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How to watch Summer Game Fest 2023 and what to expect

Mortal Kombat 1, Alan Wake 2, and Geoff Keighley will be there

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Summer Game Fest 2023 streams live on Thursday, promising new game reveals, announcements, and world premiere trailers. Host Geoff Keighley says more than 40 companies, spanning game developers, publishers, and hardware manufacturers, will be at Summer Game Fest to show off what’s next.

As for what viewers can expect, Summer Game Fest organizers have only offered a few hints. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon will be there to show off first gameplay from Mortal Kombat 1, and Remedy’s Sam Lake will show more from the studio’s upcoming horror game, Alan Wake 2.

Given Keighley’s history of game reveals, it’s also likely we’ll see something from Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding 2. Developer CD Projekt Red has also promised new details on Cyberpunk 2077 expansion Phantom Liberty in June, and our last look at that DLC came at Keighley’s The Game Awards in December, so news from Night City seems likely.

What time does Summer Game Fest start?

Summer Game Fest will stream live on Thursday, June 8, from the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, starting at 12 p.m. PDT/3 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. CEST (find your time zone here). The show will be broadcast on Summer Game Fest’s channels:

For the rest of other big gaming events happening this summer, check out Polygon’s full schedule of “not-E3” and Summer Game Fest livestreams.

Who will be at Summer Game Fest 2023?

The event will feature announcements, gameplay, and other reveals from more than 40 companies, Keighley says.

  • Activision
  • Amazon Games
  • Annapurna Interactive
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Behaviour
  • Capcom
  • CD Projekt Red
  • Devolver Digital
  • Digital Extremes
  • Disney Interactive
  • Electronic Arts
  • Epic Games
  • Focus Entertainment
  • Gearbox
  • Grinding Gear Games
  • HoyoVerse
  • Kabam
  • Larian
  • Level Infinite
  • Neowiz
  • Netflix
  • Nexon
  • Niantic
  • North Beach Games
  • Paradox
  • Pearl Abyss
  • Phoenix Labs
  • Plaion
  • PlayStation
  • Pocket Pair
  • Razer
  • Samsung Gaming Hub
  • Second Dinner
  • Sega
  • Smilegate
  • Square Enix
  • Steam
  • Techland
  • Tribeca Festival
  • Ubisoft
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Xbox

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