Summer Game Fest, the all-digital games festival that spawned in 2020 to fill the gaps left by canceled events like E3, is returning this year featuring content from over 30 partners from the gaming space. Xbox, 2K, Blizzard, SEGA, Steam, Ubisoft, and many more are slated to provide updates during the festivities.
The Geoff Keighley-curated ongoing event will open its doors on June 10 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET/ 6 pm GMT with a special "Kick Off Live!" broadcast. The original program will feature over a dozen world premieres, announcements, and also offer a preview of other solo publisher events coming later.
Much like last year, gaming fans will be able to use Summer Game Fest as a straightforward way to keep track of and catch the individual digital events publishers and developers are planning to host. "As a free, fan-first, global experience, Summer Game Fest will bring the entire video game community together for a memorable month of announcements and updates”, added Geoff Keighley.
Here are all the partners Summer Game Fest is working with so far:
Kickoff Live won’t just be about AAA games though. The next iteration of Double Fine Productions and iam8bit’s Day of the Devs indie games showcase will also be a part of the debut event.
"The Day of the Devs team handpicked the best of the games and performances from hundreds of submissions from all around the world," said Tim Schafer, Double Fine founder, and co-founder of Day of the Devs. "What they’ve put together is, for the ninth year in a row, an incredibly inspiring celebration of gaming’s creative spirit."
The Summer Game Fest website now hosts an all-new event schedule that will be updated as more companies reveal their announcement plans. At the time of writing, the portal offers easy tracking of Kickoff Live, Ubisoft Forward, Steam Next Fest (another Demo festival), and EA Play Live.