With the E3 not happening this year, the gaming industry had to come up with their own events to launch their latest games and other big releases.
Game publishers, developers, and even the hardware and accessory manufacturers are forced to create their own E3 2020 replacement as the global pandemic still at a high as we enter the second quarter of the year.
Before COVID-19, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was dubbed as a historic big trading haven that showcased and advertised any game-related products and tech updates. It used to be attended by big names in the gaming industry.
For the first time in 20 years since E3’s conception, no grand trading event will happen this June, not even a digital alternative.
Here are the E3 2020 replacement schedules that are laid out in the months to come, starting with Media Indie Exchange’s team up this June.
Digital events happening in June
Media Indie Exchange and Kinda Funny Games have reportedly teamed up with more than twenty game companies, including Humble Bundle—who just rebranded its game publishing team—to launch the Guerrilla Collective. The event will be live streaming on Twitch this June 6 until June 8.
A collective of amazing game studios and publishers have come together to create a digital multi-day press conference from June 6th-8th. Teams will share new games, debut trailers while celebrating the gaming culture. More info: https://t.co/Gja0ka2oxN #guerrillacollective pic.twitter.com/yoYDrsJfYC
— Guerrilla Collective (@GuerrillaCollec) May 11, 2020
The Online digital games festival will start at 10 a.m. PT or 7 p.m. CET each day. The event is also in collaboration with the PC Gaming Show and the Future Games Show, with the two airing at 12 p.m. PT and 2:30 p.m. PT. on June 6, respectively.
On June 9 to 14, Valve will be bringing back its Steam Game Festival Summer Edition. During the event, the organizers are going to offer “short playable experiences” from its upcoming games, and showcase time-limited demos as well.
Electronic Arts is set to launch its annual EA Play event this June 11, making it a big digital ever. Gamespot notes that the event will highlight EA’s upcoming releases such as Madden NFL 21, FIFA 21, and NHL 21.
On the same day as EA, CD Projekt Red is said to launch a live stream for its upcoming release of Cyberpunk 2077. Square Enix will be doing the same with it Marvel’s Avengers on June 24.
Meanwhile, the Day of the Devs event will have its first digital event installment on June 22, and another on July 20.
The next day, June 23, New Game Plus Expo will feature mostly Japanese game devs and publishers on Twitch. Big names such as Sega and Arc System Works are expected to appear.
Lastly, BitSummit Gaiden will be the event to wrap up the month, as it is penned on June 27 to 28, which will happen in Kyoto, Japan.
E3 2020 replacement July schedule
This July, three big events are set to happen. As many game enthusiasts know, Microsoft has announced its monthly plan to hold the XBOX 20/20, which will kick start in July, as it showcases its Xbox Series X titles.
Meanwhile, the EVO Online will happen in the course of five weekends, starting July 4 until August 2. The anticipated highlights for this event is news from Capcom and Bandai Namco.
So far, for August, the confirmed E3 2020 replacement event is Germany’s Gamescom, which is penned on the 27th.
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