This year saw the return of the Summer Game Fest which showcased a variety of games to the public the event was held on June 9th and showed off a variety of games including Call of duty Modern warfare 2, Street fighter 6, The Last of Us Part 1, Gotham knights and more!
The event creator and host of Summer Game Fest Geoff Keighley has said that this year’s show was the biggest Summer Games Fest in terms of viewership and social media engagement, this was a record 27 million global live streams which is an 8% increase from 2021.
The event attracted 3.5 peak global live stream viewers and had over 6000 co-streamers, on twitter there was a 100% increase in conversation and the hashtag “The Game Awards” was up by 69%
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) June 22, 2022
While impressive there is still some ways to go before it rivals Geoff Keighley’s other awards show “The Game Awards” which had 85 million live streams back in December 2021
The majority of the Summer Game Fest took place from June 9-12 but announcements were made over a matter of weeks as well and earlier on June 2nd PlayStation had it’s state of play event which showcased games such as Street fighter 6, Final Fantasy 16 and the long-awaited Resident Evil 4 Remake. The Xbox and Bethesda showcase on June 12th had their own games to show off such as the first look into Starfield Gameplay and Redfall gameplay.
Next year there will be another Summer Game Fest which Geoff Keighley confirmed will be both a digital and in-person event “I’m excited to share that Summer Game Fest will return in June 2023 as a digital and an in-person event, to bring the gaming community together,”
It’s unclear whether this means that the Summer Game Fest will be open to the public or not but if it is it would mark the first time that the Summer Game Fest can be attended physically as previous years were digital showcases.
On top of that E3 which was the go-to for many top announcements will be coming back in 2023 as the E3 owner entertainment software association has said during this month that they are planning to bring back the long-running gaming event in 2023
With a variety of game shows taking place as well as various companies such as PlayStation during their own showcases it’s unclear just how much there will be to show but it’s sure to be competitive and exciting year for gaming in general.
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