It’s that time of year again when the gaming world should come down to E3 to celebrate all things gaming and to get all the news and exclusives that the event gives us.
Except this year there won’t be any crowded events at E3 as the pandemic is still raging and organizers have rightly decided that we will go the virtual route for 2021 instead.
Most of the big players you’d expect to be involved in will be, with the main exception of PlayStation which is out this year, but for all the presentations and dates you need to keep open we’ve got all the current information. for you below.
How to watch the E3 2021 conference
As E3 2021 is an online-only event, you’ll be able to watch all of its presentations from the comfort of our own sofas – it’s just a matter of finding the best link to do so.
In most cases, the developers themselves will have their own YouTube accounts that you can watch the stream from – and the team behind Xbox is still streaming theirs, so you can watch it right on the console.
We’ll include a link to the top YouTube channels for each one below, where we’ve got them, so you can add them to your favorites and have them ready at the start of the presentations.
Additionally, E3 organizers have an option on the official website for fans to sign up for more information. You are invited to “request your credentials” on the E3 website, which can make you easier to watch during the day. Read on for the full schedule.
Calendar E3 2021: What’s new when?
Ubisoft Forward – June 12 at 8 p.m.
There are plenty of possibilities for what Ubisoft has in store for us at E3, but we can say with certainty that one of the big games that will get a lot of attention is the delayed Far Cry 6 – now slated for release in October. .
More Rainbow Six has now been confirmed to be shown and we will also get more For Honor, Trackmania, The Crew 2, Brawlhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion and many more.
While we wouldn’t expect to hear about the next Assassin’s Creed, there is a VR title in the works that will likely be shown and we really hope to learn more about Beyond Good and Evil 2. But Ubisoft has a lot of blockbuster titles. and they could be set to give us all a shock with a big surprise reveal…
Also, get ready to find out more about Ubisoft Film & Television as they will give us more details on the Apple TV + Mythic Quest series and the upcoming original film, Werewolves Within – so it’s not just about games!
Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase – June 13 at 6 p.m.
Two games immediately spring to mind here – Halo Infinite and Starfield. The new Halo was already due out and you can be sure Microsoft will be looking to get people excited again, with its release slated for later this year.
And Starfield is Bethesda’s next big game, so it’s extremely unlikely that it won’t be very present. As with everything else, we might find out more about Gears 6 – hopefully – but we haven’t had any clues that it will be revealed.
Xbox generally focuses on its indie titles as well, so look for more – as well as any big additions to the Games Pass. Dare we hope that a third Ori game is unveiled?
Square Enix Storefront – June 13 – Time to be confirmed
Square Enix is sure to have some fun this year and we expect them to have a bit of Final Fantasy goodness for us to enjoy when they step onto the virtual stage for E3 2021.
Other than that, we expect to find out more about Life is Strange: True Colors, Forspoken, and maybe even more details on this upcoming Tomb Raider animated series which is due to air on Netflix.
Warner Bros Interactive – June 13 – Time to be confirmed
Warner Bros. has at least four big games in the works and we’re pretty confident they’ll be the ones who will be taking up most of their runtime.
Those games are Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Gotham Knights, Back 4 Blood, and Hogwarts Legacy – all massive games with a huge amount of hype around them – so you better bring the WB merchandise!
Capcom – June 14 – Time to be confirmed
Just because Resident Evil Village is already out doesn’t mean there’s no news on the way and it is expected that Capcom will announce DLC during its presentation at E3 – and maybe even a new one. game as well it’s a bit early for that.
They also have a new Monster Hunter game on the way in 2022 that will likely feature, but other than their roster that’s still a mystery. Could there be a big Devil May Cry reveal on the way?
Take Two – June 14 – Time to be confirmed
Take Two is Rockstar’s parent company, so could we get a Grand Theft Auto 6 reveal? We think there’s a better chance that George RR Martin will show up with a completed The Winds of Winter, but we’re happy to be surprised.
It’s more likely that we’ll see what the latest GTA 5 remaster looks like and many have speculated that we might see a remaster / remake for Red Dead Redemption as well, which we also believe is a long shot.
Another very popular game is Bioshock 4 but again we would be thankfully shocked if that were to prove to be true. Either way, it should be an interesting presentation.
Nintendo E3 Showcase – June 15 at 5 p.m.
Could this be the day when we finally get confirmation and hear all the juicy details about the Nintendo Switch Pro? We can only dream. At this point, we’re pretty confident he’ll be mentioned.
As for the game, we know there are a few set to be revealed and we should take a deep dive into the big hitters, namely the new upcoming Pokemon games (including the remakes of Diamond and Pearl) and hopefully the long-awaited Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – if that’s its name after all!
EA Play – July 22 – Time to be confirmed
This one isn’t really part of E3, but given that EA is still one of the big names in the gaming world, and this event only takes place a few weeks after E3, it’s still worth it. worth drawing your attention to.
As for what we’ll see here, the only game we can say with almost certainty that will be heavily featured is the just-announced Battlefield 6 – and the usual showcase of annual game titles, including FIFA 22, of course. .
Other than that, your guess is as good as ours and while our hopes rest on an exciting big reveal from Mass Effect, we’d be surprised if we heard a lot more about it before EA’s 2022 event.
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