This year the E3 phase will take place in June without E3. The event has been canceled and will not take place on site or in digital form. Nevertheless, most of the conferences are taking place as usual and even at gamescom in Cologne people are bustling about again this year. We have summarized for you in this article which events and shows await you this year.
The list of all important E3 events in 2022
If you want to check the dates in a nutshell, this is the place to be. In the following list you will find all events in chronological order including date, German time and live stream link.
The events in detail
Sony State of Play: This approximately 30-minute showcase will include “revelations from our third-party developers, as well as a sneak peek at various games in development for PlayStation VR2,” according to Sony.
Summer Game Fest: Like last year, Geoff Keighley is bringing reveals, world premieres and other goodies from many well-known developers and publishers to this kickoff event. After the show there will be a Day of the Devs.
This year’s #SummerGameFest will feature events, activities and updates for fans from more than 30 partners, with more to be announced.
It’s going to be a great month for video game fans.
Get ready! pic.twitter.com/vLaRGnbtBK
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) May 31, 2022
Netflix Geeked Week: The operator of the major streaming platform promises surprising announcements for over 60 projects that will be presented from June 6th to 10th. Even a separate presentation for game news is planned.
Tribeca Games Spotlight: This showcase features exclusive gameplay and interviews on selected titles. These include, for example, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Cuphead: Delicious Last Course or Oxenfree 2.
Guerrilla Collective: This digital games showcase features new announcements, trailers, gameplay, demos and more from many well-known developers and publishers around the world.
Wholesome Games Direct: Following the Guerrilla Collective, Wholesome Games will feature over 100 games from Coffee Talk Episode 2 to Mail Time. Some titles are even scheduled to be released during the event itself.
Future Games Show 2022: If you’re in the mood for indies, the Future Games Show will offer titles for consoles, PCs and smartphones. With 40 announcements and several world premieres, the hour-long event is sure to have something for everyone.
Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase: Now that Redfall and Starfield aren’t coming out this year, Xbox has a big gap to fill in this stream. All sorts of leaks about possible projects like a new Forza Motorsport or Battle Royale for Halo Infinite are in the room.
PC Gaming Show 2022: As in previous years, the PC Gaming Show marks the end of the hot E3 phase. News about 45 games are planned this time – including Arma 4, Half-Life: Alyx – Levitation and Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2.
Outlook for all other gaming events in 2022
After E3 is before E3, because even if many studios were able to present their projects in the big announcement week, the event year for gaming fans is far from over here. We are therefore introducing you to all other important events in 2022:
- Gamevention 2022 – July 1st to 3rd
- THQ Digital Showcase – August 12, 9:00 p.m
- QuakeCon – August 18-20
- gamescom – August 24th to 28th
- PDXCON – September 2-3
- Tokyo Game Show – September 15th to 18th
- EGX London 2022 – September 22-25
- Polaris – October 28-30
The events in detail
Game Convention 2022: Taking place in Neumünster this year, this German games fair puts community and esports content in the foreground. So you can look forward to cosplays, a medieval market, LARP and e-sports events.
THQ Digital Showcase: At its digital event, the publisher promises new releases and updates from “serious, epic and funny” games of various genres.
QuakeCon: Instead of in Dallas, you can only be there digitally at this convention. The organizer is currently working on streams, giveaways and online meetups and has already confirmed that Starfield and Redfall will be getting a gig.
This year’s QuakeCon will once again be a digital-only event, August 18-20, 2022. pic.twitter.com/UxJTuZDTYJ
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) April 13, 2022
gamescom: The largest games fair in Germany will take place in Cologne again this year – so really on site! There is still an additional online offer. Especially the Opening Night Live on August 24 should have one or two world premieres in store.
PDXCON: Publisher Paradox is having fun with an in-person event this year, showing its updates and announcements in Stockholm. The strategy game Victoria 3 in particular should be the focus of the show.
Tokyo Game Show: The largest gaming fair in Asia will also take place on site again in 2022. With a strong focus on Japanese publishers and titles, new games will be presented. But experience has shown that some Chinese, Korean and Western releases also make it into the event.
EGX London 2022: In London, too, the games fair will be held again with smaller e-sports tournaments, community events and games news.
Polaris: This Hamburg fair is all about games, S-Sport, Japanese pop culture, cosplays and content creators – some of whom are of course also invited. Among others, PietSmiet, DoktorFroid and Ninotaku will be there.