Summer Game Fest is arising quick, and Geoff Keighley’s yearly summer season splash has snagged greater than 30 companions this 12 months. It might not rival the scale of E3s of olde, but it surely’s nonetheless an enormous chunk of the “E3” schedule, the summer season showcase season now with out a identify since I refuse to name it G3.
We will not know all the main points till it is stay, however Keighley has, as ever, executed lots to set the stage. In a current Twitter Spaces chat, Keighley stated to count on a few two hour show with a number of gameplay demonstrations. There is not time for lengthy segments of gameplay throughout The Game Awards in December, however Keighley stated that we must always count on a few of that in correct summer season showcase trend.
The one huge caveat got here from a fan query about huge surprises. Keighley cautioned that “going into this year’s show there was obviously an initial trepidation because last year was so big with Elden Ring and it’s like ‘how do you top that?’ and the answer is you really don’t.” Keighley as a substitute appears targeted on smaller surprises and video games that “may not even be on people’s radar.”
Without a long-awaited and much-memed shock like Elden Ring up his sleeve this 12 months, what would possibly we be seeing? For the massive publishers like EA and 2K, the reply is, effectively, any variety of issues. We could make some educated guesses, although.
Here’s what we predict is headed our means on June 9:
Which publishers and companions are going to Summer Game Fest?
2K, Activision, Atlus, Bandai Namco, Bloober Team, Capcom, Coffee Stain, Deep Silver, Devolver, Digital Extremes, Dotemu, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Focus Entertainment, Frost Giant, Humble Games, Level Infinite, Mediatonic, miHoYo, Netflix, PlayStation, Raw Fury, Samsung, Sega, Square Enix, Skybound Games, Steam, Studio MDHR, Tribeca Festival, Warner Bros. Games, and Xbox.
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Layers of Fear 2 or Silent Hill
Last seen: October 2021
Layers of Fear developer Bloober Team is on the SGF record of companions and there are a pair issues we’d see from the horror studio. There was a fairly unmistakable teaser for a sequel to the first-person horror game that first put Bloober on the map. There have additionally been lots of rumors in regards to the studio taking up a Silent Hill 2 remake. Maybe we’ll lastly get some solutions.
Persona 5 on PC?
Last seen: In our goals
Yeah, yeah, name it an extended shot if you would like, however hear me out. Atlus has introduced Persona 4 Golden and musou spinoff Persona 5 Strikers to PC, so the expectation for Persona 5 is excessive. Last summer season, Atlus promised seven Persona sequence bulletins between then and this September for the sequence’ twenty fifth anniversary. Over on the anniversary site, Atlus lists June 2022 as the following timeframe for an announcement. We positive appear to be getting Persona one thing at Summer Game Fest, whether or not or not it is one other PC port.
Final Fantasy 16
Last seen: September 2020
With Final Fantasy: Origin out and Chaos tamped down, it is time to flip our gazes again to the following game of the sequence. FF16 made a fast and darkish debut in 2020 and has been fairly quiet since. At the top of final 12 months, sequence producer Yoshida advised followers to count on information in spring 2022. Well, right here we’re and right here is Square Enix’s identify on the SGF roster. Square Enix might exhibit FF16 earlier on the State of Play occasion as a substitute or, hey, do some at each.
Zenless Zone Zero
Last seen: May 2022
Genshin Impact developer miHoYo solely not too long ago introduced its subsequent game Zenless Zone Zero, an motion RPG with some sort of “roguelike gameplay mechanism”. Maybe miHoYo is bringing a teaser for the following main Genshin update, or possibly it will be giving an expanded take a look at Zenless gameplay with an announcement for the primary beta.
Last seen: December 2021
We’ve had our eye on this fantasy Victorian crafting survival game and Inflexion Games has now confirmed that will probably be bringing a brand new take a look at gameplay to Summer Game Fest. With its plans to enter early entry later this 12 months, we might be able to count on this to be one of many lengthier demonstrations Keighley referenced.
Frost Giant’s new RTS
Last seen: Never
One game that Keighley has teased this week is a reveal of the primary undertaking from Frost Giant Studios, made up of some former Blizzard builders and co. Frost Giant’s said aim is creating “an epic real-time strategy game that will appeal to players around the world.”
What would possibly everybody else carry?
- 2K: BioShock 4, Mafia prequel, Midnight Suns
- Activision: Call of Duty and Warzone, Overwatch 2, Diablo 4
- Bandai Namco: One Piece Odyssey, The Devil in Me, Elden Ring DLC?
- Capcom: Pragmata, Resident Evil Village DLC, Dragon’s Dogma 2??
- Electronic Arts: F1 22, Dead Space reboot, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
- Epic Games: Fortnite and extra Unreal Engine demos
- Playstation: Returnal PC
- Sega: Sonic Frontiers, Yakuza?
- Warner Bros: MultiVersus and Hogwarts Legacy