E3 2021 will go forward as an online-only occasion, organiser the ESA has confirmed. The digital present will stretch throughout three days, starting on the twelfth June and ending on the fifteenth June. And, opposite to some current rumours, E3 2021 will not be locked behind any form of paywall. The ESA stresses that it will be free for everybody.
The next publishers shall be current throughout E3 2021 in some capability:
- Take-Two Interactive
- Warner Bros. Video games
- Koch Media
Maybe unsurprisingly, Sony is not on the checklist. It is clearly nonetheless topic to alter, however we’re not betting on the Japanese large’s cooperation. Let’s not neglect that Sony made a degree of stepping away from E3 again in 2019, as the corporate determined that it could be internet hosting its personal occasions as an alternative. Sony was set to repeat this course of in 2020, however the coronavirus pandemic put a cease to E3 final yr anyway. In any case, we have reached out to Sony for touch upon the scenario.
As for what we are able to truly count on from E3 2021, it feels like we’ll be getting the same old hype parade, solely in a extra becoming digital format. In response to the official press launch, we are able to nonetheless count on “major reveals”. The ESA additionally hopes to “celebrate E3 2022 in person”.
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