E3, the video game industry trade show, is dead. Long live E3 the consumer-facing show.
Faced with an adapt-or-die situation the ESA’s chosen to adapt, inviting 15,000 members of the public to attend the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next week. Maybe you’re one of them. If so, congratulations! Maybe we’ll see you there.
For the rest of you, the next week will pass as usual, in a flurry of game announcements, demos, and trailers—and Microsoft’s grand reveal of Xbox’s Project Scorpio console. Here’s what to expect, as we roll through three days of press conferences and then three more days of the show itself.