main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Gaming E3 2021 (and Summer Game Fest) - Discussion Thread (Starts June 12th to June 15th)

Discussion in 'Community' started by InterestingLurker, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jun 15, 2011
    If we already have a thread for E3 2021, the mods can take this down or maybe merge this with another one, idk.

    Relevant info here.

    So, we have less than a week till E3 2021 and I'm quite excited, especially for the preliminary announcements that will no doubt come before June 12th. For now, I'm just going to say that if you're all as hyped as I am, then let's enjoy the goings-on of the event and the lead-up to it together. I know not everyone likes E3, but I've enjoyed it consistently.

    Let's hope for a good one, yeah?

    T2Q EDIT- Here's the schedule rundown currently:

    Monday, June 7th
    10am/1pm: Apple WWDC2021

    Wednesday, June 9th
    11am/1pm: EA Battlefield Reveal

    Thursday, June 10th
    11am/2pm: Summer Game Fest's Kickoff Live Event w/ Geoff Keighley and ft. Weezer

    Friday, June 11th
    9am/12pm: Netflix Geeked Week Games Event w/ Geoff Keighley
    12pm/3pm: Koch Primetime

    Saturday, June 12th:
    8am/11am: Guerilla Collective Show
    10am/1pm: E3 Pre-Show w/ Alex Mendez, Jacki Jing & Greg Miller
    11am/2pm: Ubisoft Forward Pre-Show
    12pm/3pm: Ubisoft Forward
    1:30pm/4:30pm: Devolver Digital
    2pm/5pm: Gearbox Showcase (30 min)
    TBD: GamesBeat Session

    Sunday, June 13th:
    8:45am/11:45am: E3 Pre-Show
    9:30am/12:30am: NetEase Show / 24 Entertainment
    10am/1pm: Microsoft & Bethesda Games Showcase (about 90 min)
    12:15pm/3:15pm: Square Enix Presents
    2:30pm/5:30pm: PC Gaming Show (90 min)
    4pm/7pm: Future Games Show
    TBD: Warner Bros Games: Back4Blood

    Monday, June 14th:
    8am/11am: E3 Pre-Show
    2:30pm/5:30pm: Capcom Showcase
    TBD: Take-Two Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel
    TBD: Mythical Games, Freedom Games, Razer, Verizon, Intellivision
    TBD: VENN Session

    Tuesday, June 15th:
    8am/11am: E3 Pre-Show
    9am/12pm: Nintendo Direct (about 40 min)
    9:40am/12:40pm: Nintendo Treehouse Live (about 3 hours)
    TBD: Bandai Namco, GameSpot, Yooreka Games
    TBD: E3 2021 Awards Show

    Post-E3 Events:
    July 6th: Nacon Connect
    July 19th-23rd: GDC2021 Independent Games Festival & Game Developers Choice Awards
    July 22nd: EA Play Live
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 8, 2021
  2. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

    Registered:
    Dec 11, 2000
     
  3. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Why do I get the feeling we're not going to get any elusive Switch Pro announcements?

    :p
     
  4. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

    Registered:
    Oct 29, 2005
    I have a feeling this is going to be a waste of time for PC gamers.
     
  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jan 27, 2000
    FYI, I've added the announced E3 schedule so far, plus some of the pre-E3 (and post-E3) events going on to the opening post.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2021
    InterestingLurker likes this.
  6. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Inb4 “Hello, and welcome to Nintendo Direct. There is no such thing as a new Switch. Please stop asking.”
     
  7. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Feb 9, 2007
    I'm not expecting much from this E3, given how 2020 and '21 have been, and with the next-gen consoles still in short supply, but if they do have some big announcements, I don't mind being surprised (in a good way).

    Though if I were to put money down, I'd say Nintendo will save their big Switch announcement for a later standalone Direct. But meh, what do I know.

    Too bad God of War was already confirmed to be delayed to 2022, but that means the final game should be worth it.
     
  8. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    May 18, 2007
    I wonder if Halo Infinite will look better or worse this year.

    I mean i hope better but uhhh…yeah.
     
  9. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jan 27, 2000
    They delayed a Halo Xbox system launch title an entire year due to the feedback on the look of the game. There's zero chance it doesn't A) look better and, B) is actually a good game. Because, if not, essentially, that will break the systems chances against the PS5 this gen even if the other acquired studios manage to put out some hits in '22 or '23. Not to mention the viability of the Halo franchise as a premiere title moving forward.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2021
  10. Reynar_Tedros

    Reynar_Tedros Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Registered:
    Jul 3, 2006
    “Hi, I’m Eiji Aonuma, here to talk to you about our new The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Amiibo.” *snaps fingers*
     
    Rew and Ramza like this.
  11. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jan 27, 2000
    Me: (Captivated)
     
  12. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 13, 2008
    “Wasn’t that fun? We’re almost out of time, but as a surprise, we’ve got one last announcement for you.”
    *Two minute trailer for how the Skyward Sword Amiibo allows you to have a Master Sword colored putter in Mario Golf.*
     
  13. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    Feb 18, 2014
    I only care about the Microsoft conference.
     
  14. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jan 27, 2000
    Also Me:
    [​IMG]

    (I mean, think about using a Master Sword putter during Speed Golf melees...[face_love])
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2021
  15. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 13, 2008
    No, not the Master Sword, a Master Sword color scheme. :p
     
  16. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Dec 22, 2015
  17. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jan 27, 2000
    [​IMG]
     
  18. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Mar 9, 2003
    For the Square Enix panel, I was going to say that I was looking forward to another trailer for FF7R Intergrade but it releases in 3 days before E3 even starts. With that said, I highly doubt that they'd would have a "brand new" announcement in regards to anything FF7R related as they wouldn't want to overshadow Intergrade's release. Maybe there will be a small feature to show off Intergrade and that will be that for that IP.
     
    Ahsoka's Tano likes this.
  19. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Because of COVID-19 there will NOT be one million troops at this years E3. Wow!!! Woooooow!!!
     
  20. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Oct 28, 2014
    Integrade's upcoming release is inevitable, therefore I doubt there's any reason that SE would feel apprehensive about "overshadowing" it if they had big news.

    I'll never forget the line from GT live back in 2015 when would of the guys said, "how did they keep this a secret?"
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2021
    TiniTinyTony likes this.
  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 13, 2008
    I half-expect a bunch of weird heckling during the Square Enix presentation even though it should be impossible.
     
  22. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Oct 1, 2014
    I really just want some Final Fantasy XVI and Final Fantasy Origin info/trailers. I have a feeling that might get shafted to a Sony event later in the month, and SE's E3 showcase is just going to focus on the Western developers in the studio's house.

    Anything else is gravy. I'm expecting Breath of the Wild 2, with a release date sometime this fall, and also expect absolutely nothing on Starfield.
     
    Charmbracelet likes this.
  23. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    May 18, 2007
    Followed by BotW2 amiibo instantly selling out for the next 2 years despite not even being in production yet.

    I wonder if we’ll get a Gears 6 teaser
     
    Jedi Ben and Rew like this.
  24. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jan 27, 2000
    Some additional times confirmed:

    June 12th:
    2pm/5pm: Gearbox Showcase (30 min)
    June 13th:
    9:30am/12:30am: NetEase Show / 24 Entertainment
    2:30pm/5:30pm: PC Gaming Show (90 min)
    June 14th:
    2:30pm/5:30pm: Capcom Showcase

    Also, WB Games will only be showing Back4Blood as their standalone presentation.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2021
  25. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Apr 20, 2015
    I always love tuning in to E3. I'm not a huge gamer, but I'm always up for convention style nerdy showcases. I enjoyed last year's presentation of events, but found them to mainly devolve into just having a few unknown people playing video games and talking about them. Which is understandable, given the sudden cancellation of the in person event. This year they seem to be offering a full slate of programming, and hopefully we get to a see lot more major titles like we would during a traditional E3.