E3 2021 news round-up: every story and preview so far
The biggest video game event of the year is, sort of, underway with major preview events from Ubisoft, Xbox, Nintendo, and more.
Traditionally speaking, E3 is the most important week of the year for video games, when almost every publisher in the world travels to Los Angeles to make their big announcements and reveal new games for the first time. Except for the second year in a row the LA Convention Center lies dormant, but E3, of a sort, is going ahead anyway.
Even last year publishers managed to put on their own online conferences at roughly the same time as E3 would normally happen. This year things are more organised, with even smaller publishers being part of the official E3 online event or its rival Summer Game Fest.
There are some notable absentees, such as Sony, EA, and Activision but you can find the full schedule of events here and all the related stories, in chronological order, below. Because there’s no physical event there are far fewer interviews or previews than we’d normally be able to do but E3 week should still have plenty of surprises and controversy to keep things interesting…
Microsoft E3 2021: no Fable or Perfect Dark claims insider
Godfall on PS4 means one less PS5 exclusive
Demon Throttle is a physical only Nintendo Switch game from Devolver Digital
Rainbow Six Extraction out this September – has roguelike and stealth elements
New Far Cry 6 trailer shows you playing as Vaas, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed
Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope trailer features Rabbid Rosalina and more
Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora is PS5 & Xbox Series X exclusive as trailer revealed at Ubisoft Forward
Summer Game Fest: every indie game shown at Day Of The Devs
Call Of Duty veterans’ new studio to make new PlayStation exclusive
Rumour: Starfield out late 2022 and Guardians Of The Galaxy won’t be live service title
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is PS5 exclusive – hints at Metal Gear style stealth
Metal Slug Tactics is a turn-based shooter that looks fantastic
Among Us gets Hide & Seek mode and Map 5 with new roadmap
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands reveal trailer is a fantasy version of Borderlands
Elden Ring gameplay trailer is here to watch now – game out January 2022
Xbox hints at cheaper Game Pass subscriptions, mocks Sony’s PC policy
New Xbox console in development, plus Xbox in TVs and other cloud gaming ‘devices’
Xbox promises one new first party game every quarter from now on
How to get Battlefield 2042 a week early: pay EA more money
Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer live now – out this October with closed beta in July
Battlefield 2042 Specialists and launch maps revealed by EA
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