While E3 2021 is around the corner, it is not the only gaming event planned for June. To be held in a single month is the Summer Game Fest 2021, a long celebration of all things gaming, including announcements, world premieres and performances. It won’t be exactly like E3, but if last year’s Summer Game Fest is any indication, it will be full of things to look forward to.
To make things easier, we’ve compiled everything we need to know about Summer Game Fest 2021 so far, including a list of attendees, how to watch, and what to expect from it. We will update this post when more information becomes available.
When is Summer Game Fest 2021?
Summer Games Fest 2021 will begin at 2pm ET on Thursday, June 10, beginning with Kick Off Live! Competition. It will be hosted by The Game Awards producer Geoff Keighley and will be performed by Weiser. It will feature the Days of the Devas Showcase, which aims to highlight games coming from independent studios. Throughout the month of June 2021, there will be more events to come under the umbrella of the Summer Game Fest.
How to watch Summer Game Fest 2021
Summer Game Fest 2021 will be streamed live on multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube and more. The event will be free to all, so there will be no need for a press badge or ticket. We will update it with a link to each platform when it gets closer to the start date of the event.
What to expect from Summer Game Fest 2021
As Geoff Keighley explains, the event is a “free, fan-first, global experience” aimed at “bringing the entire video game community together for a memorable month of announcements and updates.” Throughout the month, several leading publishers of the industry will announce the game celebrating the medium. It will be a completely digital experience, as it was in 2020.
Kick off live! The showcase is planned for “more than a dozen” world premieres and announcements for upcoming games, setting the tone for the month-long celebration. Currently, it seems that there are several plans for the event which are yet to be revealed. In addition, the list of participating companies will grow as we get closer to the start date.
Which companies will participate in the Summer Game Fest 2021?
There are more than 30 companies that will participate in the Summer Game Fest this year. These companies will provide “updates for fans”, possibly in the form of E3-style announcements. These are the companies that are planning to participate in the Summer Game Fest 2021:
- Amazon games
- Annapurna Interactive
- Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Battlestate games
- Blizzard Entertainment
- Devolver digital
- electronic Arts
- Epic game
- Gearbox publishing
- Hi-Rez Studio
- Internal slowness
- Coach media
- Play Station
- Raw fury
- riot Games
- Saber Interactive
- square Enix
- Tribeca Festival
- Tencent games
- Warner Bros. Games
- Coast magician
How much attendance each company will have at Summer Game Fest 2021 remains to be seen, but fans can expect to see at least a little something from each – whether it’s a game announcement or an update on an existing project.