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E3 returns as digital event in June, Sony missing from line-up

E3 will officially return in June this year as a free digital event.
E3 returns as digital event in June, Sony missing from line-up
E3 will return as a digital event on 12-15th June, although there’s some notable omissions from the line-up so far.

The gaming showcase typically staged in Los Angeles was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many developers instead staging their own online presentations throughout the year. 

E3 returns this year however in the form of a digital event, comprised of live press conferences and a four-day long video stream of the latest games.

Companies confirmed to be involved are Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Koch Media and Warner Bros. Games. The most notable omissions are EA and Sony, with the latter having skipped E3 for the past two years.

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PlayStation won't be attending the show, it seems (Picture: Sony) 

While they could be confirmed to participate down the line, Sony has generally drifted into staging their own events over recent years, mostly through State of Play presentations. 

Interestingly, this year’s E3 will have competition from Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest in June, which will also feature new game reveals from developers. 

It’s expected E3 will return as an in-person event next year.