When E3 2021 was first introduced, there have been many absentees on the unique exhibitor checklist. Now the checklist of collaborating firms has been up to date to incorporate a complete of 43 builders and publishers, together with most of the most notable omissions from the primary checklist.

Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media have been all confirmed to be collaborating throughout the preliminary announcement. Square Enix then confirmed their participation throughout an interview. The checklist, which has since been faraway from the official E3 web site, now additionally consists of notable builders and publishers like Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Deep Silver, SEGA, and THQ Nordic.

E3 2021 Participating Companies

  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Amazon Game Studios
  • Bad Button Studio
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Capcom USA, Inc.
  • Click Entertainment
  • DvG
  • Deep Silver, Inc.
  • Epic Games Inc.
  • Funcom
  • GTR Simulator
  • GungHo Entertainment Online America
  • Hyperkin, Inc.
  • Kalypso Media Group
  • KontrolFreek
  • LGA Enterprises
  • Limited Run Games
  • NCSoft
  • nDreams
  • Nintendo of America Inc.
  • Oculus from Facebook
  • PureArts
  • RDS Industries Inc.
  • Rebellion
  • SEGA
  • Square Enix, Inc.
  • Take-Two Interactive Software
  • Tastemakers
  • THQ Nordic
  • Ubisoft Entertainment SA
  • UCC Distributing Inc
  • UnnamedVR by Paracosma
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Xbox
  • XSEED Games
  • Xsolla

There are nonetheless some notable absences from that checklist. Sony didn’t take part in E3 2019 and had no intention of collaborating in E3 2020 both earlier than the entire occasion was cancelled anyway, so it’s no shock they’re not on this checklist. EA can also be nonetheless lacking. With rumors circulating that many larger firms might be reserving their larger fundamental reveals for other events outside of E3, it’s doubtless they’ll be getting ready for one more EA Play Live occasion as a substitute.

Strangely, the checklist additionally fails to incorporate Focus Home Interactive regardless of their affirmation they’ll be making an look. They’ll be saying three new titles throughout E3 earlier than happening to point out additional gameplay of those at The Game Awards. Meanwhile, Ubisoft has already promised they are going to maintain their next Ubisoft Forward event as a part of the E3 2021 displays. Square Enix can even be making bulletins about their future lineup previous June. It’s doubtless we’ll discover out about different builders’ and publishers’ plans nearer to the occasion.

[Source: E3 Expo, Business Wire]