E3 2021 is back. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from having an edition last year; neither physical nor digital. This year we will have the second. Luckily for viewers, practically nothing will change: at certain times we will have conferences of the most outstanding companies in the video game sector with a multitude of surprises, news and gameplays. We tell you everything about this E3 2021, with the detailed schedules of each conference Y which companies have confirmed attendance.
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Below you can find a comprehensive summary of each of the E3 2021 conferences:
- Microsoft (Xbox) and Bethesda conference summary of E3 2021; Halo Infinite, Forza …
- Square Enix conference summary of E3 2021; Babylon’s Fall and much more
- Ubisoft Forward conference summary of E3 2021; ads, games and trailers
- Summary PC Gaming Show of E3 2021; ads, trailers and more
- Summary Summer Game Fest 2021; trailer for Elden Ring, Death Stranding on PS5 …
When is E3 2021?
E3 2021, organized by the Electronic Entertainment Experience, will be held from June 12-15; the conferences will also take place within the framework of the designated days. In order to avoid confusion, it should be said that Summer Game Fest is a non-E3 event. His lecture, the Kick Off Live!, was held this past Thursday, June 10 with several dozen announcements; including the highly anticipated Elden Ring, who has appeared after two years of absence. In this summary we will tell you all about the fair organized by Geoff Keighley.
- Summer Game Fest – Kick Off Live! (event outside of E3 2021) – June 10 at 20:00 (CEST)
All companies confirmed for E3
These are the companies that have confirmed attendance for E3 2021:
- Take-Two Interactive
- Warner Bros. Games
- Koch Media
- Square Enix
- Bandai Namco
- xSeed Games/Maervelous USA
- Freedom Games
- NetEase Games
- Turtle Beach
- Devious Eye Entertainment
- Otter Box Gaming
Schedule of all E3 2021 conferences
- Guerrilla Collective # 1 – June 5 at 17:00 (CEST)
- Koch Primetime Gaming Stream – June 11 at 21:00 (CEST)
Saturday June 12
- Guerrilla Collective # 2 – June 12 at 17:00 (CEST)
- Wholesome Direct 2021 – June 12 at 7:00 PM (CEST)
- Ubisoft Forward – June 12 at 9:00 PM (CEST)
- Devolver Digital – June 12 at 10:30 p.m. (CEST)
- Gearbox Entertainment — 12 de junio a las 23:00 (CEST)
Sunday June 13
- Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase — 13 de junio a las 19:00h (CEST)
- Square Enix – June 13 at 9:15 PM (CEST)
- Warner Bros. Games (Back 4 Blood) – June 13 at 11:00 PM (CEST)
- PC Gaming Show — 13 de junio a las 23:30 (CEST)
Monday June 14
- Take-Two Interactive — 14 de junio a las 19:15 (CEST)
- Limited Run Games – June 14 at 10:00 PM (CEST)
- Capcom – June 14 at 11:30 p.m. (CEST)
Tuesday June 15
- E3 Awards Show — 15 de junio
- Nintendo Direct – June 15 at 6:00 PM (CEST)
- Bandai Namco – June 15 11:25 PM (CEST)
Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will be held this Sunday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time). The event will focus on upcoming games from Xbox Game Studios, which includes not just Xbox, but Bethesda as well. The event will last 90 minutes and will reveal upcoming Xbox Game Pass releases. We will also have news of other projects already confirmed such as Halo Infinite, which is assumed as one of the headliners of this highly anticipated meeting. Other names that sound strong are a new Forza Horizon, the return of Wolfenstein, the new project of Arkane Studios… Also news from Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Avowed, Grounded, updates of Sea of Thieves, Everwild, Perfect Dark, Fable… There are so many titles confirmed without a date that we expect more a concretion of launch windows and updates of these developments than new announcements themselves. Soon we will get out of doubts.
Nintendo – Nintendo Direct
Nintendo has confirmed that its E3 2021 conference will be a Nintendo Direct. It will be held the next Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time) and will last approximately 40 minutes. Then, as soon as it is finished, they will connect with Nintendo Treehouse: Live to show us about three hours of content derived from that presentation; including gameplays. As indicated in the statement, we will have “exclusive information on games for Nintendo Switch that will mostly be available in 2021”, although they did not specify which games. Presumably, however, we have titles that will arrive beyond 2021 to Nintendo Switch. Among the favorites, we find works such as the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 3 (2022), The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (July 16), No More Heroes 3 (August 27) and undisclosed surprises. We are on the anniversary of Metroid; We have not known anything about titles like Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4. Is now the moment?
Ubisoft doesn’t want to be left behind. The Ubisoft Forward was one of the first events announced for E3 2021. It will be held next Saturdayo June 12 at 9:00 p.m. Spanish peninsular time and it will be the meeting chosen to present news about titles of the stature of Far cry 6, planned for this month of November, as well as other titles already confirmed by the French publisher between now and the next few years. We are talking about works like Rainbow Six Siege: Quarantine, Roller Champions, the remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Riders Republic … Now, will we have surprises? Hopefully we will have Just Dance 2022, an annual meeting that can not miss the appointment, as well as that recently announced Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland. For the rest, we would love to see a new Mario + Rabbids and, why not, the teaser of the future Assassin’s Creed, although the chances of this happening are remote and unknown. At the moment, we do not know the approximate length of the Ubisoft conference at E3 2021.
Electronic Arts will not be at E3 2021, but it will hold its own digital conference this July in parallel to ESA. We are talking about EA Play Live 2021, which will take place this July 22 in a time yet to be determined and with a unspecified duration. This is the meeting chosen by EA to tell us about upcoming sports games, such as FIFA 22, Madden NFL 22, NHL 22, EA Sports PGA Tour and F1 2021. Also, Battlefield 6, the company’s great bet for this end of the year . But this is not all, because we know that they have long-awaited projects underway such as the new Dragon Age 4 and Mass Effect from Bioware; Criterion Games’ new Need for Speed; or the new Skate, which is going on for a long time, but it is the perfect moment to surprise us. Hopefully we will have news of the next seasons of Apex Legends and, why not, an expansion of The Sims 4, which continues to be one of the games with the best annual figures of Electronic Arts.
To date, Sony has not confirmed its presence at E3 2021. It is one of the firms associated with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, but everything indicates that they will not have their own conference; at least for the moment, and if it is done it will be outside the framework of E3 2021. Something similar to Electronic Arts with EA Play Live 2021. At the end of last May we had an edition of State of Play dedicated exclusively to Horizon Forbidden West, reasons to think that a new edition may be reserved for later this summer, but not in the first half of June. We have recently learned that the sequel to God of War is going to the year 2022 and that it will also have a version on PS4; Similarly, Gran Turismo 7 will be intergenerational and will be released in 2022. PlayStation Studios has at least 25 titles in the works; among them, a new IP from Bend Studio and the new project from Astro Bot’s parents, Team Asobi.
It was last March when Square Enix launched its new conference and online broadcasting format in the purest Nintendo Direct or State of Play style, the so-called Square Enix Presents. It was also in March that works such as Life is Strange: True Colors, Forspoken and more were shown. The Square Enix Presents of E3 2021 will be next Sunday, June 13 at 9:15 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time). It is confirmed that we will see a world first of the upcoming Eidos Montreal; a development update for Babylon’s Fall (PlatinumGames) and Life is Strange: True Colors. We hope to see news about games like Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, Project Triangle Strategy or NEO: The World Ends With You from your event. From the western editors we cannot forget that we are in the 25th anniversary of Tomb Raider, will there be any surprises related to Lara Croft? Another name that we may see is Marvel’s Avengers with its future expansions and, why not, some other unexpected surprise. For now, they have confirmed that we will see the Black Panther.