The gaming industry is preparing for a busy summer season of announcements, game revelations and release dates. It can be difficult to control when and where your favorite company is streaming, so we’ve created a list of all the summer gaming live broadcasts we know so far. TL: DR: It’s long.
Indie Live Expo
The Japanese gaming industry will open the festivities with the India Live Expo festival. They will perform a “large number of games” from the region. In his YouTube video, he states that it will contain “titles that can be enjoyed not only by hardcore indie players but also by casual players.” In large print, he guarantees that “we will find a game you have to play.” June 5 at 2:00 PT or 10:00 BST. It will be streamed on Youtube.
This indie-focused show is back again June 5 and June 12 at the time triggered by coffee at 8:00 PT. It will present announcements, trailers, games and more in the digital format of the festival. Last year we saw people like Boyfriend Dungeon, Haven and the hugely successful Valheim. It will be streamed on Twitch.
Summer game festival
On June 10 at 11:00 a.m. PT, Gaming industry veteran Geoff Keighley will present a two-hour opening show with approximately 12 revelations from major publishers and independent producers. Keighley said most, but not all, Summer Game Fest partners will perform during the launch, leading to high expectations from players around the world. The Summer Game Fest will then host events over the next few weeks. It will be available to watch on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and more.
IGN, just after the PR disaster, will launch its first ever IGN Expo in its Summer of Gaming June 11 at 1:00 PM PT. The publication teases new game announcements and reveals unprecedented gameplay. It can be watched on their official YouTube channel and on their website.
While the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center are still closed, the E3 2021 will be fully digital this year with a four-day video stream from June 12 to June 15. There will also be online booths for exhibitors through an application that allows the press to “connect directly with exhibitors through live chat, video conferencing and meeting requests,” says E3. Regardless, it will be streamed live on a variety of platforms including, but not limited to, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook.
French publisher Ubisoft will present some new games with a Direct-style presentation enabled this summer June 12 at 12:00 PT. No details were shared about exactly what they would show, but we could expect to see Rainbow Six Quarantine, more content for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and maybe, maybe just the new Rayman or Splinter Cell. The development of Beyond Good & Evil 2 was also relatively quiet, so Ubisoft could share more information about it. The presentation will be on their official YouTube and Twitch channels.
A show of games for the Xbox and Bethesda
Xbox and the recently acquired Bethesda will have a joint conference June 13 at 10:00 am PT. It will take 90 minutes and will focus on the holiday composition of the Xbox, upcoming Xbox Game Pass titles and more. We hope to get more details on which Bethesda titles will be exclusive to Xbox or not. With recent leaks, we expect Starfield to introduce himself somehow. Given that the Master Chief is prominently featured in the artwork, we should expect to see new footage from playing the highly anticipated Halo Infinite game. When the time comes, watch the presentation on Twitch and YouTube!
Devolver hasn’t given a solid date for their presentation yet, but they’ve confirmed that their annual tradition continues in 2021. There are some big independent games coming up, including Death’s Door, Phantom Abyss, Shadow Warrior 3 and Boomerang X. We can’t wait to see Nina Struthers, as he returns with his chaotic show.
Future game show / PC game show
Both presentations merge into one big game that reveals extravagance June 13. GamesRadar and PC Gamer teased that there would be over 150 minutes of “new trailers, announcements and invisible games.” You will be able to watch it on YouTube and Twitch.
Games with limited traffic
On June 14 at 4:00 PM ET Restricted games reveal more than 25 physical game announcements Twitching the canal. It will be presented by long-time creators of Mega64 content. Past announcements from Limited Run Games include My Friend Pedro, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer, Bug Fables, Grandia HD Collection and Papers, Please, among many others, so we look forward to seeing what LRG says.
The EA presentation will be much later July 22. No details have been announced yet, but we could see some information about new Star Wars games (potentially a sequel to the Jedi Fallen Order or Battlefront 3), Apex Legends and new EA Originals similar to It Takes Two and Knockout City. It will probably be on YouTube and Twitch.