Summer Game Fest 2022 is right around the corner, and it will bring a slew of video game announcements from both blockbuster AAA studios and indie developers. This year's event will broadcast on June 9, 2022, and for the first time ever, be shown in select IMAX theaters, with Geoff Keighley once again serving as its host.
To witness all the latest news as it happens, you'll want to tune into Summer Game Fest live. Don't fret, we've rounded up all the details, including the date, start time, and what to expect from Summer Game Fest 2022.
When does Summer Game Fest 2022 begin?
Summer Game Fest 2022 begins today, June 9, 2022, at 2 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. PDT / 7 p.m. GMT / 4 a.m. AEST. The livestream will approximately be two hours long. It joins a series of video game events slated for this summer, providing the latest news and announcements on upcoming titles.
How can you watch Summer Game Fest 2022?
Summer Game Fest, like all digital press conferences, is available to stream via many popular live streaming and social media platforms. Summer Game Fest also expands to various IMAX theaters for the first time ever, providing an opportunity to attend an in-person event with like-minded video game fans. Here's where to watch Summer Game Fest, once the show starts:
What can we expect to see at Summer Game Fest 2022?
Summer Game Fest host Geoff Keighley has stated that this year's show will primarily focus on previously announced games, as reported by VGC. While advising that viewers should temper their expectations, we're also expecting some new games to hit the stage throughout the event. It's the first major event in what used to be E3, kicking off a series of press conferences from major publishers and platform holders.
Of the previously announced games, Keighley has confirmed that gameplay showcases for The Callisto Protocol, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Gotham Knights, and Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, among others will premiere at the event. We also expect to see Overdose, the next rumored project from Kojima Productions, known for work on Death Stranding.
In addition, the following developers and publishers will appear during the Summer Games Fest 2022, along with a short guest star appearance of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson:
- 2K Games
- Bandai Namco
- Bloober Team
- Coffee Stain
- Deep Silver
- Devolver Digital
- Digital Extremes
- Electronic Arts
- Epic Games
- Focus Entertainment
- Frost Giant Studios
- Humble Games
- Level Infinite
- Raw Fury
- Samsung Gaming Hub
- Skybound Games
- Square Enix
- Studio MDHR
- Tribeca Festival
- Warner Bros. Games
- Xbox Game Studios
With this in mind, we will likely see further details on upcoming Xbox titles and PlayStation titles such as the Resident Evil 4 remake, Street Fighter 6, the Dead Space remake, Hogwarts Legacy, Exoprimal, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, Soul Hackers 2, One Piece Odyssey, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, and more.
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