Geoff Keighley has announced that The Game Festival will run again on Steam from June 9 – 14 (roughly the same time frame that E3 2020 was supposed to run before it was canceled due to the coronavirus).
“I’m excited to share that The Game Festival will return this summer on Steam from June 9 – 14 2020, allowing you to play more upcoming games from the comfort of your home,” says Keighley via Twitter. He also shared this link where developers can register for the show.
This is actually the second edition of The Game Festival. The first ran duringlast year’s Game Awards event and allowed Steam gamers to access a limited series of demos via their accounts. The concept appears to be roughly the same this time around as developers are already being asked to submit their demo builds.
However, there are a couple of factors that make this version of the online event even more intriguing than the last. The first is the call out for more developers to participate in live events and submit an artistic statement about their project. Both suggest an expanded interest in really highlighting the studios during this event as well as an interest in allowing people to play their games from the comfort of their homes.