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What Instead of E3? Schedule of Upcoming Conferences [Updated]

In recent months we have had a lot of announcements of online events to fill the void after the coronavirus canceled most industry events. In this news, you will find a list of the most important of them.

[Update #1] Added Developers Showcase: June and Developers Showcase: July

[Update #2] Added IGN Summer of Gaming.

[Update #3] Added League of Legends: Wild Rift presentation and Shadowlands Update

[Update #4] Added PS5 The Future of Gaming.

The coronavirus has also created a lot of confusion in the video game industry, which we have already mentioned many times on the pages of our website. Due to the pandemic, a lot of events related to digital entertainment were canceled. Fortunately, there is still the Internet. Many organizers and publishers decided to use this medium to conduct their big events this year. Some are part of larger initiatives such as Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest 2020, others are not, so to make things a bit easier for you, we present a list of the most important online events about video games that await us in the coming months.

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Although it is impossible for crowds of people to be able to physically attend industry events because of the coronavirus, online events will certainly attract a lot of people.

HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE

  1. IGN Summer of Gaming - June 4-24
  2. PS5 The Future of Gaming - June 4
  3. Guerrilla Collective - June 6-8
  4. PC Gaming Show - June 6
  5. Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition - June 6-14
  6. #LRG3 - June 8
  7. Shadowlands Update - June 9
  8. Night City Wire - June 11
  9. EA Play - June 12
  10. Developers Showcase: June - June 22
  11. New Game Expo - June 23
  12. TenCon 2020 - July 11
  13. Ubisoft Foward - July 12
  14. Developers Showcase: July - July 20
  15. gamescom 2020 - August 27-30

Keep in mind that the list is not yet complete. Some of the big publishers, such as Square Enix and Warner Bros. have not announced whether they will prepare their own online events. Others, such as Devolver Digital or Sony, have not announced the exact dates of their presentations (via Kotaku). As soon as new information is available, we will update this message.

Upcoming events

IGN Summer of Gaming

  1. June 4-24

The series of transmissions organized by IGN, where we will be able to watch trailers and gameplays from such games as Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Observer: System Redux, XIII, Wasteland 3, Total War Saga: Troy, Mafia: Definitive Edition or Torchlight III. There will also be announcements of new games and other surprises. Details can be found in this message.

PS5 The Future of Gaming

  1. June 4

A presentation announced by Sony that will provide details of upcoming PlayStation 5 games. Transmission will take one hour and start at 1:00 PM PT. The presentation will be available on YouTube and Twitch.

Guerrilla Collective

  1. June 6-8

We first heard about Guerrilla Collective last week. It will be a big, three-day-long independent gaming celebration with 11 bit studios (Frostpunk, This War of Mine), Funcom (Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Conan Exiles), Larian Studios (Baldur's Gate III, Divinity: Original Sin II), Rebellion (Sniper Elite 4, Zombie Army 4: Dead War) and ZA/UM (Disco Elysium). Everything will start on June 6 at 10 AM PT. The first two days will be devoted to conferences, the last one will focus on demos and interviews with the artists. The whole event will be hosted by Greg Miller (co-founder of Kinda Funny).

PC Gaming Show

  1. June 6

Conference organized by PC Gamer magazine. It usually accompanied the E3 fair, but due to its cancelation this year it moved to the web. The event will be prepared in cooperation with such companies as Intel, Epic Games, Tripwire Interactive, Frontier, Merge, Humble Bundle, Guerrilla Collective, or Perfect World. The hosts will be Sean "Day9" Plotta and Frankie Ward. The event will start at noon PT.

Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition

  1. June 6-14

The next edition of the great event on Steam, where a number of games can be tested for free. Interestingly, according to Kotaku, this time Microsoft will take part in the action, so we can expect the option of testing some of the games developed by the company's devteams for free.

#LRG3

  1. June 8

A conference of the publishing company Limited Run Games, which deals primarily with distributing games published digitally in boxed versions. This is another event that was to take place as part of E3 2020, but after the cancelation of the fair, it moved to the web. The stream will start at noon PT.

Shadowlands Update

  1. June 9

At 9:00 AM on Twitch and YouTube, a stream will be launched, during which we will learn more about Shadowlands add-on to the iconic MMORPG World of Warcraft. The broadcast will be hosted by John Hight and Ion Hazzikostas from Blizzard.

Night City Wire

  1. June 11

This special Cyberpunk 2077-related event, announced at the beggining of the month by CD Projekt RED, still remains largely a mystery. We don't even know the start time, but we may be able see a new gameplay from the upcoming RPG from the creators of The Witcher series on it.

EA Play

  1. June 11

The event focuses on upcoming productions from Electronic Arts' lineup. We can expect a lot of information about the new FIFA and other sports games from EA. There should also be an announcement of new titles. The event will start at 4:00 PM PT.

Developer Showcase: June

  1. June 22

A special conference hosted by Day of the Devs and The Game Awards organizers, during which we will be able to see upcoming independent games and larger projects. Beginning of transmission - 8:00 AM PT.

New Game+ Expo

  1. June 23

A joint conference of SEGA, Koei Tecmo, Nis America and several other Japanese and American companies, during which we will learn their plans for the future, watch presentations of their upcoming games and hear what their representatives have to say. The event will start at 8 AM PT.

TenCon 2020

  1. July 11

A conference organized by Digital Extremes, focusing on the future of the TPP online shooter Warframe developed by the company.

Ubisoft Foward

  1. July 12

Last week, Ubisoft also announced its online presentation. It will provide us with a range of exclusive information on the upcoming games from the French giant. The presence of Assassin's Creed: Vahalla is almost certain, but what else? More news about Watch Dogs: Legion? Or maybe the new Splinter Cell or Prince of Persia? Everything will be clear in July. The event will start at noon PT.

Developer Showcase: July

  1. July 20

The next edition of the conference prepared in cooperation with the organizers of Day of the Devs and The Game Awards. As in the June edition, you will be able to see materials from upcoming independent games and larger developers.

GamesCom 2020

  1. August 27-30

Another, this time digital, edition of the popular German digital entertainment fair. It will start on August 27 (slightly later than originally planned) with a grand opening ceremony, which will also end the Summer Game Fest 2020. The event will be hosted by Geoff Keighley himself. Such a large event should offer numerous surprises, presentations and announcements.

Microsoft has planned a monthly conference cycle - Xbox 20/20.

Finally, we would like to remind about Xbox 20/20 presentations, which are to take place every month. The last one took place on May 7 and brought a lot of announcements of new games and presentations of upcoming titles. We don't know much about the June conference so far, while the July conference is to bring news about games created with Xbox Series X in mind by Microsoft's studios.

The information first appeared on 21 May 2020, 18:07.

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