For the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year at Los Angeles that will begin on June 12, Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary YouTube’s gaming segment has partnered again with The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley to bring real-time event coverage.
12-Hour Live Coverage
E3, a huge game trade event that occurs annually, is a vital show for YouTube Gaming. Last year, millions of gamers flocked to its livestream offerings. Consequently, YouTube Gaming is going all out this year. It is launching an event page solely for the weeklong show. Under the terms of its agreement, Keighley will host 12-hour coverage, which will be sponsored by technology giant Samsung Electronics, starting on June 13.
According to the Game Awards host, 12-hour live coverage is a massive undertaking. Consequently, YouTube Gaming will have a team of 75 people working on the event. Keighley is once again excited to work with YouTube Gaming for E3. He said that last year’s event was the livestream with the largest audience on YouTube. Keighley is aiming to top that success next month.
What to Expect from E3 2016
For this year’s event, gamers are most excited about the top 10 titles. These include Battlefield 1, Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy XV, Gears of War 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Kingdom Hearts III, Mass Effect: Andromeda, The Legend of Zelda, Titanfall 2, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
Furthermore, enthusiasts are also excited about the gaming world big four’s presence during the weeklong event. Bethesda, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox, and Ubisoft Entertainment will hold their respective conferences on June 13 while Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation will hold its conference on June 14.
Nintendo Co., on the other hand, is speculated to focus on its latest Mario and Zelda titles and its new mobile game. Accordingly, its booth at the event is entirely dedicated to the Legend of Zelda title that will come out in 2017.