Summer Game Fest 2023: What was shown at the show and what’s next?

Andrew Highton
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2023’s Summer Game Fest is now upon us with plenty of exciting reveals and blockbuster announcements starting to enter the spotlight. Here’s everything you need to know now that the festivities are underway.

With the 2023 E3 event having been canceled, the once mammoth showcase is starting to become a distant memory for many, and Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest is now the headline event of the summer.

In 2022, fans were treated to a variety of presentations where the latest upcoming games were shown off, alongside plenty of surprise reveals.

Summer Game Fest 2023 is now following suit with yet another huge event to highlight the future of gaming. So with presentations now getting underway, be sure to brush up below on everything going on this week.

When is Summer Game Fest 2023?

Gamers all around the world can jump into multiple days worth of Summer Game Fest 2023 action from Thursday, June 8, 2023.

In contrast to last year though, the event started one hour later than the 2022 version. Summer Game Fest 2023 officially kicked off at 12 PM PT/ 3 PM ET/ 8 PM BST / 9 PM CEST. But rest assured, the next few days still have plenty in store.

How to watch Summer Game Fest 2023

The main places that you can go to watch Summer Game Fest 2023 are most of the major broadcast platforms for gaming: Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and the Summer Game Fest website itself.

Summer Game Fest 2023 got the ball rolling when it streamed live from the YouTube Theatre in California for several thousand live spectators.

Summer Game Fest 2023 schedule & what to expect

There are 40+ partners working alongside Summer Game Fest, including many of the industry’s leading names such as PlayStation, Xbox, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

There are a number of exciting showcases for fans to tune into during Summer Game Fest and you can find a full rundown of every conference in the table below:

Summer Game Fest Opening Night ShowcaseJune 8th12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM BST / 9 PM CEST
Day of the DevsJune 8th2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 AM BST / 11 AM CEST
Devolver DirectJune 8th 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 PM BST / 12 AM CEST
Access-Ability Summer ShowcaseJune 9th8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST / 5 PM CEST
Tribeca Games Spotlight June 9th12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM BST / 9 PM CEST
Wholesome Direct 2023June 10th9 AM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 PM BST / 6 PM CEST
Future Games Show Summer ShowcaseJune 10th10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST / 7 PM CEST
Xbox Games Showcase & Starfield DirectJune 11th10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST / 7 PM CEST
PC Gaming ShowJune 11th1 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 9 PM BST / 10 PM CEST
Ubisoft ForwardJune 12th10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST / 7 PM CEST
Capcom ShowcaseJune 12th3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 PM BST / 12 AM CEST

Summer Games Fest Opening Night Showcase trailers

Here are all the big trailers shown off during Summer Games Fest Opening Night Showcase. There are a lot of great games here and a lot you might not have been expecting so here’s what you’ve missed!

Prince of Persia The Lost Crown trailer

Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay trailer

Nic Cage in Dead by Daylight trailer

Sonic Superstars trailer

Lies of P Gameplay trailer

Alan Wake 2 gameplay trailer

John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando trailer

Baldur’s Gate 3 trailer

Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis World trailer

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name trailer

Call of Duty Season 4 – Vondel map trailer

Immortals of Aveum gameplay trailer

Fortnite Wilds premiere trailer

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth trailer

For more information on the most anticipated upcoming games in 2023 and beyond, check out Dexerto’s coverage outlining everything you need to know from release dates to new trailers and more!

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 | Final Fantasy 16 | Assassin’s Creed Mirage | The Elder Scrolls 6  | GTA 6 | | Wolverine | KOTR Remake | Wonder Woman | DokeV |  Dragon Age 4 | Avatar Frontiers of Pandora | Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake | Counter-Strike 2 | Mortal Kombat 1 | AEW: Fight Forever | Crash Team Rumble | Starfield | EA Sports FC | Alan Wake 2

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