E3 2021 schedule: What to anticipate from this 12 months’s digital occasion
E3 2021 is sort of right here. Similar to in 2020, there isn’t any bodily conference this 12 months, which implies a free-for-all of press conferences and livestreams going down all through June and July. However the massive names like Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Microsoft (in addition to our personal PC gaming present) are principally concentrating in an “official” E3 interval this 12 months, beginning June 12.
Here is a schedule of each occasion occurring this 12 months for E3 2021.
When is E3 2021?
All summer season! Effectively, okay, not likely: E3 has some “official” dates once more, with livestreams working from June 12 – June 15, 2021. However similar to final 12 months, publishers have determined to host their very own occasions each time they see match. The primary massive E3 stream this 12 months is Summer time Sport Fest Kickoff Reside on June tenth, and it is going to be a busy few days after that.
Here is each summer season gaming occasion introduced to this point.
E3 schedule: Wednesday June 9
EA Play Reside is not till July, however EA determined to not wait to indicate off what’s coming subsequent with Battlefield. A reveal occasion for the brand new sport lands on Wednesday, earlier than E3 even will get going full steam.
E3 schedule: Thursday June 10
Geoff Keighley hosts the beginning of his Summer time Sport Fest simply earlier than the official E3 occasions. He guarantees “greater than a dozen world premieres and bulletins.” Additionally, Weezer’s gonna be there.
E3 schedule: Friday June 11
Netflix is highlighting “geeky” exhibits all week, however Friday’s occasion, hosted by Geoff Keighley, is dedicated to exhibits primarily based on video games. Count on The Witcher Season 2 to get a brand new trailer, and for the Resident Evil CG sequence to seem as effectively.
Koch Media (the large firm behind writer Deep Silver and video games like Metro and Saint’s Row) is holding its personal streaming occasion as a part of Summer time Sport Fest.
E3 Schedule: Saturday June 12
Count on to see extra Far Cry 6 at Ubisoft’s present this 12 months. What else is probably going? Rabbids, a lot of Simply Dancing, and possibly a brand new Murderer’s Creed.
Indie video games galore! As a part of its occasion, The Guerrilla Collective can even internet hosting streams for Black Voices in Gaming and Healthful Direct.
E3 Schedule: Sunday June 13
This must be an enormous present this 12 months, with Microsoft bringing sequence like Halo and Forza to E3 together with Bethesda’s debut of Starfield. Will we see extra of Obsidian’s Avowed and get a Psychonauts 2 launch date? Solely doable!
The PC Gaming Present returns! Count on a lot of video games for the Sony PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Swap… simply kidding. It is going to be stuffed with cool new PC video games, after all.
Our sister present from GamesRadar+ will again us up with extra sport reveals.
Extra summer season gaming occasions
A lot of the summer season gaming occasions are concentrated from June 10 – June 13, however that is not all of them. Here is what else is coming all through the summer season:
This 12 months’s Nintendo Direct guarantees “roughly 40 minutes of information targeted completely on Nintendo Swap software program, principally releasing in 2021.” The Treehouse Reside follows with three extra hours of gameplay.
Possibly we’ll hear one thing new about hit dodgeball sport Knockout Metropolis—however we’re actually hoping for extra on the subsequent Dragon Age and no matter Star Wars video games EA has cooking.
- The Guerrilla Collective is streaming on Saturday, June fifth and Saturday, June twelfth and likewise internet hosting Black Voices in Gaming and Healthful Direct on these days.
- Indie Reside Expo will showcase greater than 300 indie video games from world wide in a five-hour present going down on June 5.
- Xbox and Bethesda’s joint showcase occasion is on June thirteenth.
- Geoff Keighley will not be concerned with E3, however is bringing again his Summer time Sport Fest beginning on June tenth.
- EA Play is being held July twenty second.
- GDC 2021 will run the Impartial Video games Competition and Sport Builders Alternative Awards from July 19 – July 23.