With E3 just one month away, many have began to wonder what to expect from the upcoming all-virtual show. This year, E3 is being held entirely online, a first for the longstanding gaming event. Today, the ESA revealed details about a new E3 app and online portal that will accompany the event.
The new online portal for E3 2021 will act as a central hub for the event and will include virtual booths, exhibitors, video conferencing, and more. Think of these spaces as the virtual show floors for E3. Both the online portal and app will feature the live E3 broadcast as well as interactive graphics, such as viewer polls and featured tweets.
“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.”
Those interested in using the E3 online portal and companion app will need to register to gain access. Registration for the E3 online portal begins later this month and is free for everyone. E3 2021 kicks of on Saturday, June 12, which is also when the public version of the online portal becomes accessible. E3 will conclude on Tuesday, June 15.
Head over to the official E3 2021 website for further details on this year’s virtual event.