In the wake of the cancellations of the two most prominent events on the 2020 gaming calendar, E3 and Gamescom, The Game Awards host and creator, Geoff Keighly, has announced the Summer Game Fest. Billed as “an industry-wide celebration of gaming,” the digital event would span the months of May – August and would serve as a central repository for all the news and information gamers expect from the canceled events.
The Summer Game Fest would also include in-game events and playable content, as well as a developer showcase with production company, Iam8bit. The first phase of the event begins later this week with the Inside Xbox digital showcase by Microsoft, during which some of the third-party games coming to the Xbox Series X are expected to be revealed. Other participants include Sony, Bethesda, CD Projekt Red and EA.
PHASE 1 pic.twitter.com/GLM0huFLBg— Summer Game Fest (@summergamefest) May 1, 2020
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