The E3 2021 will take place, and will be supported by several major companies, such as Xbox and Nintendo.
This Tuesday, the ESA or Entertainment Software Association announced that E3 2021 will take place. According to the plan, it will be from June 12 to 15 of this year.
This is how this well-known event, the largest around the world focused on video games, is back. However, due to the presence of the coronavirus, it will be held digitally. The traditional face-to-face format will have to wait for better times and it is ideal.
E3 2021 will be held online
Something that the ESA denied is that it will charge to watch the E3 broadcast. That rumor appeared a few days ago, and it was even mentioned that those who paid a fee would have access to exclusive demos from the companies.
Well, no, in reality, this will not be the case, so gamers can rest assured. Although the idea of early access trial versions surely appealed to some, it seems that it will not materialize.
Sony with PlayStation has not made a statement so far. But considering the latter’s attitude in previous years, it is likely that it will not participate. It feels much more comfortable making its presentation separately.
Xbox, Nintendo, and other companies will participate
The known list of companies that will participate is small, but it includes some of the most important ones. There’s Capcom, Koch Media, Take-Two, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. Interactive.
It’s to be imagined that Electronic Arts will once again hold its EA Play event on its own, and perhaps Square Enix will do the same on its own. As for Bethesda Softworks, you might think that this year their announcements will be in conjunction with Xbox.
E3 2021 is still months away. So ESA has time to share more detailed plans, such as broadcast dates and times. Will they still go with the idea of including influencers?
That was one of their plans that was heavily criticized, so we’ll have to see if it comes to fruition. At the end of the day, what many want to see during E3 are the new games coming this year, and in the games to come.