E3 is making a comeback for 2021. Final yr, the annual occasion – one of many largest within the videogame trade calendar – was cancelled because of the 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 are able to anticipate to see on the present are just a little skinny on the bottom for now, with this yr’s occasion solely simply having simply been introduced, however we’ve bought an thought of which studios shall be collaborating. The ESA broadcasts 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 all over the world”, 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 totally free”.
“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 bought prepared for at this time, however we’re thrilled to formally announce our plans for June 12th-15th!
— E3 (@E3) April 6, 2021
There’s additionally some information concerning the ESA’s plans for subsequent yr’s occasion, too, with the organisation saying it “appears to be like ahead to coming again collectively to have fun E3 2022 in particular person” – so, it appears to be like like – world occasions permitting – we may see a return to the long-running trade present’s bodily format subsequent time.
Whereas we anticipate extra particulars, take a look at our lists of upcoming PC video games to maintain a climate eye out for, and the perfect new PC video games you may get caught into proper now in the event you simply can’t wait.