Microsoft has announced its plans for Xbox at E3 this coming June, and there are quite a few details (minus the actual game announcements, naturally) that they’ve shared.
Last year saw the introduction of the Xbox Official Gear Shop, which is returning for a second round at E3 2019. The gear shop held stickers, hoodies, books, and other unique Xbox goodies, many of which couldn’t be bought anywhere else. Here’s hoping they’ve got more selection of those awesome windbreakers they had last year!
Xbox is also bringing back MixPot, the Mixer feature that drops free game content to viewers on some of their streams during E3. It will also be hosted on other streaming services (to be announced) as well as in some Microsoft Stores.
Of course, Mixer is also one of the places that fans will be able to see the Xbox E3 2019 Media Briefing. The show goes live at 1 PM PST on Sunday, June 9th, though there is likely to be a pre-show starting 30 or 60 minutes before that, as there’s no sense in not trying to get in those last few moments of speculation!
Xbox is promising trailers for unannounced games that are coming this year, as well as for those that are coming in 2020 and beyond.
Inside Xbox is also returning to E3, this time with Inside Xbox: Live at E3, a look inside the announcements from the Media Briefing including chats with some studios and developers about the games they showed off, as well as maybe a demo or two.
Fans will also have an opportunity to see what is going on at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Xbox will be hosting activities throughout the week, right through to the end of the close of E3 on Thursday evening. Repeating last year, there will be demo stations all over the main stage, however 2019 sees the number of stations rise to over 100, up from about 90 last year.
Mixer won’t only be a place to watch the show or get some cool DLC. A new space, the Mixer Dome, is a dedicated area of the Xbox Plaza (the open area of LA Live, formerly known as Microsoft Square) where gamers will be able to “play, stream, and interact with games like never before.” The area will bring HypeZone LIVE, Mixer merchandise, a live DJ, and more.
It’s also been announced that every visitor will walk away with some sort of swag, though this has of course yet to be revealed. Could it be a pin, or a shirt, or an Xbox? We’ll find out in June, it seems.
For more information, head over to the Xbox E3 Online Experience and have a look at FanFest: E3 2019 while you’re there, as it’s the five year anniversary of that celebration as well.
Microsoft promises more information in the coming weeks. E3 2019 is under two months away!