It seems this year’s e3 event is getting closer and closer, and we can expect to see more pieces of information leaking out over the next couple of weeks. But in the here and now, a good chunk of the show’s floor flan has been made public - including the map of which rooms will be covered by which companies. Nintendo is, of course, reserved in one of the three largest rooms (flanked by Sony and Microsoft), with third parties taking the smaller rooms. In addition, there are three surprisingly interesting tidbits of information gained from the view of this plan. Want to see how Nintendo is related in location to the rest of the big three? Want to know which companies are reserved? Then look at these images below!
There are three things that strike me the most about this otherwise uninteresting floor plan. First, many of the other larger rooms are still placed as “available”, and yet all the other heavy-hitting third-parties are already taken. Perhaps they will be left empty? The next thing of note is that amongst Ubisoft, EA, Square Enix, etc. (all the big third parties), we see one of the larger rooms goes to Gree. To be perfectly honest, I had absolutely no idea what Gree was until writing this article - they’re the largest social media company in all of Japan. In other words, a Japanese social media site is being billed alongside Capcom and Acitivision - what might they have up their sleeve?
The last thing of note is that of all the three occupied large rooms, Nintendo’s most reflects the shape of the coveted golden rectangle, employed by everyone from Da Vinci to the architects of the Parthenon due to its aesthetic beauty - therefore, they win E3. Okay, maybe that last point isn’t as strong as the others, but I digress. What do you think of these points? Comment away!