The Entertainment Software Association plans to host an E3 event in 2021, but they have indicated that this event will be different than it has been in previous years.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, the ESA has informed its partners that they intend to run E3 from June 15, 2021, to June 17, 2021. Interestingly, the early word is that the organization indicated that they intend for E3 2021 to be a “reimagined” version of the show.
On that note, the ESA also stated that they are “exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020.” That, of course, is in response to the cancellation of the “traditional” version of E3 2020 in response to the spread of the coronavirus. No further details were offered regarding those plans at this time.
The use of the word “reimagined” in regards to E3 2021 is fascinating. Your first instinct may be to think that it means E3 2021 will be different from most of the E3s that we’ve had before. That is likely a largely accurate assumption, but in this instance, there are other factors to consider.