ESA Confirms Free All-Virtual E3; Lists Partners

The ESA reveals some details about E3 2021, which will run from June 12 through June 15. This confirms this year's edition of the game exhibition will be all virtual, and that it will be completely free for all attendees. It also notes that the plan is to return to an in-person event for E3 2022. The announcement also has a first list of companies that will be presenting during the expo:
It’s “Game On.” for E3, as The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) officially unveils plans for a reimagined, all-virtual E3 2021 that will engage video game fans everywhere. With early commitments from Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, 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.

“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 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.

The ESA looks forward to coming back together to celebrate E3 2022 in person, in the meantime see you online this June!
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Kxmode wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 19:25:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 19:20:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 19:16:
The ESA looks forward to coming back together to celebrate E3 2022 in person

Literally, one person.

Hey if they wanna fly me out there, I'm all about free t-shirts and swag...

Okay, make that two person.

HEY HEY I only count as Half... (saves on airfare but sucks having to share a seat)
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 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 19:20:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 19:16:
The ESA looks forward to coming back together to celebrate E3 2022 in person

Literally, one person.

Hey if they wanna fly me out there, I'm all about free t-shirts and swag...

Okay, make that two person.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Kxmode wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 19:16:
The ESA looks forward to coming back together to celebrate E3 2022 in person

Literally, one person.

Hey if they wanna fly me out there, I'm all about free t-shirts and swag...
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 Kxmode
 
The ESA looks forward to coming back together to celebrate E3 2022 in person

Literally, one person.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Need butts in the seat to make bucks in the bank
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Plus it's been a banner fiscal year for gaming. But E3 is still the Gaming Show of the year like the auto shows or Comic Con etc. Plus with the epic failure of Cyberpunk, (and games like WatchDog Legions to a lesser degree), companies are realizing that remote working is taking twice or three times as long, and they can either hold back releasing titles till they are properly baked or risk huge backlash socially and financially., and back peddling like again Cyberpunk.
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They probably felt they had to say "we'll get back to normal in 20XX" although I'm sure at least some people at ESA realize the Covid19 strains will be causing problems for probably the rest of this decade.

Once they go virtual this year, and have any sort of positive outcome from that, they will say "we decided to stay virtual in 2022, due to the AMAZING SUCCESS of 2021's virtual E3!!" I'm placing that bet now.
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Because 1) it builds customer anticipation, 2)also affects company standing/stock prices/forecast by what is or isn't announced. 3) You know this ya silly Canadian!
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E3 is done. Why would any corp want to waste money on this anymore? And with how current mutations and new ones coming down the pipe of covid I seriously doubt there's going to be an end to this pandemic in the next several years.

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