E3 2021’s Digital Show Will Be Free for All Attendees

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Virtual attendees of this year’s E3 2021 digital show will be able to enjoy all of its content at no cost. This is according to the organizers behind the popular game industry trade event, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), who tweeted a clarification today following rumors of select content being locked behind a paywall. The E3 2021 digital show is expected to comprise keynote sessions, an awards show, and possibly even game demos streamed via NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW platform.

Multiple publishing sources told VGC this month that the event organiser had pitched plans to charge a fee for some of 2021’s planned content, such as on-demand game demos or a ‘premium’ package with extra access. One source suggested that the premium package had been pitched to publishers at $35. However, in a statement issued after the publication of our story, The ESA provided additional comment denying it would charge for E3 content.

Sources: ESA, VGC

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