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IGN Announces 'Summer of Gaming' Event in June

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IGN is proud to announce our new Summer of Gaming event, a global, digital event set to take place this June to bring you the latest news and impressions around upcoming games and the next generation of console hardware.

IGN will be collaborating with a number of partners for the Summer of Gaming, including 2K, Square Enix, SEGA, Bandai Namco, Amazon, Google, Twitter, Devolver Digital, THQ Nordic, and more. Expect more details in the coming weeks. The event will include live broadcasts and on-demand programming featuring IGN's editorial coverage of the work of game developers from around the world.

With E3 2020 cancelled, IGN has a suite of programming planned to kick off in early June. It includes publisher presentations with IGN pre and post discussions, remote developer interviews, hands-on demos and preview impressions, gameplay, and news segments recapping the biggest announcements.

Peer Schneider, Chief Content and Product Officer at IGN, said in a statement alongside the announcement:
With the next generation of console gaming kicking off later this year and gamers eager to learn more about what games they’ll be playing on their new hardware, our online event will be a key moment for publishers and developers to connect with the audience worldwide,
 

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Counting chickens before they hatch territory, but if this goes well, IGN could position itself as a venue for this type of thing, well beyond Coronavirus. E3 as a physical venue was already having issues.

That’s entirely speculative, though.
 

Doom85

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That's a respectable line-up of developers. Very cool, looking forward to it.
 

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Counting chickens before they hatch territory, but if this goes well, IGN could position itself as a venue for this type of thing, well beyond Coronavirus. E3 as a physical venue was already having issues.

That’s entirely speculative, though.

Was thinking the same thing. This is awesome and it would be great if they could get the major players to do their briefings and reveals within this digital event.

Even before Corona I'd decided not to go to E3 this year, too crowded too annoying and I never bother with the game demos as there is always a 3+ hour wait for any worthwhile game, but I'd love to do a digital E3 this year and in the future.
 
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It sounds like it is just the same IGN Live from E3 Show they normally do. That is cool. Smart Idea.
 
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...IGN will be collaborating with a number of partners for the Summer of Gaming, including 2K, Square Enix, SEGA, Bandai Namco, Amazon, Google Stadia, Twitter, Devolver Digital, THQ Nordic, and more. Expect more details in the coming weeks. The event will include live broadcasts and on-demand programming featuring IGN's editorial coverage of the work of game developers from around the world...
The fact that Amazon, Stadia, and Twitter are headlining this thing doesn't fill me with hope. The lack of Microsoft's or Sony's involvement means that this isn't any kind of information blowout. I'll save my expectations for when Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Activision, and EA decide to get involved.
 
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Well at this point i'm so desperate for some gaming events/news that i'll even watch an IGN stream.
 

Danny Dudekisser

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It sounds cool if they fire all of their staff and hire good people instead.
 

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I mean, I like some of those companies, but as an event lineup that's pretty disappointing. It's also extremely weird that it's taking place under the umbrella of a news organization. I know gaming news and game development have a semi-incestuous relationship (like a 4), but even by the usual standards, that's a bit hinky.