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Summer Game Fest 2024 Is Today: How To Watch And What To Expect

Summer Game Fest 2024 takes place today and we're expecting a lot of big and exciting announcements.


Summer Game Fest 2024 is finally here--the big show takes place today, June 7. Here in this post we're running through all the key information you need to know. [Update: The show is underway. You can watch it below live and follow along with our Summer Game Fest announcements recap.]

What about E3?

There will no longer be any conflicts with the next iteration of E3, as that summer show is permanently canceled. Instead, more than 55 different developers and publishers will come together to present trailers, announcements, and gameplay during Summer Game Fest 2024 today.

Date, time, and how to watch Summer Game Fest

The fifth annual Summer Game Fest 2024 takes place on Friday, June 7 from the YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park. The event will host "thousands" of people in person and will stream live across the internet in all the usual places starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET. GameSpot is carrying the stream as well, and you can watch via the YouTube embed below.

Start times:

The show begins Friday, June 7 at the following times:

  • 2 PM PT
  • 5 PM ET
  • 10 PM GMT
  • 11 PM SAST
  • 6 AM JST (June 8)
  • 7 AM AEST (June 8)

Watch on:

  • YouTube
  • Twitch
  • TikTok
  • X
  • Steam

Immediately following the Summer Game Fest live showcase on June 7, Day of the Devs: SGF Edition will begin. This event will focus on giving newer and diverse creators a chance to show their projects to a big audience.

How to buy public tickets

If you're local to Los Angeles and looking to attend Summer Game Fest tonight, tickets remain available through Ticketmaster.

Summer Game Fest 2024 approaches
Summer Game Fest 2024 approaches

What to expect

2024's Summer Game Fest promises "new video game announcements, first-looks, and trailers." Some of the announcements have leaked ahead of time, including a console edition of the MMO New World and the reveal of Civilization VII, a Lego Horizon game, and more.

Partners participating in Summer Game Fest this year include some of the biggest names in video games, as well as a selection of indie studios:

  • 2K Games
  • Amazon Games
  • Annapurna Interactive
  • Arc Games
  • Atari
  • Bandai Namco
  • Blumhouse Games
  • Bokeh Game Studio
  • Capcom
  • Day of the Devs
  • Deep Silver
  • Devolver Digital
  • Discord
  • Dolby
  • Electronic Arts
  • Embark Studios
  • Epic Games
  • Focus Entertainment
  • Funcom
  • HoYoverse
  • Iam8bit
  • Indie Angels
  • InnerSloth
  • Ironmace
  • Jyamma Games
  • Level Infinite
  • Magic the Gathering
  • Meta
  • NCSoft
  • NetEase Games
  • Netflix Games
  • Nexon
  • Niantic
  • Plaion
  • PlayStation
  • Pocketpair
  • Private Division
  • Razer
  • Recreate Games
  • Riot Games
  • S-Game
  • Samsung Gaming Hub
  • Seasun Games
  • Sega
  • SNK
  • Steam
  • Sunblink
  • Supercell
  • Thunderfull Games
  • TiMi
  • Torn Banner Studios
  • Ubisoft
  • Uncapped Games
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Xbox

We also know Batman: Arkham Shadow--a VR game--will be getting a full reveal during Summer Game Fest following its initial teaser trailer.

Some of the biggest moments from last year's event included the announcement or new looks at games like Mortal Kombat 1, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, Sonic Superstars, Alan Wake 2, and more. Event organizers say last year's show reached 24 million livestreams and peaked at more than 3.8 million concurrent viewers.

Beyond the main show, SGF Play Days is an invite-only event for media and influencers that takes place in downtown Los Angeles from June 8-10.

Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest on Summer Game Fest and more.

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