It is secure to say 2020 was an fascinating time for the online game business and the remainder of the world. E3, GDC, and different occasions have been canceled as publishers and builders alike held all kinds of various occasions, large and small.
Now we’re in 2021 and never a lot has modified. Video games areat a fast tempo and however that does not imply there is not loads to look ahead to. As such, we have put collectively a listing of all the main gaming occasions that happen in 2021 — or have already taken place. This contains all digital occasions in addition to in-person occasions which will or could not happen.
Nintendo Direct – February 17
Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct showcase, revealing video games like and Splatoon 3.
BlizzConline – February 19 – 20
With no BlizzCon occasion in 2020, Blizzard Leisure as an alternative held a BlizzConline occasion on February 19, revealingand giving updates on video games like and .
PlayStation State of Play – February 25
Sony held a PlayStation, giving a brand new take a look at video games like Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Deathloop and revealing the improve for Ultimate Fantasy 7 Remake.
GDC 2021 Showcase – March 15-19
GDC 2021 is beinginto a few completely different elements, with a showcase coming from March 15-19 that’ll be free for all to entry. It will function talks from professionals in a number of areas of the business.
E3 2021 – June
The ESA is at present planning some form of. It is at present unclear what main publishers (if any) might be concerned. We do not have a precise date however this may virtually actually happen in June, when E3 has traditionally been held.
Steam Subsequent Fest – June 16-22
The Steam Sport Pageant has rebranded to, which Valve says is to emphasise the concentrate on upcoming video games. The corporate introduced it’s going to happen this yr on June 16-22.
GDC 2021 – July 19-23
The second a part of GDC 2021 would be the conventional weeklong occasion held from July 19-23. This will even be when the Impartial Video games Pageant and Sport Builders Selection Awards might be held. The latter awards might be streamed on-line.
Summer time Sport Fest – Summer time
Summer time Sport Fest is returning for 2021! Host Geoff Keighley has confirmed that whereas this assortment of occasions might be again, it will not be the sprawling three-month affair we had final yr and can as an alternative be contained to a single month.
The worldwide pandemic modified how occasions basically have been held in 2020 and people results are nonetheless being felt as we speak. So much is within the air and loads will doubtless altering within the months forward, so we’ll be protecting this up to date with the newest on main gaming occasions.
Up to date March 24, 2021: Added Steam Subsequent Fest to the checklist.