Summer Game Fest: How to Watch and What to Expect
Summer Game Fest will be the venue for many showcases and revelations, as E3 will not be held this year (though a return is planned for 2023). Unlike other noteworthy events like Nintendo Directs and PlayStation’s State of Plays, the Summer Game Fest, based on what’s currently on the agenda, lasts roughly two weeks. It all starts today, June 9th, so if you want to keep up with all the announcements, here’s how you can (hopefully) do so without missing too much.
When Is Summer Game Fest and How to Watch
Summer Game Fest kicks tomorrow at 11 a.m. PDT on June 9th, with a live opening hosted by organizer Geoff Keighley. Keighley and guests will be delivering news about various games, including new reveals and titles that have already been revealed, at the opening of the Summer Game Fest event.
The event on June 9th is only the beginning of the Summer Game Fest planned. In addition, the Devolver Digital event will be placed on June 9th at 3 p.m. PDT. On June 10th, Netflix’s Geeked Weekday for gaming will be part of the festivities, as will Tribeca Games Spotlight. Following that, there will be further events such as the Xbox and Bethesda showcases, the PC Gaming Show, the Capcom Showcase, and smaller game-specific showcases. Make sure to check out the entire schedule here to stay up to date on all of the events as they’re announced.
While all of the aforementioned events are related to various firms, you don’t need to check all of their respective channels to stay up to date on the latest news. The most convenient way to watch is on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter, to name a few.
What to Expect From the Summer Game Fest
As you might expect given the number of activities already announced for Summer Game Fest, people’s wishlists for what they want to see are long. We already knew that The Callisto Protocol would be included, as well as gameplay from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Gotham Knights will also be included, according to Warner Bros. On the main Summer Game Fest web page, where the schedule is linked, you’ll find a list of participants who are currently known to be attending. These include 2K and Bloober Team, as well as Netflix and Niantic, so if there’s a game you’ve been eyeing, check the lineup to see if its designers will be there.