Both E3 and not-E3 purpose to return again in full pressure this yr, as Geoff Keighley has confirmed the return of the Summer Game Fest for 2021 – simply someday after studies started to flow into about some controversial potential plans for E3 correct. Summer Game Fest is about to kick off this June.
“Summer Game Fest is returning this June,” Keighley says on Twitter. “A spectacular, concentrated global showcase of the future of video games – where everyone comes to play.” That ‘concentrated’ descriptor is a little bit of cheeky acknowledgement of criticism that final yr’s Summer Game Fest was too unfold out to match that E3-style pleasure – previous communication on this year’s event has advised will probably be “less than one month” lengthy.
The official SGF site is stay proper now, however for the second the one official element on the occasion is that Day of the Devs will return with “new videogame content, including world exclusive news and gameplay, plus videogame musical performances”, in response to a press launch.
Yesterday, VGC published a report suggesting that E3 could be a digital-only occasion this yr, and that organisers had been contemplating each streaming sport demos utilizing Nvidia cloud expertise and charging for a paid entry cross to some components of the occasion. The E3 Twitter account responded with the affirmation that “E3’s 2021 digital show is a free event for all attendees”.
.@SummerGameFest is returning this June!
A spectacular, concentrated international showcase of the way forward for video video games — the place everybody involves play.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) April 2, 2021
(Don’t fear, it seems like Summer Game Fest is “free to play” too.)
At least we are able to stay sure that there are upcoming PC games and a pile of publishers keen to tell us about them.