After getting canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Electronic Entertainment Experience (E3) Expo is returning in 2021 in a digital format. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced that the E3 Expo will take place online from June 12 - June 15.
Big names from the gaming industry like Nintendo, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Xbox, Take-Two Interactive, Koch Media, and Warner Bros have already signed up for this convention and more developers are expected to follow.
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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Keep an eye on announcements from your favorite developer
This convention is an opportunity for developers to engage with their fans and showcase upcoming gameplay footage and game trailers. Fans will be hyped up about exciting announcements about upcoming games from their favorite developers. ESA said that they are already working with media partners globally to make the Exp available to everyone.
Stanley Pierre-Louis, President, and CEO of the ESA said “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 centre stage for video games.”
E3 Expo, like other gaming conventions, will be an online event only for this year. According to ESA's announcement, they are looking forward "to coming back together to celebrate E3 2022 in person,” and once that happens, fans and developers will be able to interact with each other on a deeper level.