Today the ESA announced official details for the digital distribution of the E3 2021’s content via a dedicated portal and mobile app.
They will play host to “virtual booths” for developers and publishers and will be available starting on June 7 for a “media week” reserved to media outlets, and then to the general audience starting on June 12, which will be the first day of broadcasts.
Stanley Pierre-Louis, president and CEO of the ESA accompanied the announcement with a statement:
“From the moment we decided to host E3 virtually, we’ve been focused on providing an interactive experience for fans around the globe that goes beyond the typical livestream.
The result is a bespoke online portal and app that will allow fans, media and industry professionals to have an E3 experience designed to run parallel to the four-day broadcast, laying the foundation for interactive E3 elements to continue beyond this year’s all-virtual show.”
Registration for access to the portal and app will be available for free before the end of May.
Below you can read what to expect from the online portal on June 12 and onward.
- Exhibitor Booths – Featuring special events, VOD content and articles, exhibitor booths will act as hubs within the portal for key announcements and game information tied to each exhibitor
- Lounges – Online gathering spots for all E3 attendees
- Forums – Special boards for focused online discussion and sharing among attendees
- Leaderboards – Gamified show elements that can be collected and displayed, encouraging fans to interact in as many ways as possible
- Profile Creation – All attendees can create their own unique profiles within the portal and app, which can be customized
It’s worth reminding that E3 2021 will be an all-digital event running between June 12 and June 15.