Summer is almost here—(yes, where has the time gone?!) E3 is canceled, don’t fret; there will be lots of exciting video game announcements and revelations coming this June. From IGN’s own Summer of Gaming event to the Xbox Showcase, be sure to mark your calendar accordingly so you don’t miss a beat. Here are the 10 biggest events you can look forward to this summer, with more details to be announced!
Here’s a running list of every upcoming game event planned for June 2023
- June 1-30 – IGN Summer of Gaming 2023
- June 7 – Guerrilla collective display
- June 8 – Summer Game Festival
- June 10 – Future Games Show
- June 11 – Final Fantasy XVI pre-launch celebration
- June 11 – Xbox Showcase
- June 11 – Starfield Direct
- June 12 – Ubisoft Forward
- June 11 – PC Gaming Show
- June (TBD) – Upload to VR Showcase
- June (TBD) – Wholesome Direct
- Maybe – Nintendo Direct
- Maybe – Sony State of Play
June 1-30 – IGN Summer of Gaming
IGN’s Summer of Gaming returns for its fourth year this June with a multi-day event packed with content about games and developers. IGN is happy to share exclusive reveals, interviews and more; (see what was announced last year). As part of our Summer of Gaming program, stay tuned on June 8 for Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Festival stream and all of our analysis!
June 7 – Guerrilla collective display
Guerilla Collective’s Showcase will officially kick off June’s gaming events on June 7. If it’s anything like last year, there will be a “truck” of announcements. there was a huge number 40 new trailers and game announcements from Guerrilla Collective in 2022!
We are proud to bring you the official date of the amazing Guerrilla Collective event we have planned this summer:
📅 Wednesday, June 7 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time | 6pm CET!
More information below:
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– Guerrilla Collective (@GuerrillaCollec) April 19, 2023
June 8 – Summer Game Festival
Summer Game Festival continues for 2023 and was confirmed on Thursday, June 8, Noon PT/3p ET. Again, this is a free live stream hosted by Geoff Keighley, with major partners and announcements expected throughout June 8-9. Be sure to check back here on IGN.com to watch the Summer Game Festival stream and follow our real-time reactions as part of the Summer Games event in June!
See what’s next in video games when @summergamefest live stream!
🔹Thursday, June 8, Noon PT/3p ET
🔹Free live stream from @youtubetheater pic.twitter.com/cxpZlQk0fq
– Summer Game Festival (@summergamefest) March 30, 2023
June 10 – Future Games Show
Future game (FGS) is still happening on June 10 and is one of three total game showcases of the year by Future. If you’re wondering what the Future Games Show is about, FGS launched in 2020 with a mission to “celebrate the most exciting, unusual and innovative upcoming games across all formats”. In June 2023 you can expect gameplay footage from indie films and the like, with some new surprises and “adaptations to the show format” according to their website.
June 11 – Final Fantasy XVI pre-launch celebration
Final Fantasy fans can anticipate a live stream ahead of the FFXVI launch on June 11 at 3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET, hosted by Square Enix. More details will follow, but you’ll definitely want to mark your calendars for this special sneak peek around chapter 16 of this much-anticipated franchise (June 22). catch up Latest Final Fantasy 16 showcase from Sony State of Play.
June 11 – Xbox Showcase
As usual, Xbox will be holding a summer rollout (and expanded exhibition again, perhaps?) this June. This is what went down last year with nearly three dozen games announced during the Microsoft event; from Starfield to Forza Motorsport to Redfall and beyond!
June 11 – Starfield Direct
Right after the Xbox Showcase will be Starfield Direct. After several delays, Starfield is confirmed to launch in September 2023 for Xbox Series X/S and PC, and everyone is getting excited!
Join us #StarfieldDirect Follow the Xbox Games Showcase on Sunday, June 11 https://t.co/Igj84qH7AT
– Xbox (@Xbox) March 8, 2023
June 11 – PC Gaming Show
Based on PC Gamer’s announcementPC Gaming Show start times will be shared at a later date and will be broadcast on Twitch and other platforms on June 11.
June 12 – Ubisoft Forward
Watch the latest from Ubisoft during their live stream on June 12. Before the event, catch up everything announced from Ubisoft Forward Fall 2022 to give you an idea of what is to come still. The September 2022 reveal included a glimpse into the future of Assassin’s Creed, the upcoming Rayman Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and a Skull and Bones Trailer showing some of the ship’s customizations.
June 14 – Upload to VR Showcase
While showcase last summer contains some announcements for Meta Quest 2 and major VR headsets, this rollout will focus on VR games. While we’re not likely to receive any new VR headset announcements, if VR is your thing, you’ll want to see what VR games will be announced. TBD time.
June (TBD) – Wholesome Direct
You can expect the really sane aesthetic to be shown again this year at the Wholesome Direct event, which includes new trailers alongside the release date and new windows. Wholesome Direct 2022 event showcases over 90 games in total, with three newly announced games including Bubblegum Galaxy. What new cozy games can we expect this time around?
Today is your last chance to submit to Wholesome Direct 2023! https://t.co/2WSSDLrNjm
– Healthy games (@_wholesomegames) March 31, 2023
(Unconfirmed) – Nintendo Direct
With a big, new release coming on May 12th for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it’s hard to imagine what fans will be more interested in than Zelda next June! This event is currently TBD, but there have been a lot of announcements from September Nintendo Direct event to recap if you need an idea of the news coming out of these shows.
(Unconfirmed) – Sony State of Play
While it’s currently unconfirmed, if Sony continues its rollout in June, we’ll likely see some new reveal for PSVR2 and PS5, along with new character reveal and new skins for the versions. upcoming release as we did in State of Play February Event. Earlier this year, we got news about the new Street Fighter 6 fighters and saw the new gameplay of Suicide Squad to name a few of the bigger highlights.
What are you hoping to see this summer from these game events? Let us know in the comments section.