This year’s E3 2021 will be the 26th E3 event ever held. It is an event where hardware manufacturers, software developers, and publishers of video games present new and coming products.
Despite the persistence of the worldwide pandemic, E3 will happen this year. The only setback is that it won’t be held as a physical event as it has been within the past.
Read on this article to get all about this years’ event of E3.
This year, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will host a digital version of E3. It also aims to showcase new and exciting game announcements, also as updates on games we already know about.
Since E3 is typically packed with games and announcements, things can get overwhelming for viewers. Fortunately, Digital Trends has all the details for this year’s E3. Including the participating companies, when the event will occur, as well as the overall confirmed schedule.
When is E3 2021?
The E3 2021 Date will run from the 12th to the 15th of June. And is planned to feature digital showcases from major publishers, also as from media outlets.
Consider them as Nintendo Direct-style events that last quarter-hour to upwards of an hour, with lots of game announcements sprinkled throughout.
The ESA also pitched an idea to come out with game demos at E3 2021 in some capacity. Though it’s unconfirmed if this plan will come to fruition.
At other events within the past, publishers have given the press access to game demos for coverage purposes remotely. So, it’s possible we’ll see some version of this at E3.
Before stepping into the E3 2021 schedule, it’s worth mentioning that no publisher has confirmed games for the show. We all know that games will, of course, make up the majority of the event, we just don’t know which of them.
Sometimes, a publisher will announce what games it’ll showcase before time. Except for the main part which is meant to be a surprise. We’ll keep this article updated with any game confirmations as the event approaches.
E3 2021 Schedule
The E3 2021 schedule is evolving. But we have already got a considerable list of publishers and media outlets that are confirmed to be attending.
The schedule (so far) is as follows:
- Ubisoft Forward — 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET.
- Future Games Show — TBA.
- PC Gaming Show — TBA.
- Summer Games Fest.
- Microsoft E3 Showcase.
- Square Enix Presents.
- Nintendo Digital Direct.
It’s possible more publishers and outlets will have events scheduled for E3.
E3 2021 App
The ESA announced an E3 app that will work for mobile devices. Hereby giving attendees access to everything the show has got to offer.
This free app gives users the ability to tour virtual exhibitor “booths”. And this will have information about the most recent games and products. Users are encouraged to register later this month.