Summer Game Fest 2022: schedule, start time and everything announced
Summer Game Fest was jam-packed with new announcements
With E3 firmly off the cards this year, Summer Game Fest has stepped in to deliver all the latest gaming news and announcements. It began with the main event, Summer Game Fest Live, which featured several world premieres, unexpected announcements, and some fascinating glimpses of games we’re already super excited about.
Here’s everything you need to know about Summer Game Fest, which will return next year.
How to rewatch Summer Game Fest 🌞
The main Summer Game Fest show is now over for another year. You can check out the full schedule of what took place below.
If you’d like to rewatch Summer Game Fest, we’ve included our YouTube watch-along video from Matt Swider’s YouTube Channel so you can check out all the biggest announcements.
Summer Game Fest schedule and start times ⌚
There’s more than just one show during Summer Game Fest. Along with the main event, there are also conferences from Devolver Digital, Netflix, Xbox and Bethesda, and more.
Here’s the full schedule of events so you don’t miss a thing. I’ve crossed out the shows that have been and gone.
🌞 June 9 - Summer Game Fest + Day of Devs , 2pm ET / 11am PT / 7pm BST / 8pm CEST 🙃 June 9 - Devolver Digital , 6pm ET / 3pm PT / 11pm BST / 12am EST 📺 June 10 - Netflix Geeked Week: Gaming , 1pm ET / 10 am PT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST 🏆 June 10 - Tribeca Games Spotlight , 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 11pm BST / 12am CEST 🎮 June 12 - Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase , 1pm ET / 10am PT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST 💻 June 12 - PC Gaming Show , 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT / 8:30pm BST / 9:30pm CEST 👊 June 13 - Capcom Showcase , 6pm ET / 3pm PT / 11pm BST / 12am EST 💥 June 21 - Multiversus pro player showcase , 12pm ET / 9am PT / 5pm BET / 6pm CEST
What did we see at Summer Game Fest? 👀
Summer Game Fest lasted almost two hours and included a number of world premieres. We got a closer look at some previously announced titles, too, like Street Fighter 6 and The Callisto Protocol. Here’s a quick recap of what was shown.
👊 Street Fighter 6 kicked off the show. We saw some new gameplay footage of Guile, who still has his iconic hair but now also sports a goatee.
👽 Aliens: Dark Descent is a real-time strategy game coming to consoles and PC in 2023.
💀 The Callisto Protocol continued the theme of sci-fi horror games and we got to see the game in action for the first time.
🪖 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 brought its brand of explosive action to Summer Game Fest, showing off one of the game’s campaign missions.
📸 Flashback 2 was definitely one of the show’s biggest surprises. It’s been 30 years since the first game, so a sequel probably wasn’t on anyone’s radar.
🧹 Witchfire appears to be a roguelite first-person shooter, that kind of looks like Dark Souls but with guns.
🛰️ Fort Solis stars Troy Baker (Joel from The Last of Us) and Roger Clark (Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2) and is another sci-fi thriller.
🤖 Routine was yet another sci-fi horror game, but the twist is this one was announced 10 years ago. It’s coming to Xbox and PC.
🌍 Outriders Worldslayer is an expansion to People Can Fly’s looter shooter and is out at the end of June.
🥳 Fall Guys got a live-action trailer. The game goes free to play on every platform on June 21.
⛈️ Stormgate appears to be a spiritual successor to Starcraft, and a beta is out sometime in 2023. It’s made by several ex-Blizzard developers.
🌊 Highwater sees you trying to survive in a flooded world. Let’s hope you don’t get a hole in your dingy.
😮 American Acardia paints a picture of paradise, but there’s something sinister going on behind the scenes.
🐐 Goat Simulator 3 deserves praise for tricking everyone with its Dead Island 2 spoof trailer. Dead Island 2 is still AWOL since its 2014 announcement.
☀️Marvel’s Midnight Suns got a release date. The XCOM-style game is out on October 7.
🍵Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course also has a confirmed release date after a long wait. It comes to practically every platform on June 30.
🃏 Neon White was certainly one of the more unique games of the show. It’s a card-based, speed-running first-person shooter.
🤜 Midnight Fight Express seems like a cross between Sifu and Hotline Miami, which is quite a nice blend. The game’s out on August 23.
🥷 Warframe made an appearance to announce a new expansion and some free in-game items.
🛤️ Honkai: Star Rail is being developed by the same team behind Genshin Impact. It’s the fourth entry in the Honkai series, apparently.
⚠️ Zenless Zone Zero is another game coming from HoYoverse. Like Honkai, it features a gorgeous anime-style aesthetic.
🐢 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is out on June 16 and is available on Xbox Game Pass on day one. Cowabunga, dude!
🤔 Humankind is making its way to consoles for the first time. The strategy game is also getting a new expansion.
🏴☠️ One Piece Odyssey got a new trailer starring the bizarre band of pirates Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Shanks, Nami, and many more.
🧑💻 Souls Hackers 2 was another anime-esque JRPG, and it’s out on August 26.
🤘 Metal: Hellsinger will appeal to all heavy metal fans. It’s a rhythm-based shooter and features music from the likes of System of Down’s Serj Tankian.
🪄 Nightingale is a new title from ex-BioWare boss Aaryn Flynn. We got Skyrim vibes from the game’s open world.
😇 Saints Row got a demo called The Boss Factory that lets you design your character ahead of the game’s August 29 release date.
🔨 Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is out September 13 and sees you fighting off hordes of enemies (hopefully with friends).
🖌️ Layers of Fears is Bloober Team’s next game and is due out in 2023. The developer is still being tipped to make Silent Hill in the future.
🦇 Gotham Knights will let you play as Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Redhood, who are tasked with protecting the city.
🦒 The Last Us Part 1 was easily the biggest announcement of the show but unfortunately leaked before the conference took place. It’s out September 2 and is a PS5 exclusive.
Who attended Summer Game Fest?
Practically every big name in the video games industry signed up to be part of Summer Game Fest, with Nintendo being the only notable exception. Here’s a full list of every publisher and company that partnered with the show.
Summer Game Fest 2002 partners
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Frost Giant Studios
Samsung Gaming Hub
Striking Distance Studios
Warner Bros. Games
Why should you watch Summer Game Fest? 🤔
If you’re interested in the next wave of PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC games, the Summer Game Fest is a great way to find out what’s coming next. It’s always fun to be part of the excitement and fervent conversations that take place, too, and there are usually more than a few surprises that get tongues wagging.
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Updated: June 21, 2022