Yesterday, VGC published a story suggesting that E3 may lock some elements of this year’s digital E3 event behind the payline.
According to “Multiple Publishing Sources”, the plan is obviously to charge a certain amount for certain content this year. This will include a demo and a “premium” package with additional access rights, and will cost approximately $35.
However, in a follow-up statement by the ESA spokesperson, the organizers confirmed that it will Is not Put any events behind the paywall.
“I can confirm on behalf of ESA that there will be no pay pass or content behind the pay zone at E3 2021.”
ESA confirmed this in the following tweet:
In the original story of VGC, someone suggested that a game company criticized the “paywall plan”, so ESA rejected its proposal.
This year’s E3 (renamed “Electronic Entertainment Experience”) will last for a week, starting on June 13. It will have multiple keynote speeches from game partners, awards evenings, preview nights, and plans for on-demand game demos and merchandise stores.