Geoff Keighley has urged fans to "manage your expectations" ahead of the Summer Game Fest live stream this week, stressing that the show will primarily focus on games that have already been announced.
In a Twitter Spaces session transcribed by VGC, Geoff Keighley - who is normally exceptionally bullish when it comes to building hype - stated that it's a "really exciting week" for him as he will "finally see things we’ve been talking about to people for months". Specific games mentioned by Geoff include the recently announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, The Callisto Protocol, and Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course.
Despite stating that the show will entail a "couple of new game announcements", he nevertheless urged against expecting many "megaton" announcements:
“What I would say is that a lot of the games we’re going to show you are going to be [already] announced… games are going to show new content to you, like some of the ones I’ve mentioned. We’ve got a couple of new game announcements in the show and hopefully some surprises if everything holds. But it definitely is a show that’s primarily focused on stuff that is announced.
"So we’re doing some good stuff for you, but definitely manage your expectations in terms of the megaton shocks that you’re expecting. This is not The Game Awards. We’ve got lots of good stuff to show you but buyer beware of some of the crazy rumors I’m seeing out there in terms of things people expect to get announced."
What does this mean for Nintendo, specifically? Well, not much. Although nothing has been announced at the time of writing, we're fully expecting a Nintendo Direct to air at some point this month, and the likelihood of Geoff Keighley being privy to Nintendo's plans is slim at best. What this means is that Nintendo could very well come out with a Direct any day now, and if recent history is anything to go by, it'll contain at least a couple of "megaton" announcements. We can't wait.
What do you make of Geoff's comments here? Are you expecting a Nintendo Direct to air soon? Let us know!