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 […]
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 begins on June 1, with the Warhammer Skulls Showcase, and will 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
Monday, June 6
- Netflix Geeked Week Day 1 (Series)
Tuesday, June 7
- Netflix Geeked Week Day 2 (Film)
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)
Friday, June 10
- IGN Expo
- Netflix Geeked Week Day 5 (Games)
- Tribeca Games Spotlight
- Freedom Games Showcase 2022
Saturday, June 11
- Guerilla Collective Showcase
- Wholesome Games Direct
- Future of Play Direct
- NetEase Games Livestream
Sunday, June 12
- Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
- PC Gaming Show
How to Watch Summer of Gaming 2022
Here’s a list of places you can watch IGN’s Summer of Gaming event:
- IGN.com (homepage)
- IGN’s Facebook Channel
- IGN’s Twitter
- IGN’s Twitch Channel
- IGN’s Youtube Channel
- IGN’s iOS App
- IGN’s Android App
- IGN’s Xbox One App
- IGN App for Android TV
- IGN for Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- IGN 1 on Samsung TV Plus
- Pluto TV
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
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.
Netflix Geeked Week
June 6 – 10
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
- Tuesday, June 7 (Day 2) – Film
- Wednesday, June 8 (Day 3) – Animation
- Thursday, June 9 (Day 4) – Stranger Things
- Friday, June 10 (Day 5) – Games
Black Voices in Gaming
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
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.
Upload VR Showcase
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.
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.
Tribeca Games Spotlight
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
On June 10th, in partnership with Freedom Games, IGN is hosting the Freedom Games Showcase featuring the publisher’s line up of upcoming games.
Guerilla Collective Showcase
The third Guerilla 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 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
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
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.” In June 2021, the Future of Play Direct featured such games as Virtuoso Neomedia, Sephonie, Love Show, Hellbent, and more.
NetEase Games Livestream
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.
Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
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.
PC Gaming Show
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 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.
Source: IGN Video Games All