Geoff Keighley today announced the Summer Game Fest, four months of all-digital celebration that highlights video games.
E3 2020 is out the window, but the world moves forward. As we adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, finding a way to bring all of us, as gamers, together is heavily important. That’s what Summer Game Fest is all about. Designed to be an all-digital consumer celebration, Summer Game Fest aims to deliver news, in-game events, and free playable content for fans.
Summer Game Fest runs May-August 2020 with the majority of the industries largest publishers participating, including:
- 2K Games
- Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Bethesda Softworks
- Blizzard Entertainment
- CD Projekt Red
- Digital Extremes
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Square Enix
- Private Division
- Riot Games
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
During the months long event, platform holders intend on offering fans access to playable, limited time demonstrations and trials of certain game content. No word on what that could be, but we might get out first details next week. On May 7, Microsoft will host an episode of Inside Xbox where we’ll get more details on Xbox Series X, and their plans for Summer Game Fest. In addition, Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition runs June 9-14.
“In these uncertain and challenging times, it’s more important than ever that video games serve as a common and virtual connection point between us all,” said Geoff Keighley, curator, Summer Game Fest. “SGF is an organizing principle that promises fans a whole season of video game news and other surprises from the comfort of home.”
Be sure to check back May-August for all the news coming out of Summer Game Fest.