As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the foreseeable future, major gaming events like E3 and GDC have cancelled their traditional conference setting. These conference cancellations have left a sizeable portion of the year without the opportunity for major game news for both fans and publishers alike. In wake of this, Geoff Keighley, host and producer of The Game Awards, has announced a totally new event: Summer Game Fest.
According to a report by Engadget, Summer Game Fest is a completely online series of events for publishers and fans held from May to August. Based on the video trailer (linked above), Summer Game Fest will come packed with “digital news, in-game events, playable content, and more.”
Although no traditional schedule has been released – dates/times for events, news releases, etc. have yet to be announced – many major publishers have committed to partaking in the event in some form. Keighley has noted that Sony and Microsoft, as well as “2K, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Blizzard, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, Digital Extremes, Electronic Arts, Square Enix, Private Division, Riot Games, Steam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment” have all agreed to participate, with the potential for more in the future.
More news is set to come out about the event this week, so we’ll keep y’all posted!