According to journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley, this yr there will be fewer third-party video game showcases.
In a Twitter Spaces audio session, Geoff defined how these publishers and builders have apparently reconsidered their strategy after a considerably detrimental response final yr to full-blown showcase occasions with solely a handful of bulletins:
“There had been a number of exhibits final yr the place everybody was disenchanted once they weren’t actually press conferences, proper? Like Take-Two, Capcom, Square Enix and issues like that.”
“I think [they] have learned that if you’re going to do a press conference, you kind of need to have 30 minutes-plus of stuff, and sometimes they only have one or two great games to show, which may not be enough to do a full event around.”
Geoff says there will be a “bit of a shift” in response to this, the place these corporations as a substitute take part in occasions just like the Summer Game Fest and the upcoming Xbox and Bethesda showcase. He added how he has a “pretty good sense of what’s coming in the next month” and expects individuals to be “hyped about games in general” round this era.
“There remains to be a scarcity of video games popping out proper now, this sort of is the Covid hole yr I believe… with a number of video games being delayed as a result of they had been began through the pandemic. We’re nonetheless hoping for lots of issues to come back out.”
Geoff’s Summer Game Fest begins on ninth June and can showcase “what’s next in gaming” together with some “huge” new game bulletins. And whereas he would not anticipate everybody to essentially get all the pieces they need, he nonetheless expects it to be a number of enjoyable.
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