On Wednesday, ESA again confirmed via Twitter that E3 will return in the future. Then the organizers will probably opt for a new concept. Numerous publishers have and will organize digital events this summer to present their own new announcements to the public.
Due to the corona virus pandemic, almost all game fairs had to do without an event on site and choose alternatives. In the case of the E3 2020, which should have taken place between June 9 and 11 this year, the organizers had to forego an event entirely. Via Twitter, ESA confirmed again on the day of video games that the E3 will return in the future.
A period for the E3 2021 was also set in April. The event will then take place in Los Angeles between June 15th and 17th. The organizers will then rely on a revised concept. After the cancellation for 2020, the question has arisen again and again in recent weeks whether an event like the E3 still plays a role for new announcements by the major publishers.
Electronic Arts has been organizing its own event in the run-up to E3 for some time now. Sony would also have given up an appearance this year for the second time in a row. Even without E3, players were recently able to enjoy many new products. Among other things, new things like the Summer Game Fest were launched by Geoff Keighley. In the next few days, Ubisoft Forward, the Xbox Games Showcase and Devolver Digital Direct 2020 will also be available. Rumors of a Nintendo Direct late this month have also surfaced.
Gamescom 2020 in Cologne will also take place exclusively digitally this year. Between August 27th and 30th, the event will provide several new announcements with several live streams. One of the highlights is Gamescom: Opening Night Live on the opening day, which is being produced for the second time with Geoff Keighley.
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