As E3 2021 continues to adapt to the current times and become a digital video game announcement stream in a never ending ocean of those, more companies are confirming they’ll be showing something off when the event comes back in June.
- Bandai Namco
- XSEED Games/Marvelous USA
- Gearbox Entertainment
- Freedom Games
- Devious Eye Entertainment
- Turtle Beach
Altogether, it looks like E3 is quickly building itself back up before the June 12 digital event begins. Notably, Sony isn’t around this year, but it seems to have made a point of walking away from E3 even before it was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus. There’s still no word on whether or not Sony will be establishing a show of its own around E3 time like Electronic Arts has done with EA Play. But with everything still digital right now, an extended State of Play presentation would likely suffice.
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E3 2021 will also be happening around the time of Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, which was meant as a sort of E3 replacement when it began last year. While the event was several months long last year, Keighley has already said Summer Game Fest will be streamlined in 2021. But we don’t know the full line-up the event has planned, so it’s unclear if there will be some overlap between it and E3 in terms of reveals and company participation. The deadline to submit games for the presentation ended back in April, so whatever Summer Game Fest has in store has likely been locked down.