Summer Game Fest, the annual gaming event hosted by The Game Awards’ Geoff Keighley, will once again be returning in 2023 with a set date of 8 June for the live kick-off show. However, this time it will be a live in-person event hosted at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles. Viewers can also tune into the event online.
Keighley has confirmed Summer Game Fest 2023 for 8 June next year. This time, all of its world premieres, gameplay demonstrations and showcases will be presented in front of a live audience at the 6,000-seat YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California.
Keighley provided a statement on the announcement, expressing his excitement for hosting the event on a grander stage:
“Over the past three years, Summer Game Fest has cultivated an incredible community around the world through our digital-first events, and we’re thrilled to invite thousands of fans to experience the Summer Game Fest show in-person for the first time in 2023. In keeping with tradition, we’ll have tons of exciting announcements from the developers that are pushing the games industry forward, and will once again highlight other publisher digital events, demos, and more surprises to be announced in the coming months.”
Tickets will go on sale in early 2023, though the cost hasn’t been mentioned yet.
Interestingly, Summer Game Fest will take place next year just days before E3 2023, which is also expected to be an in-person event at a venue not far from where Keighley’s show is taking place. With E3 also promising big game reveals and similar showcases, it will be interesting to see which side publishers will choose, especially since the events are so closely packed together.
Keighley finally confirmed that the full list of participants and activities will be announced sometime in 2023.
Source: Summer Game Fest