This year marks the first time that E3 will be open to the public, but that’s not the only big change coming to the conference. Journalist and Video Game Awards host Geoff Keighley on Medium announced E3 Coliseum, a two-day series of panels and talks from video game companies.
Taking place on June 13 and June 14 at the Novo at LA Live, E3 Coliseum will feature panels hosted by publishers, developers, and “special guests from the broader entertainment world.”
“The E3 Coliseum will only make E3 more exciting to fans,” Keighley explains, “as it create an opportunity to see the world’s top game creators and special guests live on stage.”
Although the full speaker list has yet to be announced, Keighley confirmed that Activision, Bethesda, Gearbox, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., Square Enix, Sony, and Microsoft will all host panels. This is the first time that E3 will have live panels held during the conference.
Keighley also hinted that there will be “other surprises” in addition to the panels and talks.
If you cannot attend E3 in person, you can still watch at home. E3 Coliseum will be streamed live worldwide.
E3 2017 is coming up fast, and companies have been announcing the dates and times of their press conferences. You can check out the schedule as it currently stands here. Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news about E3 in the coming weeks. If you want to attend E3 in person, you can buy a ticket here.