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Not-E3 2023 Schedule: Summer Game Fest, Xbox, Starfield, And All The Major Gaming Events

E3 is not happening this year, but it was never the only show in town anyway.


Most of June's big gaming events are now in the rear-view mirror, but there's still more to come, even if E3 itself has been canceled. Below, we run down the full schedule of what's happened (complete with links to our recaps of the biggest events) and what's still to come, including the Capcom Showcase,

Sony's PlayStation Showcase kicked things off on May 24 with some big PS5 reveals. Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest keeps the party going on June 8, and the festivities keep rolling that weekend with Xbox and Starfield events.

These will be followed shortly thereafter by even more showcases, including the PC Gaming Show and Ubisoft Forward. So while E3 2023 is not going forward, the week it was scheduled for will still be quite busy (and hopefully exciting!). Beyond that, June won't be the end of things, as Gamescom takes place in August with its usual Opening Night Live event on August 22.

And, as usual, we would not be surprised to learn about additional events in the time to come. Nintendo is always a wildcard, so we would never be surprised if the Mario company announces another Direct out of nowhere; last year it hosted a Direct Mini in June. Below you can see the schedule as we know it so far--keep checking back for updates.

  • MIX | Guerrilla Collective: June 7-13
  • Monster Hunter Sunbreak Digital Event: June 8
  • OTK Games Expo: June 8
  • Day of the Devs: June 8
  • Summer Game Fest: June 8
  • Devolver Digital: June 8
  • Access-Ability Summer Showcase: June 9
  • Wholesome Direct: June 10
  • Future Games Show Summer Showcase: June 10
  • Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration: June 11
  • Xbox Games Showcase: June 11
  • Starfield Showcase: June 11
  • PC Gaming Show: June 11
  • Ubisoft Forward: June 12
  • Capcom Showcase: June 12
  • Xbox Extended Showcase: June 13
  • Black Voices in Gaming Summer Showcase: June 13
  • UploadVR Showcase: June 14
  • Grasshopper Direct Showcase: June 15
  • RGG Summit Summer 2023: June 15
  • Gamescom Opening Night Live: August 22

June 7-13

MIX | Guerrilla Collective

The MIX team is back in 2023 with another event promising "fresh announcements, trailers, [and] gameplay," as well as a Steam event page and more. According to the organizers, many of the "hottest developers and publishers" from around the globe will be on hand. More specifics like individual start-times will be announced soon.

June 8

OTK Games Expo

The OTK Games Expo takes place on June 8. The three-hour digital event will feature 30 games spanning dozens of genres. The hosts will include OTK's Asmongold, Emiru, and Esfand.

June 8

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Digital Event

The final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Digital Event takes place on June 7, beginning at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. Capcom says fans can expect to learn more about what's coming to Sunbreak in the "bonus update." There will also be a developer roundtable interview featuring developers talking about the development process for Sunbreak.

  • June 8, 7 AM PT
  • June 8, 10 AM ET
  • June 8, 3 PM BST
  • June 8, 4 PM CET
  • June 9, 1 AM JST
  • June 9, 2 AM AEST

June 8

Day of the Devs

Developer Double Fine and iam8bit have announced that its Day of the Devs event will return this year. The Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition is scheduled for June 8, featuring some of the "best and brightest upcoming indie games" out there.

The showcase airs immediately after the Summer Game Fest showcase.

June 8

Devolver Direct

Devolver Digital, the boutique games publisher behind titles like Hotline Miami and Genital Jousting, will have its annual Devolver Direct event on June 8. Devolver's events are known to be... extreme. So it'll be interesting to see what the company has on tap for 2023.

Devolver Direct: The Return of Volvy
June 8 at 3PM Pacific
The world's most beloved video game mascot returns with new game reveals, announcements, and surprises - it's Volvy!#SummerGameFest

— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) May 30, 2023

June 8

Summer Game Fest

Summer Game Fest 2023 will air live from the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park on June 8. Fans can attend in person by purchasing tickets to go hands-on with some of the games at the show. It's still early days, so there is no word yet on a specific time for the event or any teases for what to expect. But history tells us the showcase will deliver news, trailers, and other reveals. Last year's partners included 2K, Activision, Capcom, Atlus, EA, Sega, Netflix, and more.

  • 12 PM PT
  • 3 PM ET
  • 8 PM BST
  • 5 AM AEST (June 9)

June 9

Access-Ability Summer Showcase

The 2023 Access-Ability Summer Showcase will take place June 9 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. The event will air live, featuring recently released games and upcoming titles that were made by disabled game developers. These games feature accessibility settings put in place to help make sure even more disabled gamers can jump in.

"During the showcase, every game shown will detail a selection of their accessibility settings offerings, to make sure that gamers watching at home know with confidence if they’ll be able to play an exciting looking game that catches their eye," reads a line from the announcement. "We've got release date reveals, exclusive trailers, and discussions of brand new gameplay features. Our aim is to make sure that if a game looks exciting, you don't have to worry about getting hyped, only to learn later that a game doesn't support your needs as a player."

June 10

Wholesome Direct

The Wholesome Direct event is coming back this year with a 2023 edition that is slated for Saturday, June 10. The event begins at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET.

Sometimes you just need a game to be a little comforting refuge from the stress of, you know, everything. Enter the cozy games genre, sometimes called wholesome games. These low-stress experiences are meant to be relaxing, friendly escapes. And that's what the Wholesome Direct showcase celebrates. It's like if herbal tea were a video game. There is no word on what to expect from the 2023 show, but we are definitely hyped for it.

  • June 10, 9 AM PT
  • June 10, 12 PM ET
  • June 10, 5 PM BST
  • June 10, 6 PM CET
  • June 11, 3 AM JST
  • June 11, 4 AM AEST

June 10

Future Games Show Summer Showcase

The Future Games Show Summer Showcase, presented by GamesRadar+, will air Saturday, June 10, starting at 10 AM PT. The showcase promises world premieres, exclusive trailers, and "fresh hosts."

  • June 10, 10 AM PT
  • June 10, 1 PM ET
  • June 10, 6 PM BST
  • June 10, 7 PM CET
  • June 11, 4 AM JST
  • June 11, 5 AM AEST

June 11

Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration

Square Enix is putting on a Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration event on June 11, beginning at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET from Los Angeles, according to Gematsu. More details to come!

June 11

Xbox Games Showcase

Shortly after Summer Game Fest, Microsoft will host two events on June 11, the first of which is its big Xbox Games Showcase. It's likely that Microsoft will dig into its upcoming release slate, including the next Forza Motorsport title and Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. Other Xbox games in development that could get some attention include Avowed, Fable, The Outer Worlds 2, and Perfect Dark. We could also hear about Rare's next game, Everwild, or the rumored new Gears game. We'd also expect some product and platform news about the Xbox ecosystem.

There won't be any Starfield at the Xbox Games Showcase, however, because Microsoft is dedicating an entire event to it.

  • June 11, 10 AM PT
  • June 11, 1 PM ET
  • June 11, 6 PM BST
  • June 11, 7 PM CET
  • June 12, 4 AM JST
  • June 12, 5 AM AEST

June 11

Starfield Direct

After Bethesda's big release in May, Redfall, came up short with critics, many will be looking to Starfield to rev things up. Starfield, a sci-fi RPG, is Bethesda Game Studios' first new IP in 25 years, so fans are understandably excited and interested in the Starfield Direct on June 11.

BGS' first new game since 2018's Fallout 76, Starfield is directed by Todd Howard and made by the team that created Fallout 4 and Skyrim. We can expect the Starfield Direct to dive deep into Starfield and give players reasons to get excited ahead of its highly anticipated launch in September. A start time for the Starfield Direct was not announced, but it will immediately follow the Xbox Games Showcase.

  • Time: Immediately following the Xbox Games Showcase

June 11

PC Gaming Show

PC Gamer's PC Gaming Show returns June 11 in what is shaping up to be a very busy day for big events. This event will take place after the Xbox Games Showcase and the Starfield Showcase, but a specific start time has not been confirmed. PC Gamer said to expect more details to come in the time ahead. But what we do know is that Sean "Day9" Plott is coming back to host. PC Gamer started the PC Gaming Show in 2015 and has held a new one each year since.

  • Time: TBD

June 12

Capcom Showcase

The Capcom Showcase 2023 event will take place on June 12, beginning at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. Viewers can expect "new information about Capcom's upcoming releases and future titles..."

The show will run for about 36 minutes, Capcom said, and it's also being undertaken this year to help celebrate Capcom's 40th anniversary.

June 12

Ubisoft Forward

Ubisoft's annual event, Ubisoft Forward, will take place June 12 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. The event will broadcast live from Los Angeles, but there is no word yet on what to expect beyond "game updates and reveals." Some likely candidates for games to appear at the event include Skull & Bones, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Assassin's Creed Mirage, and probably much more.

  • June 12, 10 AM PT
  • June 12, 12 PM CT
  • June 12, 1 PM ET
  • June 12, 6 PM BST
  • June 12, 7 PM CET
  • June 13, 4 AM JST
  • June 13, 5 AM AEST

June 13

Black Voices in Gaming Showcase 2023

This year's Black Voices in Gaming Showcase 2023 takes place on June 13 starting at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. Viewers can expect "fresh new games" and developer interviews. The showcase is organized in collaboration with Guerrilla Collective and Dames 4 Games. The hosts this year are Destinee Cleveland, Derrick Fields, and Justin Woodward.

June 13

Xbox Games Showcase Extended

The Xbox Games Showcase Extended is set for Tuesday, June 13 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. There will be "in-depth interviews" covering news from the Xbox Games Showcase, along with "game updates" from Xbox partners.

  • June 13, 10 AM PT
  • June 13, 1 PM ET
  • June 13, 6 PM BST
  • June 13, 7 PM CET
  • June 14, 4 AM JST
  • June 14, 5 AM AEST

June 14

UploadVR Showcase

Do you like VR games? The UploadVR Showcase, as it's called, takes place on June 14. The showcase begins that day at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. It promises news and updates on VR games.

June 15

RGG Summit Summer 2023

Sega and Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio are hosting their own event this summer, called RGG Summit Summer 2023 / Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio New Titles Presentation. It takes place June 15 at noontime in Japan, which works out to 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET. We can expect announcements about the Yakuza series, so keep checking back with GameSpot for more.

Grasshopper Direct Showcase

  • June 15, 9 PM PT
  • June 16, 12 AM ET

August 22

Gamescom Opening Night Live

Gamescom Opening Night Live is historically an event where news is announced and trailers are released, and we expect 2023 to be no different. A specific time for the event has not been confirmed, but last year's Opening Night Live showcase began at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET and ran for about two hours.

The Gamescom Opening Night Live event is the introduction to Gamescom, which runs August 23-27 at the Koelnmesse exhibition center. Hundreds of thousands are people are expected to attend what is usually one of the most widely attended video game events of the year.

  • 11 AM PT
  • 1 PM CT
  • 2 PM ET
  • 7 PM BST

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