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E3 2020 schedule: Times and dates for IGN’s Summer of Gaming, Summer Game Fest and other E3 alternatives

E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo video game industry event held in the Los Angeles Convention Center might be cancelled due to concerns over the Covid-19 coronavirus — but there are still plenty of games to be showcased and plenty of developers and publishers ready to show off their hard work in celebrations such as IGN’s Summer of Gaming, the Summer Game Fest and a number of other digital showcases and press conferences from video game publishers which will take place in E3’s stead.

IGN’s Summer of Gaming will begin on June 10th and feature hands-on demos, gameplay, previews, developer interviews via live broadcast on all major platforms from publishers such as 2K, Xbox, EA, Square Enix, CD Projekt Red, THQ Nordic, Ubisoft and more.

The Summer Game Fest will be hosted by The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley and will feature news, trailers and game demos from publishers such as Activision, Microsoft, Sony, Valve, Blizzard, Bethesda and more over a four-month period.

The following schedule will attempt to consolidate the announcements and showcases from IGN’s Summer of Gaming, Summer Game Fest and other individual publisher exhibitions. Feel free to let us know if we left one off the list or you’d like to be included.

Date/Time

Conference

Saturday, June 6th


7:00 AM EST

Indie Live Expo

Monday, June 8
11:30 AM EST

Upload VR Showcase

Originally June 8, delayed to June 10th
Time TBA

IGN Expo

June 9th

Noon EST

Destiny 2: The Next Chapter
Join us for the world-wide reveal of the next chapter in Destiny 2.

June 11, 12, 15, 18, 24
Times TBA

IGN Summer of Gaming cont.

Thursday, June 11
3PM EST

The Escapist Indie Showcase

June 13th

1PM EST

Guerilla Collective 

A new look at Baldur's Gate 3 and  more.

June 13th


Time TBA

PC Gaming Show

June 13th 
Time TBA

Future Games Show

Tuesday, June 16 - Monday, June 22

Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition

June 16th
Noon EST

Upload VR Showcase

Thursday, June 18th 
7PM EST

EA Play

Electronic Arts unveils a slate of new games

Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26

BIG Digital (Brazil's Independent Games Festival)

Tuesday, June 23rd

New Game+ Expo
Announcements and updates from companies including SEGA, Atlus, and more.

June 24th

Marvel's Avengers: War Table
New gameplay and details on Marvel's Avengers.

Thursday, June 25th

Night City Wire: Tune in for a special broadcast on Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red.

Saturday, June 27 - Sunday, June 28

BitSummit Gaiden
A look at upcoming Japanese independent games.

Sometime in late June

Microsoft Showcase

Saturday, July 11th

Tennocon 2020
Digital Extremes updates Warframe players on what's next.

Sunday, July 12th

Ubisoft Forward
Ubisoft presents a showcase of exclusive game news and exciting reveals.

TBA

Microsoft July showcase

August 27th

Gamescom Opening Night

TBA

PlayStation 5: The Future of Gaming

Which E3 2020 alternative showcase are you looking forward to most? Do you think this trickling of information over a span of a few months is a more effective way to present new gaming information than the traditional convention or did E3 hold a certain allure to you? Let us know in the comments.

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Ninja Gaiden was my rite of passage at an early age. After finally beating that game (and narrowly dodging carpal tunnel) I decided to write about my gaming exploits. These days I enjoy roguelikes and anything Pokemon but I'll always dust off Super Mario RPG, Donkey Kong Country and StarFox 64 from time to time to bask in their glory.

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