Without E3 this year, the stage is set for the Summer Game Fest and its subsidiary shows to steal the limelight, bringing to us the annual gaming bonanza.
With a multitude of presentations happening across different platforms, we understand it might be challenging to keep up. We’re here to simplify that task. Here’s your essential guide to the schedule of this summer’s gaming extravaganza.
Guerrilla Collective: A Platform for Indies
The Guerrilla Collective showcase will kick start on Wednesday, June 7, at 12 PM Eastern / 9 AM Pacific. Even though this indie-focused stream may not boast blockbusters, it is likely to introduce some interesting smaller games to pique your interest.
Summer Game Fest: The Main Event
Geoff Keighley’s grand show is set to begin on Thursday, June 8, at 3 PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific. This is the platform where most of the significant announcements are expected. You’ll likely get a sneak peek into the upcoming offerings from almost all the major gaming companies, despite Xbox having a separate showcase later in the week.
Day of the Devs: An Indie Special
The Day of the Devs show will follow the Summer Game Fest showcase, beginning on Thursday, June 8, at 5 PM Eastern / 3 PM Pacific. This presentation, curated by iam8bit and Double Fine, is focused on upcoming indie games.
Devolver Digital: A Touch of Humor
Devolver Digital returns with its uniquely quirky showcase on Thursday, June 8, at 6 PM Eastern / 3 PM Pacific. This presentation typically showcases upcoming games from Devolver, interspersed with skits and light-hearted segments, providing a refreshing change from the serious tone of other presentations.
Access-Ability Summer Showcase: Inclusive Gaming
The Access-Ability Summer Showcase, scheduled to start on Friday, June 9, at 11 AM Eastern / 8 AM Pacific, is a new addition to the lineup. This showcase emphasizes games that offer accessibility options for gamers with disabilities and games crafted by disabled developers.
Tribeca Games Spotlight: Gaming Meets Film Festival
On Friday, June 9, the Tribeca Games Spotlight will return at 3 PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific. This showcase will feature exclusive gameplay footage and interviews from the games selected for the annual Tribeca festival.
- Where to watch: YouTube
Future of Play: Spotlight on Smaller Games
The Future of Play, a showcase hosted by VTubers that spotlights smaller games, will be aired on Saturday, June 10, at 11 AM Eastern / 8 AM Pacific.
Wholesome Direct: A Cozy Gaming Experience
Wholesome Direct makes a comeback on Saturday, June 10, at 12 PM Eastern / 9 AM Pacific. This showcase emphasizes cozy games crafted by diverse developers, so prepare yourself for charming art styles, farming games, and some queer themes in the mix.
Future Games Show Summer Showcase: A Mix of Big and Small
On Saturday, June 10, at 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific, the Future Games Show returns. The show will feature a mix of big and small games and will be hosted by actors Laura Bailey and Yuri Lowenthal.
OTK Games Expo: Spotlight on Upcoming Games
The OTK Games Expo will follow the Future Games Show on Saturday, June 10, at 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific, featuring OTK creators spotlighting upcoming games.
- Where to watch: Twitch
Xbox Games Showcase / Starfield Direct: Big Players Show
One of the heavy hitters, the Xbox Games Showcase, will start on Sunday, June 11, at 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific. This showcase is expected to reveal Microsoft’s first-party offerings and some third-party games coming to Xbox consoles. This will be followed by a Bethesda presentation dedicated solely to Starfield, its much-anticipated space RPG.
PC Gaming Show: A PC Builder’s Paradise
On Sunday, June 11, the PC Gaming Show will kick off its two-hour showcase at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific. The show will announce 15 “new” games and might even indulge in some hardware discussions for the PC enthusiasts amongst us.
Ubisoft Forward: Ubisoft’s Grand Stand
The Ubisoft Forward stream is set to premiere on Monday, June 12, at 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific. Keep an eye out for games like Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, to name a few.
Capcom Showcase: A Glimpse of Capcom’s Upcoming Ventures
Capcom will host its presentation on Monday, June 12, at 6 PM Eastern / 3 PM Pacific. The showcase, lasting about 36 minutes, will give us a sneak peek at upcoming games and updates from the company.
Xbox Games Showcase Extended: For The Xbox Enthusiasts
If you can’t get enough of Xbox, Microsoft is holding an extended showcase on Tuesday, June 13, at 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific. This presentation will feature interviews that delve deeper into the games shown during the Sunday, June 11 show.
And that’s your complete guide to every Summer Game Fest-related event announced so far. Stay tuned as we update this list with any new announcements!