E3 2017: get your conference times here


The world’s most prominent gaming expo, E3, kicks off in just under two weeks, promising plenty of surprises and details for gamers.

Want to watch the conferences but not sure what time they start? We’ve got the timetable for you, found below. They’ll also be streamed live on Twitch (and most companies will stream it via their YouTube pages).

Electronic Arts

The huge third-party publisher will no doubt show off some FIFA (and “banter”), as well as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and other wares.

The company’s E3 conference kicks off on Saturday 10 June at 12pm PT. In South Africa, this is 9pm on the same day.


Eager to get more exclusives for your Xbox One? Or maybe you’re awaiting the Scorpio launch date? Either way, Microsoft is making their appearance too.

The tech firm will be holding its conference on Sunday 11 June at 2pm PT. This equates to 11pm on Sunday for South African viewers.


The house of Elder Scrolls and Fallout is also making another conference appearance at E3. Who knows what we can expect?

In any event, the publisher will be holding its event on Sunday 11 June at 9pm PT. South African viewers will want to tune in at 6am on Monday 12 June.

PC Gaming Show

Last year’s PC slot drew a positive reception, playing host to some weird and wonderful PC titles. It’s returning in 2017 too, so desktop/laptop gamers will want to tune in.

The event kicks off on Monday 12 June at 10am PT, working out to 7pm South African time on Monday.


The publisher behind Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and countless other franchises is set for a bumper day on Monday too.

Ubisoft’s conference starts at 1pm PT on Monday 12 June, or 10pm for South Africans.


Sony’s event takes place some time after Microsoft’s conference, and yes, South African gamers will need to be awake at an ungodly hour.

The PlayStation conference starts at 6pm PT on Monday 12 June. South Africans will need to wake up at 3am on Tuesday to catch the news.


Last year saw Nintendo merely live-streaming a presentation, instead of holding a conference at E3. It worked a treat in any event.

The Japanese firm is doing the same thing this year, airing its presentation at 9am PT on Tuesday 13 June. This equates to 6pm for South African gamers.



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