In response to journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley, this 12 months there will be fewer third-party online game showcases.
In a Twitter Areas audio session, Geoff defined how these publishers and builders have apparently reconsidered their method after a considerably unfavorable response final 12 months to full-blown showcase occasions with solely a handful of bulletins:
“There have been a number of reveals final 12 months the place everybody was upset after they weren’t actually press conferences, proper? Like Take-Two, Capcom, Sq. Enix and issues like that.”
“I feel [they] have realized that should you’re going to do a press convention, you form of must have Half-hour-plus of stuff, and typically they solely have one or two nice video games to indicate, which is probably not sufficient to do a full occasion round.”
Geoff says there will be a “little bit of a shift” in response to this, the place these corporations as a substitute take part in occasions just like the Summer time Recreation Fest and the upcoming Xbox and Bethesda showcase. He added how he has a “fairly good sense of what is coming within the subsequent month” and expects folks to be “hyped about video games usually” round this era.
“There may be nonetheless a scarcity of video games popping out proper now, this type of is the Covid hole 12 months I feel… with a number of video games being delayed as a result of they had been began in the course of the pandemic. We’re nonetheless hoping for lots of issues to return out.”
Geoff’s Summer time Recreation Fest begins on ninth June and can showcase “what’s subsequent in gaming” together with some “big” new sport bulletins. And whereas he does not count on everybody to essentially get every part they need, he nonetheless expects it to be a number of enjoyable.
What are you hoping to see introduced at Summer time Recreation Fest and every other future showcases this 12 months? Go away a remark down under.