Summer Game Fest is returning for 2021, and it’ll as soon as once more embody the Double Fine and iam8bit Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition, that includes “new video game content, including world exclusive news and gameplay, plus video game musical performances.”
Last yr, business hype man Geoff Keighley took it upon himself to create Summer Game Fest, a summer-long celebration of video games that gathered all of the particular person impartial developer and writer showcases, in addition to just a few of the greater business occasions like gamescom, below one banner as a form of pseudo-replacement for E3 and a solution to the pandemic lockdown orders.
Day of the Devs is an indie showcase getting into its ninth yr, co-produced by Double Fine and iam8bit. It’s partnership with Summer Game Fest is notable, contemplating each Geoff Keighley and iam8bit walked away from E3 2020 plans previous to The ESA cancelling the complete occasion final yr.
Keighley has additionally been touting Summer Game Fest and Day of the Devs as free, with no prices for attendees or builders who want to take part. This is in daring opposition to stories that The ESA was looking for premium paid choices for E3 2021 (which it has since rescinded), in addition to charging six-figure sums for exhibitors who need to take part. With stories that many publishers are holding back their bigger main reveals for independent showcases outside of E3 2021, it wouldn’t be stunning to see some of these bear the Summer Game Fest banner as Keighley as soon as once more seems to be to unite the business.
Last yr, Keighely introduced collectively the likes of PlayStation, Xbox, Bungie, Activision, EA, Square Enix, and extra for Summer Game Fest. If issues maintain up this yr, count on to see occasions like the next Square Enix Presents showcase below the Summer Game Fest umbrella. Last yr featured major reveals like Epic’s Unreal Engine 5, and concluded with the gamescom Opening Night Live showcase.
The profit of Summer Game Fest is the means for every exhibitor to retain full management of the timing of their very own bulletins, however give them a unified place the place gamers can see the full schedule of the summer time’s occasions.
Currently no scheduled occasions have been introduced aside from Day of the Devs, however count on extra info quickly about which publishers will probably be taking part and what we are able to count on to see for this yr’s Summer Game Fest in the coming weeks.