Summer Game Fest: “manage your expectations” says Keighley

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Ahead of this week’s Summer Games Fest digital event, its frontman has urged fans to “manage your expectations” when it comes to huge game announcements. That isn’t to say it will be any less exciting, touting some major reveals.

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Host and journalist, Geoff Keighley, took to Twitter Spaces (the social network’s live audio platform) to talk about Summer Games Fest, dropping some hints at what we may see during this year’s showcase. The show is taking place this Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 11AM PT/ PM ET/ 6PM GMT.

In short, Keighley warned potential viewers that the show won’t be a sequence of back-to-back world premieres.

“We’ve got a couple of new game announcements and hopefully some surprises,” he said. However, the event will be “primarily focused” on games which have already been announced. “Definitely manage your expectations in terms of the megaton shocks”.

So, what games have been confirmed for Summer Games Fest?

Easily the most-hyped game of the bunch is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Up until now, all we’ve had is cryptic teasers, rumours, alleged leaks, and a live action reveal of returning characters. During the show we’ll finally get to see the game in action with a chunk of the campaign being played. There’s been a lot of talk about MW2 being more squad-focused, which could mean we’re getting a sneak peak at a co-op story mission or at least single player footage showing off some kind of new team-based mechanics.

The Callisto Project will also make an appearance, having recently re-emerged during last week’s PlayStation State of Play June broadcast. It will officially launch on PC and consoles (with exclusive PlayStation content) on December 2, 2022. We also know that Gotham Knights – the successor to Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham trilogy – will make an appearance.

With E3 now all but dead, video game publishers and other collectives have rushed to fill its place with various digital presentation to show off their wares. Sony went first with a slew of big reveals and updates on already-announced titles. Here’s everything from the June State of Play.

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