All the 2023 Summer Games Fest Shows

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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:high_brightness: Summer Game Fest 2023

Thursday, 8 June @ 21:00

See what’s next in video games with #SummerGameFest, hosted by Geoff Keighley live from YouTube Theater in Los Angeles.

The show will feature the world gameplay premiere of MORTAL KOMBAT 1 with Ed Boon, as well as a look at the gameplay of ALAN WAKE 2 with Sam Lake from Remedy, plus more game news and announcements including the world premiere of #FortniteWilds the new season of Fortnite launching Friday.

The LIVE show will be followed by Day of the Devs and Devolver Direct

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Day of the Devs Digital Showcase 2023

Thursday, 8 June @ 23:00

(IGN Livestream feed)

Iam8bit and Double Fine‘s indie showcase returns this year and will follow the main Summer Game Fest live stream on the same channels. Day of the Devs typically showcases games from smaller indie studios that deserve a little big stage attention.

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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!

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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

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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.”

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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”.

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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+.

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Xbox Games Showcase & Starfield Direct

Sunday, 11 June @ 19:00

Combining a 90-minute Xbox Games Showcase and a dedicated 30-minute Starfield Direct, this year’s Showcase will last around 2 hours.

“Join us for some new surprises and first-looks from our incredibly talented internal studios, and our many creative partners around the world,” Microsoft said. “This is the day gamers have been waiting for to see what is coming to Xbox, PC, and Game Pass.

The Starfield Direct presentation that follows immediately after the Xbox Showcase promises another deep-dive into Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi RPG.

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PC Gaming Show

Sunday, 11 June @ 22:00

The annual celebration of all games PC, hosted by PC Gamer, will again highlight several upcoming PC titles. 2023’s live stream will feature 55 games, including 16 new game announcements and “special access to developer studios around the world”.

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Capcom Showcase

Tuesday, 13 June @ 00:00

In a brief announcement, Capcom say that the show will last “36 minutes and will feature some games which aren’t suitable for children”.

For Capcom’s June 2023 Showcase, Capcom gave more details for Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, and Dragon’s Dogma II. A major update and new teaser to Pragmata and info on Mega Man X DiVE Offline and Apollo Justice Ace Attorney Trilogy were shown.


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…

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