Summer 2023 Gaming Showcase Lineup Schedule & Rumors


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With the Summer festivities underway, keep track of the entire showcase lineup here to see what presentations fans can expect to look forward to over the next several months!

Even though E3 2023 was cancelled, there are still a ton of events coming for gamers to get excited about. As video game developers and publishers begin to set their lineups and schedule when they plan on showing their games off to the world, we also still have questions about some of the industry’s biggest names and when they will peak their heads out and show us something new!

Here is the full list of all of the confirmed events coming for the Summer of 2023:

PlayStation Showcase

Playstation Showcase 2023

As was rumoured, the PlayStation Showcase is happening sooner than usual in terms of E3 festivities with the event happening May 24th, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST, with the potential for an announcement on the Konami exclusivity of Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and Castlevania being heavily rumoured again. Surprisingly, they’ve moved away from the State of Play branding for this one, so that could be an indication of a much larger, announcement-heavy event.


IGN Summer of Gaming

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IGN’s Summer of Gaming is returning for its fourth year with an entire month of announcements, spanning June 1st-30th. As more of a slower-paced, exclusive reveals and interviews show, plan on seeing several things trickle out across the month from IGN.

Meta Quest Gaming Showcase

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Kicking things off in the realm of virtual reality, the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase is coming on June 1st at 1:00 PM EST. With games slowly trickling onto the platform and the newest competition in the PlayStation VR2, Meta should plan for a solid lineup of games.


WWDC 2023

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Apple will unveil new products at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year, which begins Monday, June 5th, 2023 at 1:00 PM EST with a keynote event in California, with more announcements set over the course of the week, ending on June 9th.


Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – Final Digital Event

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Final Digital Event

Capcom is hosting a Final Digital Event for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak on June 7th, 2023 at 10:00 AM EST. The live stream will contain information on the bonus update Version 16, including a developer roundtable.

Guerilla Collective Showcase

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The Guerilla Collective Showcase will begin on Wednesday, June 7th at Noon EST with a “truckload” of announcements after announcing over 40 games last year.

Summer Game Fest

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With the cancellation of E3, Geoff Keighley has firmly grasped onto the Summer’s premiere gaming showcase, with his own Summer Game Fest coming all day on Thursday, June 8th, with more events across the week, and the main presentation starting at 3:00 PM EST. Geoff always has a few curveballs ready to go, so this should be a fun one for sure.


Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition 2023

Day Of The Devs Summer Game Fest 2023

Day of the Devs is an indie-games-focused showcase that takes place immediately following the Summer Game Fest at 5:00 PM EST on June 8th, 2023. Headed up by Double Fine and iam8bit, this presentation showed some incredible indie titles last year and will look to do the same again this year.


Devolver Direct: The Return of Volvy

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The world’s most beloved video game mascot returns with new game reveals, announcements, and surprises – it’s Volvy! Tune in on June 8th, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST for The Return of Volvy!

Access-Ability Summer Showcase

Access Ability Show Case

On June 9th 2023 at 11:00 AM EST, the first annual Access-Ability Summer Showcase will be aired live, showcasing recently released and upcoming video games made by disabled game developers, and featuring accessibility settings designed to help ensure more people are able to play.

Tribeca Games Spotlight

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As a part of the Tribeca Film Festival, there will be a games-centric showcase on June 9th, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST. The event will give deeper dives and new looks at the following games: A Highland Song, Chants of Sennaar, Despelote, Goodbye Volcano High, Nightscape, Stray Gods, and The Expanse: A Telltale Series.

Future Of Play Direct 2023

Future Of Play Direct 2023

The description from the event’s upcoming YouTube stream set for June 10th, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST states: “Future Of Play Direct is a fresh spin on video game showcases bringing you exciting new games from across the galaxy — inspired by the quintessential hype machine, Toonami.”

Wholesome Direct

Wholesome Direct 2023

On June 10th at 12:00 PM EST, the Wholesome Direct returns to bring those cosy gamers all of the cutest, cuddliest goodness you can imagine!

Future Games Show

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The sister site to PC Gamer is throwing its own showcase with the Future Game Show coming on Saturday, June 10th at 1:00 PM EST, from the team at GamesRadar+. A great place to find some of those castaways who didn’t make it into the other showcase lineups, the Future Games Show is certainly worth a watch.

The OTK Games Expo

The Otk Games Expo 2023

From the official website: “The OTK Games Expo will be a live-streamed celebration of the games industry hosted by OTK. During this 3-hour digital exposition, 30 video game titles spanning a dozen genres will be showcased in a live studio and include OTK’s Asmongold, Emiru, and Esfand as expert game panellists.” – Coming June 10th, 2023 at 3:00 PM EST.

Xbox Games Showcase & Starfield Direct

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Starting at 1:00 PM EST on Sunday, June 11th, Microsoft will present its own Xbox Games Showcase lineup, followed immediately by a presentation from their partners at Bethesda, who will be showing off the highly-anticipated Starfield with its own Direct ahead of its September release.

An extended Xbox Games Showcase will also air on Tuesday, June 13th at 1:00 PM EST, with deeper dives into everything shown on the 11th.


PC Gaming Show

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Following Microsoft’s Xbox Game Showcase and Starfield Direct on Sunday, June 11th at 4:00 PM EST, is the PC Gaming Show presented by PC Gamer. Always a winner for those PC users wanting to see what crazy indies or bigger releases will make their way to PC before hitting consoles. The PC Gaming Show is annually a treat.

Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration

Final Fantasy Xvi Pre Launch Celebration

Celebrating the launch of the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy XVI, Square Enix is throwing a live stream on June 11th, 2023 starting at 6:00 PM EST. No word on what other announcements could be shown—if anything—but if you’re a Final Fantasy fan, this one’s for you!

Ubisoft Forward Live

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After being the nail in E3 2023’s coffin, Ubisoft is moving forward with their own event for the first time, with Ubisoft Forward Live coming Monday, June 12th at 1:00 PM EST, in Los Angeles.


Capcom Showcase

Capcom Showcase 2023

Starting on Monday, June 12th, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST, the Capcom Showcase looks to share “new information about Capcom’s upcoming releases and future titles with our fans around the world!


Dames 4 Games Showcase 2023

Starting June 13th, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST, the Dames-4-Games showcase is “a new show highlighting women creators in the gaming industry and fans of gaming culture.”

Black Voices in Gaming

Black Voices In Gaming 2023

As part of their 2023 Summer Showcase, Black Voices in Gaming have partnered with several other shows to reveal upcoming releases from underrepresented folks in the game industry. The presentation is on June 13th, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST.

Upload VR Showcase

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Continuing with the VR announcements following the Meta Quest Showcase, we should see several more titles that may come to PSVR 2 and Vive and other platforms on June 14th at 2:00 PM EST for the UploadVR Showcase.

Grasshopper Direct

Grasshopper Direct 2023

Announced during the Devolver Direct, the Grasshopper Direct will take place on June 15th, 2023 at 12:00 AM EST on Grasshopper Manufacture’s official YouTube channel.

RGG Summit Summer 2023

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Fans of the Like a Dragon and Yakuza series can tune in for updates about upcoming titles, community efforts, developer discussions and more on June 15th, 2023 at 11:00 PM EST for those late-night announcements!

Nintendo Direct – June 2023

Nintendo Direct June 2023

A Nintendo Direct has finally been announced for June 21st, 2023 at 10:00 AM EST! With that finally out of the way, fans can get pumped for the upcoming lineup for Nintendo for the rest of 2023!


Sonic Central 2023

Sonic Central 2023

SEGA will host a new Sonic Central 2023 presentation on June 23rd, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST, the company announced. With the announcement of Sonic Superstars, fans should look forward to more information on that, as well as other upcoming projects!


Behind The Sims

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On June 27th, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST, EA and Maxis—the developer of The Sims—are holding an event to show off The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Pack, updates for The Sims Mobile and The Sims Freeplay, and more!

Annapurna Interactive Showcase

Annapurnca Interactive Showcase

Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2023 will take place on June 29th, 2023 at 3:00 PM EST, the company announced at the Summer Game Fest.


Bandai Namco Summer Showcase at Anime Expo 2023

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Teasing “exciting announcements and game reveals,” the summer showcase from Bandai Namco is planned for July 1st, 2023 at 7:30 PM EST during the Anime Expo.

ID@Xbox Showcase

Ign Id@Xbox Showcase 2023

This special ID@Xbox Showcase premieres on July 11th, 2023 in partnership with IGN. Get ready for some indie goodness!

Limited Run Games Showcase

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A 2023 version of LRG3 will be shown this year on July 12th, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST, with over 20+ physical and digital release announcements set for the small-batch physical-release publisher.


INDIE Live Expo “Summer Spotlight”

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After a successful May event, the digital showcase is now getting a Summer-edition on Monday, July 31st, 2023 at 5:30 AM EST! With more than 300 games shown in May, you can expect a ton of indie announcements coming from this one as the Summer comes to a close.

THQ Nordic Digital Showcase

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On August 11th, 2023, at 3:00 PM EST, expect the third annual THQ Nordic Digital Showcase to have a ton of surprises, as the Embracer Group-owned game publisher has been acquiring intellectual properties faster than ever.

Destiny Showcase

Destiny 2 Showcase 2023

Love Destiny and can’t wait for the next big update? Here you go! Announced during the PlayStation Showcase above, the Destiny Showcase will take place on August 22nd, 2023 at a time yet to be determined.

Gamescom Opening Night Live

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After opening the year with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, he has also partnered with Gamescom for their Opening Night Live presentation for the past few years. Starting at 2:00 PM EST on August 22nd, this event will surely bring several games from our friends over in Europe, as well as tons of other surprises Geoff has saved in his back pocket.

Future Games Show @ Gamescom

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Also returning to close out the summer, the folks over at GamesRadar+ will partner with Gamescom to present another Future Games Show on August 23rd.

INTO THE INFINITE – A Level Infinite Showcase

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Prolific mobile developer and publisher, Level Infinite, is getting in on the Summer fun with their own showcase during Gamescom on Wednesday, August 23rd at 1:00 PM EST.

RGG Summit – Fall 2023

Rgg Summit Fall 2023

RGG Studio confirmed that it would hold another presentation in September following up on its Summer showcase found above. More information on Like A Dragon and Yakuza is on the way!

With all of the festivities over the Summer and into the latter half of the year, fans have a ton of future announcements and showcases to look forward to!

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