• E3 2021 will be an online event that's free for everyone
  • Some big players like Sony will not be participating this year
  • The event will start on June 12 and end on June 15 

The E3 2021 expo is fast approaching, but it’s going to be much different from its previous iterations. It has since been confirmed that the world-renowned gaming event will be going digital this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, things are looking good for everyone involved.

There is already an exciting lineup of presentations that players can expect once E3 2021 arrives. To make things better, the entire event — starting on June 12 and ending on June 15 — will be free for anyone who wants to attend, Collider has learned.

Here are all of the confirmed partners for this year’s E3 Expo and their most anticipated announcements:


Nintendo is expected to reveal “Breath Of The Wild 2” and a new generation of “Pokemon” games as well as news on the newest version of the Nintendo Switch, which has been the subject of countless rumors in the past week.

Square Enix

SE has recently announced that it is joining E3 2021, and they’re expected to reveal more gameplay of the upcoming “Final Fantasy 16” and their new IP, “Forspoken.”

Microsoft Xbox

Fans have very big expectations from Microsoft’s E3 2021 presentation. This year could bring some relief to the news-starved masses who are eagerly awaiting information on “The Elder Scrolls 6,” “Starfield” and Microsoft’s other IPs like “Halo Infinite.”

Take-Two Interactive

T2 is mostly known as the parent company of Rockstar Games, the creator of “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead Redemption.” They can potentially unveil “GTA 6” this year, but fans are also hoping for a sequel to “Bully” and updates on “Red Dead Online.”


Capcom might reveal gameplay for their new IP “Pragmata,” a sci-fi action adventure game set in a dystopian near-future. This was originally revealed last year but not much else is known about the game. Fans are also anticipating news on a potential “RE 4 Remake” and a sequel to “Dragon’s Dogma.”


Recent insider reports suggest that Konami is planning on remaking several “Metal Gear” games and a reboot of the “Silent Hill” franchise. It’s highly likely that these games will make an appearance in the upcoming conference.

Warner Bros. Games

WB Games previously announced a number of games last year and it’s likely that they’ll show off more gameplay or trailers of each during their presentation. Gamers can expect “Gotham Knights” and “Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League” on the spotlight along with a new “Harry Potter” game and “Back 4 Blood”

Koch Media

Koch Media has been relatively silent with their projects lately, but news about a new “Saints Row” game may not be unlikely for this year’s E3. Their recent acquisition of Starbreeze Studios may also introduce “Payday 3” to the E3 stage.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, will be held as a virtual event this year after being cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, will be held as a virtual event this year after being cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020 GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / DAVID MCNEW