Lurkit's E3 2021 Overview: Best Games, Biggest Rumors, More
One of the most anticipated gaming events of the year, E3 2021, is just around the corner! As usual, we’re in for a few days of exciting game announcements, reveals, teasers, and much more, with all the big names coming out to show off their latest projects.
There is one difference between this year’s event and the others that have come before it. E3 2021 will be held entirely online, with the Covid-19 Pandemic still causing major problems for mass-scale events around the world.
Despite this, however, there is still a huge buzz for the event from all around the world as hordes of fans eagerly await to hear the latest about all of their favorite games. In fact, between the 2020 event being canceled and the vast majority of other major events either being postponed or held online, it’s safe to say that fans are used to this, companies know how to adapt, and that E3 2021 will be as great as ever.
Most Anticipated Games at E3 2021
With over a dozen of amazing game studios set to appear at E3, we’re in for a treat when it comes to titles and new information. We’ll see the likes of Nintendo, Microsoft, Square Enix, Bandai Namco, and more present some of their upcoming games and plans, some of which will no doubt be absolutely mind-blowing.
Let’s take a look at a few of the most anticipated titles of the event.
Starfield is set to be another huge hit of E3, this time appealing to the fans of Role Playing Games. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios (you know, the guys behind The Elder Scrolls and Fallout) it’s set to be a brand new and unique, space-based role playing experience.
With this being Bethesda’s first original project since forever, RPG fans everywhere are incredibly excited to hear more. After all, the company has already released some of the best games of the last two decades and now they’ve got their hands on another original piece.
Not too much is currently known about the game, but considering who’s at the helm, it’s very possible we might have another RPG phenomenon on our hands with Starfield, and more information about the game cannot come soon enough!
The presence of The Legend of Zelda at E3 isn’t quite confirmed, but with Nintendo attending and the game series being one of the biggest hits ever, fans and experts alike are sure we’re set to see something.
There are two possibilities for Zelda at the event. One is another remaster - Nintendo have been cranking out remasters of some of their earlier work in the Zelda universe and they’ve all been huge hits.
Another possibility is that we’ll finally hear more about Breath of the Wild 2. The sequel to, arguably, one of the best Zelda games ever, Breath of the Wild, was first announced at E3 2019 with an early trailer and has since gone quiet. As such, it’s very likely we’ll hear more about the game, although exactly what it will be is still a mystery.
With a planned release of late 2021, Halo Infinite is one game that we’ll almost certainly see pop up at E3 and it’s one of the most anticipated titles of the entire year, never mind just the event itself.
Halo is an absolute classic in gaming and has been an ever-popular title since its release in the early 2000s. Since then, we’ve seen multiple Halo games be a huge success and fans have been asking for more for years.
The last major release came in the form of Halo 5: Guardians back in 2015. With six years since the last release, Halo and First-Person Shooter fans alike are dying to hear more about Halo Infinite.
Last but not least comes Fable 4, or just Fable, it’s the fourth game in the series, but the devs seem to be dropping the numbers - but that’s not important. What is important is that it seems to be the year of Role Playing Games and this time another ‘old’ series is coming back into the spotlight.
The original Fable was first released in 2005 and instantly became a hit as an action-focused RPG. Since then the main game has seen two sequels, a remaster, and a handful of spinoffs, before remaining dormant since 2014.
However, a brand new version of the game was officially announced in 2020 and old school Fable fans could not be more excited. Unfortunately, all that’s been revealed so far is a few-second trailer and practically no information, so there’s little to go off of. Rumors even state it could come back as an MMO, but no matter what form of Fable we’ll see, it will definitely be one of the highlights of E3.
Another classic game series is set to continue and E3 once again seems to be the staging ground for an exciting new announcement. The Elder Scrolls 6 was first revealed by Bethesda in 2018, announced as a sequel to the ever-popular RPG, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.
Since then, things have been pretty quiet. No new information came in 2019 and Bethesda’s favorite event, E3 2020, was canceled, so we didn’t hear anything last year either. Now with E3 returning with style, there’s a very good shot we’ll hear something about the upcoming RPG set in the Elder Scrolls universe.
Again, it’s hard to know how much we’ll hear about it. Three years have passed since the first reveal, but the games industry tends to move at different paces, so we could have anything from a tiny scrap of information to maybe even an entire reveal.
Biggest E3 2021 Rumors
While a lot of titles are confirmed, or at least very heavily hinted at, for E3 2021, there are always rumors heading into the event and we always see a few surprises that blow us away.
With most of the biggest games companies at E3, we’ll certainly see something special and a few rumors have already been flying around. Here are some of the most interesting one’s:
- Valve and Xbox Collaboration
- New CD Projekt Red Game
- New Guardians of the Galaxy Game
- 2K Games creating an ‘XCOM-esque’ Marvel RTS
- Metroid Prime 4 reveal
- Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl reveal
- NBA 2K20 reveal
- Elden Ring announcement
- Five new Bethesda titles
- More Far Cry 6 information
These are the biggest rumors of E3 2021 so far. They range from some very mysterious leaks, such as a potential new partnership between Valve and Xbox, a new CD Projekt Red Game, and even Bethesda setting up to announce five new titles.
There’s clearly a ton to come at E3, so some of these might even end up coming true, but until the event is live and all the announcements are done, we’ll just have to wait and see what really comes to light.
E3 2021 Schedule, Key Dates, and More
E3 2021 is officially set to take place between June 12 - 15, although a few companies have decided to do things in their own time. Overall, we’ll be in for around a week of non-stop announcements, although, here is the key schedule so far:
June 09June 10June 11June 12June 13June 14June 15Battlefield revealSummer Game Fest Kickoff LiveNetflix Geeked WeekUbisoft ForwardXbox & Bethesda Games ShowcaseCapcomNintendo Direct + Treehouse Live Koch PrimetimeDevolver DirectSquare Enix PresentsTake-Two InteractiveBandai Namco IGN ExpoGearbox EntertainmentPC Gaming ShowFreedom Games The Guerilla CollectiveFuture Games ShowRazer Keynote Warner Bros Games
You'll be able to catch all of these on their relevant channels, with each company providing their own streams alongside E3 providing commentary and some yet to be announced shows on their channel.
You can also follow the event and keep up to data on all the latest trailers, news, and rumors by easily using our listening tool for E3 2021!