Every Confirmed Digital Gaming Event So Far - Prima Games

Every Confirmed Digital Gaming Event So Far

by Thomas Wilde

The video game industry is slowly starting to cope with pandemic life. As big events get canceled one after the other, many are going online, creating digital alternatives, or turning out brand new programming. Here’s every newly-digital gaming event we know about so far.

Every Confirmed Digital Gaming Event So Far

Thanks to multi-part events like the Summer Games Fest, we’re not going to be short on hype for the summer of 2020. Esports is moving online as best it can, E3 is being steadily replaced by a series of online conferences and streamed shows, and even indie studios are banding together to make their own platforms. This is by no means an exhaustive list and will probably expand dramatically as more companies start to move towards digital events.

One notable no-show so far: Nintendo. While it tends to handle its own press via its irregularly scheduled Nintendo Direct broadcasts, Nintendo has been weirdly quiet for most of 2020, and has nothing visibly scheduled at this point in time. Even its release schedule is unusually slow, although its new Paper Mario has turned up the heat a little bit. Sony has also stayed under everyone’s radar for the last few weeks, although we know that it’s still confident it’ll be able to ship the PlayStation 5 on time.

Here’s everything we know about so far as we look forward into the summer of 2020. We’ll keep this updated as the schedule continues to evolve.




Gamespot’s Play for All

Early June

A multi-week event/charity telethon with game news, previews, and more

Future Games Show

June (exact dates TBA)

GamesRadar hosts an hour-long digital stream with exclusive trailers and announcements

PC Gaming Show

June 6th

PC Gamer’s traditional PC-centric pre-E3 show goes all-digital; further plans not yet stated

Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020

Starting June 6th

A series of 18 regional online Street Fighter V tournaments, leading up to a 20-person bracket for the championship

The Guerrilla Collective

June 6th-8th, 10 AM PST/1 PM EST

An event featuring an association of publishers and developers that includes 11-Bit Studios, Larian Studios, Paradox Interactive, Raw Fury, and Rebellion, hosted by Greg Miller

Limited Run Games’ #LRG3

June 8th, 12 PM PST/3 PM EST

A live press conference on Twitch “for the biggest announcements in the future of physical video games”

Steam Game Festival

June 9th-14th

An event that “shines a spotlight on games set to be released in the next year,” with playable demos available to the public

Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire

June 11th

A special broadcast from CD Projekt Red as part of the Summer Games Fest

EA Play Live 2020

June 11th, 4 PM PST/7 PM EST

A digital showcase for EA’s forthcoming releases, which had better include the Mass Effect Trilogy remaster or I know someone who’s going to go berserk

Ludicious 2020

July 1st through 13th

The Zurich Games Fest goes online, to exhibit games, give out awards, and host keynote speakers

Evolution 2020

Starting July 4th-5th, going every weekend afterward until August 2nd

Open-enrollment online tournaments and exhibition matches for Mortal Kombat 11 and other fighting games

Tennocon 2020

July 11th

Digital Extremes holds a virtual convention for Warframe

Ubisoft Forward

July 12th, 12 PM PST/3 PM ET

Expect more news about Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and the extremely unfortunately named Rainbow Six: Quarantine

Xbox Game Studios unnamed event

Unspecified point in July

A vaguely confirmed Xbox Series X-focused event

GDC Summer

August 4th

The Game Developers’ Conference goes online; details to follow

Gamescom 2020

August 24th

Gamescom is going all-digital in the wake of its cancellation, beginning with Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night Live

Xbox 20/20

“Monthly moments” planned to take place over the rest of the year

Xbox Series X briefings

We’re staying home and bringing you all the news, tips, and guides we can. While you’re filling out your hype schedule for the rest of 2020, check out some of our other articles:

COVID-19 is having as weird an effect on the video game industry as it has everything else. It’s a brave new world, and things are going to be very different come 2021. Good luck out there, everyone, and keep in touch via our official Twitter, @PrimaGames.


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