You may have heard that this year E3 is canceled. For the third year, we won’t be crawling around the showroom in Los Angeles looking for news in person, interviewing developers and playing new games.
But just like we did last year, we’ll be watching plenty of live streams and press conference-style events that equate to the Super Bowl of games. Even without E3 as we know it, June is the biggest month of the year for big game showcases. And I am pleased to confirm our own PC game program will continue to be part of this larger agenda.
We plan to stream this year’s PC Gaming Show on Sunday, June 12. As we have been doing since 2015, the event will showcase never-before-seen gameplay footage, interesting conversations with developers, and share announcements from across the PC gaming world. We’ve already spoken to the studios about their upcoming games and exciting announcements. Our show will be broadcast alongside other performances as part of what I hope will be a lively weekend of events in mid-June, including the Summer Games Fest and the Future Games Show.
ABOVE: A recap of last year’s PC Gaming Show.
The PC remains in an extraordinary situation in 2022. The hardware shortage that has plagued the last few years is starting to show signs of decline. The PC remains the place where convention-defying experimental games are created and developed, and also where high-fidelity experiences can be achieved with cutting-edge hardware. As always, our goal is to provide a platform that celebrates the full breadth of PC gaming.
The PC Gaming Show began in 2015 with the aim of uniting the disparate forces that make up the hobby under one roof, illuminating the vibrancy of the open gaming platform. Past games featured at the PC Gaming Show include Valheim, Dying Light 2, XCOM 2, Borderlands 3, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, Warframe and Baldur’s Gate 3, AMD, Blizzard and game designers legendary like Warren Spector. Read more about the program’s past at “The history of the PC Gaming Show.” We’ll have more to share in the coming weeks.