This year’s E3 is canceled, but that won’t stop game publishers like Sony, Microsoft, and Ubisoft from holding digital showcases of their own throughout the summer — or Geoff Keighley’s ever-expanding Summer Game Fest event video The game announcement blowout would have been expected from E3 2023, providing a good alternative.
While Nintendo has yet to announce any sort of Nintendo Direct around normal E3 time, and Sony has already held its PlayStation Showcase, there’s a lot more to come. Here’s a quick look at the “not-E3” and Summer Game Fest 2023 schedule through August. Below are more details on when, where and what the publishers are planning to show this summer.
- Summer Game Fest – June 8
- Day of the Gods – June 8
- Devolver Direct – June 8
- Nutritious Direct – 10 June
- Future Games Show Summer Showcase – June 10
- Xbox Games Showcase – June 11
- Starfield Direct – June 11
- PC Gaming Show – June 11
- Ubisoft Forward – June 12th
- Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Summit – June 16
- Gamescom Opening Night Live – August 22
summer game fest 2023
On Thursday, June 8, host Geoff Keighley will present his fourth annual Summer Game Fest. This year’s SGF promises expected game reveals and first looks, including the first gameplay mortal kombat 1 and a new look alan wake 2, Given Keighley’s history of games, it wouldn’t be surprising if Kojima Productions’ death trap 2 and FromSoftware’s Armored Corps 6: Fire of the Rubicon And Elden Ring: Shadow of Erdtree also appeared. will be organized Feature games from over 40 publishers and developersKeighley says.
Summer Game Fest 2023 will be streamed live from Los Angeles at 12PM PDT/3PM EDT/9PM CEST and can be found on YouTube, Twitch, and YouTube. TwitterTiktok, Instagram and Steam.
Day of the Gods: Summer Sports Fest Edition
Immediately following Summer Game Fest, Double Fine Productions and iam8bit will present their Day of the Devs livestream. Day of the Gods: SGF Edition promises games from more than a dozen indie game developers, including AdHoc Studio, Die Gute Fabrik, Evil Licorice, Geometric Interactive, Heart Machine, iam8bit Presents, Impossible, Land & Sea, Lululu Entertainment, Moonloop Games are included. Phantom Coast, Sad Owl Studios, Shape Shop, Studio Sai and Wishes Unlimited.
On June 8th, Devolver Digital will hold its Devolver Direct livestream, promising “new game reveals, announcements and surprises”. The character will also see the “return” of Wolvie, the ’90s mascot who didn’t exist until now but, in true wacky Devolver fashion, will appear in a slew of games. Expect equal amounts of comedy and gaming news from Devolver, as is tradition.
Devolver Direct 2023 will be live streamed at 3PM PDT/6PM EDT.
Wholesome Direct premieres Saturday, June 10
⏰ 9am PT / 12pm ET / 6pm CET
✨ See the future of casual and evocative gaming with over an hour of exclusive footage and announcements from 70+ amazing indie games!! pic.twitter.com/15mkewJ0PS
— Wholesome Games (@_wholesomegames) May 15, 2023
Organizers say Wholesome Direct, the showcase for cute, cozy, colorful and clever games, returns on Saturday, June 10 with a whole bunch of feel-good games — more than 70 in total.
You can tune into Wholesome Direct on the group’s YouTube and Twitch channels at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/6pm CEST.
future games show summer showcase
Expect more than 50 multi-platform games to feature in the 70-minute Future Games Show Summer Showcase on Saturday, June 10. The whole thing will be hosted by voice actors Yuri Lowenthal and Laura Bailey – the Spider-Man series’ Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Watson — and can be found on the Future Games Show YouTube channel, GamesRadar’s Twitch channel, Facebook and Twitter,
xbox games showcase
On Sunday, June 11, Microsoft is expected to bring out the big guns for a look at what’s coming next for Windows PC and Xbox Series X. Expect “new surprises and first looks” from Xbox Game Studios and its third-party partners. Microsoft says the Xbox Game Showcase will focus on Xbox, PC and Game Pass titles.
Xbox Games Showcase 2023 begins at 10am PDT/1pm EDT/7pm CEST and will stream on Xbox’s YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels.
Immediately following the Xbox Game Showcase is a second stream, Bethesda Softworks’ Starfield Direct. focus on star field promises “new gameplay, developer interviews and behind-the-scenes insider info” for the upcoming Windows PC and Xbox Series X game.
pc gaming show
The folks at PC Gamer return with another PC gaming show with – you guessed it – updates on upcoming PC games and released games. More than 50 sports will be on display at this year’s show, including Baldur’s Gate 3, frostpunk 2, Doon: JagranAnd a new game from Klee, the studio behind do not starve And Mark of the Ninja,
The PC Gaming Show 2023 will be streamed on YouTube and Twitch on June 11 at 1PM PDT/4PM EDT/10PM CEST.
Get ready for another trip to Pandora, as Ubisoft’s long-awaited Avatar video game will appear at Ubisoft Forward 2023 on Monday, June 12. Avatar: Pandora’s Limits will be revealed live for assassin’s creed mirage, crew motorfest, assassin’s creed nexusAnd something mysterious, based on the above teaser video.
Ubisoft Forward 2023 streams live on June 12 at 10am PDT/1pm EDT/7pm CEST.
RGG Summit Summer 2023
Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio — the people who make Yakuza, Judgment, and Like a Dragon games — will offer a glimpse of what’s next on Thursday, June 15, during RGG Summit Summer 2023. Publisher Sega says fans of the Like a Dragon series can expect “updates about upcoming titles, community efforts, [and] Developer Discussions” during the livestream, which will feature English-language interpretation. Hopefully, fans will get an update Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Namespinoff that will bring back former series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu.
RGG Summit Summer 2023 will stream on Sega’s Western YouTube and Twitch channels on June 15 at 8PM PDT/11AM EDT.
gamescom opening night live 2023
Geoff Keighley will return to Germany and every livestream platform on August 22 for Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023. Expect world premieres and major game announcements, just like Summer Game Fest. If you didn’t see it at SGF 2023 in June, keep your fingers crossed for anything unannounced to show up at Gamescom.
Specific timing details of when Gamescom ONL 2023 will be streaming are forthcoming.
What about Nintendo Direct and Sony’s State of Play?
Without E3, Nintendo doesn’t have a major event on which to peg Nintendo Direct presentations. Typically, in the absence of E3, Nintendo will hold a smaller, third-party-focused version of its Nintendo Direct showcase. In 2020 and 2022, Nintendo streamed Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, leading up to its big first party reveal for later in the year.
Nintendo doesn’t have much to offer beyond its publishing schedule pikmin 4 in July, and it’s possible the company could update Nintendo Switch owners on what to expect at some point this summer.
For PlayStation, it held a big PlayStation Showcase in May, but with plenty of games still left to show — like Naughty Dog’s multiplayer The Last of Us spinoff — it’s possible that a new State of Play livestream will happen this summer. Or it may come after some time. decline.