Event news E3 2021 – Towards Paid Content?
E3, the largest annual players’ get-together, could celebrate a comeback in 2021 with a digital event after a year-long absence. Our colleagues at Video Game Chronicles, who announced to gamers last month that the physical version of E3 would be canceled in 2021 and then replaced by a digital version, are once again presenting ample evidence in this direction. VGC members have also reported one more little piece of news that will no doubt cause players’ misfortune. In its new edition, the video game show could host premium content.
In order to provide gamers and publishers with a unified event like we’ve always known, the ESA (Entertainment Software Association), the organizers of the California show, are currently working on the launch of a digital E3, which has been renamed Electronic Entertainment Experience for the occasion . According to the various sources at VGC, this new edition will start on June 13th and will last a full week.
E3 has always been the unifying force in the video game industry. During this time, each year the best and brightest come together to post the latest announcements and game demos, not only for their individual goals, but also to evangelize the industry as a whole. Extract from a document that has been released for editors
Therefore, in order to build this brand new structure, the org anizers of the event are trying to get the support of the largest publishers in the video game industry.
However, some of this content may be reserved for the premium audience. Indeed, ESA would consider setting up paid passports.
We have worked hard to bring a free experience to anyone interested in E3 2021 and we look forward to sharing more details soon. ESA spokesman
E3’s 2021 digital show is a free event for all attendees. We look forward to informing you of all the news for the event soon. https://t.co/HzTzaQEosx
– E3 (@ E3) April 1, 2021
For its part, the California show’s official Twitter account confirmed that the digital edition of E3 2021 would be a free event for everyone.
As a reminder, all this new information should be greeted with a grain of salt as the organizers are currently awaiting approval from the various members of the ESA.
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By Jerome Joffard, Writing from igamesnews.com