The Summer Game Fest 2023 really begins tomorrow evening with its dedicated conference. On the program more than two hours, dozens of announcements and world premieres… and a few surprises. Confirmed games, expected titles, credible rumors as well as the craziest predictions… We tell you everything there is to know about this unmissable summer event.
PlayStation more or less kicked off the festivities with its annual PS Showcase. A little appetizer while waiting for the Summer Game Fest 2023, where the serious things will really begin. Like every year, the event should be full of announcements. PS5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, PC and even adaptations, there will certainly be something for everyone this year again. Geoff Keighley nevertheless seems to manage to contain his biggest secrets for this edition and the event should hold its own set of surprises. Date, time, how to watch the conference, what to expect? We’re doing a big recap.
It’s almost the big night. After several weeks of teasing, the season for big industry announcements will soon begin. Summer Game Fest 2023 will get the ball rolling with its own conference. An event that has become unmissable for video game enthusiasts over the years. The show, which we are once again promised to be exceptional and rich in announcements, will be held this Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 9:00 p.m., French time. No exact duration has been communicated, but this year again it will be necessary to count on more than two hours, with the return of the Day of the Devs at 11:00 p.m. to discover slightly longer presentations in the company of the developers.
To discover the future hits of the year and those to come, visit the official Game Awards channels on Twitch and YouTube. The official event account is also expected to share the bulk of the announcements more or less in real time on its social media. As usual, you can count on your night team to be on hand to give you all the biggest evening announcements on the site.
What to expect for this Summer Game Fest 2023?
All the salt of the Summer Game Fest are its surprise announcements, these games that we weren’t expecting and which nevertheless make an unexpected appearance. However, some publishers do not hesitate to heat up their communities by confirming or teasing some of their productions.
Cyberpunk 2077, MK1… the games confirmed for the Summer Game Fest 2023
Starting with NetherRealm which confirmed that the gameplay of Mortal Kombat 1 will be unveiled for the occasion. Expect new mechanics or even kameo like Erron Black, already confirmed. In the ray of horror, Alan Wake 2 should also provide the show with new game sequences. The sequel is eagerly awaited by a community of fans who have waited more than 13 years in the hope that the former Xbox exclusive will finally return. The headliner, on the other hand, will undoubtedly be Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty.
After a difficult launch, the hype around CD Projekt RED’s RPG is at its peak and the Netflix series is no stranger to it. The extension, which we are already promised to be generous as ever, will take players to a whole new area. It should benefit from a long highlight, with a presentation of the gameplay and why not a release date. The Parisians will in any case be able to get their hands on it at an indefinite date. On the RPG side always, Baldur’s Gate 3 will return to the stage to introduce you to a certain Gortash, who could very well be one of the great villains of the game. The Witcher season 3 will premiere its trailer at the Summer Game Fest 2023 conference. Those who swear by Henry Cavill are going to be happy.
Indie games also in the spotlight
Last AAA mainstream confirmed for the conference: Fortnite. The indecently successful free-to-play will present its chapter 4. An announcement greatly awaited by the millions of players and which should once again create the event. The Summer Game Fest 2023 will also give pride of place to more modest productions. Immortals of Aveumthe magical Call of Duty that will play in the big leagues will enjoy a nice spotlight before its release this summer. Lies of P, the Pinocchio-inspired Bloodborne-like will return with new gameplay footage and we’re finally hoping for a release date. Last game confirmed for this Summer Game Fest 2023 and not the least, the MMO Throne and Liberty which will be published by Amazon Games in the West.
Elden Ring, FF7 Remake 2, upcoming games and SGF 2023 rumors
With more than 40 publishers and developers present, only a tiny part of the Summer Game Fest 2023 line-up is known. THE trailer of the conference more or less confirmed a few games. Lords of the Fallen, Hellblade 2, Assassin’s Creed Mirageor Final Fantasy 16 are all big names who could provide the show. The presence of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 revived hopes for a release date announcement, as did free-to-play Disney Dreamlight Valley. Geoff Keighley wanted to temper the expectations of the players. Not all the titles shown in the trailer will necessarily be there during the big show.
What about surprises then? Some pretty candidates are expected during this Summer Game Fest 2023. Starting with FF7 Remake 2, whose unsubtle countdown is set to stop on the day of the conference. Suffice to say that Square Enix risks igniting the scene if Cloud and his famous Buster Sword were to show up. Coast world premiere, Call of Modern Warfare 3 could finally reveal itself, just like the Elden Ring DLC claimed and hoped for like no other. FromSoftware should definitely come back with Armored Core 6whose exit is approaching slowly but surely.
The case of Kojima and Silent Hill Remake
The presence of Gearbox suggests that borderlands movie could unveil its first trailer, even though the actors had been mobilized to return complete scenes. It is also rumored that a certain Persona 3 Remake should soon come to light. And why not a new spin-off of the fifth episode? That’s what is being said. There Overwatch 2 season 5 approaching, Blizzard may take advantage of the visibility of the Summer Game Fest 2023 to unveil its content. And if dreaming is allowed, then why not hope for a first trailer of the new tomb raider ? Rumor has it that Crystal Dynamics is working hard to release a trailer this year. Ubisoft could also mark the occasion by revealing its star wars game in the open world on occasion, while EA still has a certain Dragon Age 4 in its pocket.
A bit of the Tic & Tacs of the event, Hideo Kojima and Geoff Keighley go hand in hand. The great friend of the organizer should therefore once again do him the honor of his presence. We hope it will not be to promote his podcast or the documentary dedicated to him. In any case, he has two games to show: death stranding 2 and the enigmatic Overdose which has been the subject of serious rumours. And if “Koko”, as we like to call him around here, is present, then there is little chance that his BFFs provides a forum for Konami. No Metal Gear Solid Delta on the horizon, and it will probably be necessary to go back to the famous Silent Hill Remake 2 if the creator was not involved in the project.
No game having leaked so far, the Summer Game Fest 2023 should hold its share of surprises this year. What games would you like to see or see again?