Summer Game Fest 2023 event schedule

Here's the full schedule for all of the gaming and tech news events going down this summer.

Summer Game Fest

E3 2023 has been canceled, but it will still be a summer packed with gaming news events and conferences. Spearheaded by Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, many of the gaming industry’s biggest publishers will be showing off what fans can expect from them in the future. It’s a lot to keep up with, so let’s get into the full schedule for this Summer’s gaming and technology events.

Be sure to check back periodically as we’ll be updating this guide with new events as they’re announced.

Apple WWDC 2023 keynote: June 5, 2023

A rainbow above the WWDC 2023 logo.

Source: Apple

While Apple isn’t really in the gaming business (outside of Apple Arcade), the company is expected to reveal its AR headset during its Worldwide Developer’s Conference Keynote in June. If that’s the case, there’s a chance we may see games running on the new device. Even if it doesn’t end up tying into the gaming world, it’s certainly an event worth paying attention to if you care about what’s new in modern tech.

Guerrilla Collective Showcase: June 7

The Guerrilla Collective 2023 showcase logo.

Source: The Guerrilla Collective

The Guerrilla Collective Showcase will take place on June 7, 2023, at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET. It will be streamed on the group's YouTube and Twitch channels. We can expect to see new indie game reveals and trailers during the show. 

Summer Game Fest 2023: June 8

The Summer Game Fest 2023 logo with its June 8 date next to it.

Source: Summer Game Fest

The headline gaming news event this summer is Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, which will go down on June 8, 2023, at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. With E3 2023 being canceled, SGF will have the spotlight all to itself as it reveals new games from several major publishers around the industry. In the past, Summer Game Fest has been home to some of the year’s biggest announcements, and we expect the 2023 event to be the same. If there’s one event to clear your schedule for this summer, this is probably it.

Day of the Devs: June 8

The Day of the Devs logo on a pink background.

Source: Double Fine & iam8bit

Double Fine and iam8bit are once again presenting its Day of the Devs event. Highlighting the developers behind some of the coolest indie games, this year's event will take place on June 8, 2023, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.

Devolver Direct: June 8

Volvy the mouse.

Source: Devolver Digital

The Devolver Direct will be streamed live on the same day as Summer Game Fest on June 8 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET. Devolver Digital has teased the return of its totally real mascot Volvy, and we can expect to see some exciting indie reveals.

Tribeca Games Spotlight

The Tribeca Games Spotlight 2023 logo and schedule time.

Source: Tribeca Film

The Tribeca Games Spotlight will solely occupy the Friday, June 9 window, taking place at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET.

Wholesome Games Direct: June 10

A claw machine with the Wholesome Direct logo on it.

Source: Wholesome Games

The Wholesome Games Direct will once again showcase the coziest indie games on Saturday, June 10, at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.

Future Games Show: June 10

The Future Games Show 2023 logo on a black background.

Source: GamesRadar

GamesRadar is back with Future Games Show, which will take place on June 10. As a third-party event, it’s hard to predict what we’ll see during the event, but the organizer has already confirmed that there will be world premieres and exclusive trailers.

Xbox & Bethesda Showcase: June 11

The exterior of the Microsoft theater in Downtown Los Angeles.

Source: Microsoft

Xbox and Bethesda will once again have a joint showcase this summer, taking place on June 11, at 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET, which will highlight the first-party games that Xbox fans can expect to enjoy. While there have been no confirmations, we’ll be watching closely for news on Fable, Avowed, and other previously revealed Xbox games. The event will again be streamed from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Starfield Direct: June 11

A ship in space flying toward a planet.

Source: Bethesda

Immediately after the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase on June 11, Bethesda will host a Starfield Direct, which will be completely dedicated to the highly-anticipated RPG. Starfield is currently scheduled to be released on September 6, 2023. We haven’t learned much about the game since it was showcased last summer, so there should be a heavy serving of new details at this event.

PC Gaming Show: June 11

Text: PC Gamer presents PS Gaming Show on a voxel background.

Source: PC Gamer

PC Gamer announced its gaming showcase following the cancelation of E3. Similar to Future Game Show, a keynote held by a gaming website is a bit of a wildcard, but we can expect a slew of announcements for games on PC. It’s also been confirmed that the event will take place after the Xbox & Bethesda and Starfield presentations.

Ubisoft Forward: June 12

Text: Ubisoft Forward, Live From LA, June 12, 2023.

Source: Ubisoft

Ubisoft was one of the few companies that confirmed it would appear at E3 2023, eventually pulling out of the event before it got canceled altogether. However, the publisher will still hold its own independent showcase on June 12. We’re expecting information on Assassin’s Creed Mirage, XDefiant, and some surprises as well.

Black Voices in Gaming Summer Showcase: June 13

The Black Voices in Gaming logo.

Source: Black Voices in Gaming

The Black Voices in Gaming Summer Showcase will happen on June 13, 2023, at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. The event highlights upcoming games from Black video game developers.

UploadVR Summer Showcase

The UploadVR Showcase event details on an orange sky background.

Source: UploadVR

The VR medium is getting another dedicated showcase thanks to UploadVR the event will take place on June 14, 2023, at 11 a.m.PT/2 p.m. ET.

Those are all of the gaming events going down this summer, as well as all of the details we know about them. As mentioned previously, this is a living guide that will be updated as more events are announced and new information becomes available.

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