Geoff Keighley reckons there will be fewer third-party showcases this summer as many studios will be instead looking to squeeze their offerings into the likes of Summer Games Fest and other such events.
Keighely’s summer festivities are going ahead next month, but fortunately, it doesn’t sound like there will be many other events for third-party companies. We say fortunately, because last year was stuffed full of them, and a lot of them were pretty naff, with nothing in the way of major reveals.
There were a lot of shows last year where everyone was disappointed when they weren’t really press conferences, right? Like Take-Two, Capcom, Square Enix and things like that.
I think [they] have learned that if you’re going to do a press conference, you kind of need to have 30 minutes-plus of stuff, and sometimes they only have one or two great games to show, which may not be enough to do a full event around. So I think that’s going to be a bit of a shift. I have a pretty good sense of what’s coming in the next month, and I think people will be hyped about games in general.
There is still a lack of games coming out right now, this kind of is the Covid gap year I think… with a lot of games being delayed because they were started during the pandemic. We’re still hoping for a lot of things to come out.
Summer Game Fest is scheduled to kick off on June 9 at 11.00am PST/7.00 BST.
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