Microsoft has announced the date and time of its E3 2017 press conference, revealing the company has shifted to a new day for its briefing.
The Xbox E3 press briefing will take place on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. Microsoft announced the time via the Xbox Twitter account, simply saying “Brace for big news.”
The Sunday afternoon window breaks from the company’s traditional E3 briefing time slot, has Microsoft has normally held its conference the Monday morning of E3 over the last several years. The teaser uses the same image previously used to tout the company’s upcoming console upgrade, Project Scorpio.
Last year, third party publishers EA and Bethesda held press conferences on the Sunday preceding E3 2016. EA announced its plans for EA Play 2017 last month, revealing that the event, which foregoes a traditional E3 show floor booth for an event focused entirely on the publisher’s lineup, will be held from June 10-12 at the Hollywood Palladium.
Last year, Microsoft debuted the Xbox One S and announced Project Scorpio at its E3 2016 press conference, while showcasing a number of major 2016 titles, including Final Fantasy XV and Gears of War 4. A recent Scorpio info leak reconfirmed the system’s 6 teraflop GPU, while an Xbox developer recently called Scorpio a “full blown next-gen machine.”
E3 2017 will be held from June 13-15.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.