E3 is back. 2020 was a complex year, marked by the stages of a pandemic that has not yet ended, but from which the entertainment industry has learned that digital or telematic alternatives are a valid solution to communicate to its consumers what it is that they have between hands. Thus, the ESA confirmed that E3 2021 will be held this June digitally, and that reminds us of conferences, announcements, surprises, illusion and lots of information.
When will E3 2021 take place? Confirmed date
The Los Angeles, California Convention Center won’t be surrounded by billboards and fireworks this time around, but there will be E3 2021, specifically of the days June 12-15. Since this month of March we have gradually learned which companies will be present and which have not yet confirmed attendance; which does not necessarily mean that they will or will not participate in the big event of the Entertainment Software Association. They will have to be the ones to confirm it. Some of those unknown names are Sony (PlayStation) or Activision. Konami, meanwhile, has confirmed that it will not be.
Those who have confirmed their presence at E3 2021 are the following companies. We leave them in a list so that it is easier to see it at a glance.
Conferences confirmed for E3 2021
- Guerrilla Collective #1 – June 5 at 17:00 (CEST)
- Koch Primetime Gaming Stream: June 11 at 9:00 p.m. (CEST)
- Guerrilla Collective #2 – June 12 at 17:00 (CEST)
- Wholesome Direct 2021 – June 12 at 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
- Ubisoft Forward – June 12 at 9:00 p.m. (CEST)
- Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase – June 13 at 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
- PC Gaming Show – June 13th
- Limited Run Games: June 14 at 10:00 PM (CEST)
List of companies confirmed in 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
ESA wants to evolve E3 with an event that involves more people
“For more than two decades, E3 has been the premier venue to showcase the best that the video game industry has to offer, while bringing the world together through video games,” said Stanley Pierre-Louis, President and Counsel. ESA delegate. “We are evolving this year’s E3 into a more inclusive event, but we are still looking to excite fans with great announcements and insider information that will make this event the indispensable center of attention for video games.”
It is unknown at this point if the eventual E3 2022 will be face-to-face or not. We will soon publish a special with all the conferences, schedules and other confirmed details of E3 2021.
Source | E3Expo