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07 Apr 2021

When does E3 2021 start and how does it work?

If you want to know when E3 2021 is going to start and how you can take part, you're not alone.

We have everything you need to know about when E3 2021 is taking place and what little details we know about it at the moment.

E3 2021 Start Date & Duration

We might not know a lot about how E3 2021 is going to play out right now, but we do know when it is going to play out.

ESA has confirmed that E3 2021 will be taking place almost exactly two years after E3 2019, on the second weekend of June. This means that E3 2021 will be taking place between June 12th and June 15th.

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With the nature of the event and the ongoing disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, these dates could potentially change. However, we're not expecting it to be delayed going forwards.

Event Details

This is where things get a little fuzzy at the moment. We know that Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two, Warner Bros and Koch Media are all backing the digital event from ESA. However, there are a few key absences.

EA and Sony are once again absent from the line up of backers; however, they're not alone. Square Enix, Activision Blizzard, Sega and Bandai Namco are yet to suggest they will be attending.

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These are all major gaming publishers who have seen their own success hosting their own digital presentations throughout 2020. It seems unlikely that any large publisher would want to return to the limitations of E3 after having such freedom.

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What we do know though is that E3 2021 is going to be a free event to attend via an "exclusive online portal and supporting mobile app". You'll be able to keep up to date on whatever happens on almost any device. All you need to do is sign up here for more information on how this works when it is revealed.

Inclusivity is going to save E3 in a Post-Covid world and we'll make sure we keep you updated on any changes to when E3 2021 is taking place.

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