Here are some video game conferences that should have some good surprises in store for us this year, even without E3.
As in 2020, the ESA has canceled its major event, E3, this year. While every summer is the mass of video game fans, the organizers have decided not to follow up on the exhibition for no apparent reason. Never mind, advertisers and video game studios do not admit defeat for all that and, as one might suspect, will hold their own conference, either independently or as part of the Summer Game Fest which is starting. in a few days.
So we’re giving you a quick overview of the events that should be worth a look and above all that will tell us more about the highly anticipated games. Take note of the broadcast dates and times (because all these events are available online), or bookmark this article so you don’t miss a thing! When they are available, don’t hesitate to consult the recaps of these conferences if you missed them.
State of Play – June 2
Sony is one of the big advertisers who no longer wanted to communicate via E3 for a while now. It is therefore with astonishment that we learned of the affiliation of the State of Play on June 2 with the Summer Game Fest. Besides that, this event is particularly notable because it will finally lift the veil on the PSVR 2 and some of the games that will accompany the VR headset when it is released. To watch the conference, you will have to go to the PlayStation YouTube page on June 2 at 11:59 p.m. French time.
Netflix Geeked Week – June 6-10
Netflix Geeked Week is not a video game meeting strictly speaking, but it is one of the derivatives that we will cover on the Journal du Geek for our greatest pleasure. Organized on Netflix, Geeked Week offers us trailers and new information on all productions related to video games (adaptations in series, films, anime, etc.) of which you can already find a recap right here. It will be broadcast from June 6 to 10, so there is no specific time to respect, you will just have to stay tuned!
Summer Game Fest – June 9
Much like E3, Summer Game Fest is a multi-day celebration. Despite everything, there is always a huge flood of announcements during the opening ceremony, which is held this year on June 9th. meet at 6 p.m. French time for an evening presented by the great Geoff Keighley, who has many surprises in store for us. To attend the event it happens on the channel of The Game Awards.
Xbox & Bethesda Showcase – June 12
It really is the event that we are most looking forward to this year. After a most successful conference in 2021 – which had lifted the veil on Starfield, Redfall, but also A Plague Tale: Requiem for example – we are still expecting very heavy things this year. For the moment, we don’t yet know anything about the program for this event, but it will take place on June 12 at 7 p.m. French time, on the Xbox YouTube channel.
A few other events
Of course, other conferences are planned this summer, and many advertisers have not yet revealed what they plan to do with the E3 which plays dead. This is particularly the case of Activision, EA or Ubisoft to name a few. We also expect to find a Nintendo Direct, which has not yet announced its dates, as well as the Future Games Show, which will be held on June 11 at 9 p.m., and the PC Game Show which will take place on June 12 at 9:30 p.m.