E3 is dead (this year, at least), but the Summer Game Fest schedule will ensure that there’s plenty of appointment viewing if you’re looking for direct marketing from major publishers on their upcoming PC games. Between the individual events that have already been announced and the usual rumours from the industry’s more reliable insiders, we’re starting to get a pretty clear idea of what we can expect from this summer’s not-quite-E3 press conferences.
Before we get to what will happen, let’s talk about what won’t. There will be no EA Play this year. EA’s annual showcase typically took place just ahead of E3 every year, but the publisher has confirmed there will be no such broadcast in 2022. Instead, individual EA studios intend to bring info about games like Dragon Age and Dead Space through smaller, dedicated info blasts on social media.
EA brings us straight to the rumour mill, too. The sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is reportedly due for a reveal soon, and insiders expect that to be either on May 4, the semi-official Star Wars day, or sometime between May 26 and May 29, the dates of the annual fan convention, Star Wars Celebration.