After last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic, E3 2021 came back with a bang. From June 12-15, the biggest names in gaming gathered virtually to showcase their latest projects and future plans. Here are the biggest announcements and reveals from the gaming industry’s biggest event of the year.
Xbox and Bethesda:
Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda had a joint conference for the first time after Microsoft purchased Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax in 2020. The conference brought several exciting announcements, including Starfield, a new space exploration game from Bethesda Game Studios, and Forza Horizon 5, set in Mexico and featuring stunning new graphics.
Ubisoft showcased a variety of games, including the highly anticipated Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Extraction. They also revealed a new game, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, based on the popular James Cameron film.
Nintendo’s presentation focused on their upcoming games, including the long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, titled Breath of the Wild 2. The company also announced a new Metroid game and a remastered version of the classic N64 game, Mario Party Superstars.
Other notable announcements included the reveal of the Guardians of the Galaxy game from Square Enix, the first-ever trailer for Elden Ring, a new game from FromSoftware, and the return of the beloved classic game, Diablo II, in a remastered version.
Overall, E3 2021 was a thrilling event for gamers around the world, and these announcements and reveals give us much to look forward to in the coming years.