E3 2021 will be virtual again this year

Xbox, Nintendo, and Ubisoft have all expressed early commitment to the event

E3 2021 will be virtual again this year 12

A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that the San Diego Comic-Con will take place virtually again this year and it seems E3, one of the most recognized events in the video game industry, will also be going down the same path.

On April 6th, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced a “reimagined, all-virtual E3” for 2021 that will showcase big-name players in the industry including Xbox, Nintendo, Warner Bros, Konami, Ubisoft, and more. Interestingly, there was no mention of whether Sony or Playstation will be participating in this year’s E3. The virtual event is scheduled to take place from June 12th until June 15th.

“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,” says Stanley Pierre-Louis, President and CEO of the ESA.

The organization says that they will be working with various media partners around to world to help make the content free and globally accessible.

The ESA is looking to bring back the live, in-person event by next year for E3 2022.