Summer Game Fest 2022
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Update: The Summer Game Fest 2022 Opening Showcase has come and gone! Scroll down to see what other presentations are lined up for the coming days.

Summer Game Fest has established itself as a host platform, of sorts, for gaming reveals and events that can stretch over the Summer months. With E3 skipping 2022, it sets the stage for the Geoff Keighley-led event to take the lead. It starts with a 'cross-industry' showcase event full of world premieres and announcements, giving gamers a central event in addition to the many smaller shows.

Beyond that, there are a lot of events planned for the Summer that aren't actually affiliated with Summer Game Fest, and plenty will have a generous helping of Switch games.

As with previous years there'll be a lot going on in the coming weeks and months, so we'll keep this guide updated with all the details you need.

What is Summer Game Fest?

Summer Game Fest made its debut in 2020, very much filling a void at that time of cancelled in-person events like E3, PAX and so on. Its various videos and live streams stretch over a few months, albeit some of the reveals and events are much smaller than others. A lot of the big hitters are focused on mid-June, too.

Its major 'Kickoff Live' event in 2021 was a showcase to be central to the event, and we expect that to be the case once again with the opening broadcast of 2022.

When is Summer Game Fest 2022?

Summer Game Fest will kick off with its showcase event on Thursday 9th June 2022; unlike other virtual events / expos it doesn't then end a few days later. It'll serve as a hub for reveals and gaming events throughout the Summer.

Summer Game Fest's opening showcase is on 9th June at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 7pm UK / 8pm CEST.

Summer Game Fest Conference Times

Moving beyond the opening showcase, Summer Game Fest collates a broad range of events. The list is small at time of initial publication, but it'll likely expand a great deal in the coming weeks.

Event Date Time
Summer Game Fest Opening Showcase + Day of the Devs: SGF Edition 9th June 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 7pm UK / 8pm CEST
Devolver Digital Direct 2022 9th June 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / 12am CEST
Netflix Geeked Week: Gaming 10th June 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm UK / 7pm CEST
Tribeca Games Spotlight 10th June Noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK / 9pm CEST
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 12th June 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm UK / 7pm CEST

We'll update this guide with more information about conference times as they're is released.

When Are The Other Summer Game Conferences?

Plenty of peripheral 'not-E3' showcases scheduled for the Summer Game Fest period are yet to be fully dated and confirmed, so this list will grow, but below are all of the events so far that we think could be interesting from a Switch perspective.

Event Date Time
Sonic Central Tue 7th June 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 5pm UK / 6pm CEST
Guerrilla Collective Sat 11th June 8am Pacific / 11am Eastern / 4pm UK / 5pm CEST
Wholesome Games Direct
Sat 11th June
9:30am Pacific / 12:30pm Eastern / 17:30pm UK / 18:30pm CEST
Future Games Show
Sat 11th June
12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK / 9pm CEST
Capcom Showcase Mon 13th June 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / 12am CEST (14th June)

Who's taking part in Summer Game Fest 2022?

A host of game publishers will likely commit to Summer Game Fest with a variety of events. We'll update the list below as more are announced; at present Nintendo is not currently slated to participate in any way.

Game Publishers Partnered With Summer Game Fest 2022

Here is the list of all confirmed publishers taking part in Summer Game Fest 2022:

  • Xbox
  • Bethesda
  • PlayStation
  • 2K
  • Activision
  • Atlus
  • Bandai Namco
  • Bloober Team
  • Capcom
  • Coffee Stain
  • Deep Silver
  • Devolver Digital
  • Digital Extremes
  • Dotemu
  • Electronic Arts
  • Epic Games
  • Focus Entertainment
  • Frost Giant Studios
  • Humble Games
  • Level Infinite
  • Mediatonic
  • MiHoYo
  • Netflix
  • Raw Fury
  • Samsung Gaming Hub
  • SEGA
  • Skybound Games
  • Square Enix
  • Steam
  • Studio MDHR
  • Warner Bros. Games

Where can I watch the Summer Game Fest Showcase?

We'll be liveblogging and hosting the stream here on Nintendo Life, of course!

How to watch Summer Game Fest

Each publisher will likely host their events on their individual social media / streaming platforms, while the general Summer Game Fest channels will also be a good option on Twitch and YouTube.

Here on Nintendo Life we'll host live streams and blogs of events we think have a high chance of Switch content, or are simply of interest.

What's the runtime for the Summer Game Fest Showcase?

The main showcase will be around 2 hours long.

Do I have to pay for Summer Game Fest?

Nope, all of the events are free!

Let us know below if you've got any other questions and we'll endeavour to update this guide with answers. Otherwise, let us know if you're excited for Summer Game Fest below.