There are numerous annual gaming events in spring and summer where players present the upcoming games of the year, including E3 and GDC. However, the 2020 lineup was shaken by the ongoing pandemic as Sony and Microsoft prepare to release their next-generation hardware.
Instead of this year's gaming events, The Game Awards and other organizations will create several online presentations. And the Summer Game Fest will bring a series of announcements to players looking forward to news about upcoming titles.
What is the Summer Game Fest?
The Summer Game Fest is the digital replacement for annually recurring events such as Gamescom, E3 and more. With concerns about the corona virus still high, game companies have found a workaround instead of the annual personal exposure to streaming
It is not known whether this format will appear again in the coming years. However, the Summer Game Fest seems to be the safest alternative in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which enables adequate social distancing.
Whose presentations does the Summer Game Fest include?
The Summer Game Fest takes place from May to August. So far, events like the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo and the Future of Gaming PS5 have been two of the biggest events at the Summer Game Fest. The former showed an impressive update of the popular Unreal Engine. The latter gave viewers a first detailed look at PlayStation 5 and some of the first games on the console.
Other gaming events at the Summer Game Fest in June include the EA Play Live 2020 event, the Developer Showcase of the Summer Game Fest, Night City Wire and Marvel's Avengers: War Table. Ubisoft Forward and Stadia Connect are among the most anticipated in July. Finally, the festival ends with Gamescom in August.
Where can I see the Summer Game Fest?
The Summer Game Fest events are streamed from multiple platforms. YouTube is one of the best known among them, although Twitch, Twitter, Mixer and others will also host the events.
The events have so far proven to be a success at the Summer Game Fest. With new games and hardware to look forward to, it has given players some exciting first glimpses. However, it is far from over, according to the Summer Game Fest schedule. Therefore, a lot of content is waiting for the preview.