E3 2020 Online Events Schedule: Summer Game Fest, IGN Summer of Gaming, and More

No E3 2020? No problem. There are still TONS of E3 replacement events happening, including the PS5 reveal, IGN Expo, and Summer Game Fest!

E3 2020 Alternative Online Events Schedule
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While E3 2020 may be canceled, there are still plenty of ways for you to get your fix of gaming news this summer. In fact, month-long events like IGN’s Summer of Gaming and Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest are promising tons of new game reveals and announcements from upcoming projects. Summer Game Fest will even host a week of gameplay demos on Steam so that you can get the E3 expo demo experience right from home.

On top of these big curated events, Xbox, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, and other publishers will put on their own shows this summer. EA will host its yearly EA Play event in June as planned, while Ubisoft will unveil a new slate of titles in July. Xbox will showcase its first-party titles for the Xbox Series X sometime in July as well. And we don’t even know what surprises PlayStation and Nintendo might have in store for fans! Expect a jam-packed summer of gaming, basically.

With so many online events set to air from June to August, there’s a lot of keep track of. But that’s what we’re here for! Den of Geek will not only be posting the latest news updates, but we’ve also created a guide to all of the game streams happening this summer and where to watch them:

IGN Summer of Gaming Schedule and Dates

IGN Summer of Gaming will run all June, and the events will include the IGN Expo as well as partner streams such as the PC Gaming Show and the Guerilla Collective Indie Games Showcase. Here’s the schedule of events:

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IGN Expo: June 10-12 and 15, starting at 4:30 pm ET on June 10

IGN will host its own four-day digital expo where it promises exclusive game reveals, gameplay footage, developer interviews, and much more.

PS5 Reveal Event: June 11 at 4 pm ET

Sony will host its own PlayStation 5 reveal event in June that will focus on the lineup of games coming to the next-gen console.

Guerrilla Collective Indie Games Showcase: June 13-15, starting at 12 pm ET on June 13

This three-day digital event will feature announcements from indie studios like Funcom, Larian Studios, Humble Publishing, Rebellion, Versus Evil, Paradox Interactive, and many more.

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PC Gaming Show: June 13 at 2 pm ET

The usual E3 PC showcase is still happening in June, brought to you by PC Gamer.

Upload VR Showcase: June 16 at 12 pm ET

The Upload VR showcase will bring you all the latest news about upcoming virtual reality games.

EA Play: June 18 at 7 pm ET

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Electronic Arts unveils a new slate of games. Might there be a new Star Wars game in the works?

Marvel’s Avengers War Table Stream: June 24 at TBA

Square Enix will finally give fans some big updates on the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers.

Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire: June 25 at TBA

Tune in for a special broadcast on Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red.

You can find more info on IGN’s full slate of programming here.

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IGN Summer of Gaming Live Stream

You’ll be able to watch all of the IGN Summer of Gaming events right here.

Summer Game Fest Schedule and Dates

Summer Game Fest is running from May to August, with plenty of game reveal streams, developer Q&As, and much more. Here’s the schedule of events:

Destiny 2 The Next Chapter: June 9 at 12 pm ET

The world-wide reveal of the next chapter in Destiny 2.

PS5 Reveal Event: June 11 at 4 pm ET

Sony will host its own PlayStation 5 reveal event in June that will focus on the lineup of games coming to the next-gen console. You can watch the stream here.

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Guerrilla Collective Indie Games Showcase: June 13-15, starting at 12 pm ET on June 13

This three-day digital event will feature announcements from indie studios like Funcom, Larian Studios, Humble Publishing, Rebellion, Versus Evil, Paradox Interactive, and many more.

PC Gaming Show: June 13 at 2 pm ET

The usual E3 PC showcase is still happening in June, brought to you by PC Gamer.

Future Games Show: June 13 at 4 pm ET

GamesRadar is hosting its own game showcase. No details on the lineup of games just yet, but the outlet has promised indie reveals as well as announcements about bigger budget titles.

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Upload VR Showcase: June 16 at 12 pm ET

The Upload VR showcase will bring you all the latest news about upcoming virtual reality games.

Steam Game Festival: June 16-22

This isn’t actually a broadcast but a week-long event right on Steam where gamers will be able to play demos of upcoming PC titles for a limited time. It’s like the E3 expo floor but without the lines!

EA Play: June 18 at 7 pm ET

Electronic Arts unveils a new slate of games.

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Developer Showcase: June 22 at 11 am ET

Tune in for a look at upcoming independent and larger scale projects.

New Game+ Digital Expo: June 23 at 11 am ET

Sega, SNK, Koei Tecmo, Arc System Works, and more will host their own digital event in June. .

Marvel’s Avengers War Table Stream: June 24 at TBA

Square Enix will finally give fans some big updates on the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire: June 25 at TBA

Tune in for a special broadcast on Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red.

Bitsummit Gaiden: June 27 at TBA

A look at upcoming Japanese independent games.

Tennocon 2020: July 11 at TBA

Digital Extremes updates Warframe players on what’s next.

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Ubisoft Forward: July 12 at 3 pm ET

Ubisoft presents a showcase of exclusive game news and exciting reveals.

Developer Showcase: July 20 at TBA

Tune in for updates on upcoming independent and larger scale studio projects.

Gamescom: Aug. 27-30

This Gamescom digital event will feature the usual Opening Night Live reveal event, a Daily Show each day of the event, indie showcases, and Best of Show highlights.

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You can find more info on Summer Game Fest’s full slate of programming here.

Summer Game Fest Live Stream

You’ll be able to watch all of the Summer Game Fest events right here.

E3 2020 Alternative Online Events Schedule and Dates

Here is the schedule of other online events happening in June and July:

GameSpot Play for All Streams: June-July, starting on June 1 at 3 pm ET

GameSpot will host its own series of game news and charity streams all through June and into July. You can watch those broadcasts right here. And here’s the full schedule of programming.

Indie Live Expo: June 6 at 7 am ET

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INDIE Live Expo will showcase “not only Japanese indie games, but indie titles from a wide variety of other countries as well.” You can watch the stream here.

The Escapist Indie Developers Showcase: June 11-14, starting at 12 pm ET on June 11

The Escapist has partnered with GOG.com to host a showcase of over 70 indie titles. You’ll be able to watch that stream here.

Xbox 20/20 First-Party Games Showcase: July

Xbox has confirmed that it will show off its upcoming first-party titles for the Xbox Series X, including the console’s flagship game, Halo Infinite. You’ll be able to watch that stream here.

Devolver Digital: TBA

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Devolver Digital’s E3 presentations/parodies have become the stuff of legend. While E3 2020 isn’t happening, Devolver has confirmed that it plans to host some kind of broadcast, although it’s still figuring out the logistics.

Nintendo Direct: TBA

Venturebeat and Eurogamer reported in May that Nintendo has canceled its usual June Nintendo Direct event and is looking into an alternate date to make its big announcements. We’ll make sure to update this article when we learn more about Nintendo’s plans.