E3 ‘must deliver games’, warns UK retail

E3 2015 ‘must deliver games’ as the event’s pre-show press conferences are finalised.

UK stores have told MCV that they’re concerned over the number of big games pushed out of 2015, including Uncharted 4, Zelda, The Division and Dead Island 2.

We are holding out hope that E3 will deliver a few surprises,” said the buyer of one leading retail chain.

There are seven press events this year, which gives cause for optimism. But how many of these games will be out this year? E3 must deliver if we want to end the year in growth.”

Sony hinted to MCV last week that Project Morpheus will form part of the firm’s E3 offering, while there will be more games announced for 2015, too.

Meanwhile, Xbox UK marketing boss Harvey Eagle said that E3 and Microsoft’s 2015 line-up will impress.

We’re very excited about what’s planned for E3 and our roster of exclusive games for 2015, which includes Rise of the Tomb Raider and Halo 5: Guardians,” said Eagle.

We also have the big triple-A titles coming to Xbox One this year, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III, FIFA 16 and Star Wars Battlefront, and unique cross-play experiences like Fable Legends via Windows 10. So it’s going to be a great show and an even better year for gamers.”

E3 will also see events from Nintendo, Ubisoft and EA, while Bethesda and Square Enix are also planning conferences.

Here is the full schedule for this year’s event:

Sunday, June 14th

18:30 PDT (UK time 2:30am on Monday June 15th): Bethesda Press Conference

Monday, June 15th

09:30 PDT (UK time 17:30): Xbox Press Conference

13:00 PDT (UK time 21:00): Electronic Arts Press Conference

15:00 PDT (UK time 23:00): Ubisoft Press Conference

18:00 PDT (UK time 2am on Tuesday June 16th): PlayStation Press Conference

Tuesday, June 16th

09:00 PDT (UK time 17:00): Nintendo Digital Event

10:00 PDT (UK time 18:00) Square Enix Press Conference

17:00 PDT (UK time 1am on Wednesday June 17th): PC Gaming Show

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