One of the bigger events that filled in the void after E3 was canceled during 2020 was the Summer Game Fest, a series of games-focused events, demos, announcements and more spread out over several weeks.
Enter 2021, and the pandemic continues to have an impact on scheduling many events. E3 is reportedly going to be lined up as an all-digital event for June 15-17, and Summer Game Fest has also been scheduled to make a return in June.
.@SummerGameFest returns this June!
A spectacular, concentrated global showcase of the future of video games — where everyone comes to play.
— Summer Game Fest (@summergamefest) April 2, 2021
On the Summer Game Fest website, there’s very little information so far: social media links, a link to set up notifications about news and updates, and a placeholder link to calendar the event.
Unlike last year, in which this train of numerous events under one event stretched out over several weeks across months, it’s expected that this year, the schedule will be “more concentrated, under a month!” according to returning show curator, Geoff Keighley, in a tweet. So it’s likely all the events and presentations will be organized within June.
One specific event is already announced as part of Summer Game Fest, a Day of the Devs event, which is a showcase of curated indie games. Day of the Devs is usually a physical standalone event hosted around Halloween or as a showcase with the Game Developers Conference. This virtual edition of Day of Devs will be organized by Iam8bit and and Double Fine, Games can be submitted for consideration for the showcase by April 9, using this form.
As more information comes down the pipeline about Summer Game Fest, we’ll be sure to pass it along!