Summer Game Fest debuts on June 7 in LA

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest is returning to Los Angeles to the YouTube Theater on June 7 as a “fan-first celebration.”

The 5th annual Summer Game Fest will take place as a live streamed event from the theater in Hollywood Park. Taking place in front of a live audience of thousands of fans, SGF will stream new video game announcements, first-looks and trailers to a global audience on Friday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Pacific time.

As you might know, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) won’t be happening this year and the Summer Game Fest is effectively its replacement. Public ticket sales to attend the SGF showcase at YouTube Theater will begin on May 7 at 9:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

Last year’s Summer Game Fest showcase, produced by the team behind The Game Awards, delivered more than 34 million global livestreams, up 26%, and over 3.8 million peak concurrent viewers. Featuring guests and games included Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat), Sam Lake (Alan Wake 2), and actor Nicolas Cage (Dead By Daylight), plus world premiere new looks and news from Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Baldur’s Gate 3, and the breakout indie-sensation Palworld.

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In addition to the live showcase from YouTube Theater on June 7, fans can look forward to other livestreams and events during this year’s Summer Game Fest. The full lineup of participants and activities will be announced in the coming months.

The 2023 Summer Game Fest

SGF Play Days, an invite-only media and influencer event in downtown Los Angeles for hands-on gameplay with upcoming games, will return on June 8 to June 10, produced by iam8bit.

To further spotlight the ever growing independent game community, Summer Game Fest will continue to team up with Day of the Devs, a non-profit with the mission to celebrate the creativity, diversity and magic of video games. Day of the Devs: SGF Edition will be presented online via livestream immediately following the Summer Game Fest live showcase on June 7.

Day of the Devs: SGF Edition will feature more than a dozen incredible games from game developers of all different backgrounds. For more information and to stay up to date on the latest for Day of the Devs: SGF Edition, please visit and follow on Instagram and X.

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