The reporter, who formerly helmed E3 Coliseum (and now heads Gamescom’s opening night program, as well as be the producer of The Game Awards), started a new initiative.
According to Geoff Keighley, the Summer Game Fest 2020 will be „a season of digital video game events from publishers, select playable content, in-game events, and more,” and it will run from May to August. It already has quite a lot of support, as the following companies will take part in it: 2K Games, Activision Publishing, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, Blizzard Entertainment, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, Digital Extremes, Electronic Arts, Microsoft (further details coming next week – will they kick it all off with them!?), Private Division, Riot Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Steam, Square Enix, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The specific event details will be shared by each publisher, and additional publishers will be announced in the coming weeks.
„In these uncertain and challenging times, it’s more important than ever that video games serve as a common and virtual connection point between us all. Summer Game Fest is an organizing principle that promises fans a whole season of video game news and other surprises from the comfort of home,” said Keighley in a press release. Steam, Xbox Live, and other platforms will all provide playable, limited time demos, and the previously announced Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition will run from June 9 to 14.
The Summer Game Fest 2020 programming will be distributed across all major streaming platforms, including Facebook, Mixer, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube. Keighley will host special pre- and post-shows for flagship publisher events, and he also partnered with iam8bit to produce a showcase highlighting upcoming games. The whole deal will conclude with Gamescom 2020: Opening Night Live.
You can look at the event’s website here. In other words, the E3 news will be spread over four months instead of four days, meaning we won’t have to die from the tons of news that tend to be dropped in June…
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