate the stage. Third-party titans will also surface, potentially spanning Cyberpunk 2077 to Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

Preparations for the next-generation are also brewing, laying the foundations for future consoles and services. Xbox Scarlett is the rumored family of 2020 systems, with a tiered range of devices targeting several audiences. Project xCloud remains equally valuable too, debuting low-latency Xbox game streaming on-the-go. Microsoft will also discuss its new PC gaming strategy, expanding Windows 10 efforts into a new Xbox Game Pass subscription and further features.

Read more: Xbox at E3 2019: Everything we expect to see

What are Mixer E3 2019 MixPot rewards?

E3 2019 also marks the return of the treasured MixPot, dishing out exclusive rewards for those watching live. Prior years have granted complimentary games and DLC over Xbox Live, alongside items for top Microsoft exclusives on the market. The exact contents for the show remain unclear, currently looking to be a surprise after the show.

As with any MixPot event, Mixer allocates identical rewards for tuning into the stream, although not required to watch in full. Microsoft will also distribute prizes following the show, so stay patient for the days ahead.

Your E3 2019 wishlist

What do you hope to see from Microsoft's Xbox E3 2019 showcase? Drop into the comments below with your predictions (and your hopeful wishes.)

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Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.