IGN Unveils Schedule for Upcoming Summer of Gaming Event

Entertainment news site IGN has unveiled the schedule for their upcoming Summer of Gaming Event that was announced earlier this year.

The Summer of Gaming Event was announced around the time of E3 2020’s cancellation, due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Summer of Gaming offers a safer alternative as the event will be solely livestreamed.

Other companies are producing their own events including Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighly of The Game Awards and the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition.

IGN’s Summer of Gaming Event is meanwhile ramping up, and has just released the official schedule on their website. The newly released schedule gives an itemized account of what will be revealed and when. Highlights include trailers for Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, Wasteland 3, gameplay broadcasts, and a smattering of unannounced games that will make their debut during the event.

You can find the schedule for the upcoming event below via IGN’s official post.

As we reported previously, events like IGN’s “Summer of Gaming Event” are intended to be safe alternatives to in-person conventions and industry shows. Despite E3’s 2020 cancellation, E3 2021 is still intended to run from June 15th 2021 to June 17th.

IGN’s “Summer of Gaming Event” begins on June 5th. The first day’s schedule can be found in detail below via IGN’s official post.

June 4

Summer of Gaming Kick-Off


June 5

Pre-Show Charity Stream

  • Resident Evil 3 Speedrunner Countdown Challenge – by Hazeblade

IGN Expo Debut:

  • Exclusive Reveals, Trailers, Gameplay Demos, and Developer Interviews


  • Unannounced Game (Funcom / The Outsiders) – Exclusive Unannounced Gameplay Reveal with The Outsiders’ David Goldfarb
  • Unannounced Game (Merge Games) – Exclusive Game Reveal
  • Unannounced Game Reveal – Exclusive Reveal Trailer


  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse (Nacon) – Earthblood Exclusive Cinematic Trailer


  • Blankos Block Party (Mythical Games) – Exclusive Trailer Debut, Exclusive Gameplay
  • Mortal Shell (Cold Symmetry) – Exclusive Gameplay World Premiere
  • Observer: System Redux (Bloober Team) – Exclusive Next-Gen Deep Dive
  • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (Soleil Games) – Exclusive Gameplay First Look
  • Spellbreak (Proletariat, Inc) – Exclusive Announcement, Gameplay Interview, and Trailer


June 6

Pre-Show Charity Stream

  • Fallout Series Speedrunner Countdown Challenge – by TomatoAngus

Partner and Publisher Showcases:


June 7

Publisher Showcase


June 8

Pre-Show Charity Stream

  • Doom Eternal Speedrunner Countdown Challenge – by Xamide

Partner and Publisher Showcases

IGN Expo #2:

  • Exclusive Reveals, Trailers, Gameplay Demos, Developer Interviews, and Hands-On Previews


  • Unannounced Classic Revival (Merge Games) – Exclusive Game Reveal
  • Unannounced Game (Fabraz) – Exclusive Game Reveal


  • Chivalry 2 (Torn Banner Studios) – Exclusive Announcement and Trailer Reveal
  • Dual Universe (Novaquark) – Exclusive Trailer Reveal
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker (Deep Silver) – Exclusive Trailer Reveal
  • Wasteland 3 (Deep Silver) – World Exclusive Trailer
  • XIII (Microids) – Exclusive Gameplay Trailer Reveal


  • Borderlands 3 (Gearbox) – Exclusive “Bounty of Blood” DLC Preview w/ Gearbox Creative Director Matt Cox
  • The Waylanders (Gato Studio) – Exclusive Trailer and Launch Date Announcement, and Hands-On Impressions


  • Second Extinction (Systemic Reaction) – Exclusive Gameplay World Premiere
  • Forgotten City (Modern Storyteller) – Exclusive Trailer Reveal, Gameplay, and Interview
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (Gunfire Games) – Gameplay and Interview with Gunfire Games

Special Icons Interview:

  • David Hayter, the original voice of Solid Snake, discusses Metal Gear.


June 9

Pre-Show Charity Stream

  • Bloodborne – Speedrunner Countdown Challenge – by heyZeusHeresToast

IGN Expo #3:

  • Exclusive Trailers, Gameplay Demos, Developer Interviews, and Hands-On Previews


  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (SEGA / ATLUS) – Exclusive Reveal
  • Everspace 2 (ROCKFISH Games) – Exclusive Alpha Gameplay Reveal Trailer
  • Guilty Gear Strive (Arc Systems Works) – Exclusive Character Reveal Trailer
  • Humble Bundle Indies Showcase
  • Stronghold: Warlords (Firefly Studios) – Exclusive Multiplayer Trailer and Launch Date Announcement


  • Everspace 2 (ROCKFISH Games) – Exclusive Alpha Gameplay and Interview with ROCKFISH Games CEO & Co-Founder Michael Schade
  • Iron Oath (Humble Bundle) – Exclusive Reveal Trailer and First Gameplay Reveal and Interview
  • New World (Amazon Game Studios) – Exclusive War PvP Gameplay, Developer Interview
  • Skater XL (Easy Day Studios) – Exclusive Switch Footage Reveal and Demo
  • Solasta Crown of the Magister (Tactical Adventures) – Exclusive Gameplay Trailer and Gameplay Interview
  • Total War: Troy (Creative Assembly) – Exclusive Gameplay Interview
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (SEGA) – Exclusive Gameplay and Interview


  • Blue Fire (Graffiti Games/Robi Studios) – Exclusive Preview
  • Humankind (SEGA) – Exclusive Hands-on Impressions

Special Icons Interview:

  • Brian Fargo discusses the founding of Blizzard, and why RPG fans should be looking forward to Wasteland 3.


June 11

Pre-Show Charity Stream

  • Titanfall 2 – Speedrunner Countdown Challenge – by Bryonato

Publisher Showcases

  • CD Projekt RED Livestream (with IGN pre- and post-shows)
  • EA Play LIVE (with IGN pre- and post-shows)

IGN Exclusives, Gameplay Demos, and Developer Interviews:


  • Humankind (Amplitude Studios) – Exclusive Gameplay Interview
  • More TBA


June 12

Charity Stream: Animal Crossing: Celebrity Island Tours

With special segments of the viral hit talk show Animal Talking with host and creator Gary Whitta and guests Candice Patton, Simu Liu, Felicia Day, Shannon Woodward, Cliff Bleszinski, Matthew Mercer, Austin Creed, Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, Jessica Chobot, Lauren Lapkus, Naomi Kyle, the Merrell Twins, Andrea Rene, Alanah Pearce, Arin Hanson of Game Grumps


June 15

Pre-Show Charity Stream

  • Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom Speedrunner Countdown Challenge – by Rubbertoe64

IGN Exclusives, Reveals, Trailers, Gameplay Demos, and Developer Interviews:


  • Unannounced Game Reveal – Exclusive Reveal Trailer


  • Castlestorm 2 (Zen Studios) – Launch Announcement Trailer
  • Ninjala (GungHo Entertainment) – Exclusive Trailer Reveal


  • Corepunk (Artificial Core) – Exclusive Gameplay and Interview
  • Destroy All Humans! (THQ Nordic) – Gameplay and Interview
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (Hangar 13) – Worldwide Gameplay Debut w/ Hangar 13 President and CCO Haden Blackman
  • Scarlet Nexus (Bandai Namco) – Exclusive Trailer and Gameplay Interview with Game Director Kenji Anabuki
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (THQ Nordic) – Rehydrated Exclusive Early Access Livestream
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (THQ Nordic) – Rehydrated Exclusive Gameplay Interview
  • Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus (Kasedo Games) – Exclusive Gameplay and Commentary


June 18

Pre-Show Charity Stream:

  • Super Mario 64 Speedrunner Countdown Challenge – by Biinny

IGN Exclusives, Gameplay Demos, and Developer Interviews


  • Torchlight III (Perfect World Entertainment) – Gameplay and Interview with Series Creator Max Schaefer
  • Unannounced Developer Interview and Exclusive Gameplay Deep-Dive

Special Icons Interviews:

  • Chris Avellone, writer of Fallout New Vegas and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, discusses the magic ingredients in a great RPG.
  • John Romero, creator of Doom, and game designer Brenda Romero, discuss RPGs and shooters in 2020.


June 24

IGN Exclusives, Reveals, Gameplay Demos, and Developer Interviews


  • Unannounced Game Reveal – Exclusive Reveal Trailer


  • Dreamscaper (Afterburner Studios) – Exclusive Gameplay Feature Deep Dive
  • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One (Frogwares) – Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look

IGN’s Summer of Gaming Event runs from June 5th through June 24th, and can be watched on IGN’s official Twitch channel, and YouTube channel.



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