E3 2021 Details Revealed – Online Only, No Sony?
We’ve missed E3, and 2021 it’s coming back and we have the details. It’s going to be an online-only event, as June lights up with gaming news and excellence. The ability to host E3 2021 online means that the details of the event are open to all. Everyone can enjoy the same experience, as many companies come together to announce a variety of upcoming games and other technology. Curiously though, Sony doesn’t appear to be among the companies revealed.
E3 2021 Details: Schedule, Attendance, More
This adjustment to online-only is a benefit to many who want to network and cover the announcements. Not all outlets have the capacity to fly their journalists across the United States (or the globe) for a three-day event. Now that the details of E3 2021 being online have been announced, more journalists than ever can make sure they get interviews, scoops, and more.
Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) had this to say:
“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. 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.”
So far, we’re aware that Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media have all been announced, with more to come. Koch Media might be better known as Deep Silver, who have released titles such as Saints Row and Metro. Konami is another interesting name. Back in 2019, they worked on Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Links, Contra: Rogue Corps, and a handful of remakes/re-releases. We’ve heard nothing about Sony yet, but it’s not like they need to worry about attending E3.
Last year, Sony decided E3 wasn’t the “right venue” for them, and so we will likely hear from Sony on their own platforms or events like Tokyo Game Show. Either way, it sounds very promising for gaming and esports news as 2021 rolls on. While esports isn’t necessarily a focus of E3, we could see several new titles that could blow up in the esports space.
There were rumors that E3 would be behind a paywall, and that understandably made people quite upset. E3 does hope to have in-person guests again next year and has made it clear that there would be no elements of the event behind a paywall or pay-for-pass. It’s all going to be free for viewers, and that’s the right decision to make. E3 2021 kicks off June 12th – June 15th, 2021 and gamers won’t want to miss it.