Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games and Koch Media are participating in the E3 game fair that will take place digitally this year. Sony and EA are therefore the biggest names that are missing, but they have not been participating in E3 for some time.
In a press release, the Entertainmant Software Association announces the names of the parties that support the E3 digital games fair and will thus participate with presentations and announcements. The fair will take place from June 12-15 this year and will consist of live streams that can be viewed for free.
The ESA has also formally announced the digital E3 fair. It was announced earlier this month that it would come. The organization responded to rumors of a paid online event, saying they weren’t true; the digital game fair is free.
It is not yet known on which platforms the digital fair will take place. The ESA writes to “work with media partners worldwide” to make the content “available for everyone free of charge.” According to ESA CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis, this year’s E3 is evolving into a “more inclusive event.” The physical game fair is not open to the general public.
This is the first time that E3 will take place digitally. Last year, the physical fair was canceled due to the corona pandemic and the plan was to organize a digital variant, but that also fell through. Game companies therefore came up with their own shows and the alternative Summer Game Fest was set up. The ESA reports that the E3 games show will take place again physically in 2022.