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Game fair E3 is no longer, but game makers sprinkle with news through these streams
This was always the week of the game fair E3, where the biggest game news for the coming year is announced. The fair will not be there this year, but publishers and game companies will reveal a lot in the coming days. So put these live streams in red in your calendar.
For years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, held gamers worldwide in its grip in June. The fairs for games on offer took place in Los Angeles for decades, but in recent years only took place digitally due to corona. Many fans hoped that another physical fair would be organized this year, but nothing could be further from the truth: this time there will be no E3 at all.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t any announcements, as nearly every major gaming party will be rolling out exciting new announcements and live streams over the next seven days. That means a lot of new gameplay from games that have already been announced, but also reveals of brand new games that no one knows about yet. So put the following live streams in red in your calendar:
Oh yes, Sony’s has already been. You can read all about the highlights of the last State of Play here .
Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest
The Ivo Niehe among game journalists, the American Geoff Keighly, knows how to make a show about games and about himself. Whether you find him too cramped with game publishers or not, with his Game Awards show he manages to attract an audience of millions every fall. He will also have his own show during E3, this year mainly focusing on games that have already been announced, supplemented with a few first reveals.
Still, Keighly promises a lot of gameplay from games that we haven’t seen much of yet. In any case, we can count on a gameplay demo of science fiction horror game The Callisto Protocol (from the makers of Dead Space) and the first level of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is reviewed.
Devolver Digital: Marketing Countdown to Marketing Event
Publisher Devolver Digital likes the raw edge, and the titles that pass by during his stream will also be quite heavy. Expect a lot of indie games with a good dash of violence and mature humor.
Netflix Geeked Week
Netflix organizes a Geeked Week from 6 to 10 June full of information about new series, films, documentaries, new seasons of existing series and… games. Yes, you can now also play games via your Netflix subscription. The streaming service promises to reveal a number of new, exclusive titles based on its biggest series.
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
This livestream should yield most of the top titles. Microsoft has something to make up for with the fans anyway now that the big role-playing game Starfield has been postponed to 2023. The public will not do it for less than fireworks. We therefore expect a first look at gameplay of the same Starfield. Images from the highly anticipated reboot of fantasy game Fable and an update on Perfect Dark would also be very welcome. In any case, we’re getting updates from Redfall , Hellblade 2 , State of Decay 3 and Forza Motorsport 8. In addition, we hope for more news about the new, original Indiana Jones game from the makers of Wolfenstein.
PC Gaming Show
The PC Gaming Show has been held for a few years and has grown into a serious event. More than 45 games will be shown this year. Revelations are expected from 11 bit studios, the developers of war game This War of Mine and from Klei Entertainment, the studio behind survival game Don’t Starve. In addition, the organizers promise an interview with the developers of Arma 4, updates on Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 and gameplay of the upcoming strategy title Victoria 3.
Capcom doesn’t release many titles, but the Japanese company still has big, interesting franchises under its wing. In any case, we’re going to see more of the remake of Resident Evil 4 and brawler Street Fighter 6. We don’t rule out one or two surprises either.
Ubisoft, Nintendo, Electronic Arts
Are you missing some big names? That’s right, because Nintendo, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts are normally also present at E3. Electronic Arts has had its own event in recent years called EA Play. Unfortunately: that will not take place this year, not even digitally. Ubisoft usually comes with a Ubisoft Forward live stream. There are persistent rumors that it has been moved to September. Nintendo is sure to be heard this month: we’re putting our Super Mario stars on a Nintendo Direct livestream for next Tuesday, June 14.