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Future Games Show 2022: Everything you need to know

The Future Games Show is heading to Gamescom on August 24 for our biggest and most-varied broadcast yet. Better yet, we're thrilled to confirm that the show will be hosted by Christopher Judge and Danielle Bisutti, aka Kratos and Freya from God of War.The Future Games Show is GamesRadar's flagship gaming showcase and is rapidly building a reputation as one of the best ways to discover new games on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC, with over 240 games featured across seven shows. Our third show of 2022 will be the Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered by Mana on Wednesday, August 24.

The Future Games Show Powered by Mana will feature around 50 games from publishers such as Team17, 505 Games, Prime Matter and Ravenscourt. We'll be revealing a new title every day on the Future Games Show Twitter (opens in new tab) channel.

Expect world premieres, stealth drops, developer interviews and exclusive announcements as we highlight some of the most exciting games coming this year and beyond for PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC. 

A brief history of the Future Games Show

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The Future Games Show has reached over 150 million viewers since its debut in June 2020 with a mission to celebrate the most exciting, unusual and innovative upcoming games across all formats. With previous show partners including Warner Bros. Entertainment, Team17, Koch Media, Konami, Sega and many, many more, you can expect diverse game genres - from puzzlers, to shooters, and beaver-led post-apocalyptic strategy games - with a focus on new gameplay footage and fresh developer insight. The Future Games Show runs three shows a year, the Spring Showcase in March, an E3 event in June, and a Gamescom show in August.

2022 will be our biggest and most ambitious year yet, with even more publishers and developers delighted to share their exciting new games with the Future Games Show audience. Look out for more details shortly, as we confirm the hosts for the Future Games Show Powered by Mana, set to debut on June 11, 2022. We can't confirm anything yet… but it's worth thinking about 2015’s major releases for clues…

Here's everything you need to know about the Future Games Show so far, including previous hosts, contact details for how to pitch and appear in the show, plus more on how how to wishlist and play games from our event, via the Future Games Show Steam (opens in new tab) page.

Future Game Show date: How can I watch it?

You can watch the Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered by Mana by subscribing to GamesRadar's Twitch, our Facebook page, YouTube channel, Twitter, and the website, GamesRadar.com

Watch live on:
Wednesday, Aug 24
08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 19:00 BST / 20.00 CEST

Future Games Show Steam page

Future Games Show Steam

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The Future Games Show Spring Showcase 2022 featured over 40 multi-format games across diverse genres, from explosive shooter Trepang 2, to post-apocalyptic beaver simulator Timberborn. Viewers could wishlist almost every game from the show by visiting the Future Games Show Steam page (opens in new tab) with sections including Ones to Watch and Virtual Show Floor. 

The games featured in the Spring Showcase Virtual Show Floor also had free demos available to try, including Chicken Police, Aeon Drive and The Garden Path. The Steam page will return for the Future Games Show Powered by Mana in June.

Developers and partners can get in touch via the contact addresses below to discuss how you can appear in the Future Games Show and on the event's Steam page.

Future Games Show Powered by Mana Games

Layers of Fears at the Summer Game Fest

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The Future Games Show Powered by Mana will feature around 50 games, including multiple World Premieres. with new games being revealed daily on the GamesRadar Twitter and new Future Games Show Twitter accounts.

The games and partners revealed so far include:

  • Layers of Fears
  • Goat Simulator 3
  • Lightyear Frontier
  • Ereban: Shadow Legacy
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me

How to take part in the Future Games Show

We're planning ahead for shows in late 2022 and beyond. There will also be opportunities to showcase your game at our sister event, the Golden Joystick Awards in late November 2022, so don't hesitate to get in touch early.

The Future Games Show Powered by Mana has now closed for nominations, but there are still opportunities to showcase your exciting upcoming games at the Golden Joystick Awards in late 2022, plus our shows in 2023, starting with the Future Games Show Spring Showcase.

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 (opens in new tab)or contact the Future Games Show's Daniel Dawkins (daniel.dawkins@futurenet.com) or James Jarvis (james.jarvis@futurenet.com) directly. 

For sponsorship Inquiries: Tom Parkinson Commercial Director, Games tom.parkinson@futurenet.com

What is the Future Games Show?

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GamesRadar Presents: Future Games Show (FGS) is our premier digital showcase event, which debuted in June 2020 at E3, originally hosted by Nolan North and Emily Rose from the Uncharted series. Our truly multiformat showcase has now debuted its sixth event - spanning PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile platforms - focusing on the most exciting, quirky and original games of 2022 and beyond.

The Future Games Show Spring Showcase was broadcast on March 24, 2022 across GamesRadar’s official social channels.

The Future Games Show's mission to help fans discover something new with our carefully curated selection of games. We focus on bringing you gameplay clips, developer walkthroughs, and world premieres. Just like our Gamescom 2021 showcase, the Future Games Spring Showcase featured a Virtual Show Floor exhibition, containing games that will have playable Steam demos available right after the event. Also returning was the 'Ones to Watch' montage of exciting upcoming games and quirky indies.

Future Games Show hosts

Christopher Judge and Danielle Bisutti

Christopher Judge and Danielle Bisutti from God of War will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2022 (Image credit: Future Games Show)

The God of War stars Christopher Judge and Danielle Bisutti, aka Kratos and Freya, will host the Future Games Show Powered by Mana on Wednesday, Aug 24.

The Future Games Show in June 2022 was hosted by Denise Gough and Doug Cockle from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Our Spring Showcase event was broadcast in March 2022 and hosted by Ashly Burch (Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn and Tina, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands) and John MacMillan (Varl, Horizon Zero Dawn).

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The FGS at Gamescom Powered by AMD in August 2021 was hosted by the stars of Resident Evil Village (Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show At Gamescom Powered By AMD, broadcast in August 2021, was hosted by the stars of Resident Evil Village, Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu) and Aaron LaPlante (The Duke). “I'm delighted to be presenting the Future Games Show on August 26th with my Resident Evil Village co-star Aaron LaPlante!”, says Maggie Robertson. “There are some incredible games featured in the show and I can't wait to show you all what's in store for this year and beyond.”

Maggie and Aaron are the latest talented video game duo to host the Future Games Show. In the past, we’ve had stars of the Uncharted series (Nolan North and Emily Rose), the Metal Gear Solid series (David Hayter and Debi Mae West), Resident Evil 3 (Jeff Schine and Nicole Tompkins), and The Last of Us Part 2 (Troy Baker and Laura Bailey).

Future Games Show Spring Showcase 2022

The Future Games Show Spring Showcase took place in March 2022 and was hosted by Ashly Burch (Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn and Tina, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands) and John MacMillan (Varl, Horizon Zero Dawn). If you missed the show you can watch it here on GamesRadar’s YouTube channel.

Viewers received a closer look at games such as Lego Brick Tales, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, Death Stranding Directors Cut and Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga. You can find everything announced at the Future Games Show Spring Showcase here.

Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021

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The Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered by AMD was broadcast on Thursday, August 26. GamesRadar’s flagship digital games showcase was hosted by Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village) and Aaron LaPlante (The Duke from Resident Evil Village). If you missed the show - and the bizarre, amazing, spectacle of Lady Dimitrescu chatting with Jeff Goldblum - then you can watch the full show below.

This special Gamescom edition of the Future Games Show featured more than 40 games from a variety of publishers including Frontier Developments, Team17, Koch Media, and Tripwire Interactive. Exclusive reveals included explosive horror-shooter Trepang 2, a special announcement that Super Animal Royale was going free-to-play on all platforms, and confirmation of two new characters in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Catdog and April O'Neill. You can find everything announced at the Future Games Show at Gamescom right here.

Future Games Show at E3 2021 Powered by WD_Black 

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, GamesRadar+ was proud to host our fourth Future Games Show. If you missed the live broadcast, you can find every game featured in our Future Games Show E3 2021 recap including Sonic Colors Ultimate, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Two Point Campus, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Hell Let Loose and many more upcoming indie and AAA titles. 

Hosted by Troy Baker and Laura Bailey (Joel Miller and Abby Anderson from The Last of Us Part II), the Future Games Show at E3 2021 powered by WD_Black featured over 50 games from partners including Team 17, SEGA, Frontier Developments, Techland and many more.

The Future Games Show was broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and the GamesRadar+ homepage. 

Watch the Future Game Show at E3 2021 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, 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)

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.

Dan Dawkins
Dan Dawkins

GamesRadar+'s Content Director. Former GamesRadar+ EIC, GTAVoclock host, and PSM3 editor; with - *counts on fingers and toes* - 18 years editorial experience. Loves: spreadsheets, Hideo Kojima and GTA. 

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