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Online opening of the world's largest traditional exhibition dedicated to video games

Online opening of the world’s largest traditional exhibition dedicated to video games

Video game players (illustration). – Dear / Oberhaeuser

It is the great return of the largest video game show in the world. But, the health crisis forces, it is online that E3 kicked off on Saturday, revealing footage from Ubisoft’s upcoming Avatar game. Electronic Entertainment Expo, which typically turns the Los Angeles Convention Center into a virtual paradise for gaming fans, was canceled in 2020 due to the spread of the
COVID-19.

During the pandemic ” video game it entertained us and brought us together, ”said Stanley Pierre-Louis, CEO of the group that has organized the show since 1995, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). “Video games have helped us to move forward,” he insisted during a presentation to kick off the event. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti promised in a short video that the 2022 edition of E3 will take place in person.

Ubisoft associated with Disney

This year’s edition, which takes place between June 12 and 15, will be marked by a series of presentations by the main players in the sector. Broadcast on E3’s YouTube and Twitch channels, as well as on their Facebook page and Twitter account, these companies will reveal release dates, announce projects, and stream exclusive videos.

First to make a presentation, prerecorded, the French company Ubisoft revealed the first images of a new adventure game based on James Cameron’s blue character sci-fi movie, Avatar. “It’s a glimpse of the incredible journey that awaits you in one of the most beautiful places but also one of the most dangerous,” commented Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. Baptized Avatar: Pandora’s Borders And developed in partnership with Disney, the game will be available in 2022.

A new version of the Switch?

The group introduced some other new features, such as a new downloadable expansion of the game. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Siege of parisas well as new options for games Far away Y Rainbow six. Ubisoft has also announced for 2022 a new game that combines Mario and Rabbids, for the Nintendo Switch console.

Observers await a presentation this Sunday by Xbox(Microsoft) in partnership for the first time with Bethesda, recently acquired by the American giant. Present at the fair for the first time, the mobile operator Verizon will discuss the issue of 5G and its influence on the future of video games on Monday. On Tuesday, Nintendo could present details of new games for its Switch console, or even a new version of its flagship.

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