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The coronavirus pandemic has become the main reason why such gaming events as E3Gamescom, BlizzCon, and others have been cancelled, though there is still some gaming news which companies want to share with you this summer. Hopefully, we’ve got the internet connection, so that publishers and media can arrange digital events, announcements, and inspiring rumors to push up the indicator on the good-mood-meter. To warm you up, the world is still looking forward to seeing what the PS5 looks like, and how the Xbox Series X power reflects on games’ performance.

Thanks goes to Jay Peters who spent his time preparing a tracking table for The Verge. Under this inspiring speech, you’ll find all necessary details to keep in touch with the gaming universe.

Summer Game Fest

Details: The founder of The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley, will hold a pack of digital events over the summer. The aim is to provide you with breaking news, hot rumors, and FREE playable content. The participants of the event are some names you may know: Bethesda, Blizzard Entertainment, CD Projekt Red, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Riot, Sony, and Square Enix. 

According to Keighley’s Twitter post, you can spectate the Summer Game Fest Live show on YouTube.

Where to click: You will find all announcements related to the event on Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube.

Time: Set your sundial and save this link with a full schedule. Check it carefully, as events could be added at any time.

GAMESPOT’S Play For All

Details: Play for All is a gaming event to engage people with new games announcements, allowing fans to get their hands on these games, and interviews about them too. Plus, GAMESPOT is launching a charity campaign to restore the balance after COVID-19 and give support for Black Lives Matter. Such publishers as EA, Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Larian Studios, Google Stadia, Bandai Namco, Private Division, Square Enix, Sega, and 2K Games are entering the chat.

Where to click: Tap on these links to watch Play for All: gamespot.com as well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube

Time: The event will start on June 1st and the schedule will update once a particular stream is over. 

IGN’S Summer of Gaming

Details: IGN will conduct a massive digital event to contribute the latest news, their impressions about upcoming games, and PS5 and Xbox Series X hardware. The publisher will demonstrate their novelties: Blizzard, CD Projekt Red, EA, Facebook (including Oculus), Google Stadia, Humble, Microsoft, PC Gaming Show, Sega, Square Enix, Twitter, and Ubisoft.

Where to click: You can watch IGN’s coverage on Facebook, Mixer, Twitch, and Twitter.

Time: Events will take place on June 10th, 11th, 12th, and 15th. Click the link to see the full Summer of Gaming schedule.

Sony’s event for the PS5

Details: Formerly, the event had been scheduled for June 4th, but the date has been changed. “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard,” Sony said.

Sony will hold a show off event to demonstrate the power compatibility of the next-gen console PS5 and finally we will see its design.

Where to click: You can watch the event on Twitch and YouTube

Time: Thursday, June 11th, 4PM ET

Guerrilla Collective

Details: Guerrilla Collective is a rookie in this list and will launch on June 13th ‘til June 15, supported by Media Indie Exchange and the Kinda Funny Games Showcase. The event will feature these publishers: Humble Publishing, Larian Studios, Paradox Interactive and others. The event has been postponed from June 6th to show support for Black Lives Matter.

Where to click: Watch the Guerrilla Collective events on Twitch

Times:

Saturday, June 13th, 12PM ET

Sunday, June 14th, 12PM ET

Monday, June 15th, 12PM ET

The PC Gaming Show

Details: The PC Gaming Show promises to uncover the news about new titles, never-before-seen gameplay footage, and some fresh announcements. The two-hour-long event has support from a lot of publishers, click the link to see the list.

The event was originally scheduled for June 6th, but was delayed to June 13th to “make space for those speaking out and demonstrating about how to end the systemic oppression and police brutality experienced by black people.”

Where to click: Watch on PC Gamer’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

Time: Saturday, June 13th, 2PM ET

The Future Games Show

Details: The Future Games Show “will show off the most exciting – and interesting – games of 2020 and beyond” according to GamesRadar. Publishers already on board include: Square Enix, Devolver Digital, and more. The host of the event will be Nolan North and Emily Rose, who star in the Uncharted series as Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher.

The show was first planned for June 6th, but was postponed to June 13th “in support of the protests demanding justice and change over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police.”

Where to click: Watch on GamesRadar’s Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube channels

Time: Saturday, June 13th, 5PM ET

EA Play Live 2020

Details: The canon game studio Electronic Arts will host its digital event, though there is still no details about what we’ll get from it yet. 

EA delayed the event on June 5th due to the “important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now.”

Where to click: Watch on EA.com

Time: Thursday, June 18th, 7PM ET

Summer Game Fest Developer Showcase

Details: There will be two Summer Game Fest Developer Showcases; one in June and one in July. The event will unveil a group of upcoming indie and AAA video games where the curator will be Geoff Keighley and the Day of the Devs team ahead with Double Fine founder Tim Schafer.

Where to click: Watch Summer Game Fest events on Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube. (Note that some of these are the accounts for The Game Awards.)

Time: Monday, June 22nd, 11AM ET

New Game Plus Expo

Details: The digital event will feature details of about 15 publishers from North America and Japan. Koei Tecmo America Natsume, Sega of America, SNK, and WayForward are on the list. We’ll see live demos and promising game announcements.

Where to click: Watch NGPX live on Twitch and catch the full event, trailers, and highlights on-demand on YouTube

Time: Tuesday, June 23rd, 11AM ET

CYBERPUNK 2077’S NIGHT CITY WIRE

Details: Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red will run the entire event, with details to be unveiled about mechanics and gameplay of the game. It was delayed on June 2nd because “more important discussions are happening right now and we want them to be heard.”

Where to click: TBA

Time: Thursday, June 25th, TBA time

Ubisoft Forward

Details: Ubisoft is holding a digital “E3-style showcase” with “plenty of exclusive game news, exciting reveals, and much more.”

Where to click: TBA

Time: Sunday, July 12th, 3PM ET

Gamescom’s Opening Night Live

Details: Geoff Keighley will curate the Opening Night Live event timed to coincide with Gamescom, which is now an all-digital event. It will be a “spectacular, industry-wide finale” to the Summer Game Fest, according to the Summer Game Fest calendar.

Where to click: Since it’s a Summer Game Fest event, it seems likely you’ll be able to watch Opening Night Live on all of the Summer Game Fest platforms, including Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube. (Note that some of these are the accounts for The Game Awards.)

Time: Thursday, August 27th, TBA time

Limited Run Games’ #LRG3

Details: Limited Run Games tweeted that they will conduct their “third totally-live, totally-bitchin press conference for the biggest announcements in the future of physical video games”, though the event was postponed on June 4th. “Keep your eyes peeled”.

Where to click: Watch on Limited Run Games’ Twitch channel.

Time: TBA

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