Gamers excited for upcoming announcements – every video game showcase June 2023 | The Sun

E3 is usually where most game companies debut their biggest games, but not this year.

The convention has been cancelled, and in its place each company is holding its own smaller showcase.

There are still plenty of big-name games that will be announced this year, and many more that gamers are hoping to see.

Don’t miss a thing with this schedule of the biggest gaming showcases of June 2023.

Summer gaming showcase schedule

Here’s the full schedule of summer video game events and showcases:

  • June 1
    • Meta Quest Gaming Showcase6pm UK time
    • Guerilla Collective Showcase5pm UK time
    • Summer Game Fest 7pm UK time
    • Day of the Devs Digital Showcase9pm UK time
    • Devolver Digital Showcase10pm UK time
    • Access-Ability Summer Showcase3pm UK time
    • Future of Play Direct3pm UK time
    • Wholesome Direct4pm UK time
    • Future Games Show5pm UK time
    • OTK Games Expo7pm UK time
    • Xbox Games Showcase5pm UK time
    • Starfield Direct right after the Xbox showcase
    • PC Gaming Show8pm UK time
    • Final Fantasy 16 Pre-Launch Celebration Live Stream10pm UK time
    • Ubisoft Forward5pm UK time
    • Dames-4-Games8pm UK time
    • UploadVR Showcase6pm UK time
    • RGG Summit Summer3am UK time

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    Meta Quest Gaming Showcase

    Meta will be holding a 40-minute showcase for upcoming games on its VR headset Meta Quest.

    Formerly known as the Oculus Quest, it’s one of the best VR sets on the market.

    You can watch the main event on Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, and in Meta Horizon Worlds.

    Guerilla Collective Showcase

    This showcase will bring trailers and announcements for upcoming indie games from the Media Indie Exchange.

    +Some of the confirmed indie titles include farming cat game Snacko, Contra-inspired action platformer Iron Meat, roguelite StormEdge, and sandbox survival horror Outbreak Island.

    Guerrilla Collective Showcase will go live via Twitch.

    Summer Game Fest

    The largest summer showcase, Summer Game Fest will have World Premieres from more than 40 publishers.

    This year’s lineup includes console makers Sony and Xbox, as well as big names like Activision, Capcom, Square Enix, EA, Epic Games, Bandai Namco, CD Projekt Red, Ubisoft and HoYoVerse, 

    It also includes indie game publishers like Annapurna Interactive and Devolver Digital, and two of the biggest streaming services’ gaming units, Amazon Games and Netflix Games.

    The Summer Game Fest can be watched via YouTube, Twitch, or Twitter.

    Day of the Devs Digital Showcase

    Technically part of Summer Game Fest, this smaller showcase will feature upcoming indies.

    You can watch this one via the same channels as above.

    Devolver Digital Direct

    One of indie gaming’s biggest publishers will also be holding its own livestream as part of Summer Game Fest.

    You can watch it via the Summer Game Fest channels or from the Devolver Direct page.

    Access-Ability Summer Showcase

    This new showcase will feature games developed by disabled gamers with extensive accessibility options.

    Soft Leaf Studios, Hyper Luminal Games, and Whitethorn Games have been confirmed to make an appearance. 

    You can watch it live on LauraKBuzz’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

    Wholesome Direct 

    The Wholesome Direct will feature cosy games with similar vibes to Stardew Valley and Unpacking.

    Watch it live via Wholesome Games’ Twitch and YouTube.

    Future Games Show

    Held by GamesRadar and hosted this year by Marvel’s Spider-Man voice actors Yuri Lowenthal and Laura Bailey, the show promises 70 minutes of game announcements, trailers, and reveals. 

    You can watch it on the FGS YouTube channel.

    OTK Games Expo

    Hosted by streamer collective One True King, the OTK Games Expo will show 30 video games from a variety of genres.

    You can tune in to Asmongold’s YouTube channel.

    Final Fantasy 16 Pre-Launch Celebration Live Stream

    Square Enix has confirmed a big pre-launch live stream for Final Fantasy 16. 

    The game is coming out on June 22, and the pre-release celebration event is scheduled for June 11, though where we can watch has not been released yet.

    Xbox Games Showcase

    A sequel to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and a new Forza Motorsport game are expected to be shown at the Xbox Showcase. 

    A short teaser posted on May 31 seems to confirm that we’re getting an important Fable announcement 12 years after the last mainline release.

    The Xbox Games Showcase can be watched via the Xbox official channels on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.

    Starfield Direct

    Starfield will get its own showcase directly after the main Xbox event.

    You can watch it on the same channels directly after the main showcase.

    PC Gaming Show

    PC Gamer is showcasing 55 titles for PC, including 16 new game announcements with the confirmed presence of Baldur’s Gate III and Dune: Awakening.

    PC Gaming Show 2023 will air on YouTube and Twitch.

    Ubisoft Forward

    Ubisoft’s showcase promises “exciting news on upcoming games from our teams around the world.” 

    No details about specific games and announcements have been revealed yet, but the publisher will be sharing more as the event draws closer. 


    A new showcase that highlights women in gaming, and games made by women.

    You can tune in via the Guerrilla Collective YouTube and Twitch channels.

    Upload VR Showcase

    Dubbed VR’s biggest showcase, The Upload VR Showcase will have updates about upcoming VR games for a variety of platforms. 

    You can tune in via Upload VR’s YouTube channel.

    RGG Summit Summer

    The RGG Summit Summer 2023 will feature news and updates on the upcoming Like a Dragon/Yakuza games, including Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name and Like a Dragon 8. 

    You will be able to watch the stream with simultaneous interpretation at Sega Asia’s English YouTube channel.

    Written by Stoyan Ovcharov and Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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