All Non-E3 events in 2023: Summer Game Fest, PlayStation & Xbox Games Showcase, more

Andrew Highton
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Summer Game Fest 2023 and some of the industry’s biggest names will present showcases that are set to headline the summer’s gaming season. Dubbed “Non-E3” events, here’s a handy guide to every major showcase taking place in Summer 2023 that we know of so far.

It was regarded as a long time coming, but it looks like we may have seen the last of the E3 era. The iconic, yearly, multi-day game show event has been canceled for 2023. But fear not, if you’re still hungry for your exciting gaming reveals, gameplay fixes, and jaw-dropping surprises, there are still tons of other shows to check out.

We understand that there’s a lot of content to keep track of. To try and make things easier, we’ve rounded up all the major Non-E3 event showcases taking place during the Summer of 2023. This includes the likes of Summer Game Fest as well as expected/rumored ones too.

So let’s take a look at the times and dates available so far.


Summer Game Fest 2023

Arguably the new de-facto Non-E3 event each year, Summer Game Fest is a giant celebration that lasts for several weeks and spans multiple shows and presentations.

The show is centered around one main showcase though which takes place on June 8, 2023. Expect game announcements, celebrations of accomplishments, new trailers, and more.

For a full walkthrough on how to watch the Summer Game Fest and what we might see, check out our in-depth guide to the event here.

PlayStation Showcase 2023

After a nearly 2-year absence, the PlayStation Showcase 2023 saw the return of Sony’s marquee event on May 24, 2023. As with all previous PlayStation Showcase extravaganzas, there was a raft of first-party titles and announcements, and exclusive premieres and content announced for PlayStation users.

Xbox Games Showcase 2023

Another annual showcase comes courtesy of Microsoft on June 11, 2023 at 10AM PT. The Xbox Games Showcase 2023 follows in the footsteps of other companies with its expected content. Fans of the green brand will be treated to game news, updates, and future additions to Xbox Game Pass, and so much more!

Starfield Showcase 2023

If you’re watching the Xbox presentation on June 11, 2023, then you might want to stay tuned in for the Starfield Showcase 2023. Once the main Xbox Games Showcase has concluded, a special Starfield-only spotlight will keep the momentum going almost immediately as we build toward one of 2023’s biggest releases with a special in-depth look at the game.

PC Gaming Show

Once a staple of E3, the PC Gaming Show appears again this time following the Starfield showcase on June 11, 2023 at 1PM PT. It will feature 55 games and 15 game reveals including the confirmed appearances of Baldur’s Gate 3, Frostpunk 2, and a new project from Don’t Starve developer Klei Entertainment.

Nintendo Direct 2023

Unconfirmed as yet, but we fully expect Nintendo to return with an epic Nintendo Direct Showcase as they do around this time each year as a Non-E3 event. This is always the special one that lasts anywhere between 40 mins and 1 hour. We’ll update you once we have official details regarding its announcement and date.

Ubisoft Forward 2023

Another heavy hitter coming this Summer is Ubisoft Forward 2023. The French publisher will host its showcase on June 12, 2023 at 10 AM PT. With Assassin’s Creed Mirage on the horizon, this is looking to be an exciting event.

Devolver Digital Showcase 2023

Amongst all the big names that appear each year, Devolver Digital’s Showcase has become a cult favorite due to its long-running storyline, dark humor, and satire toward the games industry. Thankfully for fans, the company will be back once again be hosting a new Showcase event on June 8, 2023 at 3 PM PT.

Capcom Showcase 2023

Capcom is confirmed to be joining in on the fun with its Showcase event confirmed for June 12, 2023 at 3 PM PT. Further details on what to expect haven’t been revealed yet but possible game reveals include Monster Hunter, Exoprimal, Dragon’s Dogma 2, and Resident Evil.

EA Play 2023

One showcase that might not even happen is EA Play 2023. After hosting an EA Play Live event in 2021, the software giant decided to hang fire on a new presentation in 2022. So, we’ll have to wait and see what Electronic Arts have up its sleeves, but it could still happen – especially with the likes EA Sports FC coming.

That wraps up everything you need to know about every Non-E3 event on the way. Stay tuned at Dexerto and check out our gaming page for details on the hottest titles.

About The Author

Andrew Highton is a former Games Writer for Dexerto. He has a Creative Writing degree from Liverpool John Moores University and has previously written for games websites such as Twinfinite and Keengamer. With 13,000+ PlayStation Trophies to his name, Andrew is a fan of a huge variety of video games, his favourites being God of War and Metal Gear Solid. Contact him at, on Twitter @AndyHighton8 or at