Journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley urged viewers to “manage your expectations” before the Summer game party the live stream, which he said will be “mostly focused” on games that have already been announced.
Speaking during a Twitter Spaces audio session over the weekend (transcribed by VGC), Keighley said he was “very excited” about the content to be featured on the show, which he said will include ” massive games” alongside indie titles and new teams showcasing their projects for the first time.
Keighley claimed the show would include exclusive games for both Xbox and nintendo switchbut says that Microsoft would probably save his biggest hitters for its own windowand was not clear if nintendo she herself was involved in the SGF (“we would be happy to involve them if and when they are ready”).
He also urged viewers to curb their expectations of what “megaton shocks” they might expect, and called some of the rumors he had seen online “crazy”.
Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards
“It’s been a really exciting weekend for me because I finally get to see things that we’ve been telling people about for months,” Keighley told listeners on Twitter.
“We’ve obviously announced a bunch of stuff since the last time I spoke to you guys in terms of world premieres and announcements that will be at the show.
” We talked about The Callisto Protocol. It will be there. We’ll have the first gameplay demo you’ve probably seen the trailer for… We’re excited to show it to you.
He added: “We will have the top tier game of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: This game looks really amazing, and we’re excited to show it to you on Thursday as well.
“We will have a revelation and some news around Gotham Knights and some new images from this game too. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course really comes out on June 30, just over three weeks away, and we’ll have new footage and studio MDHR will join us for that as well.
“Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will stop. If you played the Fortnite Collision event yesterday, like me, you saw the Foundation in there, which was great fun, so we’re looking forward to hearing it.
“We will have a lot more to share this week. We’re going to be teasing some other stuff in the next few days, and then there’s going to be a lot of stuff we’ll keep until the show.
Keighley said he expected the show to last “about an hour and a half to two hours”, but due to its live setup and numerous guest appearances, he claimed he wouldn’t. wasn’t entirely sure.
“What I would say is a lot of the games that we’re going to show you are going to be [already] announced… the games are going to show you new content, like some of the ones I mentioned,” he said.
“We have a few announcements of new games in the series and hopefully a few surprises if all holds together. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are foretold.
He added: “So we are doing good things for you, but certainly managing your expectations in terms of the megaton shocks that you expect. It’s not the Game Awards. We have a lot of good stuff to show you, but buyer beware some of the crazy rumors I see out there in terms of things people expect to see announced.
The host then used last year’s Elden Ring trailer as an example of how new reveals for previously announced games could still be just as exciting as entirely new game announcements.
“It was an announced game that just showed new footage and sometimes people treat it like it was the game announcement, but it was really announced a few years earlier.”
He added, “I think it will be a fun month of content for games coming out. And there are a lot of games that have been announced that we haven’t seen anything about and that will be a big part of that.
“What I will say is obviously The Game Awards will be in December, but before that we have a lot of great game publisher events happening next week. The Xbox and Bethesda The showcase is Sunday…and there will be more to announce even in the next two weeks, so stay tuned.
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