E3 App, Portal Detailed Ahead of Event
E3 2021's online-only event will feature both an online portal and an app that will serve as the hub for the event, the ESA announced Thursday.
The portal and app will open to the public when the event kicks off June 12, but registration will begin later this month.
"From the moment we decided to host E3 virtually, we’ve been focused on providing an interactive experience for fans around the globe that goes beyond the typical livestream," said Stanley Pierre-Louis, President & CEO of the ESA.
"The result is a bespoke online portal and app that will allow fans, media, and industry professionals to have an E3 experience designed to run parallel to the four-day broadcast, laying the foundation for interactive E3 elements to continue beyond this year’s all-virtual show."
The ESA says the app and portal will include the main E3 broadcast and give users access to virtual booths hosted by exhibitors, lounges in which to gather, forums for discussing the event, customizable profiles, and a leaderboard system that will track engagement.
E3 2021 is currently slated to include appearances from Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Ubisoft, Take-Two, Bandai Namco, and more.