This morning, The ESA revealed the full lineup of committed companies who will participate online in E3 2021. Organizers revealed plans for an all-virtual convention, featuring some of the biggest names in the industry such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Capcom, and Ubisoft. Here's their brief statement from today.
With early commitments from Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games and Koch Media, and more to come, E3 2021 will take place June 12 through June 15. Developers will be showcasing their latest news and games directly to fans around the world. The ESA will be working with media partners globally to help amplify and make this content available to everyone for free. While maintaining E3's longstanding position as a central destination for industry networking — where new partnerships and connections between video game publishers, developers and media are made — the digital format for E3 2021 means more people than ever can participate.
"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," said Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA. "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 it wasn't mentioned in the press release, it was revealed on Twitter that the event will be free to attend online, dispelling the dreaded notion that they were going to charge people money to attend an online event. Something people were already heavily criticizing since many other events of the same ilk were broadcasting their events totally free. We'll see if anyone else joins the lineup moving forward, but for now, E3 2021 will take place from June 12th-15th, 2021.