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.
Saturday, June 6th
7:00 AM EST
Indie Live Expo
Monday, June 8
Upload VR Showcase
Originally June 8, delayed to June 10th
Destiny 2: The Next Chapter
June 11, 12, 15, 18, 24
IGN Summer of Gaming cont.
Thursday, June 11
The Escapist Indie Showcase
A new look at Baldur's Gate 3 and more.
PC Gaming Show
Future Games Show
Tuesday, June 16 - Monday, June 22
Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition
Upload VR Showcase
Thursday, June 18th
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
Marvel's Avengers: War Table
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
Sometime in late June
Saturday, July 11th
Sunday, July 12th
Microsoft July showcase
Gamescom Opening Night
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.