After an all-digital event last year, E3 2022 has officially been cancelled, but that doesn’t really mean much when it comes to major game publishers holding press conferences. For viewers at home, things may not even look that different, with many digital game announcement events taking place in mid-June generating buzz and excitement for the rest of the year and beyond. So far, we know of big events like the Xbox and Bethesda show, as well as the Summer Games Fest show. However, since all of these different events happen independently of E3, it might be a bit difficult to keep track of all of them, so we’ve organized all of the announced non-E3 events into a handy calendar here. As more events are announced, we will continue to update this post.
- Summer Games Festival Live: June 9, 11 a.m. PST
- Developers Day: June 9, immediately after SGF Live
- Tribeca Games Highlight: June 10, 12 pm (Pacific time)
- Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase: June 12, 10 am (Pacific Time)
Live Summer Games Festival
Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest show kicks off this year on June 9 with the Summer Game Fest Live performance. This will take place at 11am PT (more time zones below) and will feature new game announcements. Keighley called the event a “cross-industry showcase,” so expect announcements from a wide range of companies, and it will also feature the latest version of Developer Day.
- 11 a.m. (Pacific Time)
- 1 p.m. Central Time
- 2 p.m. ET
- 19:00 GMT
Additionally, select IMAX theaters will host viewing parties for the Summer Game Fest event, and later this year, they will also do the same for The Game Awards 2022.
Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, which may need a naming workshop if the Activision Blizzard deal goes through, takes place on June 12 at 10am PT. This event will feature games and announcements from Microsoft’s own studios, including Bethesda’s slate, as well as third-party game announcements. It will likely run for about 90 minutes, building on previous showings, and will be viewable on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and TikTok.
- 10 a.m. (Pacific time)
- Noon CT
- 1 p.m. ET
- 18:00 GMT
The Microsoft show is part of the Xbox FanFest series, which gives registered users a way to experience virtual and physical events with friends along with prizes, bonus content and more.
So far, we have several question marks for this year’s summer gaming events. Nintendo and Ubisoft have historically hosted their own showcases, in Ubisoft’s case, it’s even hosted two, while Sony has gotten rid of E3 in the past and may have something different planned. In the case of EA, we know that there will be no EA Play 2022 event.