Summer is coming and it’s an important time for the video game world. For many years now, June and E3 have marked the gaming industry’s hiatus with a period of several weeks of calm in terms of announcements and game releases, until the start of the school year at the end of August with Gamescom.

But since last year and the health crisis, the summer has been particularly hot. With the Summer Game Fest, a festival lasting several weeks, publishers and builders allow themselves to communicate more often through online events. This year is also the return of E3.

So you don’t get lost, here is a little file with the date and time of all upcoming gaming events for the next three months!

JUNE 9, 2021 – Battlefield 6

Reveal Battlefield

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The first big game announcement this summer will be the new installment in the Battlefield series. For the moment, no information on this subject, but EA gives us an appointment for June 9!

  • Date: Wednesday June 9, 2021
  • Time (France): NC

JUNE 10, 2021 – Opening of the Summer Game Fest

Summer Game Fest 2021

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The first step will therefore be the launch of the Summer Game Fest with a ceremony of 2 hours (approximately) to unveil many games in preview, including ten that have never been shown before. Then several weeks will follow until the end of August and the Gamescom Open Night Live which will close the Summer Game Fest.

  • Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
  • Time (France): 8 p.m.

The Summer Game Fest has 33 major partners this year such as 2K Games, Activison, Amazon Games, Epic Games, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Capcom, Gearbox Software, Riot Games, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Warner Brothers and even Steam.

Summer Game Fest partners

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JUNE 11, 2021 – Koch Media Prime Time

Koch Media Prime Time 2021

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The publisher Koch Media is preparing many surprises that will be possible to discover on June 11, 2021 during a conference from 9 p.m.! An event that falls within the framework of E3 and which will aim to unveil many surprises and new games!

  • Date: Friday June 11, 2021
  • Time: 9 p.m.

JUNE 11, 2021 – IGN Expo

IGN Expo 2021

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The new edition of IGN Expo will be held on June 11, 2021! Like the Summer Game Fest, IGN will be organizing several events during the summer to present new gameplay that will not be possible to see elsewhere! Great exclusives to come.

  • Date: Friday June 11, 2021
  • Time: 10 p.m.

JUNE 12 to 15, 2021: E3

E3 2021 Info

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In 2021, it is the big comeback of E3 after a year of absence due to the health crisis. A digital edition that will offer numerous conferences and game announcements over four days. E3 currently has more than 62 partners with:

  • 24 Entertainment
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Amazon Game Studios
  • Bad Button Studio Coming Soon
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Binge.com
  • Burgos Games
  • Capcom USA, Inc.
  • Click Entertainment
  • Deep Silver, Inc.
  • Devious Eye Entertainment
  • Dreamteck
  • Dvg
  • Epic Games Inc.
  • Freedom games
  • Funcom
  • GAMELOFT
  • Gearbox Entertainment
  • GFUEL
  • Ghost street games
  • GTR Simulator
  • GuliKit
  • GungHo Online Entertainment America
  • Hooded Horse
  • HORI USA
  • Hyperkin, Inc.
  • Intellivision
  • Kalypso Media Group
  • KontrolFreek
  • LGA Enterprises
  • Limited Run Games
  • NCSOFT
  • nDreams
  • NetEase
  • New Blood Interactive
  • NEXT LEVEL RACING
  • Nintendo of America Inc
  • Norton Gaming
  • NVIDIA
  • Oculus from Facebook
  • PureArts
  • Razer
  • RDS Industries Inc.
  • Rebellion
  • SEGA
  • SK Telecom
  • Square Enix, Inc.
  • Take-Two Interactive Software
  • Tastemakers
  • TECHNISPORT
  • The Sixth Hammer
  • THQ Nordic
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • UCC Distributing Inc
  • UnnamedVR by Paracosma
  • Verizon
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Xbox
  • XSEED Games
  • Xsolla
  • Yooreka Studio

JUNE 12, 2021 – Ubisoft Forward

Ubisoft Forward June 2021

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The French publisher also intends to join in the fun! On Saturday evening, Ubisoft will organize a new conference to unveil the future of its cult licenses. FarCry, Rainbow Six or Riders Republic should be the big stars of the evening with Just Dance and we hope for a little preview of Beyond Good & Evil 2!

  • Date: Saturday June 12, 2021
  • Time: 9 p.m.

JUNE 13, 2021 – Xbox-Bethesda E3

Xbox E3 2018

Phil Spencer at the Xbox E3 2018 conference where the next-gen was officially launched © Microsoft

This is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated conferences of this month of June: the Xbox-Bethesda E3 show. Newly bought by Microsoft for the tidy sum of 7.5 billion dollars, all Bethesda studios now belong to Microsoft Game Studios. Thus, for E3, the two giants are united to offer only one conference… Which may be quite intense!

  • Date: Sunday June 13, 2021
  • Time: 7 p.m.

JUNE 13, 2021 – Future Games Show / PC Gaming Show

Future Games Show / PC Gaming Show E3

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For a new year, PC Gamer is organizing the PC Gaming Show in association with GamesRadar and its Future Games Show. On the program, more than 2h30 of conferences with new trailers and announcements of big productions, but also of independent games. Games that will be released on PC… But not only!

  • Date: Sunday June 13, 2021
  • Time: NC

JUNE 14, 2021 – Limited Run Games

Limited Run Games E3 2021 Conference

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Once again this year, Limited Run Games returns with a conference at E3. Specialized in creating limited editions of video games, we should be entitled to 25 announcements during the conference!

  • Date: Monday June 14, 2021
  • Time: 10 p.m.

JUNE 15, 2021 – Nintendo Direct E3

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It is therefore on June 15 that Nintendo will offer a new edition of Nintendo Direct dedicated to the announcement of new games! Normally, there shouldn’t be any time spent on the new Switch, just 40 minutes of video watching games and nothing but games!

  • Date: June 15, 2021
  • Time: 6 p.m.

JUNE 2021 – Square Enix E3

Square Enix logo

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Like the last two years (2018 and 2019), Square Enix will be back for a conference at E3 2021. At the moment, no information, although Final Fantasy and Life is Strange should be the focus of the Warning.

  • Date: – June 2021
  • Time: NC

JUNE 16-22, 2021 – Steam Next Fest

Steam Next Fest

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PC players and especially Steam players will not be forgotten this summer! From June 16 to 22, the Steam Next Fest will be held, the objective of which will be to highlight the next games on the platform, but also to offer access to demos, discuss with the development teams and follow Lives!

JULY 6, 2021 – Nacon Connect

Nacon Connect 2021

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On July 6, the French publisher Nacon returns to reveal the studio’s future games! From WRC to Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, get ready to experience a crazy evening with gameplay, previews, exceptional guests and unprecedented collaborations this edition promises to be explosive!

  • Date: July 6, 2021
  • Time: 7 p.m.

JULY 22, 2021 – EA Play Live

EA Play Live 2021

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Electronic Arts returns with EA Play Live in 2021. But this time, it will not be in June, but in July that we will have the opportunity to discover the future games of the firm … Alongside FIFA and Apex Legends, it This year there will be a certain Battlefield 6!

  • Date: July 22, 2021
  • Time: NC

AUGUST 19-21, 2021 – Quakecon 2021

Quakecon 2021

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Quake fans can be happy! This year, Bethesda will be hosting a new Quakecon in Dallas from August 19-21! For the moment, very few details except that this conference will also be full-online!

  • Date: August 19-21, 2021
  • Time: NC

AUGUST 25-27, 2021 – Gamescom

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2020

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Like every year, Gamescom will be back to close the summer season in the world of video games. This year, Gamescom will be held from August 25 to 27 with the famous “Open Night Live” ceremony set for August 25!

  • Date: August 25, 2021
  • Time: NC