After the cancellation of E3, it seemed like 2020’s traditional gaming blowout in June might be quieter than usual - but now it seems it’s set to span a whole summer.
Described as an “industry-wide celebration of video games”, Summer Game Fest promises to bring “breaking news, in-game events and free playable content” from a variety of gaming companies from May till August 2020.
Companies involved include Bethesda, Blizzard Entertainment, CD Projekt Red, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Riot, Sony and Square Enix.
The all-digital events included in Summer Game Fest include Steam Game Festival on 9-14th June, and an upcoming playable game festival from Microsoft too in the summer offering free demos and trials for a limited time.
Geoff Keighley, who also spearheads the Game Awards annually, is the person curating Summer Game Fest.
In a statement, Geoff said: “In these uncertain and challenging times, it’s more important than ever that video games serve as a common and virtual connection point between us all.
“SGF is an organising principle that promises fans a whole season of video game news and other surprises from the comfort of home.”
Events will be streamed across major platforms like Facebook, Twitch, Mixer, Twitter and YouTube.
It’s unknown whether this will be a one-off for this year, although if successful, it could pose a significant threat to E3’s relevance moving forward.