This year, Geoff Keighley predicts a more traditional not-E3 with less shows from third parties

This year, Geoff Keighley predicts a more traditional not-E3 with less shows from third parties

Geoff Keighley, a one-man gaming business, revealed that third-party retailers will not be hosting so many games on the market this summer. In a Twitter Spaces cast over the weekend, Keighley expressed his surprise. Of course, he immediately explained that the publishers with less games to show will be rolling their presentations into Keighley''s own Summer Game Fest, as well as first-party shows such as the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.

Last year, everyone was dissatisfied when they weren''t really press conferences, according to Keighley. Like Take-Two, Capcom, Square Enix, and others.

Square Enix''s showcase was right as third-party streams went, and it provided us with our first look at the highly enjoyable Marvel''s Guardians Of the Galaxy, and revealed that, err, Babylon''s Fall was actually a live service game all along, not the Nier: Automata successor we''d all wanted. Hooray!

Take-Two, on the other hand, announced ahead of time that they would not be showing any games at their bizarre panel event. Capcom''s group of four was also revealed, but nothing was revealed, and it hasnt quite emerged a year later. Perhaps you can say it before Summer Game Fest Live this year?

In all, having less showcases to keep an eye on is likely to be a good thing in the vast scheme of things, but there is still no guarantee that the remaining participants will have something exciting to show. This year''s Summer Game Fest Live, according to Keighley, but we''ll have to wait until the night of June 9th itself before discovering who they are.

Summer Game Fest takes place in IMAX cinemas as well as regular monitors, so you may watch it again from June 9th to June 9th this year. Check out our full, updated schedule of every show coming up during this summer''s Not-E3 for more.

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