E3 2021: Details, livestreams, games and more for the virtual event

(Pocket-lint) – The world’s biggest gaming show will take place this year. However, like 2020, the ongoing pandemic means it will be virtual once again.

Still, while we might not be reporting from Los Angeles itself, there will be big announcements and press events aplenty. And, you will be able to watch the whole thing from your own home.

Here then is all the information and what to expect from E3 2021: Game On.

What is E3 and when does it start?

E3 is generally a three-day expo for games, with some of the world’s biggest publishers and console manufacturers showing the titles that will be coming out later that year and beyond.

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It is usually held in Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center. However, as with 2020, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic means the entire event will be streamed online only.

So, you will have to watch the entire shebang from the safety of your own home. We hope to have all the livestream details closer the time (perhaps even host them here on Pocket-lint). For now though, here are the dates to mark in your diary.

E3 2021 dates

  • Saturday 12 June
  • Sunday 13 June
  • Monday 14 June
  • Tuesday 15 June

Plenty of big name developers and publishers are taking part. It is likely there will be special events throughout – an Xbox Showcase, for example.

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What to expect during E3 2021: Game On

“Developers will be showcasing their latest news and games directly to fans around the world,” said organiser of the show, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). 

So far, we don’t exactly know what games will be announced and/or highlighted, but we do have a list of some of the companies signed up to take part.

We’ll update with rumours or confirmed details in the coming weeks, but for now, here are the games industry giants that will be showcasing games during E3 2021:

E3 2021 company list

  • Capcom
  • Koch Media
  • Konami
  • Nintendo
  • Take-Two Interactive
  • Ubisoft
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Xbox

Writing by Rik Henderson.

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