Both E3 and not-E3 are approaching fast, and while it’s not quite as big of a mess as it was last year, there’s still a heck of a lot of individual events to keep track of. Not everything has a specific date just yet, but enough events have been announced that we can start to get a picture of what to expect from this summer’s lineup of game announcements.
Don’t expect 2021 to quite return us to the single-week E3 of old, but there’s been a concentrated effort among the folks hosting this year’s summer game announcements to condense things into a tighter – and hopefully more exciting – block of events, mostly happening in June. But there are some other notable happenings in the months before and after.
All the listings you’ll see below have been officially confirmed, but it’s worth noting that there are some pretty likely other events over the next few months. Jagex and Flying Wild Hog have already announced that they’re working on a sci-fi MMO together, and according to industry insider Jeff Grubb, that’s currently scheduled for a reveal on May 11.