Moments after each gameplay presentation and news-conference hits the stage at E3, the footage is either posted to YouTube via third-party publishers or from Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo. Along with the official footage, there are also thousands of news-sites and fans posting their own versions of the same video presentation. It can be a lot of video to search through if you are a fan, so YouTube is hoping to make things a little easier this year by partnering with a few publishers.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is set to launch later this month in L.A. and YouTube’s E3 hub is now scheduled to launch on Sunday, June 14, with the Nintendo World Championships. Following that intro on Monday, June 15, starting at 9 a.m. PT, YouTube will host a 12-hour livestream series, hosted by Geoff Keighley.
Fans can watch Keighley interview devs, they can watch the live press-conferences from Microsoft Xbox, Sony, EA, Ubisoft and other third-party publishers as well. As you can expect, a lot of this has to with marketing and advertising rights, so that’s why the hub is sponsored by Focus Features’ sci-fi thriller “Self/Less,” starring Ryan Reynolds.
The feeds will also feature IGN and GameSpot coverage from the YouTube booth at E3, hosted by RoosterTeeth.
“From live reactions and gaming demos, to trivia showdowns and ‘Meet the Makers’ sessions with industry experts, the E3 YouTube hub will offer you the easiest place to explore the best of E3,” Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s global head of gaming content, wrote in a blog post earlier today.
E3 will run from June 16th through the 18th.