In a press release today, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced E3 2021 will be happening in what will be a virtual event. Last year’s event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the annual gaming expo is expected to return in person next year. The all-digital event will run through June 12 – 15 and will feature companies such as Nintendo, Capcom, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games and Koch Media. There is no mention of Sony.
“For more than two decades, E3 has been the premier venue to showcase the best that the video game industry has to offer, while uniting the world through games,” said Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA. “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.”
The digital event will be free to watch according to Kotaku, which means interested participants will not have to travel to Los Angeles where the annual gaming conference normally takes place.
E3 2021 is expected to showcase trailers and pre-recorded interviews from industry leaders which will connect developers and publishers to fans digitally around the world.