Summer Game Fest 2022 Partners Announced

The official list of partners for the Summer Game Fest 2022 have officially been announced via Geoff Keighley on Twitter. This announcement has ramped up speculation regarding what games could be shown off during the event.

Summer Game Fest 2022 Partners Announced

At this stage, the majority of gaming fans will be aware that E3 2022 has been cancelled in its entirety, with its date being taken by the Summer Game Fest 2022. This has left developers and publishers who were looking to show off the games they are working on with fewer options. In order to give a platform to their upcoming titles, they would have to either host their own show, or use another conference to build hype for their respective projects.

Although we know that Xbox and Bethesda will be hosting their own show on the 12th of June and Sony will stream a State Of Play on Thursday the 2nd of June, other studios have been left at somewhat of a loose end. Cue Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest 2022, which will provide a platform for these games to be shown in lieu of E3.

June 2022 is shaping up to be a busy month for game announcements.

June 2022 is shaping up to be a busy month for game announcements.

The 2022 Summer Game Fest wasted no time in capitalizing on the cancellation of E3, when it was first announced earlier in the year. However, at that point we had no idea which developers and publishers would be partnering with the festival to show off the projects they have been working on.

That all changed last night when Geoff Keighley shared an image via his Twitter account showing all of the companies who have partnered with the show. The Tweet can be seen below and shows that 30+ companies will be part of the event.

There are some significant studios present within the above list of official partners including; Bloober Team, 2K Games, Activision, Sega, Square Enix, Atlus, Electronic Arts, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Epic Games, Steam, and Warner Bros. Games. It is also interesting that both Sony and Microsoft are partnering with the event, given that they both have their own separate shows respectively.

Another thing that this announcement has allowed for, is some more concrete speculation with regards to what games will be shown. Could the fact that Bloober Team will be present mean that we could finally see an official announcement of their rumoured Silent Hill game? Or are they just there to show off the third entry in the Layers of Fear series? Perhaps both?

Following the announcement that Square Enix have sold off their Western studios, could they attempt to get people onboard with their Eastern franchises during the show? Could they possibly even reveal Part 2 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake? Dotemu are also confirmed to be there, could they provide a release date for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge?

Answers to all of these burning questions will be answered in our coverage of the Summer Game Fest in the days following the event. Regardless of whether any of this speculation proves to be accurate, this year’s Summer Game Fest will likely be the biggest one to date. Keighley has promised to raise the bar for this year’s show following the criticism that last year’s Summer Game Fest contained too much padding and advertising.

It feels as if Geoff has something to prove with this year's show.

It feels as if Geoff has something to prove with this year’s show.

As mentioned above, stay tuned to KeenGamer for upcoming coverage of everything revealed at the upcoming Game Fest, as well as coverage of that Microsoft/Bethesda showcase on June 12th. We will also be covering Sony’s State Of Play stream at the end of this week, so be sure to look out for that also.

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