E3 could be abandoning the live show format of an online show this year. But is ESA doing its best to replicate this experience with a portal with virtual stands, conference presentations, online forums and … leaderboards?
In a press release, ESA detailed exactly how this year's E3 online portal and application will work. Naturally, there will be online playbacks instead of the usual bombastic showcases (now include viewer polls and tweet highlights), along with hosted plays and virtual booths for all the games on display (with VODS, ads and more). on each title).
But the portal also wants to capture the social side of E3. And while it can’t be caught in a room full of coffee-infused public relations representatives and exhausted journalists, the E3 online room will feature virtual rooms to hang out. Strangely, there will also be leaderboards to be the most social, with “gamified sample items that can be collected and displayed,
encouraging fans to interact in as many ways as possible. "
You can also customize your own avatar to spend time in these social spaces. Now, I’m not expecting anything as big as a Second Life virtual convention – I imagine this will only be to stand out in the forums and social spaces of the show. But hey, yes Haunted PS1 i Crows Crows Crows can create fake gaming conventions, why not real?
Registration on the online portal is free and will open before the end of the month. Of course, this means that you rely on E3 to keep your data safe, after the organizers of the program filtered the personal information of more than 2,000 attendees in 2019.
Of course, all the big showcases will continue to air on the social channels Twitch, YouTube and E3, as usual. This year's E3 will take place from 12 to 15 June and we have the full calendar of what to expect at this year’s fair.