Summer is coming and it is an important time for the video game world. For many years, June and E3 have marked the break in the gaming industry with a several-week rest period with regard to announcements and game releases until the beginning of the school year at the end of August with Gamescom.
But since last year and the health crisis, the summer has been particularly hot. With the Summer Game Fest, a festival lasting several weeks, publishers and builders allow themselves to communicate more frequently via online events. This year also marks the return of the E3.
So that you don’t get lost, here is a small file with the date and time of all upcoming gaming events for the next three months!
JUNE 9, 2021 – Battlefield 6
The first big game announcement this summer will be the new part of the Battlefield franchise. No information on this at the moment, but EA has already given us a date for June 9th!
Date: Wednesday June 9, 2021 Time (France): NC
JUNE 10, 2021 – Opening of the summer game festival
The first step will therefore be the start of the Summer Game Fest with a ceremony lasting about 2 hours to unveil many games in preview, including ten that have never been shown before. This is followed by several weeks until the end of August and Gamescom’s Open Night Live, which closes the Summer Game Fest.
Date: Thursday June 10, 2021 Time (France): 8:00 p.m.
The Summer Game Fest this year has 33 big partners like 2K Games, Activison, Amazon Games, Epic Games, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Capcom, Gearbox Software, Riot Games, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Warner Brothers and even Steam.
JUNE 11, 2021 – Koch Media Prime Time
The publisher Koch Media is preparing many surprises that can be discovered on June 11, 2021 as part of a conference from 9 p.m.! An event that falls within the framework of E3 and will reveal many surprises and new games!
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021 Time: 9:00 p.m.
JUNE 11, 2021 – IGN Expo
The new edition of the IGN Expo will take place on June 11, 2021! As with the Summer Game Fest, IGN will be organizing several events over the summer to showcase new gameplay that won’t be seen anywhere else! Big exclusives are coming.
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021 Time: 10:00 p.m.
JUNE 12-15, 2021: E3
In 2021 it will be the big comeback of the E3 after a year of absence due to the health crisis. A digital edition that offers numerous conferences and game announcements over four days. E3 currently has more than 62 partners with:
24 Entertainment Activision Publishing, Inc. Amazon Game Studios Bad Button Studio Coming soon BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. Bethesda Softworks Binge.com Burgos Games Capcom USA, Inc. Click Entertainment Deep Silver, Inc. Devious Eye Entertainment Dreamteck DvG Epic Games Inc. Freedom Games Funcom GAMELOFT Gearbox Entertainment GFUEL Ghost Street Games GTR Simulator GuliKit GungHo Online Entertainment America Hooded Horse HORI USA Hyperkin, Inc. Intellivision Kalypso Media Group KontrolFreek LGA Enterprises Limited Run Games NCSOFT nDreams NetEase New Blood Interactive NEXT LEVEL RACING Nintendo of America Inc Norton Gaming NVIDIA Oculus by Facebook PureArts Razer RDS Industries Inc. Rebellion SEGA SK Telecom Square Enix, Inc. Take-Two Interactive Software Tastemakers TECHNISPORT The Sixth Hammer THQ Nordic Ubisoft Entertainment UCC Distributing Inc UnnamedVR by Paracosma Verizon Warner Bros. Games Xbox XSEED Games Xsolla Yooreka Studio
JUNE 12, 2021 – Ubisoft striker
The French publisher also wants to participate! On Saturday night, Ubisoft is hosting a new conference to reveal the future of its cult licenses. FarCry, Rainbow Six or Riders Republic should be the big stars of the evening with Just Dance and we hope for a little preview of Beyond Good & Evil 2!
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021 Time: 9:00 p.m.
JUNE 13, 2021 – Xbox Bethesda E3
This is without a doubt one of the most anticipated conferences of this month of June: the Xbox Bethesda E3 Show. Newly bought by Microsoft for a whopping 7.5 billion dollars, all Bethesda studios are now part of Microsoft Game Studios. So at E3, the two giants are united to offer just one conference … Which can be quite intense!
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021 Time: 7:00 p.m.
JUNE 13, 2021 – Future Games Show / PC Gaming Show
For a New Year, PC Gamer is organizing the PC Gaming Show in collaboration with GamesRadar and its Future Games Show. The program includes more than 2h30 conferences with new trailers and announcements of major productions, but also independent games. Games released on PC … But not only!
Date: Sunday June 13th 2021 Time: NC
JUNE 14, 2021 – Limited edition games
Limited Run Games is returning this year with a conference at E3. Specialized in creating limited edition video games, we should be entitled to 25 announcements during the conference!
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021 Time: 10:00 p.m.
JUNE 15, 2021 – Nintendo Direct E3
So on June 15th, Nintendo will be launching a new edition of Nintendo Direct dedicated to announcing new games! Normally there shouldn’t be any time to spend on the new Switch, just 40 minutes of video games and nothing but games!
Date: June 15, 2021 Time: 6:00 p.m.
JUNE 2021 – Square Enix E3
As in the last two years (2018 and 2019), Square Enix will be back for a conference at E3 2021. No information at this time, although Final Fantasy and Life is Strange should be the focus of the warning.
Date: – June 2021 Time: NC
16.-22. JUNE 2021 – Steam Next Fest
PC gamers, and Steam gamers in particular, won’t be forgotten this summer! The Steam Next Fest will take place from June 16-22, the aim of which will be to present the next games on the platform, but also to provide access to demos, to discuss with the development teams and to Lives!
JULY 6, 2021 – Nacon Connect
On July 6th, French publisher Nacon returns to reveal the studio’s future games! From WRC to Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, get ready for a crazy night of gameplay, previews, exceptional guests and unprecedented collaborations, this edition promises to be explosive!
Date: July 6, 2021 Time: 7:00 p.m.
JULY 22, 2021 – EA Play Live
Electronic Arts returns with EA Play Live in 2021. This time, however, it will not be in June but in July that we will have the opportunity to discover the company’s future games … In addition to FIFA and Apex Legends, there will be a certain Battlefield 6 this year!
Date: July 22, 2021 Time: NC
19.-21. AUGUST 2021 – Quakecon 2021
Quake fans can look forward to it! This year Bethesda is hosting a new Quakecon in Dallas from August 19-21! At the moment there are very few details other than that this conference will also be fully online!
Date: 19th-21st centuries August 2021 Time: NC
25-27 AUGUST 2021 – Gamescom
As every year, Gamescom will be there again to close the summer season in the world of video games. This year Gamescom will take place from August 25th to 27th, with the famous “Open Night Live” ceremony scheduled for August 25th!
Date: August 25, 2021 Time: NC