E3 2021

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced its plans for E3 2021. The blockbuster gaming showcase is back in action as a “reimagined, all virtual” event and will be taking place from June 12 until June 15, 2021. A variety of publishers have already signed on to the event, including Nintendo. The official E3 2021 website reveals that there will be the usual live press conferences and a “four-day long video stream.”

Here is the full list of publishers who have made an early commitment to the event so far:

  • Nintendo
  • Xbox
  • Capcom
  • Konami
  • Ubisoft
  • Take-Two Interactive
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Koch Media

Nintendo will likely release an E3 Nintendo Direct presentation regardless, so the change to an online format has probably not affected its plans aside from the show floor stuff. As for the livestream portion of E3 2021, that will likely feature interviews and gameplay for a variety of games. There were reports that E3 2021 would incorporate some kind of payment option, but this was quickly debunked by the ESA.

You can currently register your interest on the E3 website, which will send you updates leading up to the main event in June. Geoff Keighley will also be hosting Summer Game Fest around the same time, as he stated on Twitter that he won’t be participating in E3 this year. Are you excited for E3 2021?


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on Zelda Universe and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The chances are you'll also hear him scream Persona.


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