Geoff Keighley, better known as the guy behind awards show-cum-game announcement event The Game Awards, even better known as Dorito Pope, has gone ahead and created another event that’s literally what the TGAs were becoming – and will neatly fill the hole left by E3 and other summer cons.
Introducing Summer Game Fest, a four month-long event that spans May through August 2020 that promises reveals and updates from a wide swath of major studios such as Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Blizzard, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, Digital Extremes, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Riot Games, Steam, and Square Enix, among many others.
In addition, select game platforms like Xbox and Steam will be offering limited-time demos and trials of select game content. The first of these little hands-on events will be the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition, which will run between June 9th and 14th. Other platform dates are due to be announced soon, and specific event details from participating publishers and developers are expected to be shared in the coming weeks.
“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,” Keighley is quoted in the presser. “SGF is an organizing principle that promises fans a whole season of video game news and other surprises from the comfort of home.”
The event will be broadcast on all major streaming platforms, from Facebook to YouTube to Twitch and Mixer. Expect more information in the next few days.