The summer of video games really begins this Thursday evening at 8 p.m. with the Summer Game Fest online conference. Once again, the event should be an opportunity to stock up on new features and learn a little more about the most anticipated games of the moment.
It should have been a great year for video games and for new consoles, but many blockbusters have already been postponed to 2023, like Starfieldthe next major game from Bethesda, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or God of War Ragnarok.
So it’s time to fill up on promises for the end of the year and, for that, the Summer Game Fest organized by Geoff Keighley is the perfect time. Since the 2020 pandemic and the creation of the event to provide an additional showcase for the industry, the event has become a must for both fans and professionals in the sector. For several weeks, the latter therefore placed their conference under the Summer Game Fest flag, from Xbox to Devolver, via Capcom and even Netflix.
What is Summer Game Fest?
Organized by Geoff Keighley, the creator of the Game Awards and Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, the Summer Game Fest brings together the main players in the video game industry, publishers and manufacturers, who organize their online conference under the same banner, at a time of year that used to be E3. While waiting for the return of the famous fair which should be reborn in 2023, the Summer Game Fest is holding its 3rd edition, without competition for the moment and with the main players at its side, with the exception of Sony which held its State of Play the Last week. EA Play Live, now postponed to July 22, closes the video game window.
Tomorrow,is live with world premiere new looks at:
🔵 Call of Duty:
🔵 MARVEL’s Midnight Suns
🔵 The Callisto Protocol
🔵Street Fighter 6
🔵 Gotham Knights
🔵 And New Game Announcements
Live at 11a PT/2p ET/6p GMT at https://t.co/gO9QVWnsZd
— Summer Game Fest – Today (@summergamefest)
Beyond simple online conferences, the event also broadcasts a symphony concert dedicated to Sonic (June 23) and part of Netflix Geeked Week devoted to video games carried by the streaming service.
Among the most anticipated events, we note in particular the conference organized by Xbox and Bethesda, the always barred Devolver which will follow just after the Days of the Devs which are an opportunity to discover the gameplay of highly anticipated independent games (and in particular Planet of Lana This year). The meeting is also celebrating its 10th anniversary, carried by iam8bit or Double Fine, the studio behind Psychonauts 2.
Devolver does not always have major games to present, but the totally offbeat tone of all its conferences is already worth the detour (even if sometimes good taste is not there…). Capcom has already planned a big raout to talk about the next Resident Evil 8variations in augmented reality or also street fighter 6.
But it’s Geoff Keighley’s Kickoff Live this Thursday that will set the tone.
The conference schedule
- June 9:
- 8 p.m. – Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live
- 11 p.m. – Days of the devs
- June 10:
- 0h – Devolver Digital Marketing Countdown to Marketing.
- 7 p.m. – Netflix Games / Geeked Week conference
- 9 p.m. – Tribeca Games Spotlight
- June 12:
- 7 p.m. – Xbox Bethesda Showcase
- 9:30 p.m. – PC Gaming Show
- June 13:
- June 14:
- 7 p.m. – Xbox Showcase Extended
- 21st of June :
- 6 p.m. – MultiVersus Pro Player Showcase
- 22nd of July :
Other traditional June events such as the Guerrilla Collective (June 11 at 5 p.m.) and Wholesome Direct (and all its benevolent games! – June 11 at 6:30 p.m.) are not placed under the aegis of the Summer Game Fest, but are going well at the same time.
How to watch Kickoff Live?
The Summer Game Fest opening night kicks off at 8 p.m. PT and will be streamed on the event’s YouTube, Twitch, and Steam channels. The other conferences will also be broadcast on the YouTube channel afterwards.
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What to expect from the opening night?
The official account has already teased some announcements to expect this Thursday evening. We should know more about the next one Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2on street fighter 6 unveiled during the State of Play which will notably reveal its characters and its gameplay.
Xbox exclusive at launch, Cuphead returns in a new adventure The Delicious Last Course. Two big releases are expected for new images: Midnight Suns and all his Marvel heroes, as well as Gotham Knights and his string of Batman successors. The strange The Callisto Protocolseen at PlayStation, is also in the game, while Geoff Keighley announced an update on One Piece Odyssey.
We gonna have some fun
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley)
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