The upcoming Summer Game Fest will showcase news, updates, and trailers aplenty for upcoming games.
The pseudo-E3 replacement, which airs this Thursday (9th June), is being presented by Geoff Keighley.
However, Keighley has already done damage control ahead of proceedings.
In a Twitter Spaces broadcast [transcribed by VGC], Keighley stated how;
“What I would say is that a lot of the games we’re going to show you are going to be [already] announced… games are going to show new content to you…
We’ve got a couple of new game announcements in the show and hopefully some surprises if everything holds. But it definitely is a show that’s primarily focused on stuff that is announced”.
Keighley added how;
“…We’re doing some good stuff for you, but definitely manage your expectations in terms of the megaton shocks that you’re expecting. This is not The Game Awards. We’ve got lots of good stuff to show you but buyer beware of some of the crazy rumours I’m seeing out there in terms of things people expect to get announced”.
As I don’t follow the same circles that Keighley does, I cannot comment on those “crazy rumours”. However, if the other elements of the show that Keighley spoke about are present, it won’t matter.
For those wondering, this is what games Keighley said would be making an appearance;
“….We’ve talked about The Callisto Protocol. That will be there. We’ll have the first gameplay demo you guys probably saw the trailer for… We’re excited to show that to you.
We’ll have the first level playthrough of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. That game looks really incredible, and we’re excited to showcase that for you as well on Thursday.
We’ll have a reveal and some news around Gotham Knights and some new footage of that game as well. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is really coming out on June 30th, just over three weeks away, and we’ll have some new footage and studio MDHR joining us as well for that.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be stopping by. If you played the Fortnite Collision event …, you saw The Foundation in there, which was tons of fun, so we’ll look forward to hearing from him.
So, whilst it won’t be the end-all and be-all of video game news, there is plenty to get excited about.
The Summer Game Fest will air this Thursday, 9th June from 7 pm in the UK.
Check back for more updates during this not-E3 E3 week.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.