image copyrightNintendoimage captionNintendo showed a trailer for the sequel of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3 PlayStation 4’s full reveal, the first glimpse of Halo 2 and Keanu Reeves stealing the hearts of gamers – some of the moments that have made E3 a special event for the games industry over the years.
By Steffan PowellNewsbeat gaming reporter Published8 hours agoSharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingRelated Topics It’s where publishers, developers, media and fans meet, have a party, and get excited about the future.
Much of that is still true for the 2021 version of the world’s most influential gaming event but the coronavirus pandemic is casting a lengthy shadow over proceedings. First things first – this year is a digital only event.
Gone are the elaborate physical displays at the Los Angeles Convention Centre that used to delight fans and influencers and take over social media feeds. image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionDon’t look up Gone too is the chance for people to physically get their hands on games months before they’re finally released.
Thanks to coronavirus we’ll have four days of live streams, press conferences and interactive events to look forward to. This year many of the industries big hitters are taking part, from Microsoft and Nintendo to publishers Ubi-Soft and Square Enix. After completely missing out last year fans can once again expect an event with new game announcements, more details on the titles we already know are coming and possibly a surprise or two along the way.
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