07 Jun 2021 4:30 PM +00:00

How do you even sign up for E3 2021's all-digital event?

E3 2021 is set to be an exciting event, after having missed 2020, with the likes of Nintendo, Xbox, Bethesda, Square Enix all hosting presentations where we will get to see the latest reveals and trailers of games we can expect to see over the coming year or so.

While some companies such as Sony and EA will be swerving the event in favour of holding their own presentation, E3 2021 is set to become one of the best yet after being cancelled last year.

We can expect to see many new Xbox games announced, including release dates (please just tell us when Elder Scrolls 6 is coming out), and we could also get a first look at the Nintendo Switch Pro.

Here's everything you need to know about how you can sign up to watch what's on offer.

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LATEST - Xbox Could Announce A New Acquisition At E3

Windows Central editor Jez Corden recently discussed Xbox in the Windows Central Discord server that there is a "very good chance of at least one [Xbox] acquisition being announced at [E3 2021]".

He also noted that it wouldn't be a AAA developers, but rumours have begun stating that it could be Crytek, the studio behind the Crysis series, although nothing suggests it is accurate at this stage.

But, with Microsoft recently adding Bethesda to its ever-growing list of studios, it wouldn't surprise us if Microsoft are keen to continue growing Xbox Game Studios with new partners.

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Nintendo Teasing A Reveal Prior To E3 2021

The Nintendo Switch Pro has long been rumoured, and now it looks to be a reality and could be announced very soon.

In recent generations we have seen upgraded versions of Nintendo's handhelds, improving the tech and offering a better experience part way through the lifecycle.

We have also seen this recently with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Nintendo could be set to reveal the new Nintendo Switch Pro prior to E3 beginning next month, with the new console being released as soon as September 2021.

The new console is said to feature a 7-inch Samsung Display Co. OLED display and faster Nvidia Corp. graphics silicon making it capable of 4K output when docked to a TV.

Suppliers have stated that the console will cost $299 and will be sold alongside the Switch Lite, with the original Switch model being eventually phased out.

Sign Up Dates & Details

At the moment, E3 2021's "Media Registration" is available now. This means that "qualified members of the press" can sign up for their E3 2021 Media Credentials. This will offer them a few more assets and a different set of features when E3 2021 starts in June.

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Exhibitors and people involved with showcasing new "things" can sign up from May 26th.

Then, if you're an "Industry Professional" or a "Content Creator/ Influencer" you'll be able to sign up from Monday, May 31st.

From here, everyone else will be able to sign up just a few days later on June 3rd.

Thankfully, all of this is pretty simple. You'll need to provide different information depending on which sign up method you want to use through the official E3 2021 website.

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We only know the kinds of things Media Registration requires at the moment, but check back on the day the other sign-ups go live to get the full information. We can't imagine it'll be too invasive. E3 2021 is aiming to be the most-watched, most inclusive, E3 event yet and there's going to be a lot of new games coming.

It is due to take place between June 12th and June 15th this year.

Who's Involved With E3 2021?

As you might imagine, E3 2021 is going to be a pretty big event. As we edge closer to the start date, we're learning more and more about who's actually going to be showcasing their games. So far, we know the following people will be present:

  • Nintendo;
  • Xbox, with Bethesda;
  • Ubisoft;
  • Square Enix;
  • Verizon;
  • Take-Two Interactive;
  • Capcom;
  • WB Games;
  • SEGA;
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment;
  • Gearbox Entertainment;
  • Marvelous! with XSeed Games;
  • Mythical Games Inc.;
  • Freedom Games;
  • NetEase Games;
  • Turtle Beach;
  • Otter Box Gaming;
  • Devious Eye Entertainment;
  • And, Binge.
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We don't know everything about what's in store just yet, but we do have some confirmation about when certain presentations are due to take place. For example, we know Ubisoft's UbiForward is taking place on June 12th.

We are expecting the full E3 2021 schedule to be revealed in the next two weeks, around a week ahead of the event. As with any live event, things are always subject to change.

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