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E3 2021 goes virtual from June 12

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E3 Expo is set to return this year after 2020’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest taking its place. Last week, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) promptly denied all rumors claiming that this year’s E3 could be a paid event, stating that “E3’s 2021 digital show is a free event for all attendees.” and that more details will be shared soon.

However, it is now confirmed that E3 2021 will be held for free this June 12-15 with companies such as Xbox, Nintendo, Capcom, Take-Two, Warner Bros Ubisoft, Koch Media, and Konami backing the event and will showcase their upcoming titles “directly to fans around the world,” Stanley Pierre-Louis, President, and CEO of ESA stated that “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.”

It’s uncertain whether Sony or EA will be a part of the show but there is still time for them and other studios to sign up given how the event is just two months away. 

While E3 2021 will be completely digital, the ESA plans to host next year’s event in person in Los Angeles, California. For more updates, visit their official website here.

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