E3 2021 is definitely launched. Thursday evening was held the opening ceremony, during which the announcements multiplied. For better and for worse.
Thursday, June 10, 8 p.m. sharp, French time, Geoff Keighley launched the 2021 edition of E3 with an opening ceremony integrated into the Summer Game Fest (which will keep players spellbound in the weeks to come). For a little less than two hours, we were able to discover new video games. There have been some shattering revelations, others much less.
The high point of the conference was of course the return to the foreground ofElden Ring, next title from FromSoftware. But before the trailer for him aired, there were some highlights and … awkward moments. We recap.
The highlights of the E3 2021 opening ceremony
Deja vu moment
Hideo Kojima is a great friend of Geoff Keighley. During the opening ceremony, the Japanese developer came to tell how the coronavirus pandemic had changed the way he sees things in his way of creating. He implied that his future game will be more ” fun “(Which was really not Death Stranding). This will not prevent him from releasing a version Director’s Cut of his FedEx delivery man simulation. PS5 owners will soon be able to find out how difficult it can be to deliver packages.
Moment « stars »
Geoff Keighley knows better than anyone that a ceremony is nothing without a few stars to make it shine. First there was Jeff Goldblum, who presented Jurassic World Evolution 2 (a dinosaur park management game). Next we saw Ryan Reynolds play a joke (” Sorry I’m not here to talk about Elden Ring ») And show his next film (Free Guy).
The trailer for the video game baptized Planet of Lana is self-sufficient with this artistic direction described as completely hand painted and this little black bouboule that we want to hug our arms.
In video game conferences, there’s always this footage that shows us people pretending to be having fun. The Summer Game Fest was no exception: for a few minutes, we saw pseudo stars making us believe that video games Dark Alliance could offer great moments of fun. We mostly saw them doing anything and laughing almost nervously.
In another register, we heard Geoff Keighley say that he was impatient with the idea of playing the MMORPG developed under the aegis of Amazon (partner of the Summer Game Fest). To others.
Do you remember when Ubisoft tried to make us believe that Far Cry 6 had nothing political, despite an assumed resemblance to Cuba? Well the actor Giancarlo Esposito, who lends his features to the villain, proudly confessed that he was inspired by Fidel Castro for his role. Treachery has a name.
Among the musical interludes thought to breathe the audience between two shattering announcements (or not), we were treated to a little piece by Weezer. You know, this band that sang that over 20 years ago:
It was around 9:40 p.m. when the spectators finally found the perfect excuse to jump out of their seats. At the end of boredom, Elden Ring came out of almost two years of silence to make us dream with a gameplay trailer. There’s even a launch date to tick in our agenda: the action RPG developed by FromSoftware in collaboration with George RR Martin will normally be available on January 21, 2022.
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