When E3 2021 was confirmed to be a digital solely occasion, E3 organizers introduced a listing of builders, publishers and platform holders scheduled to participate. Square Enix wasn’t a type of initially introduced, however in an interview with Nikkei, Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda confirmed they’re planning to be part of E3 2021 and so they’ll have some bulletins to make.
While unconfirmed how they’ll participate, it’ll almost certainly by the writer’s subsequent Square Enix Presents showcase being flown below the E3 2021 banner, permitting them to each help E3 and proceed with their very own impartial digital showcase.
So far for its 2021 lineup, Square Enix has launched Outriders. They will likely be releasing NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… later this week and Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is due out on June 10. However, Matsuda acknowledged that past that, “we’ll make more announcements in the future, including at E3 in June, so please look forward to it.” Despite the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, the workforce has nonetheless continued improvement on its upcoming titles. Matsuda added he hoped the worst of the outbreak can be over this yr, or by 2022 at the newest, and so they’re constructing their lineup based mostly on that assumption.
Also showing at the E3 2021 digital occasion is Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media. The subsequent Ubisoft Forward occasion, scheduled for June 12, is because of be a part of the writer shows for E3 2021. Meanwhile Sony is a notable absentee at the second; seeing as they didn’t take part in E3 2019 and weren’t due to participate within the cancelled 2020 occasion, it’s unlikely they’ll be a later affirmation. Many different publishers and builders are more likely to affirm their plans at a later date, though rumors have been circulating that many larger firms will likely be reserving their larger fundamental reveals for other events outside of E3.
E3 2021 will happen between June 12-15. The occasion will embrace stay press conferences and a 4 day lengthy video stream, however will not be as a consequence of embrace on-demand demos. The latter was beforehand a part of a proposed premium paid E3 experience that was pitched to publishers a number of weeks in the past, however as a consequence of a unfavorable reception to the plans from many individuals, the occasion will now be free for all attendees.