Summer Game Fest stay present will feature three or four “pretty huge” things


Summer Game Fest is nearly upon us, kicking off with a reside showcase before splintering into a “season” of disparate writer events within the absence of E3. But first that showcase, which is now confirmed to be two hours in size, and featuring no much less than a couple of “fairly huge” issues.

Summer Game Fest gets underway on 8th June, with a stay show consisting of premieres, gameplay demos, and bulletins. That’s just about as far as particulars went in previous teases, however now, in an interview on the Epic Games Store, present host and producer Geoff Keighley has now shared slightly more about what to anticipate from the format.

Alongside its now confirmed two-hour duration, Keighley suggests Summer Game Fest live might be a little extra laidback in comparison with the bombastic Game Awards, providing a “likelihood to talk to the developers and showcase video games and give a little bit extra context around video games”. While the precise line-up nonetheless appears to be in flux, Keighley does say he expects the Summer Game Fest reside present to feature three or 4 issues which are “pretty huge for this viewers.”

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“As I all the time say with these shows, one or two games kind of makes the whole distinction,” he explained. “As the producer, it is challenging as a end result of typically you might have those video games, typically you do not, typically you think you have them they usually drop out or change.”

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Beyond the stay show, individual publishers have began confirming their own events running underneath the Summer Game Fest banner. Xbox, for example, airs its showcase on 11th June, with Bethesda’s Starfield Direct set to run straight after, and Ubisoft takes to the stage on 12th June.

In total, Summer Game Fest will feature links with over 40 “partners” in some capability, together with huge names like PlayStation, Xbox, Capcom, Sega, CD Projekt, Bandai Namco, EA, Epic Games, Netflix, Activision, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros.

Sony, nevertheless, is setting its stall out early, properly earlier than the start of Summer Game Fest, with a one-hour PlayStation Showcase airing this Wednesday, 24th May, from 9pm BST. It’ll focus on PS5 and PSVR2 games from PlayStation Studios, third-party partners, and indie creators.


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