On May 1, 2020, Geoff Keighley – creator of The Game Awards – announced a season of virtual gaming events called the Summer Game Fest, in light of the multitude of cancellations of major physical gaming shows and exhibitions such as E3 and gamescom. Today Twitch announced that it will be covering the Summer Game Fest, which is set to take place over the course of the next few months.
The Amazon-owned subsidiary revealed that it will also be streaming additional exclusive content aside from the events and announcements from the Game Fest. In addition, the entire show will also be available for co-streaming.
On Twitch, the Summer Game Fest is more than just a Game Fest.
Catch the biggest gaming event of the year on Twitch for exclusive drops, announcements, Twitch Rivals tourneys, co-streams and much more.
— Twitch (@Twitch) May 27, 2020
In the announcing blog post, Twitch also listed the names of some of the companies in the gaming industry that it has partnered up with to make what it has in store for the ongoing multi-month digital event possible. Riot, CD PROJEKT RED, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, 2K, and the IGDA are some of the ones named.
A preview of reveals and announcements was also summarized by Twitch, giving viewers a taste of what’s coming. Some of the topics to be showcased by the live streaming platform on its coverage of Summer Game Fest 2020 include:
- Console Announcements
- Twitch Rivals: Valorant Launch Showdown – A set of digital events planned to inaugurate the launch of tactical shooter Valorant, hosted in collaboration with the game’s creator, Riot Games.
- 2K Reveals – Exclusive interviews with the developers at 2K and gameplay footage from the studio’s hottest upcoming games.
- IGDA Indie Showcase – An exclusive presentation featuring the biggest indie video game titles scheduled to launch this year.
- Twitch Summer Game Fest Awards – A gaming award show based on votes cast by members of the Twitch community.
Twitch will be streaming all the festivities of the upcoming gaming season on its Twitch Gaming channel. Further notices concerning the event will also be posted there, so those who want to stay updated can tune in to it.
Phase one of Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest kicked off on May 1, 2020, and is scheduled to continue until three months later towards the end of August 2020. Those interested in being notified about the upcoming events can visit the official website.