With E3 no longer being something members of the video game community can look forward to this year, many were wondering what would be taking its place during the Summer. It seems that the answer is starting to take shape. Last week, Xbox announced that its annual E3-time presentation, the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase will take place on Sunday, June 12. Today, video game industry veteran Geoff Keighley has announced that Summer Game Fest will be streaming live on Thursday, June 9 at 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET/ 6 pm GMT. Geoff Keighley will host a cross-industry showcase with announcements, reveals, and more!
It’s official: #SummerGameFest will have a big live showcase event on Thursday, June 9, streaming live everywhere at 11a PT / 2p ET / 6p GMT.@geoffkeighley hosts a cross-industry showcase with announcements, reveals and more! pic.twitter.com/iANNRxrgRj
— Summer Game Fest – Live June 9 (@summergamefest) May 5, 2022
In addition to the announcement of the Summer Game Fest date, Geoff Keighley and IMAX have announced a partnership to bring the show to select IMAX theaters. The Game Awards will also be available to watch in select IMAX theaters.
“We are thrilled to be a part of these rapidly growing events,” Megan Colligan, President, IMAX Entertainment and Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. said. “The two video game events are a part of IMAX’s continued efforts to diversify its content portfolio with more live and interactive events and we are looking forward to being part of them for years to come.”
The biggest gaming event of the year is coming to IMAX Live. Don’t miss #SummerGameFest, in select theatres, June 9. Experience world premieres from your favorite developers, see some of the hottest talent in the industry, and score awesome giveaways. Tickets go on sale May 12! pic.twitter.com/sbj41dclYL
— IMAX (@IMAX) May 5, 2022
“Video games are the most powerful, immersive and spectacular form of entertainment in the world, so it’s only natural to bring them to fans in IMAX, the world’s most immersive cinema format,” said Keighley.