E3 2021: What companies are actually showing up this year?
After the horrible year that was 2020 led to the cancellation of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show, we’re excited to announce that the event is finally back in action and better than ever. So what will E3 2021 bring? Well, tons of big electronic companies are already preparing to make some exciting and big announcements leading up to the event. Let’s take a look at what we think you could expect this year here.
Virtua Fighter is back. Re-made in RGG Studio’s Dragon Engine, the 3D fighting game that started it all never looked so good!
Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown launches worldwide as a PlayStation®4 console exclusive next week on June 1, 2021! pic.twitter.com/a1I57j7Szr
— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) May 25, 2021
All the announcements
To prepare for the excitement of E3 2021, big brands such as Sega, Sony, and Ubisoft are getting ready to make some exciting announcements. For starters, Sega and RGG Studio announced on Tuesday, May 25th that they were launching the Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown exclusively on Playstation 4 beginning June 1st. However, Sega has proven that they’re not planning to stop there.
On Thursday, May 27th, Sega and the Sonic Team revealed that a new 3D Sonic game was coming, and even dropped a promo trailer for it, and it looks awesome so far. While Sega did not yet announce the game’s title, it is scheduled to be released in 2022. Sony has also showcased the gameplay reveal of Horizon: Forbidden West as well.
Microsoft will also be having their Xbox showcase on Sunday, June 13th, and we can expect to hear from Nintendo very soon as to when the DIrect video event will be occurring during E3 2021. By the time Summer Game Fest kicks off on June 10th, we predict that we can expect to learn more from Ubisoft about Far Cry 6 as well as Electronic Arts about the upcoming Battlefield game.
All about the event
Venture Beat has announced that E3 2021 is going to be a lot like the past E3s, and said: “Nintendo will have a Direct. Xbox will have a media briefing, and so should companies like Square Enix. And we already know that Ubisoft Forward is airing Saturday, June 12”.
Companies such as Gearbox and Koch Media will likely have their own showcases, or they will take advantage of the E3 digital infrastructure and put their games into either a PC Gaming Show or an announcement at the overall E3 livestream. What do you think? Let us know what your predictions are. You can also expect to see hosts throwing major media briefings or interviews.
We also predict that Nintendo will most likely be talking about their plans for Zelda for this year, and can probably give us some little more info on Breath of the Wild 2. As for Microsoft, we’re expecting that this company will focus primarily on the games Halo and Starfield, as well as emphasizing more on the Xbox Game Pass.
So now that we’ve discussed our predictions for E3 2021, let’s take a look at the schedule. Of course, the entire event will be online again this year, and events such as keynotes and press conferences will be free for all. The event will run for multiple days from June 12th to June 15th, and although the full schedule has not yet been confirmed, we do at least know of a few special events to look out for.
One event will be the Summer Game Fest which will kick off right before E3 2021 starting June 10th. Another is the Ubisoft press conference which is set to happen on both June 12th and June 13th. We can also get ready to hear about some new game announcements at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase happening on June 13th and June 14th.
What event are you most excited to attend in this year’s E3 2021? Let us know in the comments what your opinions are and what you’re expecting for this year.