Gaming’s Summer 2020 Digital Event Schedule

With the circumstances surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing organizers to cancel major conventions and expos and like E3, Gamescom, and Tokyo Game Show, many publishers, developers, and event organizers have turned to digital events to get the latest video game news out there. Whether you’re talking platform-specific showcases, publisher-driven streams, or even third-party-facilitated schedules, the industry has a lot to look forward to in the coming months.

Check out the full digital event schedule for summer 2020 below, and be sure to bookmark this page and come back as more events are added in coming weeks!


June 9

The Next Chapter Of Destiny 2 – 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET
What It Is: Bungie is hosting a stream to detail what’s next for its living shooter. We don’t know much about what will be shown, but the tagline says, “Tune in to see the next step in the Destiny 2 universe.”
Where To Watch: Bungie on Twitch

June 10

IGN Expo Day 1 – 1:45 p.m. PT / 4:45 p.m. ET
What It Is: The first day of IGN‘s virtual expo promises reveals from Funcom/The Outsiders, Merge Games, Arcade1Up, and more. We’ll also see new trailers for Beyond Blue, Chivalry 2, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, and Wasteland 3 as well as gameplay for GTFO, Mortal Shell, Observer: System Redux, Second Extinction, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. This first day will also hold exclusive looks at Borderlands 3’s DLC and The Waylanders.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 11

The Escapist Indie Showcase – 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET
What It Is: 
The Escapist is partnering with GOG.com to host an Indie Showcase. While the event kicks off on June 11 with a stream featuring more than 70 indie games from a global pool of developers, The Escapist will continue with videos and gameplay footage on its YouTube channel from June 12 to 14.
Where To Watch: The Escapist on YouTube

PlayStation 5: The Future of Gaming – 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET
What It Is: Sony will finally pull back the curtain on the PlayStation 5. This digital presentation, which is said to last “a bit more than an hour” will focus on games of PlayStation 5. Sony says this is just a part of an ongoing series on PlayStation 5 and that even after this digital event, it will have a lot more to share.
Where To Watch: PlayStation on Twitch

IGN Expo Day 2 – 2:15 p.m. PT / 5:15 p.m. ET
What It Is: The second day of IGN‘s virtual expo will deliver new trailers for Stronghold: Warlords and XIII, as well as reveals from Merge Games and another unnamed publisher. Viewers will also see gameplay for Blankos Block Party, Iron Oath, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, and Spellbreak.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 12

IGN Expo Day 3 – 2:50 p.m. PT / 5:50 p.m. ET
What It Is: 
The third day of IGN’s virtual convention will give fans new looks of 13 Sentinels, Everspace 2, Guilty Gear Strive, Phantasy Star Online 2, and Castlestorm 2. In addition, you can look forward to new gameplay from Chicken Police, Hardspace Shipbreaker, Skater XL, Total War: Troy, and Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus. The team will also have an exclusive preview of Blue Fire and a conversation with developer Brian Fargo on the founding of Blizzard and looking ahead to Wasteland 3.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 13

Guerrilla Collective Day 1 – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: An online digital games festival featuring announcements, trailers, and game reveals from publishers and developers like Sega of America, Coffee Stain, Rebellion, Raw Fury, Thunderful, 11 Bit Studios, Larian Studios, New Blood, Versus Evil, Humble Bundle, and more. Hosted by Kinda Funny‘s Greg Miller.
Where To Watch: Guerrilla Collective on Twitch

The PC Gaming Show – 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET
What It Is: A digital adaptation of the annual E3 show of the same name. The show, presented by PC Gamer, will provide various updates on PC games.
Where To Watch: PC Gamer on Twitch

The Future Games Show – 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET
What It Is: An hour-long broadcast presented by GamesRadar and Future featuring exclusive trailers, announcements, and more. The event will focus on indie and triple-A titles for 2020 and beyond.
Where To Watch: GamesRadar on Twitch

June 14

Guerrilla Collective Day 2 – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: The second day of Guerrilla Collective’s virtual event that promises announcements, trailers, and reveals from publishers and developers. 
Where To Watch: Guerrilla Collective on Twitch

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 And 2

June 15

Guerrilla Collective Day 3 – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: The third and final day of Guerrilla Collective’s virtual event that promises announcements, trailers, and reveals from publishers and developers. 
Where To Watch: Guerrilla Collective on Twitch

IGN Expo Day 4 – 12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET
What It Is: 
The fourth day of IGN’s virtual convention promises an unannounced game reveal, trailers for Ninjala and Vigor, a Humble Bundle Indies Showcase, and an interview with Tony Hawk about the upcoming remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. The stream will also feature a ton of gameplay, including Destroy All Humans, Corepunk, SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom, Scarlet Nexus, New World, and more. 
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 16

UploadVR Showcase: Summer Edition – 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET
What It Is: 
The latest news and announcements in the world of virtual reality. Self-described as a “Nintendo Direct-style video,” but focused completely on VR. Last year, the showcase revealed games like After the Fall and Pistol Whip, and this year, the presentation will feature more than 20 VR games.
Where To Watch: UploadVR on YouTube

June 17

Pokémon Presents – 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET
What It Is: We don’t know much about what this stream will hold, but the teaser tweet plainly says, “We have Pokémon news. You want Pokémon news.”
Where To Watch: Pokémon on YouTube

June 18

IGN Summer of Gaming Streams – 8:45 a.m. PT / 11:45 a.m. ET
What It Is: Another stream from IGN featuring a D&D adventure and product reveal, as well as trailers for The Falconeer and Drake Hollow, gameplay for Fallout 76, Remnant from the Ashes, and an unannounced game, and special interviews with Chris Avellone and John Romero.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

EA Play Live – 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET
What It Is: A digital version of what has traditionally been presented during E3. Fans should expect to see the latest news and trailers of games published by Electronic Arts.
Where To Watch: EA on Twitch

June 22

Mr. Sakurai Presents An Arms Fighter – 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET
What It Is: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai will give a 35-minute presentation featuring an in-depth look at the next DLC fighter who will join the game from the Arms roster.
Where To Watch: Nintendo on YouTube

Day of The Devs + The Game Awards Developer Showcase – 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET
What It Is: A look at upcoming projects ranging from independent to triple-A. This showcase in particular will feature games like The Artful Escape, Drake Hollow, and Sea of Stars, as well as new reveals from Thatgamecompany and more.
Where To Watch: The Game Awards on Twitch

Apple WWDC20 Keynote – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: 
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off with a special keynote address from the company featuring reveals and an in-depth look at the future of Apple platforms.
Where To Watch: Apple.com

June 23

New Game+ Expo – 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET
What It Is: An online showcase of upcoming releases from developers and publishers like Sega, Atlus, SNK, WayForward, Arc System Works, GungHo, Natsume, Spike Chunsoft, Grasshopper Manufacture, and more. 
Where To Watch: New Game Plus Expo on Twitch

Avengers

June 24

Marvel’s Avengers War Table – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: 
A first look at new gameplay for Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game, including cooperative play. Players can expect new trailers, as well as looks at co-op play and story missions.
Where To Watch: Square Enix on Twitch

Pokémon Presents – TBD
What It Is: 
A week after the initial Pokémon Presents video that announced Pokémon Snap and other games and updates, The Pokémon Company promises it has one more “big project” to announce for fans.
Where To Watch: Pokémon on YouTube

IGN Summer of Gaming Streams – TBD
What It Is: 
IGN‘s June 24 stream includes the reveal of an unannounced game, as well as new trailers for Dreamscaper and Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One. We’ll also get a new look at gameplay from the long-anticipated BioMutant. 
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 25

Night City Wire – TBD
What It Is: A stream centered around CD Projekt Red’s massively anticipated game, Cyberpunk 2077. 
Where To Watch: CD Projekt Red on Twitch

IGN Summer of Gaming Streams – TBD
What It Is: 
The final Summer of Gaming stream from IGN includes a publisher showcase with CD Projekt Red (including an interview with Marcin Blacha on the Witcher series) and new gameplay from Torchlight III.
Where To Watch: IGN on Twitch

June 27

BitSummit Gaiden Day 1 – TBD
What It Is: The premier indie showcase with an eye toward Japanese creations launches its first-ever digital event. BitSummit Gaiden will feature more than 75 games from Japan and the rest of the world, including streamable demos.
Where To Watch: BitSummit on Twitch

June 28

BitSummit Gaiden Day 2 – TBD
What It Is: The second day of BitSummit’s digital event showcasing indie games from Japan and around the world.
Where To Watch: BitSummit on Twitch

June 30

DreamsCon – 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET
What It Is: Media Molecule is hosting DreamsCon, a virtual expo to highlight community creations and surprise announcements for the excellent content-creation software. The livestream promises “amazing trailers & teases” from some of the most prominent Dreams creators. Following the livestream, players can hop onto a virtual expo showfloor that was made in Dreams to check out demos for upcoming Dreams games and even show off your own creations.
Where To Watch: Media Molecule on Twitch

July 7

Nacon Connect – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: Publisher Nacon is hosting a stream to show off a wide range of announcements, gameplay videos, and surprises featuring its suite of studios. Nacon is the publisher of such games as Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Warhammer: Chaosbane, The Sinking City, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, WRC 8, Tennis World Tour, Bee Simulator, and more.
Where To Watch: Nacon on YouTube

Warframe

July 11

Tennocon 2020 – TBD
What It Is: An update from Digital Extremes on the future of its popular game Warframe.
Where To Watch: Warframe on Twitch

July 12

Ubisoft Forward – 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET
What It Is: A digital presentation similar to the E3 press conferences Ubisoft has traditionally done. Look for updates and announcements surrounding all the upcoming Ubisoft titles.
Where To Watch: Ubisoft on Twitch

July 20

Day of The Devs + The Game Awards Developer Showcase – TBD
What It Is: A second event hosted by Day of the Devs and The Game Awards, promising a look at upcoming projects ranging from independent to triple-A.
Where To Watch: The Game Awards on Twitch

July 22

San Diego [email protected] Day 1 – TBD
What It Is: 
With San Diego Comic-Con unable to happen this year, its organizers are hosting a free online version with panels, promotions, and products. We can likely expect the typical Q&As with the potential for the movie, TV, and game trailers we usually see around this time. 
Where To Watch: TBD

July 23

San Diego [email protected] Day 2 – TBD
What It Is: 
The digital-only Comic-Con event continues. We can likely expect the typical Q&As with the potential for the movie, TV, and game trailers we usually see around this time. 
Where To Watch: TBD

July 24

San Diego [email protected] Day 3 – TBD
What It Is: 
The digital-only Comic-Con event continues. We can likely expect the typical Q&As with the potential for the movie, TV, and game trailers we usually see around this time. 
Where To Watch: TBD

July 25

San Diego [email protected] Day 4 – TBD
What It Is: 
The digital-only Comic-Con event continues. We can likely expect the typical Q&As with the potential for the movie, TV, and game trailers we usually see around this time. 
Where To Watch: TBD

July 26

San Diego [email protected] Day 5 – TBD
What It Is: 
The digital-only Comic-Con event continues. We can likely expect the typical Q&As with the potential for the movie, TV, and game trailers we usually see around this time. 
Where To Watch: TBD

August 22

DC FanDome – 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
What It Is: A free virtual fan experience centered on DC Comics. Fans should expect new announcements from WB Games, as well as film, TV, and comic reveals. The event also promises sessions with the casts and creators behind AquamanThe BatmanJustice League: The Snyder CutThe Flash, TitansWatchmenWonder Woman 1984, and more. 
Where To Watch: DC FanDome

August 27

Gamescom 2020: Opening Night Live – TBD
What It Is: A livestream event hosted The Game Awards host/organizer Geoff Keighley. The show is said to deliver the latest news, announcements, and trailers for anticipated games.
Where To Watch: Gamescom.Global

August 28

Gamescom: Daily Show/Gamescom Studio Day 1 – TBD
What It Is: Gamescom: Daily Show is a stream to talk about and expand upon the highlights of Gamescom, including the announcements and reveals of the various participating developers and publishers. Gamescom Studio is a show featuring developer interviews to learn more about the latest games.
Where To Watch: Gamescom.Global

August 29

Gamescom: Daily Show/Gamescom Studio Day 2 – TBD
What It Is: Gamescom: Daily Show is a stream to talk about and expand upon the highlights of Gamescom, including the announcements and reveals of the various participating developers and publishers. Gamescom Studio is a show featuring developer interviews to learn more about the latest games.
Where To Watch: Gamescom.Global

August 30

Gamescom: Daily Show/Gamescom Studio Day 3 – TBD
What It Is: Gamescom: Daily Show is a stream to talk about and expand upon the highlights of Gamescom, including the announcements and reveals of the various participating developers and publishers. Gamescom Studio is a show featuring developer interviews to learn more about the latest games.
Where To Watch: Gamescom.Global

Gamescom: Best of Show – TBD
What It Is: Serving as the official closing of Gamescom’s first all-digital event, Best of Show will provide highlights from the four days of content and award the best showing at Gamescom.
Where To Watch: Gamescom.Global

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