Summer Game Fest will return in 2024, Geoff Keighley confirms
After much success, Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest will be back next June, with more details coming soon.
- Keighley, the show's organizer, and host, confirmed via Twitter that it will take place in June 2024, marking the event's fourth year. After adding the media event in 2022, the in-person invite-only Play Days will also return to allow influencers and media to get hands-on previews and other details for upcoming games and will continue to be held in partnership with iam8bit.
- Keighley described the latest iteration of the event as "record-breaking," but did not specify which records it had broken. What we do know is that the event was mostly well-received, with the reveals of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Like a Dragon: Gaiden, and Sand Land being highlights; however, some criticized the show's long runtime and weaker announcements during its middle section. Still, it appears to have been a significant enough hit for preparations for next year to begin immediately.
- The iconic E3 was supposed to return in 2023, giving Summer Game Fest a strong competitor, but after a number of industry heavy hitters, including Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo, backed out, the event was eventually canceled. As a result of the decision, Keighley's event was able to establish itself as "the" gaming announcement show this time, with numerous other publisher showcases falling under the Summer Game Fest banner, and this is likely to continue in the future.
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