If you’re attending the annual video game showcase spectacle that is the Electronic Entertainment Expo then you’re in luck, as E3 2021’s digital event plans have been announced — with an online portal and app plans revealed to help users attend at the comfort of their own homes or workplace!
As the global pandemic continues to be a present problem that bars any live event gatherings from happening, E3 is adopting the digital approach and has laid out their plans via press release which you can read below.
“From the moment we decided to host E3 virtually, we’ve been focused on providing an interactive experience for fans around the globe that goes beyond the typical livestream,” said Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA. “The result is a bespoke online portal and app that will allow fans, media and industry professionals to have an E3 experience designed to run parallel to the four-day broadcast, laying the foundation for interactive E3 elements to continue beyond this year’s all-virtual show.”
Registration for access to the online E3 portal will be free and begin later this month.
Beginning on June 12, the public version of the online portal will give access to:
Exhibitor Booths – Featuring special events, VOD content and articles, exhibitor booths will act as hubs within the portal for key announcements and game information tied to each exhibitor
Lounges – Online gathering spots for all E3 attendees
Forums – Special boards for focused online discussion and sharing among attendees
Leaderboards – Gamified show elements that can be collected and displayed, encouraging fans to interact in as many ways as possible
Profile Creation – All attendees can create their own unique profiles within the portal and app, which can be customized
Online booths, activities, press cons, and other exciting announcements can be found in the official E3 website.
E3 2021 will be running from June 12 to June 15, and Big names such as Sega, Square Enix, Bandai and more will participate as you can read about here.