Due to the epidemic, E3 2020 was postponed, but the show will return triumphantly in 2021 as an all-digital event. Many of the industry’s biggest names have returned, like Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Square Enix, which will all have their own virtual news conferences throughout the E3 2021. As far as E3 schedule 2021 is concerned, it’ll kick off on Saturday, June 12th.
We have put together a schedule of all the press conferences following, and while some publishers and developers have confirmed the dates of their events, others haven’t, so we’ll be updating this list as additional details are verified by the organizations throughout the week.
E3 schedule 2021: June 12th, Saturday
The main E3 2021 broadcast will begin on Sunday, June 12th with a preshow presented by Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Jacki Jing, and Greg Miller at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. Gearbox Entertainment and Ubisoft will also hold press conferences.
♦ Gearbox Entertainment
We’re not certain what to anticipate from Gearbox Entertainment’s press conference (or when it will begin), but as shown in a tweet from CEO Randy Pitchford, it appears like the Borderlands developer will be revealing a new franchise.
♦ Ubisoft Forward
At E3 2021, Ubisoft’s renamed game unveil event will return for another edition. At 11:00 a.m. PT, there will be an hour-long preshow with news and updates about For Honor, Trackmania, The Crew 2, Brawlhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and more games. Ubisoft E3 2021 then kicks off at 12:00 p.m. PT, and we should expect to hear more about undisclosed games like Far Cry 6 and the new Rainbox Six.
E3 schedule 2021: June 13th, Sunday
Moving ahead towards E3 schedule 2021, Sunday is quickly emerging to be the busiest day of E3 2021, with Microsoft, Square Enix, and Warner Bros. all scheduled to present before the day’s end. On Sunday, there will be presentations from Back 4 Blood and 24 Entertainment, as well as the PC Gaming Show and Future Gaming Show. If you wish to see the broadcast preshow, it starts at 8:45 a.m. PT / 11:45 a.m. ET.
♦ Square Enix Presents
At 12:15 p.m. PT, the Japanese publisher will have its own press conference, and unlike Microsoft, Square Enix has already given us a preview of what will be shown. Babylon’s Fall, Life is Strange: True Colors, and Marvel’s Avengers will all be discussed. There are also reports that Eidos-Montreal is working on a Guardians of the Galaxy game.
♦ Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
Earlier this year, Xbox finalized the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. As a consequence, they’ve decided to collaborate on a single mega-conference at E3 2021. At 10:00 a.m., the event – E3 2021 – will begin. It will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET and will last 90 minutes, according to Microsoft. The focus will most likely be on Halo Infinite, but there’s a chance we’ll see Bethesda’s Starfield or the next Elder Scrolls game.
E3 schedule 2021: June 14th, Monday
On the next day of the E3 schedule 2021, the broadcast preshow begins at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. on Monday. ET, but the remainder of the program remains a mystery. Mythical Games, Freedom Games, Razer, and Capcom have all confirmed that they will offer demonstrations throughout the day, but we don’t know when. Verizon and Intellivision will be featured in a “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel Discussion” hosted by Take-Two.
E3 schedule 2021: June 15th, Tuesday
Nintendo’s biggest Nintendo Direct of the year – Nintendo E3 2021 – will take place on Tuesday, bringing E3 2021 to a close with a boom. Bandai Namco, Yooreka Games, and GameSpot will all be hosting events. At 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET, the preshow will begin streaming.
At 9:00 a.m. PT, there will be a Nintendo Direct with “roughly 40 minutes of information focused exclusively on Nintendo Switch games mainly releasing in 2021.” To put it another way, it doesn’t sound like we’ll hear anything about the anticipated Nintendo Switch Pro, but we might receive a release date for the Breath of the Wild sequel, which was confirmed two years ago. Plus, we’re still waiting for news on Metroid Prime 4, Splatoon 3, and other games.