E3 2021 Awards Show Announced, Includes “Exciting Announcements And Reveals”
The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo has traditionally been home to some of the largest announcements in the gaming industry, but it looks like the convention is planning to dive a bit further for this year’s all-digital proceedings. According to a new press release, The ESA is set to present an E3 2021 Awards Show dedicated to celebrating the most exciting and anticipated titles showcased during the four-day event.
It’s JUNE & we’re moving full steam ahead to #E32021 with lots of fun news this week 🔥 First up, the Official E3 Awards Show will happen on June 15th (final day of our live show) w/ editors from @IGN @GameSpot @pcgamer @GamesRadar voting on winners!
— E3 (@E3) June 1, 2021
Set to premiere on June 15th during the final day of the Expo, a panel of editors from websites IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer, and GamesRadar+ are set to select the big winners of the E3 2021 Awards Show, featuring categories recognizing the “Most Anticipated” game from specific publishers and developers as well as crowning the most exciting overall game of E3 2021. On top of that, the showcase is to have a few surprises of its own, with the ESA teasing multiple “exciting announcements and reveals” planned for the event.
“For this year’s event, we are collaborating with editors at some of the world’s leading video game media outlets to create the Official E3 2021 Awards Show, recognizing the show’s most anticipated games,” ESA President & CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis said in a statement. “The broadcast is going to be packed with exciting announcements and reveals, and celebrating innovative publishers and developers is an ideal way to close E3 2021.”
While not nearly as high-profile, the E3 2021 Awards Show undoubtedly looks to be taking a few cues from The Game Awards, especially as the former also touts its very own “World Premiere” announcements. That being said, E3’s awards ceremony appears to definitively set itself apart, celebrating the pre-release hype generated by a game rather than the critical merit it earns after launch. With this in mind, each show presents its own value without stepping on each other’s toes, so to speak.
While the ESA prepares to celebrate the biggest announcements of E3, many of the actual announcements scheduled for the show are currently anybody’s guess at this point. Adding to the excitement, quite a few companies have hopped aboard the 2021 iteration of the event, and while not everyone has been able to make it, several big publishers have begun securing conferences, including an all-new Xbox-Bethesda joint showcase in light of the former’s recent acquisition of the latter.
E3 2021 takes place from June 12th to June 15th, with the E3 2021 Awards Show happening on the final day.
What do you think? Are you interested in who might come out on top for the E3 2021 Awards Show, or are you just in it for the “exciting announcements and reveals?” Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more event headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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