Online streams will power E3 2021, where gaming developers and publishers hope to spread the word about their upcoming projects. E3 now has an official website where fans can sign up to view the streams. Greg Miller, Jacki Jing, and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez are slated to host the virtual event. This is a vast departure from the decades-long tradition of an in-person convention hosted in Los Angeles, CA, where gamers, media journalists, and publishers and developers would all gather together for one big convention. Due to the ongoing pandemic, E3 2021 is breaking away from the tradition for the second year in a row, after outright cancelling everything in 2020.
If you don’t want to register on E3’s website, you’ll still be able to find plenty of broadcasts on Twitch. While the smaller shows begin on June 5, the main conferences will run from June 12 to June 15. You can expect announcements during Ubisoft’s program, as well as The PC Gaming Show. Nintendo, Square-Enix, SEGA, Capcom, Xbox, and Bandai Namco are among the names listed as exhibitors and sponsors for the event.
A number of rumors have leaked out about possible announcement at this year’s E3, such as a new Final Fantasy spin-off inspired by the Dark Souls series. But the weeks leading up to E3 are no stranger to rumors and leaks, not all of which turn out to be true. Be sure to tune into the streams this year on your platform of choice.