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Future Games Show: Everything you need to know

Future Games Show
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The Future Games Show (FGS) is GamesRadar's flagship digital games showcase and will return with a Spring Showcase on March 25. The event will feature a special pre-show presented by Daedalic Entertainment including an exclusive first-look at Lord of the Rings: Gollum. The main show will be hosted by Resident Evil 3 Remake stars Jeff Schine (Carlos Oliveira) and Nicole Tompkins (Jill Valentine). The FGS: Spring Showcase is the first of three events scheduled for 2021, with more shows in June and August later this year. Our Spring Showcase will feature over 40 games across all formats and genres, with world premieres and updates from over 30 publishers including Warner Bros. Games, EA, Frontier and Team17. You can find out more about the Future Games Show below - including details of our previous events and hosts (including the stars of the Uncharted and Metal Gear Solid series) - plus how to watch our upcoming Spring Showcase event.

What is the Future Games Show?

Future Games Show

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GamesRadar Presents: Future Games Show (FGS) is our premier digital showcase event, which launched in June 2020 at E3, with a second show at Gamescom in August 2020. In 2021, we're proud to present three shows, including a new Spring Showcase event on March 25, plus the return of FGS shows in June and August.

The Future Games Show showcases the most exciting - and interesting - games of 2021 and beyond, and takes a closer look at what we can expect from gaming as the new generation of consoles starts to mature.

Future Games Show: Spring Showcase Hosts

Jeff Schine and Nicole Tompkins

The FGS: Spring Showcase will reunite the stars of the Resident Evil 3 Remake, Jeff Schine and Nicole Tompkins (Image credit: Agency)

The FGS: Spring Showcase will be hosted by the stars of the Resident Evil 3 Remake, Jeff Schine (Carlos Oliveira) and Nicole Tompkins (Jill Valentine). "I am thrilled to be presenting the Future Game Show: Spring Showcase alongside my talented Resident Evil 3 remake co-star Jeff Schine", says Nicole Tompkins, "It's bound to be a blast and I am so looking forward to showing the fans some of the amazing new games coming out this year! Join us March 25th live on Twitch."

“Looking forward to working with Nicole again and getting the team back together," says Jeff Schine, "Both of us are die hard gamers so getting the chance to host the Future Games Show is really exciting. I’ve been trying to get a sneak peak at the line up, haven’t had much luck…but from the little I’ve been told so far, it's gonna be quite the show. Can't wait to show you guys some new looks at upcoming games, and maybe share an announcement or two. See ya on March 25th, you don’t wanna miss it."

Nicole and Jeff become the latest famous video-game stars to host the Future Games Show, with previous hosts including the stars of the Uncharted series (Nolan North and Emily Rose) and the Metal Gear Solid series (David Hayter and Debi Mae West).

Future Game Show date: When can I watch it?

The Future Games Show: Spring Showcase will be broadcast on Thursday, March 25 at 1445 PDT / 1745 EDT / 2145 GMT. You can watch the event on gamesradar.com, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. The main show starts at 2200 GMT, but you won't want to miss our special pre-show presented by Daedalic Entertainment, packed with world premieres and exclusive updates - check back soon for more details.

●    Date: Thursday, March 25 at 14:45 PDT / 17:45 EDT / 21:45 GMT

●    Streaming on: TwitchFacebookYouTubeTwitter and GamesRadar

Future Games Show at Gamescom

FGS Gamescom

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On Friday, August 28, 2020 GamesRadar+ was proud to host our second Future Games Show. 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

"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. 

Watch the original Future Game Show from June 2020 below:

Future Game Show Previous 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)

In our Gamescom 2020 event, the hosts were the iconic pairing David Hayter and Debi Mae West, who voiced Solid Snake and Meryl Silverburgh respectively. 

Hayter 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. 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 was: "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."

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, co-hosted our Gamescom 2020 show with David Hayter.

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, co-hosted our Gamescom 2020 show with David Hayter. (Image credit: Konami)

How to take part in the Future Games Show

Our FGS: Spring Showcase event is almost all booked up, but we're planning ahead for shows in 2021. There will also be opportunities to showcase your game at our sister event, the Golden Joystick Awards in late November 2021, 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 Daniel Dawkins (daniel.dawkins@futurenet.com) or James Jarvis (james.jarvis@futurenet.com) directly. 

For sponsorship Inquiries:
Gabrielle Kessler
VP Custom Solutions
gabrielle.kessler@futurenet.com

GamesRadar will bring you all the news and videos from the Future Games Show as the next-generation consoles enter their second wave of exciting new titles.