Gamers prepare for the biggest week on the calendar

It’s a massive week ahead for gamers, with an ever-expanding list of video game announcements and releases daily. 
This weekend the world’s biggest gaming expo, E3, kicks off with Ubisoft, Devolver Digital and Gearbox showcasing their latest titles on Sunday.
But before all of that, we’re getting a full reveal for EA’s latest Battlefield game on Thursday.
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Xbox will hold their event on Monday, June 14 at 3am AEST. (Supplied)
Friday is when things start to really heat up.
Summer Games Fest, hosted by Geoff Keighley, will start at 4am (AEST). 
While not confirmed, we’re expecting to see some great things here, including more on upcoming Souls-like title backed by George R. R. Martin, Elden Ring.
Plenty more game reveals on the cards; over 30 publishers are attending Summer Games Fest and there are at least 12 confirmed game announcements.
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The 2021 E3 Expo kicks off on June 12. (E3 Expo)
From Monday, heavy-hitters Xbox, Bethesda, Square Enix, Capcom, Bandai Namco will have their E3 showcases with many more to follow. 
Nintendo is expected to drop some big news on June 16 and rumours of a Nintendo Switch Pro are seemingly coming to fruition. 
There’s also a stack of new games and updates coming this week not to blink at.
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 will see some major changes to the gaming favourite. (Fortnite)

Fortnite

UFOs, spooky TVs and crop circles have taken over Fortnite‘s map in the last week, a preview of what’s to come.
Chapter 2 Season 7 launches on Tuesday night, players bracing for some major changes to their beloved game.
The Primal theme of the current season is expected to be replaced by something out of this world. 
ESO Online’s latest expansion Blackwood is launching on Xbox and PlayStation this week. (Supplied)

Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online‘s latest chapter is releasing on consoles on Tuesday. 
Blackwood brings back a fan-favourite part of the series, the Gates of Oblivion, to the world Elder Scrolls.
Players will be able to travel back to the Imperial city featured in 2006’s Elder Scrolls IV.
The Elder Scrolls Online – Blackwood is already out now on PC. 

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

One of the most anticipated titles yet for the PS5, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, is releasing on Friday.
Insomniac Games has been teasing footage from the game over the last week, most recently sharing the game running at 6FPS with ray-tracing.
Rift Apart is the sequel to the 2016 reboot of the Ratchet and Clank series. 

Atari VCS

The new Atari console/mini PC launches on June 10.
It’s a mini PC for your living room with all the Atari classics and more.

Source: 9NEWS

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