Microsoft has just announced the first major details for its E3 conference ahead of the event, which takes place next month in Los Angeles. Although E3 doesn't actualy start until June 10th, the day before the show has traditionally played host to conferences from the major players in the gaming industry, and Microsoft has confirmed that its own conference will take place at 12.30pm EST on June 9th.
Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb outlined the first details of the conference on his official blog earlier today, confirming that the presentation would be entitled Xbox: Game On, which suggests that games will play a major part. While that might sound obvious for a gaming event, it hasn't always proven to be the case in the past, especially with the increased media capabilities of the current generation of console hardware.
The blog post says:
During the briefing, you’ll be treated to everything from in-depth looks at previously announced games to trailers for our unannounced games coming in 2014 and beyond. You can stream Xbox: Game On live beginning on June 9 at 9:00 AM PDT with our pre-show coverage on Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and Windows Phone globally. You can also watch Xbox: Game On on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada at 9:30 AM PDT.
Although E3 is a media-only event, it has become the norm for the major publishers to stream their conferences to the masses, so gamers across the globe can look forward to finding out the latest information as and when it's announced.
We'll be covering E3 direct from the show floor next month, as well as streaming all the conferences (where applicable), so be sure to stay tuned for updates on how and when you can tune in for your live E3 fix.