The E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo was one of the many largest events that were canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports, an announcement from E3 has recently come up that E3 2021 is occurring this year, and it could be going digital. This year, the show organizers seem to be prepared to take the expo online. The occasion will be held from 15th through June 17th.
An ESA representative revealed that they could make sure they are transforming the E3 experience for 2021 and will soon share exact details on how they’re bringing the worldwide video game community together.
Video Games Chronicle explained that the ESA had plotted its plans for E3 2021, aiming to hold numerous two-hour keynote sessions from an awards show, games partners, a preview night on June 14th, and some small stream from various games influencers, publishers, and media partners.
Also, noted from Video Games Chronicle that ESA’s outline offers the broadcast event would be enhanced by media previews the prior week, and game demos scheduled to show up at the occasion would be delivered on consumer platforms. The ESA would additionally permit partner companies to remotely stream playable game demos to the media across “thousands” of scheduled meetings.
While the whole plan sounds ambitious, from ESA’s membership, it actually requires approval, which is created by some of the biggest companies in the industry, holds a critical impact on the design of the occasion.
Traditionally, in the gaming industry, E3 has been one of the greatest weeks, with the event displaying a portion of the year’s biggest announcements. However, in recent years, the ESA has confronted pressure with redefining E3 as significant publishers; for example, Sony has selected to skip the occasion altogether for facilitating its own events around the week E3 is ordinarily held.
Following the cancellation of E3, multiple digital events were held to make up for the shortfall, most notably Summer Games Fest that industry veteran Geoff Keighley hosts.
It’s the first time the ESA is holding an E3 event after the E3 cancellation due to worries about the COVID-19 pandemic. But E3 isn’t alone that intends to go digital this year because of the pandemic; Activision Blizzard also plans from February 19th through February 20th to host online-only BlizzCon.