The country may be finally recovering, but it’s still a bit too early to hold giant conventions that pack thousands of people into an enclosed space like sardines (and even if it wasn’t, the wheels for this were set in motion months ago). E3 2021, like E3 2020 before it, is a virtual event. But just like regular-flavor E3, it will still be crammed with announcements for new games, fresh trailers for ones we know about, and too many post-apocalyptic storylines to keep track of.
The full E3 schedule was revealed today on the official E3 website. Since it doesn’t specify the time for everything, we’ll just point out that the Ubisoft conference is scheduled for noon Pacific / 3 PM Eastern on June 12, and the Square Enix conference will happen at 12:15 Pacific / 3:15 Eastern on June 13. Other outfits like Capcom have yet to specify the times their conferences will begin.
- Saturday, June 12, broadcast pre-show starts at 10am PT / 1pm ET
- E3 2021 will kick off with press conferences from Ubisoft and Gearbox Entertainment, as well as a session with GamesBeat.
- Sunday, June 13, broadcast pre-show starts at 8:45am PT / 11:45am ET
- Microsoft’s long-awaited Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will take place starting at 10am PT / 1pm ET.
- Fans can also look forward to special presentations from SQUARE ENIX, the PC Gaming Show and the Future Games Show.
- Warner Bros. Games, Back 4 Blood and 24 Entertainment will also be featured.
- Monday, June 14, broadcast pre-show starts at 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET
- Alongside press conferences from several indie developers, presentations from Take-Two Interactive, Mythical Games, Freedom Games, Razer and Capcom will take place throughout the day.
- Verizon and Intellivision will also be featured, along with a session with VENN.
- Tuesday, June 15, broadcast pre-show starts at 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET
- The last day of E3 will include Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct and Nintendo Treehouse: Live programming starting at 9am PT / 12pm ET.
- BANDAI NAMCO, Yooreka Games and GameSpot will also have focused events.
- The broadcast will round out with the Official E3 2021 Awards Show.
We will of course bring you the biggest announcements from the show as they happen. E3 2021 begins Saturday, June 12.