E3 2021 Scheduled as 'Reimagined' Event

E3 2021

Keeping with the organization's plans for a different E3 experience, it was confirmed that the 2021 proceedings would be a "reimagined" from previous years' events.

What that entails isn't entirely clear, but GamesIndustry.biz reports that E3 will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15-17, 2021. The ESA canceled E3 2020 final month because of issues concerning the COVID-19 outbreak however is reportedly engaged on a "reimagined" occasion for 2021. Maybe it'll be more or less business as usual?

E3 has traditionally been one of the most important weeks for new video game announcements, but several large companies, including Sony, had pulled out of the event before its official cancellation.

The event will feature live broadcasts and on-demand programming such as publisher presentations with IGN pre- and post-discussions, remote developer interviews, hands-on demonstrations, preview impressions, gameplay, and news segments recapping the biggest announcements. This was set to be a major year for the show considering the nearness of the launch of the next-generation consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which will be released in a less exciting environment this year.

Meanwhile, IGN has announced it plans to host a "Summer of Gaming" event in early June 2020 with publisher partnerships that include Square Enix, Sega, 2K, Amazon, Google, Devolver Digital and THQ Nordic. Our sister site The Escapist will be running a similar event, with details to come later. E3 2020, along with other gaming events, has been cancelled, but IGN is looking to fill the void this summer by hosting its own digital event. With this year's expo out the window, the organisation has announced dates for E3 2021. Stay tuned for further updates on events and their revised schedules at Daily Esports.

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