With just a few days to go until Summer Game Fest, host Geoff Keighley urged viewers to “manage your expectations.”
Taking over from E3, Summer Game Fest 2022 marks the next big gaming showcase on June 9. VGC (opens in new tab)), Keighley reported that this showcase is “primarily focused” on announced games. As such, he played down any “megaton shocks” at this year’s event.
“What I would say is that many of the games that we are going to show you will be [already] announced… the games will show you new content, like some of the ones I mentioned,” confirms Keighley.
However, he outlined several games we can expect to see. New gameplay footage has been confirmed for Gotham Knights, The Callisto Protocol, and Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is getting a first-tier playthrough.
Applying brakes to the hype train
Not surprisingly, Keighley is looking to temper expectations just before the window. Summer Game Fest 2021 saw Bandai Namco finally bring us a long-awaited Elden Ring reveal. While this was previously announced at E3 2019, we haven’t seen anything since and it marked a high point at last year’s presentation.
We’re not getting anything that big this time around, but it’s not all bad for those expecting something new. “We have some new game announcements on the show and we expect some surprises if anything happens. But it’s definitely a show focused primarily on things that get announced,” he confirmed.
Even if Summer Game Fest doesn’t bring much news, there’s a lot to watch out for in the coming weeks. Microsoft is planning another Xbox and Bethesda Showcase next week, while the Future Games Show and PC Gaming Show are both returning. There’s no word yet on a Nintendo Direct, but we hope to see a confirmation soon.