5th Annual 'Summer Game Fest' Returns June 7 With 'Day of the Devs'

Originally published at: Summer Game Fest Returns in June - XboxEra

April showers bring May flowers, but June is all about video games and this year is no exception—Geoff Keighley’s ‘Summer Game Fest’ returns for round five on the 7th of June at 2p PT / 5p ET / 10p GMT across YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, X, Steam and a variety of international partners. The global celebration of what’s next in video games, is set to stream live from the big ‘n fancy YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park and public ticket sales to attend the SGF showcase at YouTube Theater will begin on May 7 at 9:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Double Fine’s ‘Day of the Dev’ show will air soon after SGF’s completion.

Per their PR:

Last year’s Summer Game Fest showcase, produced by the team behind The Game Awards, delivered more than 34 million global livestreams, up 26% YoY, and over 3.8 million peak concurrent viewers. Featuring guests and games included Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat), Sam Lake (Alan Wake 2), and actor Nicolas Cage (Dead By Daylight), plus world premiere new looks and news from MARVEL’s Spider-Man 2,  Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Baldur’s Gate 3, and the breakout indie-sensation Palworld.

In addition to the live showcase from YouTube Theater on June 7, fans can look forward to other  livestreams and events during this year’s Summer Game Fest. The full lineup of participants and activities will be announced in the coming months. SGF Play Days, an invite-only media and influencer event in downtown Los Angeles for hands-on gameplay with upcoming games, will return on June 8 – 10, produced by iam8bit.

To further spotlight the ever growing independent game community, Summer Game Fest will continue to team up with Day of the Devs, a non-profit with the mission to celebrate the creativity, diversity and magic of video games. Day of the Devs: SGF Edition will be presented online via livestream immediately following the Summer Game Fest live showcase on June 7. Day of the Devs: SGF Edition will feature more than a dozen incredible games from game developers of all different backgrounds. For more information and to stay up to date on the latest for Day of the Devs: SGF Edition, please visit dayofthedevs.com and follow on Instagram and X.

Though it hasn’t been announced yet, Xbox’s usual yearly show airs not too far from SGF. Hang tight, more games are on the way.


It's officially official: On Friday, June 7 @SummerGameFest streams live from @youtubetheater in LA at 2p PT / 5p ET / 9p GMT.

A two hour showcase of what's next in gaming.

Sign up now at https://t.co/gO9QVWF4nN for event alerts. pic.twitter.com/5UAiehTPNY

— Summer Game Fest (@summergamefest) March 13, 2024

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Looking forward to this as it normally kicks off all the gaming showcases for the summer. I’m expecting the Xbox Games Showcase to be two days later on Sunday June 9th.