IGN to Host Summer of Gaming Event


As major gaming conferences have been canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, gamers have been desperate for news about game releases, systems, and more. In a move that will surely excite this group, IGN has announced they will be producing a digital gaming event.

Called Summer of Gaming, the event will be basically what E3 would have been – a conference where developers and partners can announce and reveal games, consoles, specs, and more. IGN has already confirmed partnerships with “2K, Square Enix, SEGA, Bandai Namco, Amazon, Google Stadia, Twitter, Devolver Digital, THQ Nordic, and more” for the event. Additionally, viewers will be able to access the events, conferences, and programming via any of IGN’s platforms.

According to Peer Schneider, Chief Content and Product Officer IGN, the Summer of Gaming is an important event given that next generation consoles are set to release at the end of the year: “our online event will be a key moment for publishers and developers to connect with the audience worldwide.”

It is important to note that several major publishers, including Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, have yet to confirm their participation in the Summer of Gaming event. It is possible that these three have their own events or Directs separately not tied to the event, but still virtual. Even if not directly part of the event, IGN will likely still have commentary on any digital announcements.

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  1. Scott Devine

    April 8, 2020 at 3:03 am

    Here is my hopes and expectations for IGN Summer of Gaming event.

    1. A Mighty Morphin Power Rangers game with the retelling of three seasons.
    2. A new Sonic game for the PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch with the adventure style, current voice actors and new characters like Speedy the Hedgehog (Sonic and Amy’s future grandson), Sakura the Hedgehog (Speedy’s younger sister), Punches the Echidna (Knuckles’ future grandson), Lunar the Hedgehog (Shadow’s future grandson), Dusk the Hedgehog (Shadow’s future granddaughter) Renen (Tails’ grandson and Sakura’s protégé), Xavier (Renen’s older brother) and Egg-Z (Eggman’s future grandson). It also features a plot where Eggman sends Sonic and his friends to the future. It would be released next year. It features the returning characters as playable like Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Rouge, Cream, The Chaotix, Silver and Blaze.
    3. Rayman M remastered for the PS5 with Dark Globox and Globette.
    4. Mortal Kombat 9 remastered for the PS4 and Xbox One.
    5. Sonic Adventure 1,2 and Heroes Remake for the PS4 and Xbox One with current voice actors.
    6. The Sims 5 for the PC, PS5, Xbox Series X.
    7. The Simpsons Hit and Run remastered.
    8. A new South Park game.
    9. A new Family Guy Game.
    10. A PS5 console reveal. PS5 console would feature 4 USB ports which connects to the Flash Drives, Music, Photos and Videos sections.
    11. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes coming this year or next year with a female Charizard with a pink bow on her head as Charizard’s new female gender.
    12. A PS5 port of Digimon Adventure game in Japanese and English versions.

    I hope you correct them.

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