The Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, currently has plans to host a digital event later this year. In E3 2021 pitch documents, a three day period of live stream coverage is planned from June 15-17.
The ESA intends on holding sessions from game partners, an award show, as well as numerous smaller-scaled streams from partners and influencers.
E3 has altered significantly over the last few years, with the previous host-runner of the event, Geoff Keighley, leaving the event entirely due to a difference in opinion over how the event would grow. Several major publishers and other partners have also stopped frequenting the event as well, most notably Sony and EA.
While plans for a physical event have not exactly fallen through, it is being assumed by many that a digital event will be taking place due to the circumstances around the world regarding the ongoing pandemic. Various sources are running under this assumption.
The ESA’s E3 proposal states its live broadcast schedule would be from 10 am – 10 pm EST. Replays of the event would take place around Europe, China, and the Middle East. A typical day would begin with a 30-minute pre-show “followed by a 2-hour “exclusive press conference” by a console platform holder, followed by a Q&A and panel reaction.”
More info on E3 2021 will be revealed in the weeks and months to come.
Credit to VGC for the sources of this information.
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