Friends, I gotta let you know – I used to be not ready for right this moment, February 8, to be the day all of us begin speaking about E3-style recreation occasions for 2021. Epic’s running its own announcement stream this week, E3 proper is reportedly back on the menu, and now Geoff Keighley is beginning to tease plans for this yr’s Summer Game Fest.

The size of Summer Game Fest 2021 will be “less than one month”, Keighley says on Twitter. Last yr’s SGF started in May and concluded in August, and followers of a extra conventional, E3-style blast of stories discovered the slower rollout much less thrilling. Keighley says “last year was very challenging with COVID” – therefore the unfold on these bulletins – and provides that “we’re looking to make it more condensed” this time round.

SGF 2020 kicked off with the reveal of an Unreal Engine 5 demo, and included all the pieces from updates on Riot’s quite a few new recreation tasks to conventional, E3-style press conferences from EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, and Sony and new announcement roundups from smaller publishers and media retailers. The months (and months) of protection concluded with Gamescom Opening Night Live.

E3 is reportedly being targeted for June this year. Keighley will not be a part of it.

Upcoming PC games. I’m supposed to say one thing pithy whereas linking to that, however actually, I’m simply afraid of the truth that I’ve written about E3 thrice right this moment. It’s February. February!