Over the weekend it was announced that Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest was making a return this year. For many people, last year’s event felt like E3’s replacement show. And over the last year or so – there have been many rumours about what would be happening with E3 in the future, ranging from some people saying that E3 may be cancelled for good to others that said it would be returning as an online event but only behind a paywall. Well, as announced yesterday we now know that neither of those is true. E3 is returning this year and it will be a free, all-virtual event held between the 12th and 15th of June.
This is great news for us South Africans because now, as long as you have a decent internet connection, the whole event will be a lot more accessible. You can sign up for more info on the E3 website, and in other good news the website also reveals that “Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games and Koch Media” are all confirmed partners for the event. The E3 event has taken quite a lot of flak in recent years, and it will be interesting to see how the event shapes up this year going all digital and I for one can’t wait to tune in.