It’s that time of the year where, in the recent past at least, we’d all be enviously attending E3 vicariously through our monitors. During and post Covid and post the collapse of the live E3 event itself, the major publishers have rallied around the “Summer Games Festival” brand, and many will again be presenting their major summer showcase events over the next week or so.
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Devolver Direct 2023
Friday, 9 June @ 00:00
(GameSpot livestream feed)
The world’s most beloved video game mascot returns with new game reveals, announcements, and surprises - it’s Volvy! Join us on June 8 at 3PM Pacific for The Return of Volvy!
Tribeca Games Spotlight
Friday, 9 June @ 21:00
A digital showcase featuring exclusive gameplay and creator interviews from Tribeca’s official selections.
New York’s famous annual Tribeca Festival will again present a platform to show off the games selected for this years’ festival. The Spotlight will feature The Expanse: A Telltale Series, Stray Gods, and Nightscape. The Spotlight stream will show off each game in detail, along with interviews with their creators.
Tribeca Games Spotlight - YouTube
Future of Play Direct
Saturday, 10 June @ 17:00
VOD to Follow
Future of Play Direct is an indie games showcase billed as “a fresh spin on video game showcases bringing you exciting new games from across the galaxy.”
Wholesome Direct 2023
Saturday, 10 June @ 18:00
If cosy games are your jam, this one’s for you. Indie games get showcased in the Wholesome Direct Games 2023 event. Focusing on uplifting and cosy games, the Wholesome Games show promises “an hour of exclusive footage and announcements from 70+ amazing indie games”.
Future Games Show: Summer Showcase
Saturday, 10 June @ 19:00
The Future Games Show will feature over 50 multi-format games and will be hosted by Marvel’s Spider-Man voice actors Yuri Lowenthal (Peter Parker) and Laura Bailey (MJ Watson). The 70-minute gaming showcase is produced by GamesRadar+.
Xbox Games Showcase Extended
Tuesday, 13 June @ 19:00
Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2023 - YouTube
A follow-up stream to the Xbox Games Showcase. Like last year, it will feature in-depth interviews and deep dives focused on the some of the games from the main showcase plus a handful of updates from other developers.
Join us on Tuesday, June 13 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm UK for Xbox Games Showcase Extended. The event will offer deeper dives into what you saw from Avowed, Towerborne, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom, and Microsoft Flight Simulator – Dune Expansion, as well as games from our creative partners that we didn’t show you today. We’ll have in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes features, gameplay walkthroughs with brand new footage, and more! And you may even see some very special guests show up, perhaps even one celebrity…