E3 2021 schedule – and each sport trade occasion confirmed for 2021


Each E3 and not-E3 are approaching quick, and whereas it’s not fairly as massive of a multitude because it was final yr, there’s nonetheless a heck of quite a lot of particular person occasions to maintain observe of. Not the whole lot has a selected date simply but, however sufficient occasions have been introduced that we are able to begin to get an image of what to anticipate from this summer time’s lineup of sport bulletins.

Don’t count on 2021 to fairly return us to the single-week E3 of previous, however there’s been a concentrated effort among the many of us internet hosting this yr’s summer time sport bulletins to condense issues right into a tighter – and hopefully extra thrilling – block of occasions, largely occurring in June. However there are another notable happenings within the months earlier than and after.

All of the listings you’ll see under have been formally confirmed, nevertheless it’s value noting that there are some fairly probably different occasions over the following few months. Jagex and Flying Wild Hog have already introduced that they’re engaged on a sci-fi MMO collectively, and in keeping with trade insider Jeff Grubb, that’s at present scheduled for a reveal on Could 11.

We additionally know that extra information on Battlefield 6 is coming forward of its launch later this yr, and Grubb suggests we’ll see some form of reveal occasion round Could. Over the previous few years, EA has sidestepped E3 correct in favour of its personal EA Play occasion forward of the broader present, and it’s probably Battlefield can be part of that.

Could 14 and 15 – Ultimate Fantasy XIV Digital Fan Pageant

Should you’re on the lookout for information on Endwalker, this’ll be the place. The occasion kicks off with a two-hour keynote handle that includes Ultimate Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida on Friday, Could 14 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT, or Could 15 at 2am BST. You’ll be able to examine the complete schedule over on the official website, however the different massive section to be careful for would be the new Letter from the Producer on day two.

June 5 – Indie Stay Expo

Indie Stay Expo broadcasts on Saturday, June 5 at 2am PDT / 5am EDT / 10am BST. This would be the third annual run of this present – an occasion predominantly targeted on indie video games within the Asian market. Earlier broadcasts have featured creators like Swery and Toby Fox, and whilst you most likely shouldn’t count on large information right here, you’ll be able to sit up for highlights from some very cool indie video games.

June 12 by way of 15 – E3 2021

E3 is a digital occasion operating from Saturday, June 12 by way of Tuesday, June 15. It’ll function each press conferences and a video stream operating by way of all 4 days of the occasion. The organisers on the ESA nonetheless haven’t revealed many particulars in regards to the present, although they’ve pushed again on experiences {that a} paid model of the occasion was into consideration, confirming that E3 2021 can be free for everybody.

To this point, Nintendo, Xbox, Ubisoft, Take Two (mum or dad firm of 2K and Rockstar), Capcom, Konami, Warner Bros, and Koch Media have all been confirmed as companions for E3 2021, and Sq. Enix has made a much less formal announcement that it’s going to have one thing to point out, too. Focus House Interactive plans to announce “three main titles” at E3, forward of a bigger reveal at The Recreation Awards in December.

Quite a few media shops, together with Polygon, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and PC Gamer, will even be working with E3 on varied kinds of content material. To this point, solely three particular reveals have been confirmed from E3’s companions: Ubisoft Ahead, the PC Gaming Present, and the Future Video games Present.

June 12 – Ubisoft Ahead

Ubisoft’s common E3 showcase will happen on Saturday, June 12 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 8pm BST. There are not any particulars but on what can be introduced on the present, nevertheless it’s secure to count on updates on Far Cry 6, and no matter the brand new identify of Rainbow Six Quarantine can be. The true query is whether or not we’ll get information on titles which have been MIA for ages, like Past Good & Evil 2 and Cranium & Bones.

June 13 – The PC Gaming Present

The PC Gaming Present returns on June 13, and can present information on – you guessed it – PC video games. The superb of us over at PC Gamer have made this presentation a reasonably thrilling one for PC nerds through the years, and whereas we don’t but know something particular to occasion this yr, final yr’s occasion featured the whole lot from the debut of eventual mega-hit Valheim to the shock launch announcement of Persona 4 Golden on Steam.

June 13 – The Future Video games Present

The Future Video games Present is hosted by GamesRadar, and it primarily serves as a sister broadcast to the PC Gaming Present – however one which incorporates bulletins for video games on console and cellular, along with PC. There’s typically a stable mix of indie and triple-A stuff on the Future Video games Present, and final yr’s E3 broadcast included information for video games like Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, Ghostrunner, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits.

June 16 by way of June 22 – Steam Subsequent Fest

Steam Subsequent Fest is the rebranded model of the Steam Recreation Pageant, and it’ll be fairly related in focus. There’ll be a pile of developer livestreams and “a whole bunch” of free sport demos to take pleasure in all through the six-day occasion.

June – Summer season Recreation Fest

Geoff Keighley’s Summer season Recreation Fest took the reins when E3 disappeared in 2020, and it’ll nonetheless be with us in 2021. Particulars on the occasion are at present skinny, however it would run in June, final lower than a month, and can function a collection of livestreams – some hosted by Keighley, some run by way of Day of the Devs, and nonetheless others hosted by varied publishers and platform-holders. There will even be some form of “playable content material” as a part of SGF.

June – Guerrilla Collective

Guerrilla Collective’s 2020 present featured a number of bulletins from bigger indie builders and mid-sized publishers, and the organisers partnered with Paradox for an excellent greater slate of bulletins. We don’t but know what type the 2021 present will take – solely that it’s happening a while in June.

July 17 – TennoCon 2021

The TennoCon 2021 date is ready for Saturday, July 17, and as ever, the devs will use the occasion to disclose among the massive updates on the way in which to Warframe. The (all-digital) fan competition will even function a load of neighborhood targeted occasions, and there’ll be choices to purchase merch and in-game content material whereas supporting the Unity Mission for Aid of Homelessness.

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October 16 – DC Fandome

It stays to be seen whether or not this can be a gaming occasion in any respect, however since final yr’s DC FanDome featured early reveals for each Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham Knights, it’s secure to count on updates on each video games right here forward of their deliberate launches in 2022. The wildcard is the following sport from NetherRealm Studios – primarily based on the studio’s common launch cadence, that may be Injustice 3, and a giant DC occasion can be the right place to unveil one other superheroic preventing sport.

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