Summer Game Fest was “largely focused” on announced games coming this year


The Summer Game Fest live showcase will be “largely focused” on previously announced games coming out this year.

That’s according to event producer and host Geoff Keighley, who discussed plans for Friday’s event during a recent Q&A stream on Twitch.

The show will start on June 7 at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm GMT and will last approximately two hours, he said.

“One of the things you’ll see with the show this week is that we’ve really tried to program some unexpected things, from smaller teams and independent studios, into the show as well, in addition to some big blockbuster games and franchises you’ll see on the show. let’s see too,” Keighley said.

“I think overall this summer will be a little bit quieter in terms of crazy new announcements and shocking surprises and things like that.”

“There will definitely be new announcements, but the show is largely focused on, I think, existing games that have new updates for fans, just in terms of level setting,” he added later in the stream.

“(The) Game Awards usually has many big surprises and big, new revelations. This show is a lot of things, it’s largely focused on announced things. There are definitely new game announcements throughout the show, but just to set the record straight, it’s not all brand new stuff. It’s mostly stuff that’s coming out later this year.

“And there are things that we’ll announce that will be coming later this year that haven’t been announced yet, but this isn’t a show that’s much like, you know, coming in 2026 or 2027, or teasers for games that are years and years away be old. I try to think, every time it’s different, but that’s generally what I would say, just in terms of setting expectations.”

Keighley said fans will get a big update on what’s coming next for Palworld. Atlus will also take the stage to discuss Metaphor: ReFantazio, and Capcom will show off Monster Hunter Wilds.

Keighley said there won’t be a new Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer and that people speculating about Kingdom Hearts 4 are “setting themselves up for failure.” The Wolf Among Us 2 won’t be showing and despite recent speculation, there are “no plans” for Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.

On how many games will be shown, he said: “It’s always difficult when we get into numbers because people then start guessing how many announcements there are, how many games.

“It’s hard to say. There are a lot of games. In this show there are some shorter moments in some of the games, there’s not one game that we show for 15 minutes or something like that. It’s actually a sampling of a number of different games across the industry, so that probably means more games rather than less, but it’s a very eclectic mix of games across the industry.”