The Summer Game Fest will feature more than a dozen world premieres and dozens of game organizations when it debuts on June 10.
Geoff Keighley will kick off the summer season of game reveals with an all-digital, free of charge international fan festival with more than 30 game publishers, developers, and platforms. The Summer Game Fest must whet the appetite of fans as they prepare for an all-digital Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) occasion from June 12 to June 15.
This year, lots of of the game organizations will concentrate their announcements and teases for games in a system that will last a small more than an hour, Keighley, creator of The Game Awards, mentioned in an interview with GamesBeat.
The fest will consist of original programming, musical entertainment, publisher livestreams, and the Day of the Devs indie games showcase curated by iam8bit and Double Fine Productions.
A extended list
The fest will consist of (in alphabetical order): 2K, Activision, Amazon Games, Annapurna Interactive, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Battlestate Games, Blizzard Entertainment, CAPCOM, Devolver
Digital, Dotemu, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Finji, Frontier, Gearbox Publishing, Hi-Rez Studios, Inner Sloth, Koch Media, Mediatonic, MiHoYo, PlayStation, Psyonix, Raw Fury, Riot Games, Saber Interactive, SEGA, Steam, SQUARE ENIX, Tribeca Festival, Tencent Games, Warner Bros. Games, Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, and Xbox.
Summer Game Fest will blast off with Kick Off Live!, a world premiere showcase streaming globally on June 10 at 11 am Pacific time in a show hosted by Keighley.
Kick Off Live! will consist of a live overall performance by Weezer, who will debut a brand new, stream protected game soundtrack song that can be freely streamed on Twitch, YouTube and anyplace else
with out getting blocked or losing monetization, in an work to assistance do away with the challenges creators generally encounter with well known music.
Day of the Devs will take spot in the course of the broadcast. Tim Schafer, the founder of Double Fine and cofounder of Day of the Devs, mentioned the group is choosing the most effective games from hundreds of submissions from about the world.
As portion of Summer Game Fest, pick publishers will straight update fans with free of charge livestreamed events, which will be indexed and readily available to watch on summergamefest.com. Starting today,
fans can take a look at summergamefest.com for a continually updated calendar of events as they are announced by publishers.
Keighley mentioned he decided to do the fest once more following speaking with publishers, some of whom didn’t have adequate titles to carry an occasion of their personal.
“This is the best approach with a showcase across all the companies,” Keighley mentioned. “We are trying to condense a lot into one big day.”
Summer Game Fest’s original programming, such as Kickoff Live, will be distributed across all key streaming platforms, such as Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube, and more international
outlets. It will also be readily available for co-streaming by creators about the world. Amazon’s Prime Gaming will serve as a sponsor of Summer Game Fest.
“There will be publisher events that will be coming in the days after that as well,” he mentioned. “It will be a pretty eclectic bunch of stuff across the industry. Some of the most anticipated titles will be in there, and hopefully smaller games as well.”
Not portion of E3
Keighley noted that the Summer Game Fest is not affiliated with E3, which is also preparing many days of gaming events in its very first-ever digital broadcast occasion. E3 was canceled last year since of the pandemic, and it led to what GamesBeat Jeff Grubb calls the Summer Game Mess, which is not to be confused with the Summer Game Fest.
Keighley warned that fans must not get also excited, as it is accurate that the pandemic has delayed some games and pushed back some announcements of large titles.
Sadly, Nintendo is not on the list of game organizations attending the Summer Game Fest. But it is going to be at E3. Keighley mentioned the kick-off occasion will not be the only Summer Game Fest occasion, as more announcements may well come later.
“Some of the most anticipated titles will be in there,” Keighley mentioned. “We will promote things coming later like Ubisoft’s Forward event. We can bridge the gap.”
He mentioned more particulars and more partners will be announced more than time. Keighley will also host Opening Night Live at Gamescom, the large European digital occasion coming at the finish of August, and he’ll host The Game Awards once more in December.