Instead of E3 2024: These summer events are planned

Numerous announcements and revelations await players in the summer. There will be no E3. However, there are all sorts of online events on the program.

This year takes place no E3 took place after the North American trade fair was canceled in previous years. The gap is filled with some online shows in which new games are announced and games that have already been revealed are given another presentation.


Several shows like this are scheduled for the summer, including Ubisoft's Forward show. Below we have an overview of the planned events. It is constantly being expanded.

Update: The PC gaming show has been given a date. The article has been updated accordingly.

Summer Game Fest and more – an overview of shows for the next few months

The opener of the Summer of Gaming is the summer gaming show by and with Geoff Keighley himself. The opening show will take place on June 7th, 2024 from 10 p.m. German time.

Also for this year an Xbox showcase planned, as it took place in previous years. Even in times when the E3 was still the June highlight, Microsoft decoupled its own show a little and moved it to the Sunday before the actual trade fair.


Smaller indie titles are becoming the focus of Wholesome Direct. While the show has been confirmed, there is no date yet.

The confirmed summer shows at a glance

Friday June 7, 2024

Saturday June 8, 2024

  • TBA – Future Game Show – Stream

Sunday, June 9, 2024

  • 10 p.m. – PC Gaming Show – Stream

Monday, June 10, 2024

Exact date still pending

  • TBA – June 2024 – Xbox Showcase
  • TBA – June 2024 – Wholesome Direct

Of course, it won't just be these events and more announcements of this kind will follow in the coming weeks Looking at the past year makes it clear that there is likely more in the pipeline.

Last year there were also events for individual games, including “Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak” and “Final Fantasy 16”. As soon as the dates and announcements of further shows follow, we will add to the list.

Gamescom will once again take place in Cologne from August 21st to 25th. The Ticket sales recently started. Prices rose again.

There will also likely be an opening show at Gamescom, which will take place on the evening before the trade fair and will bring together the most important announcements.

Whether PlayStation will be there this year after a break remains to be seen. However, Sony is now relying on its own digital shows. And such an event could be imminent, as we recently reported:

For a long time, the gaming year was clearly divided: an E3 took place in May or June with press conferences that lasted late into the night. Sony's show didn't start until 3 a.m. Gamescom followed in August – previously known as the Games Convention. And the Tokyo Game Show also occasionally had major announcements up its sleeve.

Gamescom is still taking place. A TGS is also planned. As mentioned at the beginning, players will have to forego an E3 this year. And the large press conferences and media events are now more widespread and usually only take place as an online stream.

That Geoff Keighley's online shows were responsible for the end of E3 However, the presenter and producer rejected it last year.

What do you think of the restructuring? Would you like to have E3 back with bundled press conferences?

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