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Summer of Gaming 2022 Schedule: How to Watch and What to Expect

Summer of Gaming is back here at IGN to bring you more exciting game announcements, gameplay reveals, and trailers throughout the month of June. Our event this year will feature Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, our own IGN Expo with exclusive game reveals, developer interviews, and more. All the details you need to know to watch the events live are below, so keep scrolling!

When Does Summer of Gaming 2022 Start?

Summer of Gaming began on June 1, with the Warhammer Skulls Showcase, and will continue to have numerous other events throughout the month of June to tune into.

Summer of Gaming 2022 Schedule

The current lineup for Summer of Gaming is below, but is consistently being updated with new information and times, so check back for updates!

Wednesday, June 1

  • Warhammer Skulls Showcase 2022

Thursday, June 2

  • Sony State of Play and IGN Pre and Post Shows

Monday, June 6

  • Netflix Geeked Week Day 1 (Series)

Tuesday, June 7

  • Netflix Geeked Week Day 2 (Film)
  • Sonic Central

Wednesday, June 8

  • Black Voices in Gaming
  • Netflix Geeked Week Day 3 (Animation)

Thursday, June 9

  • Summer Game Fest
  • Upload VR Showcase
  • Netflix Geeked Week Day 4 (Stranger Things)
  • Devolver Marketing Countdown to Marketing

Friday, June 10

  • IGN Expo
  • Netflix Geeked Week Day 5 (Games)
  • Tribeca Games Spotlight
  • Freedom Games Showcase 2022
  • The Outriders Worldslayer Broadcast: Endgame Revealed

Saturday, June 11

  • Guerrilla Collective 3.0
  • Wholesome Games Direct
  • Future of Play Direct
  • NetEase Games Livestream
  • Future Games Show

Sunday, June 12

  • Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
  • Archosaur Games Showcase
  • PC Gaming Show

Monday, June 13

  • Guerrilla Collective 3.5
  • Capcom Showcase

Tuesday, June 14

  • Xbox Games Showcase Extended
  • Assassin’s Creed Celebration Stream
  • Archosaur Games Showcase

Thursday, June 16

  • Overwatch 2 Reveal Event
  • Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration Broadcast

Friday, June 17

  • Prime Matter Anniversary Show

Tuesday, June 21

  • Multiversus Pro Player Showcase

How to Watch Summer of Gaming 2022

Here’s a list of places you can watch IGN’s Summer of Gaming event:

What to Expect at Summer of Gaming 2022

Here you can find out what’s been confirmed for Summer of Gaming and what to expect from each livestream, from exclusive reveals to community conversations.

Warhammer Skulls Livestream + Post Show

June 1: 10am PT

Warhammer Skulls brings you world premiere announcements, first looks, latest updates, and promotions across the Warhammer video games portfolio. Make sure to stick around for IGN’s post-show where Max Scoville and Warhammer super fan Bricky will break down all the announcements revealed in Warhammer Skulls.

See all of the Warhammer Skulls announcements from the show.

Sony State of Play and IGN Pre and Post Shows

June 2: 2:30pm PT

The show will be around 30 minutes long and promises reveals from Sony’s third-party partners and “a sneak peek at several games in development for PlayStation VR2”. It doesn’t sound as though PlayStation first-party exclusives will be a huge part of this particular broadcast, but these shows have been known for their surprises. Make sure to tune into the show at 2:30pm PT for IGN’s pre show!

See all of the PlayStation State of Play announcements from the show.

Netflix Geeked Week

June 6 – 10: Time Varies

Netflix Geeked Week is back in 2022 and will take place from June 6 to June 10. Throughout the five-day virtual fan event, Netflix will be providing exciting reveals and updates on The Sandman, The Umbrella Academy, Manifest, The Gray Man, Alice in Borderland, Day Shift, Resident Evil, The Sea Beast, and, for the first time ever, its exclusive Netflix games.

The entire week will feature cast reveals, talent appearances, trailers, surprises, and much more from over 60 Netflix projects. The full Netflix Geeked Week schedule is as follows;

  • Monday, June 6 (Day 1) – Series: 9am PT
  • Tuesday, June 7 (Day 2) – Film: 9am PT
  • Wednesday, June 8 (Day 3) – Animation: 4pm PT
  • Thursday, June 9 (Day 4) – Stranger Things: 9am PT
  • Friday, June 10 (Day 5) – Games: 10am PT

Sonic Central

June 7: 9am PT

SEGA has announced that a new Sonic Central will air on June 7 that will offer fans “a sneak peak at some of our upcoming projects, partnerships, and events happening in 2022.” Alongside potentially learning more about Sonic Frontiers – a game we’ve revealed the world premiere gameplay and the first look at combat for as part of IGN First – we may also get another look at Sonic Origins or Netflix’s Sonic Prime.

Black Voices in Gaming

June 8: 10am PT
Highlighting Black voices in the gaming industry, Black Voice in Gaming is dedicated exclusively to presenting games created by Black developers, titles featuring Black protagonists, and conversations with these creators.

Summer Game Fest

June 9: 11am PT / IGN Preshow begins at 10:30am

Geoff Keighley and his Summer Game Fest are returning on June 9 for a “live cross-industry” event that will feature game announcements, reveals, and a Day of the Devs indie game showcase. While the event will stream live online, it will also be shown in select IMAX theaters in North America.

See all of the Summer Game Fest announcements for 2022.

Upload VR Showcase

June 9: 8am PT

The Upload VR Showcase will once again take place in early June to reveal new VR titles and share updates on some of the most anticipated VR games across a variety of headsets. This will be the fourth summer show and the seventh overall for Upload VR, and the last event in December 2021 included such games as Cities: VR, Vertigo 2, and Moss Book 2.

See all of the Upload VR Showcase announcements.

Devolver Marketing Countdown to Marketing

June 9: 3pm PT

The Devolver Marketing Countdown to Marketing is the name of Devolver’s summer showcase that promises to reveal at least four games from the publisher. As in the past, these Devolver shows tend to poke fun at traditional showcases and are a sight to behold. This year, the show will center around a 30-minute countdown that usually takes place before an actual show. Oh, and it will be hosted by “mecha” Suda51 of No More Heroes fame.

IGN Expo

June 10: 9am PT

2022’s IGN Expo will take place on June 10 and will feature new announcements, never-before-seen gameplay, and exclusive gaming reveals. Last year, some of the biggest stories out of IGN Expo included Doki Doki Literature Club Plus, World War Z Aftermath, and the reveal of a new studio from the Call of Duty Zombies creator in partnership with PlayStation. This year, we look to build upon that foundation and take it to the next level.

The Outriders Worldslayer Broadcast: Endgame Revealed

June 10: 11:45am PT

The team behind Outriders is revealing all-new details on the chaotic looter shooter’s expansion Worldslayer on June 10. This new adventure will take players to snowy regions and will see the leader of the human insurgence faction, Ereshkigal, plotting her own future for humans on Enoch.

Tribeca Games Spotlight

June 10: Noon PT

The 2022 Tribeca Festival will be celebrating its 21st year in 2022 and will run from June 8 through June 19. Once again, the festival will be honoring an unreleased game for its “excellence in art and storytelling through design, artistic mastery, and highly immersive worlds.” In 2022, the official games selected by the Tribeca Festival are American Arcadia, As Dusk Falls, The Cub, Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course, Immortality, OXENFREE II: Lost Signals, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Thirsty Suitors, and Venba.

On June 10, there will be an online showcase that features never-before-seen footage and interviews from the creators of these games. Furthermore, those interested can access digital demos of these games by purchasing Tribeca’s At Home Games pass or by purchasing a ticket to visit the Tribeca Games Gallery from June 11-19 in New York City.

Freedom Games Showcase 2022

June 10: 1:00pm PT

On June 10th, in partnership with Freedom Games, IGN is hosting the Freedom Games Showcase featuring the publisher’s line up of upcoming games. The event will feature game reveals, release date announcements, developer interviews, surprises for fans, and updates on some of the most exciting indie games on the horizon.

Guerrilla Collective 3.0

June 11: 8am PT

The third Guerrilla Collective Showcase is set for June 11 and is a digital showcase that will reveal “fresh announcements, trailers, gameplay, a Steam event page for wishlisting, demos, game ordering and more” from developers and publishers all over the world. Last year’s Guerrilla Collective show was led by such games as Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Omni, Endling, Kitsune Tails, Loot River, and RAWMEN: Food Fighting Arena.

Wholesome Games Direct

June 11: 9:30am PT

The Wholesome Games Direct will immediately follow the Guerrilla Collective Showcase and will also feature new game reveals and exclusive footage alongside “games that will launch DURING the show!” This year’s show will feature “nearly 100 amazing indie games in total,” including Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley, PuffPals: Island Skies, Terra Nil, SCHiM, and Mail Time.

Future of Play Direct

June 11: 10:30am PT

The Toonami-inspired Future of Play Direct will arrive on June 11 and looks to be packed with new game announcements, trailers, musical performances, special guests, and more. VTuber Meilos will be returning to host and pre-game the show along with some “very special guests.” June 2021’s the Future of Play Direct featured such games as Virtuoso Neomedia, Sephonie, Love Show, Hellbent, and more.

NetEase Games Livestream

June 11: 11:30am PT

In partnership with NetEase Games, IGN is producing a livestream showcase of a currently unannounced New Weird Sandbox Survival Game. Tune in on June 11th to learn more.

Future Games Show

June 11: 12pm PT

The Future Games showcase, which is powered by Mana, is returning in 2022 and will show roughly 40 games from publishers such as Team17, Thunderful, and Amanita Design. There will be world premieres, interviews, exclusive announcements, and more.

Xbox & Bethesda Showcase

June 12: 10am PT / IGN Preshow begins at 9:30am PT

Despite there being no official E3, Microsoft will continue to make June a month to remember with its Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. While not much has been revealed as to what we can expect from the show, Microsoft promises this will provide “everything you need to know about the diverse lineup of games coming soon to the Xbox ecosystem, including upcoming releases to Game Pass on Xbox and PC.”

Despite their recent delays, many will undoubtedly be hoping to see much more of Bethesda’s Starfield and Redfall. There will also be hope for a new glimpse at Fable, Perfect Dark, Forza Motorsport, Avowed, Indiana Jones, Hellblade 2, The Outer Worlds 2, Everwild, State of Decay 3, games from third-party partners, and what the future of Xbox Game Pass holds.

Archosaur Games Showcase

June 12 & 14th

Throughout Summer of Gaming join Narz for a special look at Life Makeover, the latest social lifestyle simulation game from award-winning Archosaur Games, Presented by Life Makeover! Tune in on 6/12 and 6/14 to learn more about setting your own fashion trends with friends in Life Makeover, plus looks at other titles in the Archosaur library like Dragon Raja and Noah’s Heart.

PC Gaming Show

June 12: 12:30pm PT

The PC Gaming Show will be back in 2022 and will showcase “never-before-seen gameplay footage, surface interesting conversations with developers, and share announcements from across the world of PC gaming.” Hosted by Sean Day[9] Plott and Mica Burton, this year’s PC Gaming Show will include over 45 games, including Arma 4, Sam Barlow’s Immortality, mod project Half-Life: Alyx – Levitation, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2, and Victoria 3. Klei Entertainment and 11-Bit Studios will also be showing off new titles.

Guerrilla Collective 3.5

June 13: 1pm PT

The Guerrilla Collective digital games showcase continues, revealing even more fresh announcements, trailers and gameplay from many of the hottest developers and publishers from around the world!

Capcom Showcase

June 13: 3pm PT

The Capcom Showcase will arrive on June 13 and promises to “dive deeper into details and news on previously announced titles.” The show will run for roughly 35 minutes and may reveal more about such games as Street Fighter 6, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Resident Evil Village VR and/or DLC, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, and more.

Assassin’s Creed Celebration Livestream

June 14: 9am PT

Ubisoft announced an Assassin’s Creed livestream for Tuesday morning, yet did not share a tease of what they will reveal. Players are hoping they see an announcement for Assassin’s Creed Infinity, a supposed “online platform that would evolve over time and include multiple historical settings,” similar to games like GTA Online.

Xbox Games Showcase Extended

June 14: 10am PT

While Xbox and Bethesda’s main show will take place on June 12, Microsoft will also be hosting an Xbox Games Showcase Extended stream that will share new trailers, dive deeper, and feature interviews from the games and teams that were featured in the main event. This second show will run for around 90 minutes and will give fans a new look at some of the most anticipated games headed to Xbox in the future.

Overwatch 2 Reveal Event

June 16: 10am PT

The Overwatch team has announced a reveal event with, “some exciting, fresh-off-the-press news to share with our community.” It is likely they will continue to share more announcements of the game, along with their previous reveals of new maps, features, and heroes.

Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration Broadcast

June 16: 3:00pm PT

Square Enix announced a livestream to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, which will take place on Thursday at 3pm PT. Fans are speculating (and hoping) to see an update for Final Fantasy Remake: Part 2, but nothing has been officially announced about the stream, besides, “a first look at all the information surrounding the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy 7.”

Prime Matter Anniversary Show

June 17: 10am PT

Prime Matter is celebrating its first anniversary on June 17, and has said they will bring updates and gameplay for new and future titles to the show. They announced the livestream will bring you games such as, “megalomaniac AIs in System Shock, scare the yoga pants off you with the spiritual cult horror of The Chant,” among others. Prime Matter will be showing off gameplay for 30 minutes followed by a Q&A.

Multiversus Pro Player Showcase

June 21: 9am PT

Multiversus, the upcoming free-to-play platform fighter featuring such iconic characters as Batman, Shaggy, Superman, Arya Stark, and more, is getting another Pro Player Showcase on June 21. While we don’t have too much info on the event, it will most likely follow the example set by the first showcase that revealed about 18 minutes of gameplay of pro players facing off against the developers of the games. We may learn more about the upcoming open beta in July or new characters, so it is one to keep an eye on!

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