Gaming’s Summer 2020 Digital Event Schedule

With the circumstances surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing organizers to cancel major conventions and expos and like E3, Gamescom, and Tokyo Game Show, many publishers, developers, and event organizers have turned to digital events to get the latest video game news out there. Whether you’re talking platform-specific showcases, publisher-driven streams, or even third-party-facilitated schedules, the industry has a lot to look forward to in the coming months.

Check out the full digital event schedule for summer 2020 below, and be sure to bookmark this page and come back as more events are added in coming weeks!


June 4

PlayStation 5: The Future of Gaming – 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET
What It Is: 
Sony will finally pull back the curtain on its PlayStation 5 console. This digital presentation, which is said to last “a bit more than an hour” will focus on games of PlayStation 5. Sony says this is just a part of an ongoing series on PlayStation 5 and that even after this digital event, it will have a lot more to share.
Where To Watch: PlayStation on Twitch

IGN Summer of Gaming Kick-Off – TBD
What It Is: The official start of IGN‘s Summer of Gaming virtual event. This free digital event will include over three weeks of exclusive programming and gameplay world premieres from highly anticipated titles. In addition to showcasing various games and announcements, IGN is raising money in support of the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 5

IGN Expo Day 1 – TBD
What It Is: The first day of IGN‘s virtual expo promises reveals from Funcom/The Outsiders, Merge Games, and more. We’ll also see a new cinematic trailer for Werewolf: The Apocalypse and gameplay for Blankos Block Party, Mortal Shell, Observer: System Redux, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, and Spellbreak. 
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 6

Guerrilla Collective Day 1 – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: An online digital games festival featuring announcements, trailers, and game reveals from publishers and developers like Sega of America, Coffee Stain, Rebellion, Raw Fury, Thunderful, 11 Bit Studios, Larian Studios, New Blood, Versus Evil, Humble Bundle, and more. Hosted by Kinda Funny‘s Greg Miller.
Where To Watch: Guerrilla Collective on Twitch

Paradox Insider – 11:30 a.m. PT / 2: 30 p.m. ET
What It Is: A block of programming from publisher Paradox Interactive as a part of the Guerrilla Collective.
Where To Watch: Paradox Interactive on Twitch

The PC Gaming Show – 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET
What It Is: A digital adaptation of the annual E3 show of the same name. The show, presented by PC Gamer, will provide various updates on PC games.
Where To Watch: PC Gamer on Twitch

The Future Games Show – 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET
What It Is: An hour-long broadcast presented by GamesRadar and Future featuring exclusive trailers, announcements, and more. The event will focus on indie and triple-A titles for 2020 and beyond.
Where To Watch: GamesRadar on Twitch

June 7

Guerrilla Collective Day 2 – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: The second day of Guerrilla Collective’s virtual event that promises announcements, trailers, and reveals from publishers and developers. 
Where To Watch: Guerrilla Collective on Twitch

Borderlands 3: Bounty of Blood

June 8

Guerrilla Collective Day 3 – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: The third and final day of Guerrilla Collective’s virtual event that promises announcements, trailers, and reveals from publishers and developers. 
Where To Watch: Guerrilla Collective on Twitch

IGN Expo Day 2 – TBD
What It Is: The second day of IGN‘s virtual expo will deliver new trailers for Chivalry 2, Dual Universe, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Wasteland 3, and XIII. Players can also tune in for new previews of Borderlands 3’s Bounty of Blood DLC, a new trailer and the release date of The Waylanders, and new gameplay for Forgotten City and Second Extinction. IGN will also kick off its IGN Icons interview series with original Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

UploadVR Showcase: Summer Edition – TBD
What It Is: 
The latest news and announcements in the world of virtual reality. Self-described as a “Nintendo Direct-style video,” but focused completely on VR. Last year, the showcase revealed games like After the Fall and Pistol Whip, and this year, the presentation will feature more than 20 VR games.
Where To Watch: UploadVR on YouTube

June 9

IGN Expo Day 3 – TBD
What It Is: 
The third day of IGN’s virtual convention will give fans new looks of 13 Sentinels, Everspace 2, Guilty Gear Strive, Stronghold: Warlords, and a Humble Bundle Indies Showcase. In addition, you can look forward to new gameplay from New World, Skater XL, Solasta Crown of the Magister, Total War: Troy, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The team will also have exclusive previews of Blue Fire and Humankind, as well as the second entry in their IGN Icons interview series as IGN talks to Brian Fargo.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 11

EA Play Live – 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET
What It Is: A digital version of what has traditionally been presented during E3. Fans should expect to see the latest news and trailers of games published by Electronic Arts.
Where To Watch: EA on Twitch

Night City Wire – TBD
What It Is: A stream centered around CD Projekt Red’s massively anticipated game, Cyberpunk 2077. 
Where To Watch: CD Projekt Red on Twitch

IGN Summer of Gaming Streams – TBD
What It Is: 
IGN hosts exclusive gameplay and interviews for Humankind and Remnant: From the Ashes, with more to be announced.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 15

IGN Summer of Gaming Streams – TBD
What It Is: 
Another slate of exclusive trailers, reveals, and gameplay from IGN. This time, players can expect an exclusive reveal of an unannounced game, new trailers for Ninjala and Castlestorm 2, and gameplay for Mafia: Definitive Edition, Destroy All Humans, Scarlet Nexus, SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom, Corepunk, and Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

Torchlight III

June 18

IGN Summer of Gaming Streams – TBD
What It Is: Another stream from IGN featuring gameplay from Torchlight III and an unannounced game. IGN will also have two more IGN Icons interviews: Chris Avellone and John Romero.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 22

Day of The Devs + The Game Awards Developer Showcase – 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET
What It Is: A look at upcoming projects ranging from independent to triple-A.
Where To Watch: The Game Awards on Twitch

June 23

New Game+ Expo – TBD
What It Is: An online showcase of upcoming releases from developers and publishers like Sega, Atlus, SNK, WayForward, Arc System Works, GungHo, Natsume, Spike Chunsoft, Grasshopper Manufacture, and more. 
Where To Watch: New Game Plus Expo on Twitch

Avengers

June 24

Marvel’s Avengers War Table – TBD
What It Is: 
A first look at new gameplay for Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game, including cooperative play. Players can expect new trailers, as well as looks at co-op play and story missions.
Where To Watch: Square Enix on Twitch

IGN Summer of Gaming Streams – TBD
What It Is: 
IGN‘s June 24 stream includes the reveal of an unannounced classic revival, as well as new trailers for Dreamscaper and Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 27

BitSummit Gaiden Day 1 – TBD
What It Is: The premier indie showcase with an eye toward Japanese creations launches its first-ever digital event. BitSummit Gaiden will feature more than 75 games from Japan and the rest of the world, including streamable demos.
Where To Watch: BitSummit on Twitch

June 28

BitSummit Gaiden Day 2 – TBD
What It Is: The second day of BitSummit’s digital event showcasing indie games from Japan and around the world.
Where To Watch: BitSummit on Twitch

Warframe

July 11

Tennocon 2020 – TBD
What It Is: An update from Digital Extremes on the future of its popular game Warframe.
Where To Watch: Warframe on Twitch

July 12

Ubisoft Forward – 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET
What It Is: A digital presentation similar to the E3 press conferences Ubisoft has traditionally done. Look for updates and announcements surrounding all the upcoming Ubisoft titles.
Where To Watch: Ubisoft on Twitch

July 20

Day of The Devs + The Game Awards Developer Showcase – TBD
What It Is: A second event hosted by Day of the Devs and The Game Awards, promising a look at upcoming projects ranging from independent to triple-A.
Where To Watch: The Game Awards on Twitch

August 27

Gamescom 2020: Opening Night Live Day 1 – TBD
What It Is: A daily show hosted by The Game Awards host/organizer Geoff Keighley. The show occurs over four days and delivers the latest news, announcements, and trailers for anticipated games.
Where To Watch: The Game Awards on Twitch

August 28

Gamescom 2020: Opening Night Live Day 2 – TBD
What It Is: The second day of the Gamescom virtual show hosted by The Game Awards host/organizer Geoff Keighley. The show promises to deliver the latest news, announcements, and trailers for anticipated games.
Where To Watch: The Game Awards on Twitch

August 29

Gamescom 2020: Opening Night Live Day 3 – TBD
What It Is: The third day of the Gamescom virtual show hosted by The Game Awards host/organizer Geoff Keighley. The show promises to deliver the latest news, announcements, and trailers for anticipated games.
Where To Watch: The Game Awards on Twitch

August 30

Gamescom 2020: Opening Night Live Day 4 – TBD
What It Is: The fourth and final day of the Gamescom virtual show hosted by The Game Awards host/organizer Geoff Keighley. The show promises to deliver the latest news, announcements, and trailers for anticipated games.
Where To Watch: The Game Awards on Twitch

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