Summer Game Fest 2021: All information about the start on Thursday

Summer Game Fest 2021: All information about the start on Thursday

Summer Game Fest 2021

After debuting last year, the Summer Game Fest returns in 2021. The multi-week event will start this Thursday with "Kickoff Live". As part of the broadcast from 8 p.m., players can look forward to various announcements. On Twitter, producer Geoff Keighley has already given a foretaste for June 10th.

More than 30 games will be part of the opening on Thursday. These are updates for titles that have already been announced as well as world premieres of as yet unknown projects. Only a few days ago rumors were circulating on the Internet that the long-awaited Elden Ring from From Software will be one of the highlights of the kickoff event. The broadcast is planned for just under two hours on Thursday.

In addition to the games, guests and music performances are also on the program. For example, Jeff Goldblum, Giancarlo Esposito and other surprises will be featured during the show. There is music from Weezer, Japanese Breakfast and the Sonic Symphony.

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Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live: Start time, how to watch, what to expect

Summer Game Fest officially kicks off on June 10. The Game Awards © Provided by CNET Summer Game Fest officially kicks off on June 10. The Game Awards

It's the totally-not-E3-event that's unofficially kickstarting E3: Summer Game Fest 2021 Kick-Off Live. After launching last year to plug the huge gap that was left after E3 2020's cancellation, Summer Game Fest is back promising new game announcements and footage. 

a screenshot of a computer: Summer Game Fest officially kicks off on June 10. © The Game Awards

Summer Game Fest officially kicks off on June 10.

Hosted by Geoff Keighley, Summer Game Fest will host a series of upcoming events -- including Ubisoft and EA events down the track -- but, for now, let's focus on the big launch event taking place on June 10.

What is Summer Game Fest?

Summer Game Fest is essentially a series of live streamed events designed to showcase upcoming games. Ubisoft Forward, which will showcase Ubisoft games, is scheduled for June 12. There's a Microsoft and Bethesda showcase on June 13 and EA are hosting a Summer Game Fest as far ahead as July 22. 

But the big launch event, Summer Game Fest Kick-Off Live is first.

When does Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live take place?

The Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live event takes place 11am PDT/2pm EDT on Thursday 10th June, 2021.

For people in the UK that translates to June 10, 7pm BST. Those of you watching in Australia need to tune in on June 11, 4am AEST. 

Where can you watch Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live?

The Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live event will be available to stream on The Game Awards YouTube page. It'll also be streamed on The Game Awards Twitch page. Take your pick.

We'll also be embedding a livestream on this very page closer to the event, so you can also head here to watch.

What can you expect to see at Kickoff Live?

No word has been given on specific reveals, but Geoff Keighley has traditionally delivered on events like these. Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X at The Game Awards in 2019 and a host of upcoming video game titles have made their debut at Keighley organised events in the past. Devolver Digital, the publisher behind games like Fall Guys and Hotline Miami, has promised to reveal four new games at the event. 

We could also potentially see teases for upcoming events from major publishers like Microsoft, Bethesda or Ubisoft. 

Oh, and the band Weezer are playing the event! So be prepared for that.