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Future Games Show: Everything you need to know

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On Friday, August 28, GamesRadar+ was proud to host another Future Games Show, our flagship digital showcase event. If you missed the live broadcast, you can find every game featured in our Future Games Show Gamescom Recap including Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, Serious Sam 4, Bright Memory Infinite and many more upcoming indie and AAA titles. Hosted by David Hayter and Debi Mae West (Solid Snake and Meryl from Metal Gear Solid), the Future Games Show at Gamescom featured over 50 games from partners including Team 17, Activision, Square Enix, Sega, Ubisoft, Merge Games, Raw Fury and many more developers. 

The Future Games Show was broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and the GamesRadar+ homepage. When will the Future Games Show return? We'll make more announcements in due course, with the show expected to reappear in 2021.

What is the Future Games Show?

GamesRadar Presents: Future Games Show is our premier digital showcase event, returning after our first event that took place in June. It'll show off the most exciting - and interesting - games of 2020 and beyond, and what we can expect from gaming as a new generation of consoles are set to launch later this year. 

"We were thrilled by the response to the first Future Games Show and our plans for a quiet lie down for a month or three were cut short when our fantastic show partners got in touch to ask about our plans for a Gamescom event," explains Dan Dawkins, Content Director of Games and Film. "You can expect the usual mix of game reveals, deep dives and developer interviews, plus a host of new games and developers joining our show. It was an utter delight to work with Nolan North and Emily Rose on the first Future Games Show, and we're delighted to be joined by Metal Gear Solid actors David Hayter and Debi Mae West for our Gamescom broadcast. We learnt a lot from our debut show, and are delighted to welcome new partners including Activision, Sega and Ubisoft to our line up."

In the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020 our focus is on games you'll be able to play soon with a mix of new gameplay clips, trailers and developer interviews for titles set to debut in late 2020 or early 2021. We'll have a few premieres, but be on the lookout for announcements such as free demos, release dates and popular games moving to new platforms. As ever, we'll feature a mix of PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox and Stadia games, across a truly diverse range of genres.

Future Game Show date: When can I watch it?

The Future Games Show August 2020 was broadcast on Friday, August 28 at 12PM PDT / 3PM EDT / 8PM BST. You can re-watch the event on, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook

Watch the original Future Game Show below:

Future Game Show hosts

David Hayter, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020.

David Hayter, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020. (Image credit: Konami)

This show's hosts are the iconic pairing David Hayter and Debi Mae West, who voiced Solid Snake and Meryl Silverburgh respectively. 

Naturally, we can't wait to hear Hayter's growl as he introduces the games of the show and he told GamesRadar: "Games… have changed. They’re no longer 8-bit side-scrollers, played under synthesized, electric-piano theme songs, but massive worlds of fantasy into which players can escape and explore for months at a time. In this era of the Foxdie Virus, we need these games more than ever. Which is why I’m teaming with my favourite former rookie, Meryl Silverburgh, to host the next episode of the Future Games Show. Debi Mae West and I will bring you news of the most innovative, chilling and thrilling games coming your way in 2020 and beyond. So grab your cardboard box, put on your stealth camo, and make sure that safety’s off… It’s showtime."

Debi Mae West also told us she is: "Beyond excited to be hosting the Future Games Show with the one and ONLY Solid Snake, David Hayter.  Meryl and Snake have been creatively quarantined, but how exciting to get to be part of seeing what the creators from across the globe have been cooking up for next year.  Join us August 28th as we unveil some of the most eye-catching titles from 2020 and beyond!!!"

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, will co-host our show with David Hayter.

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, will co-host our show with David Hayter. (Image credit: Konami)

How to take part in the Future Games Show

The Future Games Show at Gamescom has now wrapped, but we're planning ahead for shows in 2021, and there will be opportunities to showcase your game at our sister event, the Golden Joystick Awards in late November 2020, so don't hesitate to get in touch early.

No title is too big – or too small – to take part: we're looking for cool, interesting games that will delight our audience. If you're interested in being part of the show, you can fill out this quick form or contact the Future Games Show's James Jarvis ( or Josh West ( directly. 

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