When E3 was cancelled final 12 months, the world’s greatest gaming corporations needed to scramble to seek out platforms to make their bulletins and exhibit their greatest titles. E3 is all digital as soon as once more in 2021, however this time the likes of Nintendo, Microsoft, Sq. Enix and Microsoft have had greater than a month or two to arrange. And better of all, it is free for everybody.
E3 this 12 months runs from June 12 to June 15. This is not an exhaustive checklist of every part taking place at E3, however scroll down for all the large showings you must find out about.
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Be aware: You may discover Sony is just not on this checklist — that is as a result of it has confirmed that it is as soon as once more skipping E3.
Summer time Recreation Fest
The cancellations of E3 and GamesCom left a giant gap for recreation corporations around the globe, which misplaced a high-profile platform to strut their stuff. Gaming persona Geoff Keighley helped fill that gap with Summer time Recreation Fest, an ongoing collection of occasions that lasted 4 months. It noticed bulletins for Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 + 2, Crash Bandicoot 4: It is About Time and Star Wars: Squadrons.
This 12 months’s Recreation Fest kicks off proper earlier than E3, on June 10. You possibly can anticipate some huge reveals right here.
When: June 10, 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. BST/ Four a.m. June 11 AEST.
Ubisoft is the primary huge recreation developer (that we all know of) that can run its personal press convention at E3 2021. Ubisoft hasn’t mentioned what it’s going to present at Ubisoft Ahead, however anticipate to see Far Cry 6, which is due for launch this 12 months, in addition to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine.
And, hopefully, a pleasant shock or two.
When: June 12, 12 p.m. PT/Three p.m. ET/Eight p.m. BST/5 a.m. June 13 AEST.
Xbox and Bethesda Video games Showcase
Microsoft formally acquired ZeniMax Media, the proprietor of Bethesda, again in March, however we nonetheless do not know what precisely which means for the way forward for Bethesda. We’ll get a good suggestion on June 13 on the Xbox and Bethesda Video games Showcase — anticipate some new recreation bulletins, as it has been mentioned previously that, whereas not all Bethesda video games can be unique to Xbox and PC, a number of can be.
When: June 13, 10 a.m. PT/1p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST/Three a.m. June 14 AEST.
Sq. Enix Presents
Sq. Enix’s keynote, referred to as Sq. Enix Presents, takes place on E3 Day 2. The gaming large has promised a world-premiere reveal from Eidos-Montreal, which many have speculated can be a Guardians of the Galaxy recreation. We have additionally been promised appears to be like into Marvel’s Avengers’ Black Panther DLC, Life is Unusual: True Shade and Babylon Fall. No point out of Remaining Fantasy 16 — though Remaining Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade launches on June 10 — however we will cross our fingers.
When: June 13, 12:15 p.m. PT/3:15 p.m. ET/8:15 p.m. BST/ 5:15 a.m. June 14 AEST.
Nintendo Direct is coming too E3, as Nintendo can be capping the conference out with its presentation. It will final round 40 minutes, Nintendo says, and focus totally on Swap video games popping out this 12 months. Afterward, you may stick round for 3 hours of gameplay footage from varied titles.
When: June 15, 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET/5 p.m. BST/2 a.m. June 16 AEST.
GameSpot’s Play For All
Alongside the mania of E3, our sister website GameSpot can be working Play For All. It is a collection of streams, occasions and interviews with trade figures, all for the aim of elevating cash for charity. This 12 months’s trigger is AbleGamers, a bunch that gives tools to disabled avid gamers to make the trade extra accessible for all. The schedule will be discovered right here: The primary occasion is the Play For All Showcase, which can spotlight a number of new video games from numerous builders, on June 15.
When: June 15, at 3:35 p.m. PT/ 6:35 p.m. ET/11:35 p.m. BST/June 16 8:35 a.m. AEST.