E3 and Summer Game Fest 2021: dates, program and how to follow the conferences?

E3 is back in 2021 after a missed edition in 2020 due to Covid-19. The Summer Game Fest runs parallel at the same time. Several players in the video game industry give us an appointment for this great mass, the program of which promises to be already busy. We take stock of the conference schedule.

E3 2021

L’E3 2021 will be 100% virtual. Not all conferences have a specific date yet, but there are already enough events scheduled to shed some light on what lies ahead. This year again, several big names like Sony will be absent from the show. Some will be present at the Summer Game Fest 2021 which returns for a second edition. This is particularly the case with Sony and EA, which will organize its EA Play stream in July.

This virtual event was launched in 2020 by gaming journalist Geoff Keighley to compensate for the cancellation of E3 last year. And there will be a sequel in 2021 and many industry players have already confirmed their presence at the Summer Game Fest 2021. However, E3 retains the involvement of major publishers and developers. Take-Two Interactive, Square Enix, Ubisoft-Microsoft or even Bandai Namco will be there.

Dates: when are E3 2021 and Summer Game Fest?

E3 2021 runs from June 12 to 15, 2021. Several conferences will be held live and will be broadcast live on the Internet. It’s hard to separate E3 from Summer Game Fest, as the two events share things in common. The second opens the ball June 10, 2021 with the Summer Game Fest Quick Off.

Unlike E3, SGF takes place over several weeks. It is therefore difficult to know when the partners will hold their conference. In particular, we do not know the date of the Sony conference. We will undoubtedly have more precision in the days to come.

The E3 2021 program

Below is the E3 2021 program with the French date and time of the conferences.

Saturday June 12

  • 7 p.m .: Start of the pre-show
  • 21h: Ubisoft Forward
  • 23h : Conférence Gearbox
  • 11:45 p.m .: GameBeat conference.

Sunday June 13:

  • 5.45 p.m .: Start of the pre-show
  • 19h : Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase
  • 21h15 : SQUARE ENIX conference
  • 23h: Conferences Warner Bros. Games, Back 4 Blood et 24 Entertainment
  • 23h30 : PC Gaming Show
  • 01h : Future Games Show.

Monday June 14

  • 5 p.m .: Start of the pre-show
  • 6 p.m .: Verizon conference
  • 18h45 : Intellivision
  • 19h15 : Take-Two Interactive panel
  • 20h10 : Conférence Mythical Games
  • 21h : Indie Showcase
  • 9:30 p.m .: Freedom Games conference
  • 10 p.m .: VENN conference
  • 23h30 : CAPCOM conference
  • 00h00: Razer Conference.

Tuesday June 15

  • 5 p.m .: Start of the pre-show
  • 18h : Nintendo Direct & Nintendo Treehouse
  • 11:25 p.m .: Conference BANDAI NAMCO
  • 12:20 a.m .: Yooreka Studio conference
  • 00h35 : GameSpot Play For All Showcase
  • 01h45 : E3 2021 Game Awards Show.

The program of Summer Game Fest 2021

The Summer Game Fest 2021 starts on June 10, 2021 with the opening conference and will take place over several weeks with programming of which we do not yet know the full content. The event also has a few important partners, including Netflix, which is now eyeing the video game market, and even Sony.

An IGN Expo stream will also take place the day after the opening. IGN Expo promises game announcements as well as some sort of partnership with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest.

  • June 10 8 p.m. : Opening of the Summer Game Fest
  • June 11 6 p.m. : Netflix Geeked
  • June 11 9 p.m. : Koch Media Prime Time
  • June 11 10 p.m. : IGN Expo
  • June 12 10 p.m. : Ubisoft Forwad
  • June 16-22 7 p.m. : Steam Next Fest
  • July 6 7 p.m. : Nacon Connect
  • 22nd of July : EA Play Live.

How to follow the E3 2021 and Summer Game Fest conferences?

From June 12 to 15, you will be able to watch all the streams on the official E3 channels on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Gaming, Twitter or even on TikTok. You can follow the Summer Game Fest on The Game Award’s YouTube channel.

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