E3 2021 is officially underway, but it looks a little different than in previous years. The gaming conference is online-only, running from June 12 to June 15, with publishers and developers hosting their own live streams as part of the event.
Following the cancelation of E3 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it remained unclear whether E3 2021 would still go ahead in some form. A digital event was set to take place in 2020 but, due to a lack of support, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) decided to scrap the event altogether – with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest taking center stage for gaming announcements instead.
But this year is different and we’ve seen a few conferences already, with showcases from the likes Nintendo and Bandai Namco still to come. With all these conferences, it can be hard to keep track of who is streaming when. So we’ve put together this handy guide to all the biggest gaming conferences happening in June and July, so you can keep track of each one. Read on for everything we know so far about E3 2021.
Check out our list of the best games of E3 2021 (so far).
Below, we’ve rounded up the biggest showcases that have happened so far and what was announced:
Games Workshop’s annual event, previously called Skulls for the Skull Throne, has been rebranded to Warhammer Skulls. This week-long Warhammer event was kicked off with a showcase live on June 3.
The showcase included 14 big announcements including the reveal of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters and updates for Total War: Warhammer 3 and Vermintide 2. You can watch the full showcase above.
The Indie Live Expo took place on June 5 and is Japan’s largest indie game festival. This showcase (obviously) focused on indie titles, with 300 games showcased over the stream’s nearly six-hour running time. You can catch up on the full showcase above.
The Guerrilla Collective is a digital games festival that primarily focuses on indie titles. This was the first of two Guerrilla Collective events, which seen a myriad of announcements on games including Omno, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and Aeon Drive.
This stream was followed by the Black Voices in Gaming stream, which showcased games created by Black developers and titles featuring a Black protagonist.