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E3 2021 Schedule, Best Way on How to Watch and What to Expect

Written by Ankit Gaba

E3 2021 is taking place soon, so we decided to create a what to expect from Ubisoft, Xbox, Bandai Namco, SEGA, Take-Two Interactive, Nintendo, Square Enix and others.
E3 2021 is really close, and the exhibitor’s list seems crazy; and there will be many events after E3 as well, so we decided to make a full schedule along with our Predictions.
PSA: We are hosting an Indie Games Event after E3 as well
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Schedule of E3 2021:

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Where to Watch these E3 2021 Presentations

Guerilla Collective

You can watch Guerilla Collective via YouTube on their official channel
But the best way to watch this presentation would be Twitch because Twitch does not compress as much as YouTube does on Live Streams
 

Black Voices in Gaming

Black Voices in Gaming will be streamed on the official Guerilla Channel as well and on Twitch too.

Battlefield 6 Reveal

The long-awaited Battlefield 6 Reveal will be broadcasted on Battlefield’s Official Twitch Channel and on their YouTube Channel.

Summer Games Fest

Summer Games Fest can be seen on the YouTube channel of The Game Awards and Twitch.

IGN Expo

IGN Expo will be live-streamed on IGN’s YouTube Channel and IGN’s Offical Twitch Channel

Koch Prime Time

Koch Prime Time will be a part of Summer Games Fest, so it will be streamed on the YouTube channel of The Game Awards and Twitch.

Devolver Digital Showcase

Devolver Digital’s Showcase will be streamed via their YouTube Channel and their Twitch Channel.

Guerilla Collective Day Two

You can watch Guerilla Collective via YouTube on their official channel or Twitch.

Wholesome Direct

Wholesome Direct will be watchable on the YouTube Channel of Wholesome Games. 

Ubisoft Forward

Ubisoft Forward will be available to watch on YouTube and Twitch

Xbox and Bethesda Event

Xbox and Bethesda Event will be on Xbox’s YouTube Channel and their Twitch channel. 

PC Gaming Show and Future Games Show

PC Gaming Show will be watchable via the channel of PC Gamer and their Twitch. It’s the same case with Future Games Show.

Nintendo Direct and Treehouse

Nintendo Direct will be live-streamed on Nintendo’s YouTube Channel and their Twitch Channel same case with their Indie Treehouse Stream.

Steam Next Fest

Valve has not announced a way to watch Steam Next Fest yet
I am pretty sure they will give some information on the Steam Next Fest Page, and we will keep you updated.

EA Play

EA Play will be watchable on the YouTube Channel of EA and Twitch

Square Enix

Watchable on Square Enix’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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What To Expect

 

THQ Nordic and Deep Silver
THQ Nordic Logo

Koch Prime Time will feature games by Deep Silver and THQ Nordic. I think we could be seeing Saints Row 5 at E3 2021 because they have been teasing it for a while
The most unexpected surprise there would be Dead Island 2 at E3 2021, which has been through development hell and many other development issues.
I would expect a Destroy All Humans 2 Remake or Remaster as well because
THQ Nordic was recently teasing that.
I am pretty sure King’s Bounty 2 will be there as well
since the release date was delayed to August.
THQ Nordic currently has more than 133 in development, and their parent company recently acquired even more studios
I wouldn’t be surprised if this event was at least 3 hours long.

I would expect updates on AquaNox: Deep Descent, The Gothic, Knights of Honor 2: Sovereign, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning – Fatesworn, Scarf, Comanche, The Guild 3

We might see Some new SpongeBob game too because the last one was a huge success for them.

I would expect some sort of update on 4A Games’ Next Project, but I wouldn’t really expect Gameplay.

Since it hasn’t been much time since their team started Developing the Next Metro Game. However, you can expect a CGI Trailer though

I’d also expect something by Gearbox since they were acquired by Embracer Group as well.
I think they might be working on a new Desperados game as well because the previous one was a success in terms of both critics and sales.

We could see the continuation of the Darksiders series as well, and I would expect a new Red Faction game too.
I do not think that we might see the Next Time Splitters game because it has probably been in development for some months, but again I could be wrong.

That’s all I am expecting from Koch Prime Time’s Stream. Obviously, they will showcase way more stuff, but I do not have an idea of what they will showcase since they have over 100 Games in development.

Ubisoft
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I think we will definitely see more Far Cry 6 and a release date update on games like Riders Republic, Roller Champions, Tom Clancy Rainbow’s Six: Quarantine (New name is yet to be announced)
An update on Prince of Persia The Sands of Time Remake at Ubisoft’s E3 2021 Presentation.

I also think that we will see Splinter Cell VR and Assassin’s Creed VR at the E3 Presentation. I do not expect many surprises, and I do not think that they will show a new Assassin’s Creed game yet, and Skulls and Bones is going through development hell

So I do not expect an update on it either. However, I do think that they will show something related to Beyond Good and Evil 2 despite the director leaving Ubisoft
I would also love to see their Avatar Game in development and their Star Wars Game. I think those have very high potential.

However, surprises such as a new Splinter Cell or a Rayman or a Trials game are welcome though, but I will be keeping my expectations very low for this presentation,

SEGA

Sega Logo

While SEGA has not confirmed a Press Conference, they are listed as Exhibitors on the E3 2021 Page.
I think that they might showcase some games, including their Super game, which is supposed to be a live service type game.

You can expect tons of remasters, remakes and reboots from SEGA because that’s how their Business Strategy is currently.
I would not be surprised at all if most of the games they showcase just turn out to be old games but in new flesh.

What really would surprise me, though, would be a Jet Set Radio Reboot. Hopefully, it does happen one day though.

E3 2021 might make people’s dreams come true I think that the Sonic Rangers game might be showcased by SEGA at E3 2021 as well.

Nintendo
Super Mario by Nintendo

Nintendo might have the best E3 2021 Presentation because of Nintendo Switch Pro and many games in development already.
What I expect to see at Nintendo’s E3 2021 is Pokemon Legends: Arceus update more stuff related to Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.
I would expect some sort of update on Breath of The Wild 2.
I think the reason we have been waiting for Breath of The Wild 2 could be Nintendo Switch Pro, but I am pretty sure it will be at E3 2021.
What you should definitely not expect to see is Hollow Knight Silksong because it has already been confirmed to not appear at E3 2021.
Hopefully, they showcase some sort of update on Metroid as well and announce a Super Mario Odyssey Sequel
if they do, that 2022 might end up being even better than 2017 for Nintendo.
I want an update on Bayonetta 3 and No More Heroes 3 as well. Their E3 2021 showcase might just end up being one of the best if all of this happens.
I think we might be seeing Persona Ports for Nintendo Switch due to the public demand as well. Tons of people ask for that daily.
We might get many surprises. I really think that we could get a new Mario Kart game soon too.

Xbox and Bethesda
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Xbox and Bethesda will have tons and tons of content to showcase, so I expect this E3 2021 Presentation to be pretty good. I think we might see previously announced games such as Starfield and some surprises like Outer Worlds 2 and a new Banjoo Kazooie game.
I expect Perfect Dark, A New Forza Horizon, Possibly a new Forza Motorsport, Fable, Age of Empires IV, Flight Simulator for Xbox, Halo Infinite, Grounded, Psychonauts 2, As Dusk Falls, Crossfire X, Everwild, Project: Mara, Hellblade 2, State of Decay and hopefully Perfect Dark.
I do not think that we will see The Elder Scrolls 6 for some reason, but hopefully, I turn out to be wrong. Elder Scrolls 6 has the potential to become one of the most hyped games ever already.
I would be surprised if Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop are there since they are timed PlayStation Exclusives. Hopefully, we will see an update on the untitled Indiana Jones game, Wolfenstein 3 and hopefully a new Fallout game.
Microsoft has tons of Marketing Exclusivity, and that includes Elden RIng. We know that an Elden RIng trailer is very close, so I expect to see Elden Ring.
There is a 50/50 chance of Avowed being at E3 2021, so I would keep my expectations low for that.
I would expect something new from Bethesda Austin as well since they have been working on a new game for a while

Take-Two Interactive (Rockstar Games, Private Division and 2K Games)
An Image from GTA V Concept Art by Take Two

We will most likely see updates on titles such as WWE 2K22 and some other sports titles, but I also expect a new Mafia Game to be there along with some new IPs.
I think Private Division will showcase many indie games from developers such as Moon Studios, League of Geeks and Roll7. 
What I definitely do not expect to see at E3 2021 is Grand Theft Auto 6; however, we might see Grand Theft Auto V Enhanced and Expanded Edition, which is scheduled to release later this year.

Square Enix

Update (Already confirmed stuff for Square Enix’s E3 2021 Presentation):

  • The world premiere of a new game from EidosMontréal
  • An exciting update on BABYLON’S FALL
  • Details about Marvel’s Avengers Expansion: Black Panther- War for Wakanda and updates on upcoming in-game events
  • A deep dive on Life is Strange: True Colors™ and a first look at Life is Strange: Remastered Collection

I would love to see another Nier game at Square Enix’s E3 2021 Presentation. Nier Replicant is personally my Game of The Year so far, and I would love to see them give this same treatment to Drakengard or even make a new Nier game.
I expect to see Babylon’s Fall since a Closed Beta recently appeared on the Steam Page.
I think we might see Final Fantasy Origin, which is the rumoured Final Fantasy Game developed by Team Ninja and features Dark Souls Type Combat.
We will definitely see Final Fantasy XVI. I hope that they announce a release date for it too.
Titles that will most likely be there are Life is Strange: True Colours, Just Cause Mobile, Forspoken, Dragon Quest XII, Project Triangle Strategy and Neo: The World Ends With You.
And hopefully, they reveal something from the Balan Team which actually turns out to be good, unlike the mess that Balan Wonderworld sadly turned out to be.

Bandai Namco

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I definitely expect to see more Scarlet Nexus at Bandai Namco’s E3 2021 Presentation (If they have one); I think that we might see some information about Little Nightmares 2 Next-Gen Upgrade as well, and Tales of Arise is definitely going to be there. Hopefully, Elden Ring is at their E3 2021 Presentation as well, which many people have already lost hope for.
Digimon Survive and Idolmaster’s Western Game might be at E3 2021 as well.
The surprises I expect from Bandai Namco is Tekken 8. I think a new Dragon Ball game will be there as well. I still have not tried out Kakarot, but I really want to. For some reason, hopefully, I try it out before a new one gets announced.

What do you expect to be at E3 2021? Please let us know in the comments below.

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