E3 2017 is just days away!

The annual gaming spectacle known as E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is mere days away, and the excitement is palpable! E3 is the annual marquee gaming event where publishers from around the world unveil their latest ware. We can expect new gameplay trailers, release dates announced, and tons of exciting, unexpected surprises from the show. For gamers, E3 2017 is the show to watch for the latest news on titles coming this year, and beyond.

For the third straight year, joining me on this latest E3 adventure is Mélanie Boutin-Chartier from Best Buy’s Branche-toi Blog. Over the last few months we’ve been busy working behind-the-scenes to bring you the very best E3 coverage. We’ve lined up an incredible schedule, including E3 press conferences, touring the show floor, and playing the biggest upcoming titles. We’ll be sharing updates straight from the show all week long, so stay tuned for exclusive videos, photos, and write-ups!

E3 2017 Sony PlayStationJoin us on social media for live E3 2017 updates

To get plugged-in to our daily E3 2017 updates, be sure to check out our Twitter and Instagram feeds. I’ll be posting updates on my personal accounts, as well as on Best Buy’s official channels. Here’s are the links for you to bookmark:

As well, I recommend adding Best Buy Canada on Twitter, as news may show up there too!

Mélanie and I will have lots of updates, so to keep things organized we’ll both be using the hashtag #BBYatE3. We also want our E3 2017 coverage to be interactive, so let us know what you want to see. If you enjoy our social updates, tell us how we’re doing with your likes, comments, and shares!

Make sure to enter Best Buy’s Road to E3 Contest!

Every year in June Best Buy has held an amazing E3 contest, and this year is no exception. The Road to E3 Contest is your chance to win incredible prizes, including Xbox One S and PS4 Pro consoles. There are two ways to enter—on Twitter and the contest blog post—with all the details found here. Good luck to all who enter!

E3 2017 EAE3 begins this weekend

While the E3 show floor opens on June 13, the festivities actually begin three days earlier. The Saturday, Sunday, and Monday all reserved for keynotes from names like EA, Ubisoft, Sony, Xbox, and Bethesda. Here’s what the schedule looks like right now:

  • EA Press Conference – Saturday, June 10 at 12PM PT / 3 PM ET
  • Microsoft Press Conference – Sunday, June 11 at 2PM PT / 5PM ET
  • Bethesda Press Conference – Sunday, June 11 at 9PM PT / 12 Midnight ET
  • Ubisoft Press Conference – Monday, June 12 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET
  • Sony Press Conference – Monday, June 12 at 6PM PT / 9PM ET
  • Nintendo Live Stream – Tuesday, June 13th at 9AM PT / 12 Noon ET

These events will all be live-streamed online, so you can watch the exciting announcements as they happen. Then, come read our take right here on the blog and see exclusive photos captured at the events. It’s going to be so much fun, I can’t wait!

E3 2017 Project ScorpioWhat I’m looking forward to seeing


There’s so much to be excited about at E3 2017, but top on my list is Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio. We now know the console’s specs (and they’re very impressive), but what does it look like? When is it releasing? What is the price and what games can we expect? There are still many unanswered questions surrounding Scorpio and hopefully E3 will shed some light.

In terms of Xbox games, I’m hoping we’ll see more Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2. We know all of these games are currently in development, so gameplay updates or release dates would be awesome. As for Xbox’s franchises like Forza, Halo, and Gears of War, we’ll almost certainly get hints at what’s to come.

E3 2017 PlayStationPlayStation

One word: Kratos. The God of War himself is back and I can’t wait to see more from Sony. Last year’s gameplay reveal shocked us with its incredible new direction, and it seems fitting that we’ll see more soon. Aside from that game, Sony has a huge number in development that we may see at E3 2017. These include:

  • Days Gone
  • Death Stranding
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Dreams
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Knack 2
  • Spider-Man
  • The Last of Us: Part II
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Even if half these games end up appearing at PlayStation’s keynote, it’ll be an amazing show. I also fully expect Sony to have a surprise or two waiting for us.

E3 2017 NintendoNintendo

Now that Nintendo Switch has released, it’s time to see what Nintendo has coming next. Games I’m looking forward to seeing include Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem, and Xenoblade Chronicles II. Nintendo’s booth is massive this year, so I fully expect to be blown away by what I see.


Big news is expected to come from Ubisoft at this year’s E3. Highlight include details on Far Cry 5, a new Assassin’s Creed, The Crew 2, and South Park: The Fractured Butt Whole. South Park we’ve seen before at E3, but the rest will be making their very first appearances this year. Ubisoft always has a fun and exciting press conference, so it’s one to look forward to.

E3 2017 BethesdaBethesda, Activision, and more

There are so many other companies and games we’ll be covering during the week as well. I’m looking forward to Bestheda’s Showcase, which could include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Switch), Fallout 4 VR, and Quake Champions. Later, we’ll be visiting Activision to get the lowdown on Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2. Other games I’m excited to see at E3 2017 include Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Red Dead Redemption 2, and the EA Sports lineup.

It’s going to be a busy week, no doubt, but also tons of fun. It’s going to be an amazing journey, I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you!

Be sure to come back and check out all the news right here on the Best Buy Plug-In Blog, as well as on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #BBYatE3. You can also bookmark the Best Buy E3 2017 page to make sure you stay up-to-the-minute with each and every exciting announcement!

Stay tuned for non-stop E3 news!


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Paul Hunter
Editor Video Gaming
I work out of Toronto, Ontario as the Editor of Gaming here on the Plug-in Blog and as Editor-in-Chief of NextGen Player. I am thankful for having a loving and patient wife who doesn’t mind my 40 hour a week obsession with gaming. See my latest gaming adventures on my Twitter channel.