We are excited to announce that the ESA and E3 are teaming up with producer Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) to introduce the E3 COLISEUM, a spectacular main stage that brings video game fans closer to their favorite games and creators. The E3 Coliseum takes place at The Novo at L.A. Live, June 12th, 10AM – 7PM, June 13th, 10AM – 7PM, and June 14th, 10AM – 4PM.
Westworld series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy in conversation with author Tom Bissell about how video games influenced the creation of the HBO series, the perils and promise of interactive narrative, and whether we should really be afraid of AI.
Join Naughty Dog for a closer look at Ellie’s journey in The Last of Us Part II, the next game in the award-winning The Last of Us series. Director and writer, Neil Druckmann, along with Co-Game Directors Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau, will discuss the latest in the game’s development and much more.
A fresh look at RAGE 2, including a Q&A with Tim Willits, Studio Director, id Software and Magnus Nedfors, Game Director for RAGE 2, Avalanche Software
Magic and gaming have more in common than you would think! Join magician Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller) and Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford as they discuss the unexpected intersection of illusion, magic, VR, and gaming.
Leading into the release of the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC, join composer Grant Kirkhope, Creative Director Davide Soliani, and lead producer Xavier Manzanares for a fun, musical exploration of the music behind this acclaimed game.
Join Jason Rubin, VP of Content at Oculus, and Ted Price, CEO of Insomniac Games, as they reflect on the gaming industry—from the beginning of their careers to current projects and partnerships, and why it’s okay for video games to change.
A conversation about telling stories in today’s video games – and where it’s going in the future, with writer/director Amy Hennig and game designers Sam Barlow (Her Story) and Ian Dallas (What Remains of Edith Finch). Moderated by Harold Goldberg.
Join Katsuhiro Harada and Motohiro Okubo for an intimate look at fighting games development at BANDAI NAMCO and get the latest updates on SOULCALIBUR VI and the world of TEKKEN.
Last year, Hideo Kojima discussed his deep encyclopedic knowledge of film and the deep influence cinema has had on his work. It was a one-on-one conversation led by Kong: Skull Island director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. This year they return for a follow up that shifts the focus toward the creative process. We will focus with specificity on how Kojima-san has pushed boundaries in staging action, camera movement, creating mood, writing dialogue and directing performance.
Join Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, and Danny O’Dwyer, creator of Noclip, for the live premiere of Noclip’s behind the scenes documentary into the development of Fallout 76. After the screening, participate in a live Q&A session with Todd and Danny on the creation of the documentary, The Making of Fallout 76, and the future of BGS. Moderated by Geoff Keighley.
Prepare to lose yourself in Transference, a new game that bridges the gap between movies and games. Join Elijah Wood, SpectreVision and Ubisoft Montreal at E3 Coliseum for an in-depth look at this innovative psychological thriller.
Join CD PROJEKT RED developers for a discussion about Cyberpunk 2077.
20 years ago Tim Schafer’s Grim Fandango released and became an instant classic of the adventure genre. At E3, the cast reunites for a one-night-only live reading of select scenes, live music from composer Peter McConnell, and very special guest Jack Black.
The PUBG Corporation sit down to discuss what it takes to develop a new map for PUBG, from the conceptual and research stages to involving the PUBG community in the development process with early tests along the way.
Video games have long been thrilling and delighting players everywhere, and AMD has been there to deliver high performance, immersive gaming experiences across both PCs and consoles. Join the conversation as AMD and today’s biggest game developers chat about where they’ve been in the industry and what they’re planning for the future.
Join Julian Gerighty, creative director, and Mathias Karlson, game director, in a discussion with Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, to learn more about the newest chapter in the Tom Clancy’s The Division franchise.
Gamers are shaping the future of automotive entertainment. Powered by the rise of streaming, esports and gaming in general, the racing genre is driving change in the automotive industry. Don’t miss Ralph Fulton, Creative Director at Playground Games, Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director at Turn 10 and Brian Ekberg, Forza Community Manager. Hosted by Xbox’s Graeme Boyd, this discussion will touch on the newly announced Forza Horizon 4, Forza Motorsport 7, and the Forza Racing Championship.
Join members of the World of Warcraft team as they break down the tricks to bringing the World of Warcraft universe alive through story. From books, to video, to in-game storytelling, the rich narrative of WoW unfolds for fans across multiple forms of media as the team expands on the personalities that fans have come to care about. Whether you are for the Alliance, or for the Horde, stop by to get insight on the story that is still wowing people even after 14 years.
Join the team behind the LEGO DC Supervillains video game, including Arthur Parsons (Head of Design, TT Games), Ames Kirshen, (Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment), Justin Ramsden (Designer, Super Heroes, The LEGO Group) and actors Erica Luttrell (voice of Cheetah) and Clancy Brown (voice of Lex Luthor) for an inside look at the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC Universe. Moderated by The Jovenshire, this celebration of villainy will provide fans with a look at the villain creator, the story and new character reveals. Players have the ability to create and play as a super-villain throughout LEGO DC Super-Villains unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed, hilarious story written in collaboration with DC Comics. The game will be released on October 16, 2018.
Join Sucker Punch Productions for a closer look at their upcoming open-world action adventure, Ghost of Tsushima. Hear about the development team’s efforts to transport players back to Japan’s 13th century Tsushima island, and learn more about what players can expect in the role of samurai Jin Sakai. New details and fun anecdotes complement never-before-seen concept art.
Treyarch discusses the history of Zombies, its ravenous fan community, and what might be lurking around the corner next.
Join ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division, for a panel discussion moderated by Amy Hennig about their groundbreaking work in real-time interactive storytelling. Hear from key creators at ILMxLAB about how they continue to push the state of the art for the nascent immersive entertainment industry on platforms like virtual reality and more.
A conversation with Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, about the past, present and future of gaming at Microsoft.
The critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER® franchise has sold over 63 million copies globally. Join the creative team and cast behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider as they share new details about Lara Croft’s latest adventure.
Swing into action with Insomniac Games and Marvel Games, the creative minds behind Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. Catch up on the latest game updates and learn the team’s tips and tricks to mastering Spider-Man’s acrobatic agility and combat as we explore a bustling Marvel’s New York.
Join us for an in-depth discussion with the developers of THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT, and get a closer look at this brand new narrative experience from the creators of the original LIFE IS STRANGE at DONTNOD Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX.
Today’s video game industry is changing. Now, more than ever, games are starring female protagonists, and being made by a more diverse group of developers. Join Facebook for a discussion about how the creative pursuit of more inclusive games and stories are inspiring change — and growth — in the video game industry.
Today the stories that grab us the most are part of evolving narrative worlds — games, cinematic universes, and other adventures that play out over time, and sometimes across multiple forms of media. In this special E3 session, Fortnite creative director Donald Mustard and Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo sit down with Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) for a discussion about storytelling and world building across games, film, TV, and comics.
Vitamin String Quartet, a top-selling collective of classical musicians, pays tribute to God of War with this special, one-night-only performance of selections from Bear McCreary’s score.
With special guest, vocalist Christine Hals.
Sam Lake (Remedy co-founder, writer and creative director), Anna Megill (game writer and narrative designer) and Thomas Puha (head of communications) will give attendees a sneak peek of the E3 demo, shown only behind closed doors. They’ll also be joined by Game Informer’s editor-in-chief Andy McNamara for a discussion of what fans can expect from Remedy’s “most ambitious game yet.
Oscar-nominated director of Black Swan and the films Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and mother!, Darren Aronofsky brings his signature creative style to E3 Coliseum for a can’t miss discussion on world building in video games.
Come see legendary animator of Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King, James Baxter, and Studio MDHR host an interactive workshop on the animation approach of Cuphead.
Today, an even wider audience can experience the thrill of playing video games as they become more accessible and inclusive. In this special session, join moderator Paul Amadeus Lane and a panel of gamers, game creators and hardware designers to discuss how video games can truly reach everyone.
Six years after the release of JOURNEY, key members from the development team reunite on stage to reflect on the creative process. Breaking new ground is never easy and this will be an honest and raw examination of the highs and lows that go along with birthing something seminal.
Join Ubisoft for a look at the newly announced Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Join IO Interactive’s Christian Elverdam and Jacob Mikkelsen for an inside look and live demonstration of HITMAN 2. Hosted by Rooster Teeth’s Jack Pattillo, HITMAN 2 features an entirely new sandbox for Agent 47 with immersive locations that offer countless interactive possibilities for players.
The Rare team returns to discuss the ebb and flow of Sea of Thieves, the game that everyone’s talking about. Last year members of the team spoke about their plans to build the game alongside a burgeoning community; with the game now live, they will take a candid look at how they are sticking true to this vision – which itself has become a talking point for gamers and a milestone in shared world adventures. The team will also divulge exclusive details about the coming plans for Sea of Thieves, including new content and a growing expanded universe.
Just Cause 4 takes the series incredible destruction and unique physics to a whole new level with the introduction of tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. Join the Just Cause 4 development team as they unveil exclusive new details on the most ambitious Just Cause experience to date.
E3 is the world’s premier event for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the US association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies developing and publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the internet. For more information, please visit www.E3Expo.com or www.theESA.com.
Yes. E3 is open to gamers on a first-come, first-served basis and passes are limited.
Industry professionals who are able to document their direct and current professional affiliation to the interactive entertainment industry may qualify for a complimentary industry pass.
Please note, there are new show hours for 2018. Click here to view the hours for industry professionals and gamers.
Registration deadlines apply for all attendees.
E3 is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Click here for show hours.
The Los Angeles Convention Center is located at the intersection of the Santa Monica and Harbor Freeways.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
For directions and additional information visit the Los Angeles Convention Center website.
On-site Registration Hours:
|Sunday, June 10, 2018||1:00PM – 6:00PM|
|Monday, June 11, 2018||8:00AM – 6:00PM|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||7:00AM – 7:00PM|
|Wednesday, June 13, 2018||7:00AM – 7:00PM|
|Thursday, June 14, 2018||7:00AM – 6:00PM|
Gamer and Industry registration is located in the South Hall Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Media registration is located on the West side of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Petree Hall.
Exhibitor registration is located on the South side of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Kentia Foyer.
Badge Pick Up Counters are located outside both the South and West side of the Los Angeles Convention Center.