Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest is back for another year, where fans can expect to see a ton of game reveals and announcements from various developing studios. Here’s everything we know about the event.
What now appears to be an annual tradition, Summer Game Fest will be returning once again, and just as with the years prior, the event is acting as a replacement for the canceled E3 with a huge number of publishers and developers making appearances.
From brand-new game announcements to footage of upcoming releases, Geoff Keighley’s event is back for another year and kicks off in just a few days.
We’ve got everything you need to know about this year’s festival, including the current schedule, how to watch and what games we could see announced.
When is Summer Game Fest?
As revealed by Geoff Keighley in a tweet on May 5, Summer Game Fest 2022 will begin on June 9 at 11 AM PT/ 2 PM ET/ 7 PM BST / 8 PM CEST.
Previously, we’ve seen the festival span out as long as four months in 2020, but it was only held for about a month last year. However, there’s no telling how long this year’s Game Fest will last at the moment.
We Have A Date!
Don't miss #SummerGameFest streaming live on Thursday, June 9 at 11a PT / 2p ET / 6p GMT.
I'm hosting a live cross-industry showcase. Game announcements, reveals + Day of the Devs.
Lots of events coming in June, keep checking https://t.co/Hp7WuLrjXk pic.twitter.com/NCfvdjNMXk
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) May 5, 2022
How to watch
The best ways to catch all of the action will be through the event’s official website, as well as on YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter.
However, it was revealed that the Game Fest has partnered up with IMAX to bring all the reveals to select theaters, though no additional information has been disclosed just yet.
Schedule and what to expect
As mentioned previously, the festival is set to kick off on June 9, with two showcases currently listed on the official Summer Game Fest website, along with the usual opening night event hosted by Keighley himself.
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According to the current schedule, fans should expect a spotlight by Tribeca Games on June 10 at 12 PM PT / 3PM ET / 9PM GMT / 10PM CEST.
Additionally, Xbox and Bethesda are set to take the stage on June 12, where we could see updates for Fable, Perfect Dark, or Forza Motorsport.
As for what to expect, Keighley stressed in a recent Twitter Spaces broadcast (thanks, VGC) that fans should keep expectations in check.
“We’ve got lots of good stuff to show you but buyer beware of some of the crazy rumors I’m seeing out there in terms of things people expect to get announced.”
What we do know is that Cuphead’s long-awaited DLC, Delicious Last Course, will be shown, as well as gameplay from upcoming horror title The Callisto Protocol.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will also be in attendance, and fans can expect to see the first level of 2022’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign highlighted as part of the event.
Keighley has also promised some more Gotham Knights news, along with partners including the likes of Bandai Namco, Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, and SEGA.
Here's a look at more than 30 partners that will participate in #SummerGameFest activities across June.
Stay tuned for more announcements and details in the coming days! pic.twitter.com/0Plln9ba7D
— Summer Game Fest – Live Thursday (@summergamefest) May 31, 2022
For more on gaming events in 2022, why not check out everything revealed at Sony’s recent State of Play event, as well as all we know about the Xbox & Bethesda event.