So it was rumored and so it has come to pass: E3 2021 is happening this year, but it’ll be free to everyone and won’t require anybody heading out to Los Angeles. The event will run from June 12th through the 15th and will be an all-digital showcase for the gaming industry as a whole, with participation already confirmed from companies including Nintendo, Capcom, Microsoft’s Xbox division, and Ubisoft.
At this point it’s not precisely clear how the event will work aside from being free to everyone and all-digital; it’s unclear whether there will be any demos available from companies of any sort or any cross-branding or it’ll just be video demonstrations and trailers for upcoming titles. Still, it’ll be your chance to get in on all of the aspects of the convention aside from packing into a crowded convention hall, so maybe that’s enough. The announcement does state that the ESA hopes to go back to a physical event in 2022.