E3 2021 Will Be All Digital "Hyper-Engaged" Experience

E3 2021 will take place in June as an all-digital event, though the ESA is still keeping quiet about what a digital E3 will actually be like.

E3 2021 is happening after all, though the Entertainment Software Association is changing the established formula by making E3 entirely virtual. E3 2021 will run from June 12 to June 15.

The E3 website calls it a "hyper-engaged digital experience" event with virtual press conferences and major reveals. The ESA said in a press release it would "amplify and make this content available to everyone for free."

The ESA's President and CEO, Stanley Pierre-Louis, said:

We are evolving this year's E3 into a more inclusive event, but will still look to excite the fans with major reveals and insider opportunities that make this event the indispensable center stage for video games.

What that means isn't clear, though, and it's also not certain if the ESA is still planning on distributing hands-on experiences to virtual attendees as internal conversations from earlier in the year suggested.

What is certain is that E3 2021 has the major publisher backing the ESA reportedly needed to host a digital event. There's a substantial lineup of other publishers that will attend, including Nintendo, Capcom, Ubisoft, Xbox, Konami, Take-Two, and Warner Bros. 

Sony and EA will once again not be part of the show, along with Square Enix, Bandai Namco, Sega, and Activision Blizzard. 

[Source: GamesIndustry.biz]

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

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Published Apr. 6th 2021

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