Geoff Keighley says, expect fewer third-party showcases this year

Geoff Keighley says, expect fewer third-party showcases this year
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Geoff Keighley, the journalist and creator of Summer Game Fest, has said to expect fewer third-party showcases this year.

Speaking in a Twitter Spaces session over the weekend (via VGC) Keighley said:

“There were a lot of shows last year where everyone was disappointed when they weren’t really press conferences, right? Like Take-Two, Capcom, Square Enix and things like that.”

“I think [they] have learned that if you’re going to do a press conference, you kind of need to have thirty minutes-plus of stuff,” he said. “And sometimes they only have one or two great games to show.”

Keighley then went on to say that he thinks that Summer Game Fest will pack a punch:

“So I think that’s going to be a bit of a shift. I have a pretty good sense of what’s coming in the next month, and I think people will be hyped about games in general. There is still a lack of games coming out right now, this kind of is the Covid gap year I think… with a lot of games being delayed because they were started during the pandemic. We’re still hoping for a lot of things to come out.”

In other Geoff Keighley news, he recently revealed the date for this year’s Summer Game Fest. It begins on June 9th, and promises a “live cross-industry showcase. Game announcements, reveals + Day of the Devs.”