Summer Game Fest Will Return in June 2024

Summer Game Fest, the seasonal event that showcases the latest and upcoming video games, has confirmed that it will be back in 2024. The announcement was made by host and creator Geoff Keighley on Twitter, following what he described as a “record-setting 2023”.

What is Summer Game Fest?

Summer Game Fest is a digital event that features live showcases, game demos, developer interviews, and more. It was launched in 2021 as a response to the cancellation of E3 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, it has become a popular alternative to the traditional trade show, attracting millions of viewers and hundreds of partners from the gaming industry.

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What happened in Summer Game Fest 2023?

Summer Game Fest 2023 was a huge success, with a live showcase that featured dozens of games from various genres and platforms. Hosted by Geoff Keighley, the show delivered some major announcements, reveals, and trailers that thrilled gamers around the world. Here are some of the most notable ones:

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth was the biggest surprise of the show, as Square Enix finally unveiled the second part of its remake trilogy. The game will take players outside of Midgar and into the vast world of Gaia, where they will encounter new characters, enemies, and locations. The game will also feature Red XIII as a playable character for the first time. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is coming to PlayStation 5 in early 2024.

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  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 also got a release date, as Insomniac Games confirmed that the highly anticipated sequel will launch on October 20, 2023 for PlayStation 5. The game will continue the story of Peter Parker and Miles Morales as they face new threats and challenges in New York City. The game will also feature Venom as one of the villains, but not as Eddie Brock.

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  • Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown was another unexpected reveal, as Ubisoft announced a new side-scrolling game in the beloved franchise. The game will follow a young prince who embarks on a quest to find his lost crown and restore his kingdom. The game will feature colorful graphics, fluid animations, and dynamic combat. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is coming to PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 18, 2024.
  • Mortal Kombat 1 showed off its first gameplay trailer, showcasing the brutal and bloody action that fans expect from the series. The game will feature a new assist mechanic, where players can call in other Mortal Kombat characters to help them in battle. The game will also include some gruesome fatalities, such as ripping out someone’s heart or crushing their rib cage. Mortal Kombat 1 is coming out later this year.

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What can we expect from Summer Game Fest 2024?

While no specific dates or details have been revealed yet, Keighley has promised that Summer Game Fest 2024 will include a live showcase event hosted by him and Play Days from iam8bit. He also said that more information will be shared in the coming months.

Based on the previous shows, we can expect Summer Game Fest 2024 to feature some of the biggest names and games in the industry, as well as some surprises and exclusives.

Will Summer Game Fest return?

Yes, summer game fest will return on June 2024.