Here are the most exciting Gaming Industry Events for this Summer 2021.
From what we have seen so far, we can all agree that 2020 wasn’t the greatest year. Lots of Gaming Industry events and conferences were cancelled because of the pandemic, and therefore had to be done either online or postponed to 2021-2022.
Unfortunately, not much has changed until today, and we are still under the same terms regarding the pandemic and restrictions. Still, the year started quite strong for the Gaming Industry, with a few online events such as Nintendo Direct, BlizzConline and GDC Showcase. And will keep on going during the summer with a few more.
Here are the Gaming Industry Events you should have in mind for this summer 2021:
1. Summer Game Fest - Begins June 10
Summer Game Fest is returning for 2021! Host Geoff Keighley has confirmed that while this collection of events will be back, it won’t be the three-month event we had last year, but will instead be everything contained to a single month. Keighley revealed that it’s set to begin on June 10. It will be around 2 hours with 12+ premieres, according to Keighley.
2. Gaming Event Ubisoft Forward - June 12
Ubisoft Forward is a summer celebration of Ubisoft’s upcoming lineup of games and content. Is one of the most famous Gaming Industry events for this summer 2021 and this year will take place on Saturday, June 12, the first day of E3. The event is meant to start at 12pm PT. The company has not announced any games or series expected to show up, though it teases announcements from its teams around the world. Hopefully we’ll find out more information soon.
3. Gaming Event E3 2021 - June 12-15
Because of the pandemic, the ESA will bring us a digital E3 event for 2021. Some of the publishers involved include Microsoft, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Capcom, Warner Bros and more.
You can find more information about the E3 2021 schedule here.
4. Steam Next Fest - June 16-22
The Steam Game Festival has become Steam Next Fest now, which they state that it is to emphasize the focus of the event on upcoming games. They describe themselves as a “multi-day celebration of upcoming games where to explore and play hundreds of game demos, watch developer livestreams, and chat with the teams about their games in progress”. It’ll take place this year on June 16-22.
5. GDC 2021 - July 19-23
According to GDC, this event is a week-long celebration of the art, craft, and business of game development and represents a unique opportunity for developers to get up to speed on advances in the field. It will take place from July 19th until July 23rd, around the same time as the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards will be held. The latter awards will be streamed online.
6. EA Play - July 22
EA Play will not be held around E3 like has happened in previous editions. Electronic Arts announced that the show will return on July 22nd. There’s still not much information yet, but we know that Battlefield 6 is set to be unveiled in June, so there’s a good chance we’ll see more footage of it in July.the