Although we have heard rumors for months that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will return in some form after the 2020 collapse and cancellation, the leak has clarified what the online-only 2021
The official Twitter account of the expo was released on Thursday (obviously not an April Fool’s prank), “E3’s 2021 digital program is free for all participants.” “We are happy to provide you with all the truth about the event as soon as possible. news.”
The detailed information about the leaked tone files obtained by Video Games Chronicle has actually been reposted by E3’s Twitter account, indicating that they may be very accurate. VGC reports that the E3 organizer, the Electronic Software Association, has passed this recommendation to game publishers to inspire potential partners to pay attention to business development details such as “B2B, B2M and B2C goals”, but also insists that “E3 2021 is Is not The face-to-face event became virtual. “
Even from the sound of it, the event is the same. According to the leak, the renamed electronic entertainment experience (still “E3”) may include keynote speeches, awards evenings, “preview nights”, and appointments with ordinary participants (business representatives, journalists) meeting with the game manufacturer this time , All of these things will be delivered through the official video-based app, not through the crowded conference halls of Los Angeles.
VGC claims that ESA is interested in working with Nvidia to use the GeForce Now cloud gaming service to stream exclusive playable demos to virtual attendees at E3. The language of the VGC indicates that no agreement has been reached and the plan is not part of the leaked asphalt document.
However, the plan may have some thorny issues, especially considering that publishers withdrew their software from GeForce Now soon after launching GeForce Now in early 2020. What makes them believe that with Nvidia acquiring the exclusive streaming hosting rights for its E3 show, can the same publisher be fine? How will ESA engage in such political negotiations with many game publishers (including publishers like Microsoft that already operate their own streaming services)? VGC does not recommend that ESA answer there.
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ESA’s tweet seems to refute at least one suggestion from the leaked documents: the possibility of using the paywall to visit the virtual fair.
VGC cited “sources” claiming that ESA has considered bundling parts of E3 2021 as “paid access passes”, which may include access to cloud streaming demos or some kind of “extra access.” But the publisher has apparently postponed this part of the plan, and the European Space Agency has expressed its willingness to abandon this proposal during the planning stage.
ESA’s public statement may still provide some leeway for two extremes: “free activities”, some of which take place behind paid virtual velvet ropes. (You know, like many free games released by ESA members.)
Due to the dissolution of E3 in 2020, it is already facing internal turmoil before facing the reality of the pandemic, so exactly how ESA will re-spin the E3 wheel and make all these things organized-especially the physical, movie content promotion in Los Angeles -Still not clear.