E3 returns this summer season as a “reimagined, all-virtual” occasion
E3 is making a comeback for 2021. Final yr, the annual occasion – one of many greatest within the videogame trade calendar – was cancelled as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, together with a digital expertise it was initially wanting into instead. Now, nevertheless, its organising physique the ESA has introduced that E3 will return this summer season as a “reimagined, all-virtual” occasion with content material that’ll be free for all attendees.
First, the when: E3 2021 will happen from June 12-15 this yr. Particulars on precisely what we will anticipate to see on the present are a bit of skinny on the bottom for now, with this yr’s occasion solely simply having simply been introduced, however we’ve received an concept of which studios shall be taking part. The ESA proclaims in a press launch that confirmed companions are Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Video games, and Koch Media.
Builders featured on the occasion shall be “showcasing their newest information and video games on to followers world wide”, the announcement explains, including that the ESA “shall be working with media companions globally to assist amplify and make this content material obtainable to everybody without spending a dime”.
“We’re evolving this yr’s E3 right into a extra inclusive occasion, however will nonetheless look to excite the followers with main reveals and insider alternatives that make this occasion the indispensable centre stage for videogames,” explains ESA president and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis.
WELCOME BACK! It’s been onerous ready quietly as we received prepared for as we speak, however we’re thrilled to formally announce our plans for June Twelfth-Fifteenth!
— E3 (@E3) April 6, 2021
There’s additionally some information in regards to the ESA’s plans for subsequent yr’s occasion, too, with the organisation saying it “appears ahead to coming again collectively to have fun E3 2022 in individual” – so, it appears like – world occasions permitting – we may see a return to the long-running trade present’s bodily format subsequent time.
Whereas we look ahead to extra particulars, try our lists of upcoming PC video games to maintain a climate eye out for, and the greatest new PC video games you may get caught into proper now in case you simply can’t wait.