The pan-world popular Summer Game Fest hosted and produced by Geoff Keighley will be returning for its third iteration this June. The show has made a special for itself in the gaming calendar as one of the bigger summer game shows spotlighting major AAA titles and solid indie games.
The event has been scaling new heights ever since its inaugural season back in 2020. The 2021 Summer Game Fest included both PlayStation as well as Xbox and the 2-month long event included a special State of Play in July. With news of E3 being cancelled this year, it looks like everyone in the gaming world has their eyes locked on the Summer Game Fest.
To start things off this time, Geoff Keighley will host the ‘The Kickoff Show’ featuring ‘World Premieres’ and several appearances from popular gamers. The exact dates for the Summer Game Fest haven’t been confirmed as of now.
There are still plenty of big titles that need an update from the publishers and developers including the likes of the highly anticipated Xbox exclusive Starfield as well as God of War Ragnarok. As always, there is also room for indie titles to surprise audiences with a unique offering.
The general feeling within the gaming community around E3 has been that over the course of time, it has lost some of its appeals, primarily due to many major platform holders electing to skip the expo. Famously, SIE announced that they will not be present at E3 2019 and subsequently PlayStation was not present in any iteration of the show since.
This is most likely because platform holders such as Nintendo and PlayStation have elected to showcase their titles in their own live streams and shows such as PlayStation Showcase, and Nintendo Direct. Xbox continues to be a mainstay at E3 and it will be interesting to see whether they will be present in 2023.