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E3 2019: Bethesda's E3 conference, start time, recap and more

Microsoft had Keanu and a ton of new games. Bethesda had Todd Howard.

Be(thesda)together. It makes sense.

It's E3 time! The world's biggest celebration of video games is not officially underway, but the press conferences are here to regale us with memes, Keanu Reeves and a ton of surprises. Our bodies are, as they say, ready.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) itself takes place between June 11 and 13 this year and will, once again, be held in Los Angeles, California. But the big talking points come from the preshow press conferences. In the show's long history, we've seen Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo take the stage, but in more recent years, Bethesda have also stepped up and held its own conference, revealing tidbits of information about upcoming games or entire swaths of resources for hotly-anticipated titles. 

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You can find the full E3 schedule here if you need to get up to speed on all things Electronic Entertainment Expo, but if you're mostly interested in Doom, dragons or even the dreamy Todd Howard, you'll likely want to catch the Bethesda conference live. We've got just the information you need right here.


Starfield was announced at E3 2018, but we've heard little since. We won't be finding out more in June.

Bethesda Game Studios

What did we see?

There was plenty on show at Bethesda's annual conference, but no sign of Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield, two of the more hotly anticipated titles from Bethesda Game Studios. 

A full recap of every announcement, trailer and the big new games can be found here. There's lots of Fallout 76 content coming, plenty of Elder Scrolls Online news and two new games announced -- one from Arkane, developers of Dishonored and one from Tango, the team behind Evil Within. Jump to the recap to find out more

Upcoming E3 press conferences

Saturday, June 8

Sunday, June 9

  • Microsoft / Xbox -- The gaming giant's biggest news was Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox, coming in 2020. The new device is up to 4x more powerful, the company said, and like the next-gen PlayStation it'll include a fast non-mechanical SSD hard drive, and it'll be powered by custom innards built with the help of chipmaker AMD.  The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. Meantime, Microsoft is starting public tests of its Project xCloud streaming service in October, promising people the ability to play high end games on their mobile devices while away from home. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games. And action star Keanu Reeves, fresh off the success of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, was on stage to announce his involvement with Cyberpunk 2077, which is coming next year.
  • Bethesda -- 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET)

Monday, June 10

Tuesday, June 11

  • Nintendo (livestream only) -- 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)

We're there

CNET will be on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site, Gamespot. We'll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced.

We're there

CNET will be on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site, Gamespot. We'll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced.