Last week, in response to a report claiming that the European Space Agency was considering suspending some parts of the E3 2021 behind a firewall, the organization confirmed that the digital display would be free for all while also saying that it would have more details to share soon. future. Today, some of these details have surfaced on the pipeline, as the European Space Agency confirmed new dates for E3 2021 and the list of exhibitors who signed up for the show early.
For starters, the dates for E3 2021 seem to have changed a little. Last year, shortly after the E3 2020 was canceled, the European Space Agency announced that the E3 2021 will take place from June 15 to June 17. With today’s announcement, these dates have moved up to June 12th to June 15th.
The European Space Agency also confirmed an early list of exhibitors who had committed to the show. The list so far includes “Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros Games, Koch Media, and more to come,” according to a press release issued by ESA today. Enthusiastic readers will notice Sony is missing from that list, but that’s not a big surprise given that Sony has knocked out E3 2019 and announced that it will not be attending the E3 2020 before it is finally canceled.
The European Space Agency reiterated today that the E3 2021 will be a “completely hypothetical proposition”, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The developers will bring their latest news and games to audiences around the world live. The organization said in its announcement today that the European Space Agency will work with global media partners to help amplify this content and make it freely available to all.”
Today’s announcement was very light on the details of what the show will actually entail, although we can certainly expect more information as we approach the event. The European Space Agency closes its announcement by saying it aims to host the E3 2022 as a personal event, but for now, all eyes are on the digital event in June. We’ll let you know when more is revealed about the show, so stay tuned.