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Summer Game Fest To Host Live Show In 2023, Record Viewership & Engagement Recorded


Posted on July 7, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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This past June remained one of the most anticipated months this year for the industry when it comes to anticipated announcements. From the early scheduled PlayStation State of Play to Summer Game Fest, PC Gamer Show, and Xbox + Bethesda Showcase, there is plenty that many were catered to in June. However, this year’s E3 was absent.

Noted, organizer Electronic Software Association (ESA) did press that the event will be making a comeback in 2023. “As much as we love these digital events, and as much as they reach people and we want that global reach, we also know that there’s a really strong desire for people to convene,” CEO Stan Pierre-Louis stated. 2022 also introduced Summer Game Fest to IMAX theaters for the first time with plans also scheduled for December’s The Game Awards too.

For 2023, Summer Game Fest is officially transitioning to in-person next June, confirms host Geoff Keighley. “I’m excited to share Summer Game Fest will return in June 2023 as a digital and in-person event to bring the gaming community together. Additionally, this year’s show also broke new records from its 2021 show last year.

With Keighley continuing to bring new announcements, gameplay demos, and overall excitement to the industry, it is no surprise the numbers continue to climb for his shows. For this past December for 2021’s The Game Awards, it was revealed that record viewers tuned in with 1.75 million watching on YouTube and record votes stretching over 23 million.

Keighley still has plans for 2022 with his next showcase scheduled for August with Gamescom Opening Night Live. This year’s presentation will be the first show to be held in-person since COVID-19 overtook the globe in 2020. You can read the full report by heading here.

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