The traditional gaming show E3 2021 will take place this June – unfortunately, it will be completely digital. This time such companies as Nintendo, Microsoft, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two, Warner Bros. and Koch Media.
This is not a bad lineup, especially considering the presence of two key console manufacturers. However, there are a number of highly influential companies that have chosen to skip the event: Sony, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Sega, Bandai Namco and Square Enix. The event will run from June 12-15, so there is still time for other publishers to register.
The show will be digital only this year, but no further details have been released. The press release said that the developers will share their latest news and show the games directly to fans around the world, and the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) will work closely with the media to distribute and make the materials available to everyone.
“For more than two decades, E3 united the world and was a premier platform for showcasing the best the video game industry has to offer– said ESA chief executive Stanley Pierre-Louis (Stanley Pierre-Louis). – We transform E3 this year into a more inclusive event, but we will continue to strive to delight fans with the big discoveries and insider opportunities that make this event an indispensable centerpiece for video games. ”
It was a tough 12 months for any major exhibitions and events, but E3 had problems even before the quarantine measures against COVID-19 were introduced. A longtime supporter of the show, Sony announced that it will not be attending last year’s show (even before the cancellation due to coronavirus). And even earlier, EA stopped participating in the event, which chose to organize a separate show called EA Play.
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