What’s Happening At E3 This Year?

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Dante Nahai/ Staff Writer 

E3 2021 is just around the corner. Gaming fans gather in excitement for this year’s lineup of developers to announce their upcoming games. But you may be wondering, “What is E3?”. 

E3 (short for Electronic Entertainment Expo) is one of the largest gaming expos and has become an important part of the gaming community. 

Usually, E3 takes place in person at the Los Angeles Convention Center, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they have switched to an online format for the time being. 

E3 will start on June 12th and will continue until the 15th. You will be able to live stream all panels on Youtube and Twitch. 

Even though these are the official dates, it doesn’t stop a few publishers from having their events at their own time. 

Although the experience of attending the event will not be the same due to being broadcasted online, there are still many series to be excited about regarding this year’s show. 

One of the panels set to start this year’s E3 is the “Summer Game Fest Kickoff,” which went live on June 10th. 

E3 will have a packed schedule during the four-day online expo. In addition, there will be a panel fit for any viewer’s interest. 

Starting on June 12th, the first event will begin at 1 PM. EST. Where viewers will be able to watch the Broadcast Pre-Show. 

Following the pre-show will be the Ubisoft Forward Pre-Show, and right after that will be the Ubisoft Forward panel. 

Then there will be Gearbox Entertainment, followed by The Guerilla Collective. 

As for June 13th, this is where more of the heavy hitters start coming in. There will be the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, SQUARE ENIX, Warner Bros. Games’ Back 4 Blood, PC Gaming Show, and Future Game Show. 

On June 14th, expect to see panels from Capcom, Razer, Verizon, Indie Showcase, Freedom Games, VENN, and Take-Two Interactive.

To wrap up the four days, on June 15th, the panels will consist of the Nintendo Direct, BANDAI NAMCO, Yooreka Studios, GameSpot Play For All Showcase, and to end things , there will be the Official E3 2021 Awards Show. 

It’s an exciting time for gamers everywhere. With so many panels from various game developers, there is something for everyone. 

What are you looking forward to most? 

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