E3 2021, from June 12 to 15, is not the only event in the next few days where we can learn about the next news in the industry. Summer Game Fest, hosted by Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards), is back for another year to offer trilers and news of games that may not be present at E3. The main event Kickoff Live! begins on June 10 at 8:00 p.m. on the Spanish peninsula and according to Keighley we will find more than 30 games, special guests, musical performances, Day of the Devs and more. To celebrate this, a trailer has been created that in theory does not give clues of what we will see at the gala.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Thursday, #SummerGameFest Kicks off with a spectacular live event — with 30+ games, special guests, musical performances, Day of the Devs and more.
In another message some details are specified: those three dozen titles include new games and others already known, while the guests will be actors Jeff Goldblum, Giancarlo Esposito -who plays a character in Far Cry 6-, with other surprises and developers. Among the musical performances is Sonic Symphony, a tribute to the 30 years of the Sega mascot.
Context for #SummerGameFest Kickoff Live on Thurs:
– 30+ games, combination of new game reveals, long-awaited updates.
– Guests: Jeff Goldblum, Giancarlo Esposito and surprises + devs.
– Musical performances: Weezer, Japanese Breakfast, Sonic Symphony.
– Day of the Devs.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) June 6, 2021
An event that was born by the absence of E3 in 2020
The Summer Game Fest is a digital event that was born in 2020 in response to the cancellation of E3 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic. ESA, the E3 organization, rejected the digital format and Geoff Keighley took advantage of the months of May through August to broadcast talks and industry news, including the first look at Unreal Engine 5 and the announcements of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Star Wars: Squadrons, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time let him give it Cuphead and PS4.
However, It was not the only event that sought to replace E3. Last summer there were more broadcasts organized by media, groups and publishers, such as Ubisoft Forward, or the presentations with the first Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5 games.