Geoff Keighley Announce Summer Game Fest

May 2, 2020

When I think of important times for gaming, I think about E3 more than anything else. I’ve taken the week or E3 off for the last 10+ years to watch the conferences and announcements as they happen overnight, and I even had the opportunity to head over to Los Angeles in 2016 to see the magic happen in person and check out some games. So the announcement that E3 2020 was being cancelled and the collapse of the ESA-proposed digital event left me wondering what, if anything, would take its place. Enter Geoff Keighley, the most-connected man in the video game industry and creator of The Game Awards and Gamescom’s Opening Night Live.

Geoff has swooped in and pulled together a wide group of publishers and developers to announce a new, four month celebration of games called Summer Game Fest. While we don’t know specific games that will appear, we do know the initial lineup of companies (picture below with Credit to the Summer Game Fest Facebook page) and that the ongoing event will feature news, in-game events, special playable demos, extended looks at games and more. Think of similar content you’d see at E3, but spread over a wider timeframe instead of being shoved into a single press conference from each company.

Right now we’re unsure of when and what content will be revealed, beyond that Summer Game Fest will end with Opening Night Live as the finale, but Geoff has confirmed that the schedule will be released next week and we should get at least a glimpse of what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw for future Summer Game Fest news, take a look at the official Summer Game Fest website and check out the announcement trailer below.