E3 has been canceled, but in June, there are a line of showcases waiting to meet fans online. There are various types of games, from large game companies to interactive mixed showcases full of personality and Netflix.
June showcase schedule
● June 3 (Fri) 07:00 – PlayStation State of Play YouTube
● June 10 (Fri) 03:00 – Summer Gamefest official website
● June 11 (Sat) 02:00 – Netflix Geek Week Games YouTube
● June 11 (Sat) 04:00 – Tribeca Game Showcase Official Website
● June 13 (Mon) 02:00 – Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase YouTube
Sony is the first to find fans. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will hold its showcase State of Play on the 3rd at 7 am . State of Play, which runs events according to various concepts, has long established itself as Sony’s representative online event. In this online showcase, information on PSVR2 games will be revealed in earnest along with third-party games.
After the SIE showcase in the first week of June, the following week, various showcases will be held in a row until dawn on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
First of all, the Summer Game Fest will be held at 3 am on Friday the 10th.
Summer Game Fest is an online comprehensive showcase hosted by Jeff Kayley, who is now more famous for The Game Awards. Jeff Kayley held the first Summer Game Fest in 2020 when major overseas game events were canceled due to COVID-19. The show acted as a kind of information provider by gathering several game showcases and sharing schedules and the like. In particular, last year, he held a kick-off show and first revealed to the public the gameplay of Elden Ring, which many fans were looking forward to.
This year’s Summer Game Fest is also scheduled for a whopping three hours, so it is expected that various new information will be released on behalf of E3.
On the 11th, game-related information, the last of Netflix’s Geeked Week, which runs for 5 days, will be announced. At Geeked Week Games held at 2 am on the 11th, information such as Sonic, Dota: Dragon’s Blood, and Tekken: Bloodline, as well as the Cuphead Show, will be revealed.
On the other hand, Geeked Week is held from the 7th to the 5th with a different theme every day, such as series, movies, animation, and Netflix’s representative work, Strange Story, which was recently released in season 4, and games. In addition, during this Geeked Week, Cyberpunk 2077’s web animation ‘Cyberpunk: Edge Runner’, ‘One Piece’ recreated in live-action, and ‘Resident Evil’ based on the original game will also be showcased.
The Tribeca Games Showcase will be held at 4 am on the 11th, about an hour after Geeked Week Games ends. Tribeca Game Showcase, which showed a lot of original indie games last year, is planning to introduce a variety of new titles this year along with Cuphead’s DLC ‘Cuphead: Delicious Last Course’. In addition, if you purchase an event ticket, you can directly play the game displayed at the Tribeca site in New York for a limited time online.
The Xbox & Bethesda game showcase will be held at 2 a.m. on the 13th, Monday, when the weekend ends after a day off. Xbox has grown in size through acquisitions of various game companies, and is now able to fill the event time with only first-party games. You can meet the online showcase held during E3 every year at home again this year.
As the name suggests, this showcase is expected to show new information about Bethesda’s games that have been completely acquired. The Xbox & Bethesda game showcase will run for a total of two hours.
Meanwhile, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), an association of the video game industry in the United States, announced the cancellation of E3 2022 in April . At the time of E3 2021 held online, ESA predicted that the event would be held offline in 2022, but in the end, the online event was not even held this year. Accordingly, it is expected that a number of showcases of individual game companies will be held, and a number of additional online showcases are expected to be held during the summer in addition to the previously announced events.