The games industry was no doubt shell-shocked when E3 2020 announced its cancellation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, thanks to Valve and The Game Awards founder and host, Geoff Keighley, games will still be celebrated in full force this summer, with the Steam Games Festival: Summer Edition.
The festival will take place on 9 – 14 June this year, during the exact same period E3 2020 was supposed to happen. However, like the spring and inaugural editions back in March and December respectively, it will take place online, with a host of game deals and new game demo unveiled for all gamers to enjoy.
Interestingly, Keighley pointed out that the Steam Games Festival: Summer Edition will “also expand to more platforms”, which is no doubt a game-changer considering how Steam has always been exclusively for the PC.
While it might not necessarily mean that Steam could be available on consoles, it is more likely that the games and their demos featured during the festival could also feature on consoles, hence the extension beyond the PC platform.
In any case, this is a great time for gamers, despite it being a generally dark time for the world at large. But the gaming industry has been keeping those in quarantine preoccupied with a steady stream of free games.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.