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    E3 2021

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    After the cancellation of E3 2020 due to COVID-19, E3 returned as a digital-only event taking place from June 12-15.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    E3 2021 last edited by franzlska on 07/01/21 06:50PM View full history


    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ESA opted to hold E3 2021 as a digital-only event. As such, they temporarily changed "E3" to mean the Electronic Entertainment Experience, rather than Expo. E3 2021's digital events were hosted by Greg Miller, Jacki Jing, and Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez.

    The ESA has stated they plan on returning E3 to a physical event in 2022.

    Press Conferences

    Ubisoft Forward

    Saturday, June 12 - 12:00 PM PDT

    • Ubisoft Forward 2021 was hosted by Neelam Kumar (Associate Communications Manager) and Youssef Maguid (Associate Editorial Communications Manager) from Ubisoft San Francisco.
    • A trailer for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction was shown, highlighting the game's co-operative gameplay and various alien parasite enemies. Coming September 16, 2021.
    • Richard Stanford (Community Developer), Bruno Lalonde (Technical Director), and Alicia Fortier (Game Designer) from Ubisoft Montreal gave a gameplay overview. Extraction focuses around operators from Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, if an operator falls during a mission they can't be used until rescued in a separate mission. Extraction will feature cross-play, as well as unlocks for Rainbow Six Siege owners.
    • A gameplay demo for Rainbow Six Extraction was shown.
    • A trailer for Rocksmith+ was shown. Closed beta out now.
    • Arthur von Nagel (Lead Producer at Ubisoft San Francisco) gave an overview of Rocksmith+. The game follows a subscription service model, and can use mobile devices as a microphone.
    • A trailer for Riders Republic was shown. Coming September 2, 2021.
    • Guillaume Gad (Associate Producer) and Paul Vlasie (IT Director) from Ubisoft Montreal outlined quality of life features coming to Rainbow Six Siege, including cross-play and cross-progression.
    • A trailer was shown for Rainbow Six Siege's newest operator, Thunderbird.
    • A number of updates for Ubisoft's live-service games were announced. Trackmania will receive moving objects, reworked physics, and changes to water. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be added to Brawlhalla as playable characters. Aiden Pearce and Wrench will be added to Watch Dogs: Legion as playable characters.
    • Musician Todrick Hall discussed the appearance of his song in Just Dance 2022, stating the song to be a version exclusive to Just Dance. Just Dance 2022 coming November 4, 2021.
    • Karen Lee (Senior Community Developer at Ubisoft Montreal) discussed Assassin Creed: Valhalla's successful launch. Lee also discussed the game's upcoming expansion, The Siege of Paris, and teased a third expansion for the game centered around Odin.
    • A trailer for Mythic Quest season two was shown.
    • Josh Ruben (Director) and Sam Richardson (actor for Finn Wheeler) appeared to discuss Werewolves Within, a movie themed around the Ubisoft game of the same name.
    • A trailer was shown for Far Cry 6.
    • Omar Bouali (Game Content Director at Ubisoft Toronto) discussed Far Cry's history of villains, leading into an announcement trailer for a Far Cry 6 expansion centered around Vaas Montenegro, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed.
    • An announcement trailer was shown for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, featuring "Sparks" a species of half-Luma half-Rabbids, and a new villain, Cursa. Coming 2022.
    • Yves Guillemot (CEO of ubisoft) appeared to conclude the presentation, thanking Ubisoft's developers, fans, and business partners, before seguing into "one more thing".
    • An announcement trailer for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was shown, coming 2022.

    Devolver Digital

    Saturday, June 12

    • ???

    Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase

    Sunday, June 13 - 10:00 AM PDT


    Tuesday, June 15 - 9:00 AM PDT



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