Due to the corona-related cancellation of the major game fairs, more and more individual digital events are appearing, during which the publishers are announcing their upcoming games. We have an overview for you.
What do you do if you can't present your new games at E3? Other events are organized where you can safely watch in front of your home monitor which games await you in the coming months. While some publishers rely on classic individual announcements, others organize their own stream events or team up with others. Here is a small schedule of what is waiting for you in the coming weeks.
Sony: PS5 livestream (June?)
It is currently still waiting for Sony to finally comment on the appearance of the new console and the upcoming titles. Apart from technical specifications and a view of the controller, there was basically nothing. A large live stream is said to take place on June 4, with new information about the PS5 and its games, but this has not yet been officially confirmed. We'll keep you up to date.
Microsoft: Xbox Series X (monthly)
Microsoft has already started with the digital presentations. Already last week there were some scenes from the upcoming third party titles to see, further online events are to follow as part of the Xbox 20/20 stream series, and that in monthly intervals. We don't yet know what to expect in June, but the first-party titles, including Halo Infinite, are due to be launched in July.
Electronic Arts: EA Play (June 12)
It already looks very concrete at EA. On June 12, the publisher wants to present its new titles as part of EA Play. The new branches of the sports series are certainly included, but maybe we will also learn something about the promised HD remake (rumors speak of Mass Effect Trilogy).
Ubisoft: Ubisoft Forward (July 12)
Ubisoft also recently announced its own stream event. Ubisoft Forward is scheduled to take place on July 12th, and we can safely assume that Assassin's Creed: Valhalla will continue to be in focus. Or maybe there is news about the new Watch Dogs and other previously announced titles that we haven't heard from for a while.
CD Project RED: Cyberpunk 2077 (June 11)
As part of the Summer Game Fest listed below, at least one thing is already certain: CD Projekt RED will be showing further material on the highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 on June 11th.
Summer Game Fest (May to August)
The Summer Game Fest, a campaign by Game Awards producer Geoff Keighley, is going to be a bigger thing, but spread over several months. The announcement of the remasters of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 was the first snippet of it. During the event there will be more games and announcements from the following studios:
- Bandai Namco
- Digital extremes
- Private division
- Riot Games
- Square Enix
- Warner Bros.
Valve: Steam Game Festival (June 9-14)
The Steam Game Festival also takes place as part of the Summer Game Fest. During this time, there will be a whole bunch of demos for previously unreleased games, primarily indie games or early access titles.