The Entertainment Software Association has announced its plans for this year's E3 event, revealing that several major publishers are already on board – including Nintendo.
A "reimagined, all-virtual" version of E3 will take place from Saturday 12th to Tuesday 15th June. The ESA says that "developers will be showcasing their latest news and games directly to fans around the world," and that this "content," presumably meaning livestreams and the like, will be available to everyone for free.
As for the publishers that have already signed up? Here's the full list so far:
Game Publishers Attending E3 2021
- Take-Two Interactive
- Warner Bros. Games
- Koch Media
- ...And more to come!
Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA, has shared the following in a press release:
"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."
While E3 2021 will be an online-only event, the ESA hopes to return to a physical setting for 2022.
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