Summer Game Fest: Our Highlights
Well it’s been a busy few weeks in the gaming industry!
As usual, the rumour mill has been churning on social media long before some of the big hitters showed their hands, so let’s break it all down and go through everything confirmed at the big events:
E3 is cancelled
Yes, believe it or not, E3 is officially cancelled. It’s been a staple for gaming news since 1995, and since it temporarily cancelled last year due to concerns over Covid-19, it now has been cancelled, but assures us it will be back in 2023. The ground has been shaky under E3’s chair ever since Sony pulled out of E3 a few years ago, and now only time will tell if E3 can claw its way back up to relevance in today’s world of online only events streamed across the world.
Summer Games Fest
Geoff Keighley hosted his annual games fest that complimented his the Game Awards he presents in December. Unlike E3 - which seems to be a dead duck at this point -Summer Games is an entire season that celebrates the world of gaming Many people tuned in for the live kickoff show. We saw everything from the official announcement of The Last Of Us: Part One to a brand-new trailer for Hollow Knight: Silksong. Tech Radar has collated all of the big announcements on their site so take a look here:
The Gendered Child lives!
What we’re looking forward to:
Hideo Kojima as always, was very coy but was there to announce a new project he was creating with the help of Xbox using their cloud technology. Kojima is always one to find new and exciting ways to tell a story through the medium of video games, and I am very excited to see where he’s taking us this time.
Along with some meaty looking DLC for Resident Evil: Village, Capcom also showed off what can barely be called a teaser of the Resident Evil 4 remake after showing their trailer at Playstation’s State of Play a few days earlier. Are you for or against the idea of remaking Resident Evil 4? It was a pioneer of its time and speaking as someone who considers Resident Evil 4 Remake one of the greatest action games of all time, I am actually kind of excited for it. Let’s see what the future brings!
Square Enix also celebrated the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII with a Crisis Core Remake with shiny new graphics and a sneak pick of the sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, with the subtitle Rebirth, with release windows for both. Alongside Final Fantasy XVI coming out next summer, it’s an exciting time to be a Final Fantasy fan!
It's been an absolute blast so far! Which games are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!