In the last few months, many events in the gaming industry have been put on hold. E3 and Gamescom are both canceled, but Geoff Keighley is stepping in with the Summer Game Fest. It's a celebration of all that's new in gaming and runs from May until August.
From new game announcements to new game engine reveals, here's everything to expect from Summer Game Fest.
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Microsoft gave us our first look at the Xbox Series X, and some gameplay reveals. Gameplay from Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed: Valhalla capped off the showcase. We also saw gameplay from DiRT 5, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Call of the Sea, and many more. Here are is a complete list of games confirmed for the Xbox Series X release.
Perhaps the biggest reveal of the day is Smart Delivery, a way to upgrade Xbox One games to Xbox Series X.
During a live stream, Geoff Keighly unveiled remasters of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2.
A first look at gameplay from Sucker Punch's upcoming Ghost of Tsushima showcased at this event. The game appears to be an open-world game that features many homages to classic samurai films. The 18-minute trailer is our best look yet at a lone samurai's fight against the Mongol invasion.
Riot Games' new free-to-play tactical shooter Valorant is equal parts Counter-Strike and Overwatch. The game is releasing on June 2 after more than a month of closed beta testing. Post-launch plans for Valorant include new heroes, maps, and game modes.
Sony broadcast a 20-minute State of Play presentation, giving gamers their first look at The Last of Us: Part II. Naughty Dog president Neil Druckmann led the exclusive preview, offering generous gameplay details with few spoilers.
The upcoming Star Wars: Project Maverick was rumored to be revealed on June 2. However, massive protesting in the United States has led many gaming companies to delay their plans. We know that Project Maverick is said to focus on single-player content, with small co-op and multiplayer modes.
Sony delayed the PS5 reveal event scheduled for June 4 due to unrest in the United States. The event intended to give gamers a first look at launch games for the PS5. In the meantime, have a look at the current PlayStation 5 specs.
IGN's Summer of Gaming event is not technically part of the Summer Game Fest. However, there are too many game reveals happening to leave it out of a list of summer game festivals.
Indie Live Expo 2020 | Credit: indie.live-expo.games/
The Indie Live Expo is the first presentation of the summer focusing on indie games. It will be hosted in Japan and will highlight Japanese games – however, an English broadcast will be available on [YouTube](
This multi-day event is coming up as part of IGN's Summer of Gaming. It includes the PC Gaming Show, live panels hosted by Greg Miller, and maybe even an announcement from The Guerilla Collective.
GamesRadar is hosting this hour-long broadcast with exclusive trailers, announcements, and deep dives on AAA gaming. The focus is on current and next-gen consoles, mobile, and streaming platforms.
Steam Game Festival - Summer Edition | Credit: store.steampowered.com
Steam's massive Game Festival is returning June 9 through June 14. It will give players a closer look at games that are releasing over the next year. Valve says players will be able to try most games showcased before adding them to their wishlist.
EA Play Live 2020 | Credit: ea.com
The EA Play 2020 event is going all digital this year. Announcements from EA about the streaming event have been sparse, only mentioning world premieres, news, and more.
PC Gaming Show | Credit: pcgamer.com
PC Gamer is hosting its show as part of The Guerilla Collective. Some developers that are confirmed to attend include Merge Games, Tripwire Interactive, Frontier Developments, Epic Games, and Perfect World Entertainment. Originally scheduled for June 6, The PC Gaming Show](https://www.pcgamingshow.com/) was rescheduled to June 13.
Developer Showcase - Day of the Devs | shacknews.com
The New Game+ Expo will also include several new announcements from primarily Japanese developers. Atlus, Sega, Natsume, Idea Factory, Spike Chunsoft, Koei Tecmo, Arc System Works, and more are confirmed.
The last IGN Summer of Gaming day will focus on gameplay from Dreamscaper. This RPG roguelike takes place in a woman's lucid dreams. IGN says gamers will get an exclusive gameplay preview and deep dive into the game's mechanics.
The Night City Wire reveal for Cyberpunk 2077 was slated to happen on June 11. However, CD Projekt Red postponed the event to June 25 to "allow more important discussions." according to a recent Twitter post. Gamers expect some E3-style showcase of Cyberpunk 2077.
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Ubisoft Forward 2020 | Credit: ubisoft.com
Ubisoft converted its E3 presentation into a new event called Ubisoft Forward. The exhibition will offer a fresh look at many of the studio's upcoming titles. Those include Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, Gods & Monsters, Watch Dogs Legion, and new game reveals.
Developer Showcase - Day of the Devs | shacknews.com
Xbox 20/20 Presentation | Credit: xbox.com
Microsoft hasn't shared an official date for the upcoming Xbox 20/20 presentation. The live-stream will focus on Microsoft's first-party games, including Halo: Infinite and new games from Obsidian Entertainment and Double Fine.
GDC Summer 2020 | Credit: gdconf.com
In March, GDC's live event was canceled. Organizers will instead host an online event, starting August 4.
Geoff Keighley will host the opening of Gamescom Night Live, bringing the Summer Game Fest to a close. The event will offer press conferences from many developers and publishers. A full list of participants is unknown at this time.
Although many digital events have been delayed or canceled, Summer Game Fest continues to bring gamers together for an epic summer of gaming celebrations.