When E3 2020 was canceled earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seemed at first like fans would be doomed to spend a whole summer without any big gaming news. But live streaming has made it easier than ever before for publishers to broadcast the latest and greatest they have to offer directly to gamers through Twitch, YouTube, and other digital platforms. In fact, Nintendo’s revolutionary Direct E3 broadcasts have paved the way for this online approach that quite a few publishers and studios will use to reach their fans during the summer of social distancing.
There are plenty of online gaming events set to take E3 2020’s place, including IGN Expo and Summer of Gaming as well as Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, which will be jam-packed with hours of big reveals, gameplay footage, developer interviews, and much more. You can find a full schedule of events here.
Want to follow this year’s online events from home? You can watch the Summer Game Fest live stream here and the IGN Summer of Gaming broadcast here.
On top of these big curated events, Xbox, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, and other publishers will put on their own shows this summer. EA will host its yearly EA Play event in June as planned, while Ubisoft will unveil a new slate of titles in July. Xbox will showcase its first-party titles for the Xbox Series X sometime in July as well. And we don’t even know what surprises PlayStation and Nintendo might have in store for fans! This is good news for those who are no doubt ready to hear more about the big games coming to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in 2020 and beyond.
Den of Geek will be covering all of the big moments from Summer Game Fest, IGN Summer of Gaming, and more. If you want to keep up with all of the updates coming out of this year’s online events, keep this special news hub handy!
Below, you’ll find a rundown of all of the gaming news you need to know:
E3 2020 Online Events News
This will be where we’ll post all of the big announcements from Summer Game Fest, IGN Expo and Summer of Gaming, and all of the other online gaming events happening from June to August. In the meantime, we’ve made some predictions regarding what reveals, news, and surprises fans could see this year.
There’s still the question of how 2020’s announcements will compare to E3’s biggest reveals of all time, which we ranked! And why is E3 such a big deal in the first place? Here are 50 facts that have defined the trade show and transformed it into the biggest week on the gaming calendar.