Geoff Keighley, of Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards fame, has unveiled the Summer Game Fest, a four-month-long “all-digital consumer celebration” of video games featuring “breaking news, in-game events, and free playable content” from the likes of CD Projekt Red, Sony, Microsoft, Riot Games, Digital Extremes, and Valve.
It’s not entirely clear how the disparate elements making up the inaugural Summer Game Fest will be tied together (although there’s a website, which seems like a good place to keep a watchful eye on), but the event is scheduled to run from May through August this year.
At present, 2K, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Blizzard, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, Digital Extremes, EA, Microsoft, Sony, Square Enix, Private Division, Riot Games, Steam, and Warner Bros. are confirmed to be involved, and the official announcement says additional publishers will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Sounds like just the replacement that E3 needs. Shame that I don’t see a Nintendo on that list…