The video game world is about to enter unfamiliar territory this summer. While it hasn't felt like the same E3 season since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first year that the big summer convention has been officially canceled, both in-person and digitally. Some might wonder, what will fill that void? Nature abhors a vacuum, so several parties are stepping forward this June with presentations to show off what's coming in the next year and beyond.
For everybody's convenience we've put together a growing list of digital exhibitions for what would normally be E3 season. This list of presentations should help everyone keep track of every major announcement, trailer, and much more.
June 2022 summer event lineup and schedule
Last updated on June 10, 2022 at 7:10 a.m. PT.
PlayStation State of Play: Thursday, June 3
PlayStation is going to get the ball rolling early this year. On Friday, May 27, Sony suddenly announced a new State of Play presentation that would air on Thursday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET. This show will last for 30 minutes and will feature new announcements from PlayStation's third-party partners and also feature games that are set to release on the upcoming PlayStation VR2.
Apple WWDC 2022 keynote: Monday, June 6
While technically not part of the usual video game hullabaloo, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 is nonetheless something to keep an eye on. This annual presentation from Apple will take a long look at what's next for the tech giant and will undoubtedly be of interest to iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV users around the world.
What can users expect to see? Rumors are swirling that iOS 16 will be announced and could feature major changes for both iPhone and iPad. If you're iPad owner, specifically, you may be interested by what iOS 16 could do for graphic design and gaming in the future. Other updates potentially on the agenda include macOS13, watchOS9, and tvOS16. Some of these tech updates could help boost a new MacBook Air, which might also be revealed during the keynote.
Find out what's coming to the tech world when the Apple WWDC 2022 keynote airs on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. You can watch from the Apple YouTube channel, the Apple website, or directly from your Apple device via the TV app.
LRG3 (Limited Run Games): Monday, June 6
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While Devolver Digital has usually run away with the honors for Best E3 Presentation, the team at Limited Run Games has been an up-and-coming force when it comes to assembling memorable summer shows. The physical game company's third show, LRG3, was announced for Monday, June 6, but there are few details on that at the moment.
Here's what we do know so far. LRG3 will feature the reveal of a special Collector's Edition for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Collector's Edition. Outside of that, there isn't much to say about LRG3 as of now. For the moment, assume that the presentation can be seen on the Limited Run Games YouTube channel. We'll update this space with a start time and more details as they come in.
Sonic Central: Tuesday, June 7
More and more footage of Sonic Frontiers has been trickling out over the last few weeks, but Sega has much more to say about the blue hedgehog. There's a whole Sonic Central stream dedicated to all things hedgehog, where fans can expect to hear more about Frontiers, the Sonic Origins collection, and various partnerships ranging from merch to maybe even that Netflix show that we've seen teases for already.
Summer Game Fest 2022: Thursday, June 9
Arguably the main event of June, Geoff Keighley is back with Summer Game Fest, which has become the spiritual successor to the bombastic E3 keynotes of the past.
Keighley and company revealed the first piece of the show's partner lineup on Tuesday, May 31. They include Steam, Epic Games, Xbox, PlayStation, 2K Games, Activision, Atlus, Bandai Namco, Bloober Team, Capcom, Coffee Stain, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Digital Extremes, Dotemu, Electronic Arts, Focus Entertainment, Frost Giant Studios, Humble Games, Level Infinite, Mediatonic, MiHoYo, Netflix, Raw Fury, Samsung, Sega, Square Enix, Skybound Games, Studio MDHR, the Tribeca Festival, Warner Bros. Games, and more to be revealed later.
Here's what's confirmed for the show so far: Expect to see new Gotham Knights footage, a first gameplay demo for The Callisto Protocol, and the premiere of a new gameplay level from Modern Warfare 2. Plus, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be on-hand to talk about his role in Fortnite, as well as the upcoming Black Adam movie.
Devolver Direct 2022: Thursday, June 9
It wouldn't really be E-season without the renegades of the video game world at Devolver Digital. Following Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest presentation, viewers can stay tuned for the annual Devolver Direct presentation. They're counting down to something! What are they counting down to? Yes! They certainly are!
Expect to see the latest updates on previously-announced Devolver projects like Cult of the Lamb, as well as a handful of new announcements. Plus, we'll see a lot of weird vignettes, all hosted by... and I can't believe I'm saying this... Mecha Suda 51.
Netflix Geeked Week 2022: Friday, June 10
Intersecting closer to Pop! Goes the Culture territory, Netflix's Geeked Week will conclude with a special live presentation hosted by Geoff Keighley and Mari Takahashi. Look for new footage of some exciting video game adaptations, including the new Sonic Prime animated series, Tekken: Bloodline, and new seasons of The Cuphead Show and DOTA: Dragon's Blood. You can also find new games from the Netflix brand, including Lucky Luna.
Epic Games Store Summer Showcase: Friday, June 10
The team at Epic Games would like to offer a window into what's coming in the future. Look for new announcements regarding PC games that will come to the Epic storefront throughout 2022 and beyond. Expect to see some new exclusives and maybe even a few surprises.
The Epic Games Store Summer Showcase will air on Friday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. You can watch live on the Epic Game Twitch channel.
Guerrilla Collective 3: Saturday, June 11
Produced by the team at the Media Indie Exchange (The MIX), the third Guerrilla Collective show will feature a slew of major announcements and unseen reveals. Last year's show featured some exciting indies, like Sable, BATS (Bloodsucker Anti-Terror Squad), RoboDunk, Firegirl, Demon's Mirror, and many more. While we don't know what's being revealed this year, we do know that viewers can expect to see new trailers, gameplay reveals, and a Steam event page containing pre-order information and playable demos.
There will be two Guerrilla Collective shows to check out. The first will air on Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET, while the second will air on Monday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET. You can watch both shows on the Guerrilla Collective Twitch channel.
Wholesome Direct 2022: Saturday, June 11
Looking for even more indie games? Look for this 60-minute show to reveal new indie titles that center around nonviolent themes. The Wholesome Direct was a big hit in 2021 and the team is back for a second year with exclusive footage and a few surprises. Of course, those who remember the last Wholesome Direct will also remember that the team revealed over 100 games in just a short 60-90 minute window. That breakneck pace will continue this year, so grab some coffee and strap in for what should be a nonstop ride.
The Wholesome Direct 2022 will air on Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. PT/12:30 p.m. ET immediately following the Guerrilla Collective 3 showcase. You can check it out on the Wholesome Direct YouTube channel.
Future Games Show: Saturday, June 11
The show must go on for GamesRadar. After the indies take the stage in the morning and early afternoon, the Future Games Show will make its return to shine a spotlight on lesser-known games. GamesRadar is touting this as a showcase for a number of hand-picked titles.
Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase: Sunday, June 12
Just because there isn't an E3 this year doesn't mean that Xbox and Bethesda are sitting their annual showcase out. The Microsoft team has its usual Sunday slot reserved for all-new reveals from the Xbox house. Look for never-before-seen first-party reveals from Xbox, as well as updates on a few of the games that are already coming soon to Microsoft's consoles. You can also expect to see updates on a few Xbox games that are already available, like Halo: Infinite, and you can find out what's coming to Xbox Game Pass.
The Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase will air on Sunday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. Watch all of the action on the Xbox YouTube channel and Xbox Twitch channel. You can learn more on the Xbox website.
The PC Gaming Show: Sunday, June 12
Like Xbox and Bethesda, PC Gamer is rolling right along, even without E3. The PC Gaming Show is still scheduled to air on Sunday, June 12. Expect to see new reveals and exciting updates for dozens of games, many of them exclusively for the PC platform. There are no confirmed partners or reveals just yet, but if anything comes up, we'll be sure to update this space.
The PC Gaming Show will air on Sunday, June 12 at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET shortly following the Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase. You can watch it live on the PC Gamer YouTube channel.
Capcom Showcase: Monday, June 13
Third-party publishers often like to break off into their own showcases. While Ubisoft and Square Enix are taking 2022 off, Capcom looks to be picking up the baton and moving forward with its own dedicated show. The Capcom Showcase was announced on June 6 and is said to go into more details on previously-announced titles. While PlayStation State of Play had a lot to say about the Resident Evil 4 remake and Street Fighter 6, there's much more in the Capcom library. Be ready to potentially hear more about games like ExoPrimal and maybe even get some information about the mysterious Pragmata.
The Capcom Showcase will air on Monday, June 13 at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET and is expected to run for 35 minutes. You can watch the whole thing on the Capcom Twitch channel and Capcom YouTube channel.
Xbox Games Showcase Extended: Tuesday, June 14
Even with a full Sunday showcase planned, Xbox is coming out and saying, "But wait, there's more!"
Next Tuesday, a second Xbox stream will take the air under the name of the Xbox Games Showcase Extended. This show will run for an additional 90 minutes filled with new trailers, as well as a lot of behind-the-scenes content.
Shacknews E6 Indie Showcase: Wednesday, June 15
Hey, look at that! We're getting in on the fun here at Shacknews, too!
The Shacknews E6 Indie Showcase will feature dozens of trailers, reveals, and even some exclusives from some of the most exciting developers on the indie gaming scene. If you want a list of the titles we'll be discussing, you can check out our Steam event page.
The Shacknews E6 Indie Showcase will air on Wednesday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET. Watch it all go down on the Shacknews Twitch channel.
This is not the full list of shows for June 2022, as there's still the possibility of presentations from third-party publishers, as well as Nintendo. We'll update this guide as announcements are made. As always, once these shows begin, you can follow our coverage here at Shacknews.