E3 2021 Awards will recognize the show’s most anticipated games of the four day video game event this year. Scheduled for June 15, the last day of the show, journalists from outlets such as GameSpot, IGN and PC Gamer will choose the winners from those showcased at the event.
The Hollywood Reporter had the story this morning, and reported the following remarks from Stanley Pierre-Louis, president and CEO of the Electronic Software Alliance, the governing body of the expo: “We are collaborating with editors at some of the world’s leading video game media outlets [to recognize] the show’s most anticipated games. [It] is going to be packed with exciting announcements and reveals, and celebrating innovative publishers and developers is an ideal way to close E3 2021.”
The abovementioned panel will be charged with selecting the “Most Anticipated” game of E3 2021, as well as recognizing “Most Anticipated” titles from each participating publisher and developer. Those confirmed to participate at this year’s event include Nintendo, Xbox, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Sega, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive and Warner Bros. Games. Indie developers Burgos Games, Dreamteck, Ghost Street Games, Hooded Horse, The Sixth Hammer and New Blood Interactive will also be participating.
As previously reported, Microsoft has announced an Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase to air as part of the pre-E3 ceremonies on June 13. The showcase will be the first time the two companies will present together since the former’s acquisition of the latter.
In lieu of a physical event at their usual place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this year’s E3 will be an all-virtual / digital event hosted by Greg Miller of Kinda Funny, host and presenter Jacki Jing and esports commentator Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez. In addition to the E3 2021 Awards, there will be developer interviews, game reveals, panels and of course press conferences from participating publishers.