E3 2021 will take place 12.-15. June this year as a free, “reimagined, all-virtual” event, the Entertainment Software Association announced today. The organizers announced that the lineup includes companies such as Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive and Warner Bros. Games. Sony is particularly lacking from that list so far.
E3, the game’s largest annual conference in North America, usually takes place in downtown LA every June and attracts a mix of developers, press and consumers. Last year’s event was canceled in April due to COVID-1
E3 is expected to resume in person next summer.
ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis says the organization is “developing this year’s E3 into a more inclusive event” that will continue to include revelations and news. The organization confirmed in February that it would only hold an online event.