Following the implosion of this year’s E3 event Summer Game Fest has announced that it has united most of the gaming industry for its presentation. SGF is happening on June 8 and is a digital event featuring demos, announcements, and other gaming-related news from the industry. It began in 2020 as a new approach to other in-person trade show events such as E3 that have waned in recent years, especially following the lockdowns following the pandemic. While numerous publishers and console manufacturers have gone the route of doing their own individual streaming events SGF has still managed to rope in many for its own.
Although Nintendo is absent from the list both PlayStation and Xbox are present and then both Steam and Epic Games are listed as well. On the developer/publisher side of the fence, we see such big names as Activision, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Devolver, EA, Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., Techland, and more. Konami is also notably absent but it is believed that is due to the company already being committed to its own event that is in the works. Although SGF is a digital event there will be a showing at the YouTube theater in Los Angeles which will be hosted by Geoff Keighley. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.
“Launched in May of 2020, Summer Game Fest unites the entire video game industry for a summer celebration, featuring digital events, demos, announcements, and breaking news for video game fans.”
SGF or E3?
For those wondering if SGF was intended to replace E3 it has provided an answer to that very question in its own FAQ.
“Was SGF created to replace E3?
Now in its fourth year, SGF is not a trade show but an entirely new concept: A digital, cross-industry festival accessible to fans around the world.”
This year’s event will be available to stream via YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, TikTok, Steam, and on other platforms. Those interested in co-streaming can also sign up here.