One of gaming’s premiere events returns in June 2021. For many, E3 has been a high point in the gaming calendar, full of the biggest announcements, gaming reveals and showcase of the industry as a whole. It was cancelled in 2020, but returns in digital format from June 12th-15th.
WELCOME BACK! It’s been hard waiting quietly as we got ready for today, but we are thrilled to officially announce our plans for June 12th-15th!— E3 (@E3) April 6, 2021
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With some major partnerships, the attendees will include many of the top developers and publishers in the business. With the likes of Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Square Enix and Ubisoft all attending, there will be a number of press conferences, as well as a slew of game announcements and updates from each company.
Who’s Attending E3?
There are a number of game publishers, developers, console makers, technology companies, gaming equipment and accessory manufacturers in attendance. The list currently includes:
- Take-Two Interactive
- Warner Bros. Games
- Koch Media
- SQUARE ENIX
- BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
- XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc.
- Gearbox Entertainment
- Freedom Games
- Devious Eye Entertainment
- Turtle Beach
- Burgos Games
- Ghost Street Games
- Hooded Horse
- The Sixth Hammer
- New Blood Interactive
- Yooreka Studio
- Tastemakers (makers of Arcade1UP)
- 24 Entertainment
- Norton Gaming
- SK Telecom
Confirmed E3 Press Conferences
- Ubisoft Forward – June 12th – 8pm BST / 12pm PT/ 3pm ET
- Xbox & Bethesda Showcase – June 13th – 6pm BST / 10pm PT/ 1pm ET
- Nintendo Direct – June 15th – 5pm BST / 9am PT / 12pm ET
- Future Games Show – June 13th – TBA
- PC Gaming Show – June 13th – TBA
- Razer E3 Keynote – June 14th – 11pm BST / 3pm PT / 6pm ET
How To Watch And Follow E3?
The ESA, organisers of E3, have partnered with a number of streaming platforms, social media companies and gaming websites for coverage. You can watch, read and follow E3 via their website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube. An E3 portal and app is also available for the duration of the event. It will be a key hub for the duration of the show, with virtual “booths,” hosted events, video conferencing, profile and avatar creation, online forums and more
E3 events, daily coverage and additional content will also be available on the following platforms:
- YouTube Gaming
- Facebook Gaming
- PC Gamer
- Entertainment Weekly
- Max: Monsters and Explosions
- 3D Juegos
- Vida Extra
- Jeux Video
- IGN Brasil
Finally, there will be a wrap-up award show. Editors from IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer and GamesRadar+ will determine the winners for the Official E3 2021 Awards Show. Results will be announced during the last day of the broadcast on Tuesday, June 15
So what are you looking forward to most during E3?