Although E3 isn’t happening at all this year, there are plenty of gaming events happening throughout June, with tons of announcements, previews, and trailers in store.
We just had a very good State of Play from Sony, as well as intriguing Warhammer and Sega Eventsbut there is so, so much more to come over the next week.
Here’s a quick rundown of when the streams take place and how to watch them. All events are listed in Eastern Time.
I will add embedded streams when available and more events if announced. Just say a word, Nintendo. (If I missed anything worth noting, please Let me know).
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Reveal – 1:00 PM
It’s a Call of Duty game. You know the chorus.
You can watch the reveal here:
Black Voices in Games – 1pm
The Guerrilla Collective is once again hosting a Black Voices in Gaming event. It focuses on black perspectives, including black developers and games with black protagonists.
Download VR Showcase – 11:00 a.m.
Brace yourselves, because a long weekend of gaming news begins in earnest with the Download virtual reality showcase. The publication says this edition of its biannual show will have “probably the most new game reveals we’ve ever featured in a showcase, including some from companies that haven’t released VR games yet.” Hmm. You can expect trailers and gameplay for titles on a variety of VR platforms.
Summer Game Fest Showcase – 2 p.m.
It’s one of the biggest events on the calendar this week. Be sure to set aside time to watch this one. The event is expected to last just under two hours and will include news on 30 to 40 games, according to host and producer Geoff Keighley. However, he suggested that it would be better to keep your expectations under control.
You can watch the Summer Game Fest showcase below.
Day of the Devs – immediately after Summer Game Fest
Stick around after the Summer Game Fest showcase ends to watch the latest edition of Day of the Devs. You’ll get a glimpse of some of the most exciting indie games on the way.
Digital Devolver – 6 p.m.
I can’t wait for this one. Devolver’s streams are still awesome and it’s going to be unlike anything else you’ll see this week. The publisher promises at least four game announcements.
IGN Expo – noon
Announcements, new gameplay and exclusive reveals from developers around the world.
Netflix Geeked Week (Games) – 1pm
Netflix game news such as Lucky Luna, Poinpy and Money Heist (a.k.a Money theft). Also details on shows and movies based on games, such as The Cuphead Show, Sonic Prime and DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.
2022 Tribeca Games Spotlight – 3:00 p.m.
Gameplay and development interviews for Tribeca’s exciting roster of official draft picks, including As Dusk Falls, The Cub, Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course, Immortality, Oxenfree II Lost Signals and A Plague Tale: Requiem.
2022 Freedom Games Showcase
Even more indie games! Never a bad thing.
Guerrilla Collective – 11 a.m.
Lots of upcoming indie game news to start the day. A bunch of titles that will be featured are listed on the Guerilla Collective websiteone of which I am very passionate about, Fight Quest. Unsurprisingly, there will also be new announcements.
Healthy Live – 12:30 p.m.
Queue up for a batch of new game announcements, exclusive footage, and even some games that will launch during the show. It will feature nearly 100 games in total. Last June’s event included the likes of Unpacking and Pupperazziso it’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for this one.
Watch it here:
The Future of Live Gaming – 1:30 p.m.
This will feature “exclusive appearances and updates from Soundfall, Boyfriend Dungeon, Creature Keeper, The Wandering Village, Cook Serve Forever, Infinite Guitarsand more. There will be announcements, trailers, premieres and special guests, and it starts right after the Wholesome Direct.
Future Games Show: Summer Showcase – 3 p.m. ET
Expect seven world premieres, plus 28 exclusive trailers and reviews over 40 games in total during the Future Games Show.
You can watch it here:
NetEase Games Live Stream
According to IGN, which is working with NetEase Games on this event, it will be a showcase for a “strange new sandbox survival game” that has never been released before.
Xbox and Bethesda Showcase – 1 p.m.
Brace yourself, Xbox and PC gaming fans. Sunday will be a big day for you.
Right now, the rest of the year is looking pretty barren for first-party Xbox games after red fall and star field have been delayed, but we’ll surely get a new look at those and know a lot more about Microsoft’s plans for the months and years to come. Fingers crossed for news on Xbox Cloud Gaming integration coming to TVs as well.
The stream will be in 1080p, but a 4K version will be available on YouTube later.
PC Gaming Fair – 3:30 p.m.
Gamer on PC is back with its own showcase. There are more than 45 titles on file, including Arma 4, Immortality, Half-Life: Alyx – Levitation (a mod project), Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2, Victoria 3 and some sparkling new announcements.
Guerrilla Collective – 4 p.m.
No more Guerrilla Collective, including watch a new beat-’em-up from Kung Fury, roguelike ninja or diewellness adventure lost in game and much more.
Capcom Showcase – 6 p.m.
Approximately 35 minutes of news and updates on previously announced games, Capcom says.
Extended Xbox Games Showcase – 1 p.m.
Microsoft is not done. Two days after its big summer blast, Xbox and Bethesda will have another showcase with more details on the games they’ll be discussing on Sunday, interviews with developers, and more trailers. This stream will last approximately 90 minutes.
Overwatch 2 – schedule to be confirmed
This one takes place a bit later than the other events but hey, I’m the Surveillance guys around these parts so I had to include it. Details on the Monitor 2 roadmap for the coming months and info on the next PVP beta.
Note that neither EA nor Ubisoft are planning to hold any events soon. No matter. There are still so many things to look forward to.
Cast your gaze further afield and there’s more news to come in the not-too-distant future. A Nordic THQ showcase and live Gamescom opening night (again hosted by Keighley) will take place in August.
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