June gaming events will hit the video game industry without major live events. Even then, there are expos coming this summer as digital-only exhibitions.
Since 1995, June gaming events like the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 are there to keep players updated. With the COVID-19, events like the E3, EVO 2020, and GDC are temporarily on hold.
However, fans can expect some AAA and indie games on the way. Some events will also have next-gen hardware on their way. With that said, a slew of online expos is here to show off.
Sony Future of Gaming moved from June 4
For starters, the Future of Gaming event for Sony booked on June 4. Global and political activities related to Black Lives Matter made Sony decide to reschedule later. Fans can expect a new date coming soon.
The Future of Gaming will have the upcoming reveal of the PlayStation 5 and how powerful it will be for the next-gen console.
Summer of Gaming on June 10
IGN’s Summer of Gaming will come on June 10. Everything should kick-off starting today, with a week-long presentation coming for fans. Summer of Gaming will have a charity stream starting at 3 PM ET. The Expo itself will begin at 4:45 PM ET.
The expo will have exclusive reveals, trailers, and even gameplay demos. The demos will include GTFO from 10 Chambers Collective, Mortal Shell, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, and many more.
Escapist Indie Showcase on June 11
By June 11, The Escapist Indie Showcase will highlight as many as 70 indie titles. The Festivities will start at 3 PM ET and should.
The indie showcase will also have an after-show from June 12 – 14 to go in-depth with the games on exhibit. Fans can give their quick trailer a glimpse, which has interesting new titles, including what seems to be Axiom Verge 2.
Guerrilla Collective, PC Gaming Show, and Future Games Show starting June 13
June 13 will have three events as a replacement for E3 2020. These are the Guerrilla Collective, PC Gaming Show, and the Future Games Show.
The Guerrilla Collective will showcase indie titles and should run until June 15. PC Gaming Show is also making a comeback, in conjunction with Guerrilla Collective’s exhibition. Closing out the game is the Future Games Show, offering a ton of interviews and gameplay.
Some indie game showcases will include devs of Ooblets, Disco Elysium, This War of Mine, and more.
UploadVR Showcase, Steam Summer Games Festival on June 16
By June 16, the UploadVR Showcase will open the VR displays for June gaming events. They will start at midnight ET for the main show. UploadVR will show off some games, which include Pistol Whip, Blaston, and even Low-Fi.
On the same day, Steam’s Summer Games Festival will also offer demos, so players don’t have to go out.
EA Play Live 2020 on June 18
Two days after, on June 18, EA Play Live 2020 will start at 7 PM ET. The show will present plenty of games from Electronic Arts, including EA Sports, Apex Legends, and more EA Originals.
New Game+ Expo on June 23
For fans of JRPGs and Japanese made games, the New Game+ Expo will start on June 23. The broadcast will be all-digital and will have devs from Japan showing off. These studios will include Sega, Atlus, and Arc Systemworks, to name a few.
Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire on June 25
Some of the biggest games like Cyberpunk 2077 have set aside a date for their upcoming games. Their Night City Wire Livestream moved from June 11 to June 25, but it’s still coming.
Bitsummit Gaiden on June 27
The Bitsummit Gaiden is the last June gaming event that will celebrate indies from Japan on June 27. For fans of indies from the East, this is a great event that will give players a good idea of things to come.
Bitsummit will show off games like A Space for the Unbound, Boyfriend Dungeon, furiko, and Gnosia.
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