The ESA just announced via Twitter the hosts for the virtual broadcast of E3 2021.
We already mentioned that after last year’s show was canceled due to the pandemic, this year all fans of video games are going to have a broadcast of the main events. It takes place from June 12 through June 15. This year’s show is going to be free for all spectators and media who want to join the broadcast this year.
As usual, E3 is broadcasting its coverage on its official Twitch channel. The official E3 feed will have three hosts that will guide us through the whole event. ESA confirmed today that this year’s hosts are the video game personalities Greg Miller, Jacki Jing, and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez.
What companies are attending?
Some big names in the industry are attending the show this year. So far the main companies that have committed to the new online-only format are Nintendo, Microsoft, Capcom, and Ubisoft. Nintendo is already used to an online format thanks to Nintendo Direct. Some smaller but still notable companies were already announced as well including Konami, Take-Two (2K and Rockstar Games), WB Games, and Koch Media.
One of the big characters of the industry has already talked about this year’s solution to the cancellation of last year’s E3. Phil Spencer of Xbox tweeted to let the fans know that he’s really excited to share Xbox news this year.
“Glad to see the game industry coming together again in June for a digital E3. This and other summer events are proof that our industry is strongest when we work together. Looking forward to sharing what we have in store this summer,” Spencer tweeted.
However, there are some notably absent big names. For instance, there is no mention of Sony, Electronic Arts, or Square Enix in the ESA’s announcement. Some companies – including Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, and Sega – have since confirmed their attendance.