E3 2018 is five weeks away. Before we’re covered in over a month worth of leaks, some of them false and some of them true, we wanted to shine the spotlight on the (main) thirteen reasons why we think this will be a major event – more so than the last couple years, at least.

Barring any major surprises, we don’t expect any new hardware to be revealed by the Big Three (Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo). After all, PlayStation 4 Pro launched in October 2016, the Nintendo Switch debuted in March 2017 and the Xbox One X in November 2017.