It’s time for E3 2021, the biggest video game event of the year. Every year, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, or better known as E3, takes place in Los Angeles. This year, however, E3 2021 will be held digitally. The massive event sees the biggest video game companies and developers coming together and showcase new titles. Nintendo, Microsoft (Xbox), Ubisoft and Capcom have confirmed their presence at this year’s E3. Sony, the Japanese company behind PlayStation, is notably absent from E3 2021 and so is Activision. The whole event is free to live stream.
Here’s what to expect from E3 2021
Nintendo at E3 2021
Nintendo was supposed to show off a Switch Pro last week – at least what rumours and leaks seemed to suggest. That wasn’t the case, as Nintendo skipped an event on June 3 to launch a “pro” version of the Switch. The Japanese company had been rumoured to launch the new Switch before E3 as reported by Bloomberg. We really don’t know the status of the Switch Pro, but we do know that Nintendo is holding a 40-minute Direct on June 15 that will exclusively showcase new Switch games, slated to release in 2021. Nintendo has already made it clear the event will be focused squarely on software, meaning the company has no plans to announce new hardware at E3 2021. This begs the question: Is the Switch Pro even coming this year? Want to tune in to the livestream? It will start at 9:30 pm IST on Tuesday. The event will be streamed on Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
Microsoft at E3 2021
What’s new coming to Xbox Series X, PC and Xbox Game Pass this year? Well, we will know all that on June 13. For the first time, the Xbox & Bethesda Games (Microsoft’s subsidiary studio, the developer behind Doom and Fallout series) are jointly holding the E3 showcase event. So far, we know that Halo Infinite will hog the limelight at this year’s E3 event. Halo Infinite was supposed to come to the Xbox Series X last year but got delayed due to the negative reactions the game received due to less impressive visual quality. Another big title Forza Horizon 5 could be announced on Sunday. There’s also a high chance Microsoft will reveal Starfield, a new space RPG made by Bethesda. Microsoft will begin its Xbox E3 conference at 10:30 pm IST on June 13. You will be able to stream the live event through all Xbox’s channels, including Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube.
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