Summer Game Fest, which debuted last year as a digital “celebration” of video games with news, events and playable content, returns this year and starts in June. We do not know much about what to expect yet, but “the list of participating publishers and developers, along with an overview of event plans, will be revealed in the coming weeks,” according to a press release.
One thing is already on the agenda. It will be a Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition, which “will highlight a select group of upcoming indie and AAA video games digitally.”
The COVID-19 pandemic remains a worldwide threat, forcing major gaming events to function differently than in previous years. The Entertainment Software Association says it is “transforming” the E3 conference for return this year, reportedly as a digital event. And the Game Developers Conference switched to three separate online events, with the traditional business and education-focused event during the week of July 19th.