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Twitch hosting Summer Game Fest events with ‘console announcements’ and more

Twitch is getting in on Summer Game Fest, the season-long substitute for now-canceled occasions like E3 2020, with unique livestreams and a brand new channel (/twitchgaming) reserved for the occasion. The streaming platform has additionally partnered with the likes of Riot Games, CD Projekt Red, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, 2K, and the International Game Developers Association for a sequence of particular occasions.

Among Twitch’s deliberate Summer Game Fest occasions is a tease for “console announcements.” Both Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft plan to disclose their recreation lineups for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this summer time, which can possible be streamed on Twitch (and possibly on different platforms as nicely).

In a weblog publish, Twitch additionally teased reveals from writer 2K. The writer’s introduced lineup consists of Disintegration, PGA Tour 2K21, Mafia remastered, NBA 2K21, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, and Kerbal Space Program 2.

Here’s what else Twitch has deliberate for its Summer Game Fest programming:

TWITCH RIVALS: VALORANT LAUNCH SHOWDOWN

After a document breaking closed beta, Riot Game’s 5v5 character-based tactical shooter VALORANT is launching on June 2. To rejoice, Twitch Rivals is collaborating with Riot to execute the primary set of aggressive occasions for VALORANT on its grand opening weekend. These occasions will span the globe, with participation from a few of your favourite creators in North America, Brazil, LATAM, Europe, Korea, and Japan.

IGDA INDIE SHOWCASE

We’ll be internet hosting a Twitch-exclusive Indie Showcase with a number of the high titles launching this 12 months. Join us reside (date TBD!) to your likelihood to see a number of the greatest content material from indie studios earlier than anybody else. We’ll have developer AMAs so you possibly can discuss on to the sport creators, plus deep dives into every recreation. We’ve additionally bought the Twitch-exclusive e-Jam developer contest lined up forJune 26-28. Indie studios and builders are partnering with college students to assist them create small video games in simply 48 hours. The finals will likely be hosted reside on Twitch and also you may simply uncover your subsequent favourite recreation.

TWITCH SUMMER GAME FEST AWARDS

We’ll wrap up the Summer with a Twitch unique, group pushed award present, recapping one of the best of the summer time as voted on by YOU. Stay tuned for extra particulars!

For a take a look at what else is occurring this summer time, take a look at Polygon’s information to the occasions which might be taking E3’s place in June and past.

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