Microsoft's annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference will be a day earlier this year.
The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant revealed that it will conduct its Xbox E3 2017 press briefing at 2 p.m. PT on June 11, Sunday. This will be the day before the annual E3 trade event officially opens its doors to the public.
This is the first time that Microsoft will begin its E3 presentation on a Sunday, since the tech giant usually occupies the Monday morning time slot of the trade event. Microsoft will join the likes of Bethesda Softworks and Electronic Arts as companies that conduct press briefings on a Sunday.
The image posted on Twitter to announce its E3 2017 schedule showcases the motherboard for the upcoming Project Scorpio console. The device is described as the upgraded edition of the Xbox One console that is planned to be released during the holiday 2017. This could mean that Microsoft could be planning to reveal more details about the Project Scorpio during its press briefing this year.
Fans could also expect to hear more announcements about the next game titles that Microsoft is planning to release for the rest of the year.
Aside from its earlier E3 2017 schedule, the tech firm also confirms that its FanFest event will return this year based on the post of Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg on Twitter.
The special event is a community-focused gathering that will let a limited number of Xbox fans to access some of Microsoft's upcoming games and listen to the presentation of the popular game developers and other game industry influencers.
Greenberg has yet to reveal the details about the FanFest this year, but he promised that the information about the show will be unveiled soon.
More details about the Xbox press conference during the E3 2017 are expected to be revealed by Microsoft in the coming days.