Summer is one of the most exciting times for gamers, as that’s when most video game developers and publishers announce what’s coming next. For years it was all about E3, but since that show was shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, publishers have switched things up and held a variety of reveal-focused live stream events throughout the season. 2023 doesn’t seem any different, especially now that E3 2023 is being cancelled.

From Meta to Microsoft to gaming captain Geoff Keighley, many live stream events have already been announced. It can be a lot to keep track of, but we’re here to help. This is every major video game live stream full of announcements taking place over the summer of 2023.

Meta Quest Gaming Showcase: 10am PT June 1st

The first major showcase of the summer months takes place on June 1st at 10:00 am PT when the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase kicks things off by revealing what’s next for Meta’s gaming headset. In the course of the publication of PlayStation VR2 and a tough year for the entire company, Meta really needs to figure out what Meta Quest users can look forward to in the near future.

Summer Game Festival: June 8th

Geoff Keighley’s The Summer Game Fest Showcase returns again on June 8th, although an exact time for the event has not yet been announced. As in years past, expect this showcase to feature a variety of announcements from every corner of the gaming industry. If we’re lucky, an E3-sized announcement or two will happen.

Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct Double Feature: June 11

Beginning at 10 a.m. PT on June 11, Microsoft will hold two showcases in a row. The first is the Xbox Games Showcase, which Microsoft says will feature “new surprises and first looks from our incredibly talented in-house studios and our many creative partners around the world.” Immediately following is Starfield Direct, which will provide an in-depth look at Bethesda Game Studios’ next RPG ahead of its release in September.”

PC Gaming Show: June 11th

Later on June 11th, PC Gamer will host another PC Gaming Show. As the title suggests, the main purpose of this showcase is to highlight the upcoming indie and AA games set to release on PC in the coming months. If this is your primary gaming platform, then this presentation is definitely one to keep an eye on.

Future Games Show: June 11th

PC Gamer’s sister site GamesRadar will also be hosting another of their Future Games Show livestreams on June 11th. Expect some interesting indie and AA announcements here that haven’t made it to other showcases.

Ubisoft Forward Live: June 12th

After withdrawing from E3 2023, Ubisoft said Video Games Chronicle that it “will be holding a Ubisoft Forward Live event on June 12th in Los Angeles.” Ubisoft hasn’t revealed more about this event since, but hopefully it gives us another look at games like it Assassin’s Creed Mirage And Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.

Xbox Games Showcase Extended: June 13

Following the two Microsoft presentations on June 11th is Xbox Games Showcase Extended on June 13th at 10:00 am PT. This live stream will be slower and provide deeper insights into some of the games shown during the June 11th live stream. It can also contain some smaller own announcements.

THQ Nordic Digital Showcase: August 11

Jumping into August, we can expect the third annual THQ Nordic Digital Showcase on August 11th at 12:00pm PT. Embracer Group’s game publisher has confirmed that the showcase will give us new insights Alone in the Dark Outcast 2 And trine 5, in addition to some world premiere announcements.

Gamescom Opening Night Live: August 22

Geoff Keighley’s annual Gamescom Showcase returns August 22nd at 11:00am PT. Like Summer Game Fest, Gamescom Opening Night Live is another venue where developers of all shapes and sizes from different corners of the industry will be showcasing their upcoming games ahead of this big European Games Fair.

Future Games Show @ Gamescom: August 23

Keighley isn’t the only one planning to do a presentation around Gamescom. GamesRadar has also confirmed that there will be another Future Games Show sometime on August 23rd. Expect it to be in a format similar to Showcase in June.

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