- When is Summer Game Fest 2022?
- The Summer Game Fest conference program
- Conferences not to miss and what to expect
- State of Play (PS VR 2) – June 2 @ 11:59 PM
- Summer Game Fest Conference 2022 – June 9 at 8 p.m.
- Netflix Geeked – June 6-10
- Tribeca Games Spotlight – June 10 at 9 p.m.
- Guerilla Collective & Wholesome Direct
- Future Games Show 2022 – June 11 at 5 p.m.
- Xbox +Bethesda Showcase – June 12 at 7 p.m.
Big announcement season is fast approaching. To find your way around, here is a schedule of the Summer Game Fest 2022 conferences with their dates, times and the confirmed and expected games.
Video game fans will be amazed in the weeks to come. The period usually devoted to E3 is now reserved for its great replacement: the Summer Game Fest 2022. The festivities will start a little earlier this year, with fewer conferences on the program, but they promise to be rich in announcements.
When is Summer Game Fest 2022?
The pandemic has turned the video game industry upside down. Where E3 reigned supreme in June, Geoff Keighley and his Summer Game Fest have established themselves as the unmissable summer event for gamers. On the program, new games, all-out world premieres, gameplay, interviews and lots of announcements of all kinds.
This year, Summer Game Fest kicks off on Thursday, June 2 at 11:59 p.m. with the State of Play, which will feature future hits from the PS5 and PS4, as well as PS VR 2. But the long-awaited event will take place on June 9. June with the SGF 2022 launch party which already promises to be full of surprises. The festivities will continue all summer long with several conferences, showcases or even presentations by publishers and media who have scratched some exclusives like IGN. Good news, there will be no need for an all-nighter this year.
The Summer Game Fest conference program
- June 02 at 11:59 p.m. : State of Play (PlayStation)
- June 09 at 1:00 a.m.:Netflix Geeked Animation (Cyberpunk)
- June 09 at 5:00 p.m. :Upload VR Showcase
- June 09 at 8:00 p.m. : Summer Game Fest conference
- June 10 at 6 p.m. :IGN Expo
- June 10 at 7 p.m.: Netflix Geeked Games (video games)
- June 10 at 9 p.m. : Tribeca Games Spotlight
- June 10 at TBA : Freedom Games Showcase 2022
- June 11 at 5 p.m. : Guerrilla Collective + Wholesome Direct
- June 12 at 9 p.m. : Future Games Show
- June 12 at 7:00 p.m. : Xbox + Bethesda Showcase
- June 12 at 9 p.m. : PC Gaming Show
- June 16 at TBA :Overwatch Showcase
- August 12 at TBA : THQ Nordic Showcase
- August 23 at TBA : Gamescom Opening Night Live
- TBA: Ubisoft Forward
- TBA: Nintendo Spotlight
- TBA: Devolver Digital Showcase
Other events will be added over the weeks, do not hesitate to come back regularly. We will update the article as soon as a new Summer Game Fest 2022 conference or a new schedule is confirmed.
Conferences not to miss and what to expect
Although there will be fewer conferences this year, the program is already full. For those who only want to watch the essentials, here is our selection, with a taste of what to expect.
State of Play (PS VR 2) – June 2 @ 11:59 PM
Firmly awaited by fans of the brand, Sony’s next State of Play should highlight a good number of games to come on the manufacturer’s consoles. However, the color was announced from the outset: priority will be given to third-party publishers and PSVR2. PlayStation could nevertheless have some nice surprises in store, especially with the new Final Fantasy 16 trailer and why not a little taste of FF7 Remake 2. Forspoken, often put forward by the publisher, could also be there, just like Street Fighter 6, tipped to make an appearance.
On the PS VR 2 side, Sony should reveal in due form its potential future killer-app: Horizon Call of the Mountain as well as the rest of the line-up for the launch of the VR headset. 20 games are expected when it is released, we should finally discover some of them.
Summer Game Fest Conference 2022 – June 9 at 8 p.m.
The official E3 is canceled instead of the big Summer Game Fest conference. With more than thirty participating publishers, world premieres galore and exclusives as we are used to, this is THE conference not to be missed. Callisto Protocol, Saints Row, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Alan Wake 2, Resident Evil Village DLC, Pragmata, Silent Hill Remake, Resident Evil Remake, Death Stranding 2, Gotham Knights, Call of Duty Warzone 2… The list of expected games is incredibly long and this year, Geoff Keighley promises us an even more spectacular show of more than two hours. How many will we really see? Answer the big night.
Netflix Geeked – June 6-10
This year again, Netflix will hold a conference every day focused on certain themes, including films and series. Players should especially watch those of June 9 and 10 which will present Edgerunner, the anime of Cyberpunk 2077, and give news of Arcane, the hit series based on League of Legends. The evening of the 10th will be entirely devoted to video game adaptations such as The Cuphead Show, Sonic Prime, Tekken: Bloodline, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, as well as future titles from the streaming giant’s gaming catalog including Casa de Papel.
Tribeca Games Spotlight – June 10 at 9 p.m.
Fans of independent games and narrative games will not be left out. The Tribeca Games Spotlight signs for a new edition with A Plague Tale: Requiem as the headliner, which will also be playable during the festival. For those who don’t want to pay $5 for demos, the long-awaited sequel will show up at the showcase. Alongside it, a few other promising games including Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals, As Dusk Falls, the exclusive Xbox narrative concocted by a veteran of Quantic Dream, or Immortality, Sam Barlow’s new project. Thirsty Suitors (Annapurna Interactive), American Arcadia (Raw Fury) and The Cub (Untold Tales) will also be there.
Guerilla Collective & Wholesome Direct
Another unmissable event for fans of indie games and AA: the Guerilla Collective & the Wholesome Direct. The first conference will present a plethora of games, including the horrific Madison, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, South of the Circle, The Cub or Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle. Some new features will also be announced.
As for the Wholesome Direct, it’s the unmissable event for lovers of cute games which should also reveal the release date of Ooblets, the title halfway between Animal Crossing, Pokémon and Stardew Valley, and Terra Nil the green management game from Devolver Digital.
Future Games Show 2022 – June 11 at 5 p.m.
It’s a bit like the potpourri of Summer Game Fest 2022. On the program, AAA, indie games, in-between, world premieres and announcements around expected titles. The event will be presented by Geralt and Yennefer in person: Denise Gough and Doug Cockle. A total of 40 games will be shown including projects from Team 17, Thunderful and Amanita Design. The old editions had reserved some good surprises, so we will monitor the event closely.
Xbox +Bethesda Showcase – June 12 at 7 p.m.
This will be THE big publisher conference of this summer. Xbox will return with its new foal to present future big exclusives Xbox Series, One and more. If the Redmond firm has not yet confirmed any game, Starfield, Redfall, Hellblade 2, State of Decay 3 or even Avowed are strongly anticipated. Microsoft could nevertheless have some surprises in store for us, in addition to revealing its plans for the Xbox Game Pass. Maybe the dongle to access the service directly on TV will be formalized? The conference promises to conclude this first part of the Summer Game Fest 2022 in style.