SAN FRANCISCO: The world’s premier video game trade show will return in June as a free, virtual event after the annual gathering was cancelled last year because of the pandemic.
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) shop talk and game revelations will be solely online in a show that will take place from June 12 through June 15, the Entertainment Software Association announced on Tuesday.
The event had typically involved packing the Los Angeles convention center with costumed characters; game scene recreations, and opportunities to play titles poised for release.
“For more than two decades, E3 has been the premier venue to showcase the best that the video game industry has to offer,” association chief Stanley Pierre-Louis said in a release.
The list of companies already signed on to take part in E3 this year included Nintendo, Microsoft, and French video game titan Ubisoft.