Summer Game Fest 2023: Everything you need to know

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The big Summer Game Fest presentation is now over and it really did kick off the E3 2023 schedule in style. You can catch up on all the announcements below.

Keighley's event almost acts as the tentpole for E3 now that the official E3 2023 event is now canceled, with the host collating all the various showcases under his Summer Game Fest banner nowadays. He calls it "a season of digital video game events from the world’s top game platforms and publishers", which includes the Summer Game Fest showcase that's happening on June 8.

Read on for everything we know about the event, including when and where to watch.

What is Summer Game Fest?

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Summer Game Fest is Geoff Keighley's big June extravaganza where we're bound to get a mix of new announcements and updates for some top new games en route. It's a big digital showcase, for which Keighley usually has many reveals lined up, with very few leaking before the event. 

The showcase is expected to last two hours. It is immediately followed by Double Fine's Day of the Devs event, which is dedicated to showing off new and exciting indie games in development. 

The Summer Game Fest banner also ties in other publisher presentations like the Xbox Game Showcase 2023 and the subsequent Starfield Direct, and later streams like the Ubisoft Forward too. 

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When is Summer Game Fest?

Summer Game Fest aired on Thursday, June 8 starting at 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 8PM BST / 9PM CET.

 Where to watch Summer Games Fest

You can tune in to watch the Summer Game Fest on the following platforms:

Summer Game Fest news

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Is Nintendo at Summer Game Fest?

It's looking very unlikely that Nintendo will be at Summer Game Fest. Not only is the publisher not listed as one of Keighley's 40+ partners, Nintendo is well known for keeping its big reveals to its own showcases. However, with Pikmin 4 due to be released in July, it could be that this is the upcoming Switch game that potentially makes an appearance at Summer Game Fest. Interestingly, fans really want to see more of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC that was announced back in February for Pokemon Day, but again The Pokemon Company tends to do its own digital events to reveal such info.

Summer Game Fest partners

The full list of the 40+ Summer Game Fest partners can be found below:

  • Activision
  • Amazon Games
  • Annapurna
  • Bandai Namco
  • Behaviour
  • Capcom
  • CD Projekt Red
  • Day of the Dev's
  • Devolver Digital
  • Digital Extremes
  • Disney
  • EA
  • Epic Games
  • Focus Entertainment
  • Gearbox Publishing
  • Grinding Gear Games
  • HoYoVerse
  • Kabam
  • Larian Games
  • Level Infinite
  • Magic The Gathering
  • Neowiz
  • Netflix
  • Nexon
  • Niantic
  • North Beach
  • Paradox Interactive
  • Pearl Abyss
  • Phoenix Labs
  • Plaion
  • PlayStation
  • Pocket Pair
  • Razer
  • Samsung Gaming Hub
  • Second Dinner
  • Sega
  • Smilegate Entertainment
  • Square Enix
  • Steam
  • Techland
  • Tribeca Festival
  • Ubisoft
  • Warner Bros
  • Xbox

Summer Game Fest events

In lieu of E3 2023 actually being technically cancelled, Keighley is incorporating the events that are happening under the Summer Game Fest umbrella. They are as follows:

Day of the Devs
June 8

Devolver Digital
June 8

Tribeca Games Spotlight
June 9
Time: 12PM PDT / 3PM EDT / 8PM BST

Wholesome Direct
June 10
Time: 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT / 5PM BST

Future Games Show
June 10
Time: 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 6PM BST

Xbox Games Showcase / Starfield Direct
June 11
Time: 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 6PM BST

PC Gaming Show
Date: June 11
Time: 1PM PDT / 4PM EDT / 9PM BST

Ubisoft Forward
June 12
Time: 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 6PM BST

Capcom Showcase
: June 12
Time: 3PM PDT / 6PM EDT / 11PM BST

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