Summer time Sport Fest is taking E3’s June slot
Summer time Sport Fest will kick off this 12 months on June ninth at 2PM ET / 11AM PT, with a dwell present hosted by, as my school Ash Parrish described him, “consummate online game hype-man Geoff Keighley.” In accordance with a press launch, the present will probably be streamed on principally each platform, together with YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Fb.
After the large premiere present will probably be Day of the Devs, the place indie recreation builders can exhibit what they’re engaged on. As GameSpot notes, builders submit their video games for consideration to be included within the present. Like final 12 months, that present is being introduced by Iam8bit and Double Positive, the studio behind video games like Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Damaged Age. The SGF web site says to “keep tuned” for its announcement of different companions that will probably be a part of the present.
The elephant within the room for this announcement is E3. Earlier this 12 months, we heard that the gaming conference was canceled for this 12 months. It historically occurred across the identical time that Summer time Sport Fest is scheduled for, however lately, there’s been a development of the large recreation studios simply holding their very own press conferences or occasions. That appears to be the case this 12 months as effectively; the Summer time Sport Fest web site notes that on June twelfth, Microsoft is holding an Xbox and Bethesda video games showcase.
Keighley and others appear to pay attention to the shifting panorama. Summer time Sport Fest was introduced simply as we heard about E3 being canceled, and one individual on Twitter joked concerning the fest being named “Keigh3” this 12 months. Evidently should you’re ready for information on a recreation, Summer time Sport Fest would be the factor to look at this 12 months. On the present final 12 months we noticed an Elden Ring gameplay trailer and the announcement of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.