Summer Game Fest Promises Four Months of News and Demos

By Alistair Jones on at

Industry events from EGX Rezzed to E3 might have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean we can't have a summer full of new announcements. Enter Summer Game Fest, a four-month collection of events helped along by some pretty big names.

It all comes via Geoff Keighley, who announced the festival last week, and has already organised two Steam Games Festivals, which aimed to highlight indie games, and will be returning in June. The SGF, however, is a much larger affair, with the likes of CDPR, Valve, and Riot Games already involved, with a number of other major publishers to be announced soon.

The event promises "breaking news, in-game events, and free playable content" between May and August (by which point we may be allowed outside again). Programming events will be streamed across all major platforms, with Keighley himself stepping in to host the most important showcases. With E3 on the ropes, it'll be interesting to see what role the Festival will play, and whether Keighley plans to expand it in future. Enough major publishers are already involved that this is clearly worth paying attention to, and you can keep a closer eye via the festival's new website.