E3 opened its doors Tuesday with a slew of news from the Los Angeles Convention Center as thousands of industry professionals and fans; millions of excited video game enthusiasts around the world gathered at the biggest video game event in the world.
More than 200 exhibitors are showcasing their latest video games, gear, and innovative interactive technologies; registered attendees come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries at the three-day show that closes at 6 p.m. Pacific Thursday, June 13.
"E3 is an incredible celebration of the central role that video games play in American culture and across the globe," said Stanley Pierre-Louis, CEO of ESA. "The $134.9 billion global video game industry is fueled by 2.6 billion gamers who look forward every day to the incredible creativity, innovation, and ingenuity of game developers who continually strive to bring entertaining and inspirational experiences to market for everyone."
E3 2019 goes far beyond the 860,000 square feet of the convention center, with events taking place throughout LA. This year, E3 is an unmatched ecosystem of press briefings, show floor activities, E3 Coliseum panels, networking receptions, parties, and events across the downtown Los Angeles area.
WATCH E3 ONLINE
The launch of live.e3expo.com as the official streaming destination of E3 enhances the online fan experience for the tens of millions of viewers who tune in every year to see the future of video games. Livestream the most anticipated press conferences, thrilling esports from the E3 ESL Arena, and engaging panels at E3 Coliseum.
Final Fantasy remake announced
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. The first game in this project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that provides a great starting point to the series.
Along with unforgettable characters and a powerful story, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat. To watch the battle system in action, view the "FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Trailer for E3 2019" trailer here.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be available first for the PlayStation4 system in spring 2020, with English, Japanese, French and German voiceover and English, French, LatAm Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles. For more information, visit ffvii-remake.com.
The title is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
AMD unveils PC Platform for Every Gamer
AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the company’s next-generation PC gaming platform, bringing new levels of performance and efficiency with the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT & RX 5700 graphics cards and the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor – the world’s first 16 core mainstream desktop processor.
Unveiling the all-new AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT & RX 5700 graphics cards:
• Harnessing 7nm process technology and the ground-breaking new AMD RDNA gaming architecture, which delivers up to 1.25X higher performance-per-clock and up to 1.5X higher performance-per-watt compared to the previous-generation GCN, the Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards deliver amazing 1440p gaming, high-fidelity visuals and ultra-responsive gameplay.
• The new product family also includes the 50th Anniversary Edition AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, offering higher clocks and a luxurious gold accented shroud with Dr. Lisa Su’s signature.
Introducing the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor:
• AMD previewed the ultimate member of the new 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processor family, the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor.
• With 16 cores and 32 threads running up to 4.7GHz, the leadership CPU has already set multiple performance records. The Ryzen 9 3950X processor now holds the crown in two important categories: highest performance for any 16-core processor and highest performance in a mainstream CPU socket.
• The 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processor family is expected to be generally available on July 7, 2019 from leading etailers/retailers, and the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor is expected to be available in September 2019 at $749 SEP USD from leading etailers/retailers.
Acer announced support for new 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
PC maker Acer announced support for new 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors at AMD's Next Horizon Gaming event at E3 in Los Angeles.
Acer showcased the Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktop powered by new "Zen 2" core architecture-based 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors and the new AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards based on the new AMD RDNA gaming architecture, in addition to the Nitro 50 gaming desktop powered by 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors.
The new AMD Ryzen desktop processors elevate gaming experiences and enable ground-breaking gameplay, while easily handling demanding processing and graphics requirements, and AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards deliver superior visual fidelity, lightning-fast performance and advanced features to power the latest AAA and eSports titles.
The Predator Orion 3000 supports 4K gameplay, and has excellent heat dissipation through its front-facing intake LED fan, mesh cover, and rear exhaust for optimized air flow throughout the chassis. With up to a 3TB HDD and a 512GB SSD, there's no shortage of storage.
ProxiMat Chaperon/Guardian Mat prevents VR-related accidents
Murdock Industrial Inc., a fabrication wholesaler based in Akron, Ohio, is adding another level to protection and personal health with its innovative approach to affordable room definition while in Virtual Reality.
The ProxiMat mats feature anti-fatigue sponge, unique designs, forward, rear, and center awareness, and a radius of safety while using the mats allowing for longer game play and a safer level of protection while the user is in total immersion.
This new mat solves safety limitations of current VR systems. With as many VR Fail videos and damages to controllers, walls and Televisions that are posted on social media sites, the ProxiMat gives a physical locale feedback to the user as to where they are in the room and prevents the user from getting too lost in the physical world.
LucidSound introduced new wireless and Bluetooth gaming headset
Coming out of their pre-E3 launch party, LucidSound announced the LS50, its most advanced 100 percent wireless and Bluetooth gaming headset with a focus on functionality and design, will be launching later this year.
Designed with the active gamer in mind, the LS50 includes Bluetooth connectivity to switch seamlessly between a game and your mobile device. The new headset will also feature LucidSound's signature on ear controls, 50mm speakers, 20 hours of battery life and a refined design aesthetic.
The company also announced a partnership with legendary DJ and music artist Snoop Dogg to deliver the Limited-Edition Snoop Dogg LS50 headset, featuring the power of the LS50 melded with the hip hop legend's signature brand. The LS50 and Limited-Edition Snoop Dogg version are coming this fall to retailers across North America and Europe.