The summer season of game reveals is well and truly underway as Geoff Keighley starts proceedings with a kickoff show dedicated to the Summer Game Fest. The popular host is once again acting as a sort of adjudicator that brings together all of these gaming showcases under one roof, but his own livestream had lots of announcements of its own.
Elden Ring finally made its grand return with a new trailer and release date, while Gearbox Software unveiled a spin-off game to its popular looter shooter series named Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Other new game announcements included Death Stranding Director's Cut and a Sony partnership with Deviation Games. Then there was room for updates to Tales of Arise and Rocket League.
It was an epic two hours of gaming goodness, but what did you think of the show? Did you enjoy it or were you actually left expecting more? As always, place your vote in our poll and expand on your thoughts in the comments below.
Despite not being incredibly hyped for anything shown, the show still had a good pace and was very well produced. Well done Geoff!
Death Stranding was a great trailer. Really looking forward to jumping back in.
it's the same case as ever with geoff's shows. at most 2 big games shown while the rest are imo just filler that would not look wrong on one of sony's less interesting state of plays.
but the production value is great as always.
hopefully with him getting elden ring maybe more devs will finaly give him big games to show off.
my highlights where death stranding and elden ring.
Two hours of ***** for an Elden Ring trailer
Awkward, monocultural and vanilla, IMHO.
Correction: Elden Ring blew me away
It was alright. Nothing really blew me away but was good appetizer for the week ahead. None of the games shown were a must buy or overly exciting for me.
I was bored until Salt and Sacrifice.
I stuck with it after that because a friend said Elden Ring would be the finale. I didn't believe her, but glad I stuck it out. I loved that trailer.
No. It was mainly online multiplayer rubbish.
Nothing there for me other than two point. Sony must surely have their own show lined up with what little they've shown today.
Good show when they weren’t plugging Amazon.
It made me think I've got to stop bothering to watch these things live and just catch the highlights. It was well produced but had little of interest to me personally.
Geoffs shows always bore me, bookended with good announcements and middles all boring filler
A bit rubbish if I'm honest and not helped by not being a Souls fan for the ending, I dipped in and out but can't say there was much that interested me
It was pretty good, better than last year.
Had a lot of interesting trailers and I really wished the interviews with Kojima and Giancarlo were longer (Giancarlo sincerely looks like an interesting dude to interview).
Good stuff Geoff. Awesome reveals. Death Stranding Director's Cut, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands and Elden Ring were the big highlights for me.
Elden Ring was fantastic. Love that my game list now goes all the way to 2022.
Aris is already on pre-order - but always great to see more. My game for 9/9 is set.
@ShogunRok so...2 hours and 5 minutes?
Best in show was Tiny Tina's Wonderlands for me. It was all downhill from there. I am happy for everyone that got Elden Ring, it is just not for me.
It was okay. Finally seeing Elden Ring was cool, but I have about as much to say about it now as I did two years ago.
I thought it was great! I’d rather see more him and less E3.
Elden Ring looks epic. That on its own made the show amazing.
I really appreciate the effort Geoff puts into these shows. Well done.
Hopefully, he can secure even more exclusive announcements next year at the level of the Elden Ring reveal.
It was better than anticipated for me.
This show surprised me with how good it was, yeah not everything appealed to me, but I had minus expectations going in. The highlight for me was The Evil Dead, that looks better than expected.
It was alright. Elden Ring was great to see, and I'm eager to unlock that 2B costume in Fall Guys.
Also no idea how I’ve never heard of Back 4 Blood until today! Looks great
Didn’t watch but have just seen the new trailer for Tales of Arise. Was that on there? If so, it looks great. Music is on point.
Tales looked cool, 2B in Fall Guys is great, and Elden Ring also looks great. Everything else though was not at all for me.
Also, am I the only one what thought Elden Ring looks…rough? Some alarm bells ringing here.
Honestly? Almost nothing interested me. I guess Tales of Arise still looks decent.
Elden Ring looked lovely. I know when I first saw the game's title I thought perhaps it might be a sequel to an old PS2 game called Eternal Ring but it isn't related to that at all.
There was definitely games for lots of people to be excited about, but it did feel like some sort of QVC sales pitch in places as celebrities and corporate reps regurgitated lines they were fed about games they didn’t know much about.
The moment the lady in the suit called the game she was showing off ‘Kickass’ immediately stole any credibility that this was anything but two hours of adverts. I think it shows that what we like about E3 is watching Developers explain how much they decade about the thing they made.
Where’s the gameplay? It’s all cinematics and it’s SUCH a shady af tactic used by game dev’s to try and mislead us by causing an emotional response rather than a logical one
Definitely not the only one, but everyone else is just hype blinded. It's gonna be tough for them when the ball finally drops.
Am I the only one who wasn't that impressed with elden ring,just looks like another souls game to me,hit hit hitty hit,roll roll dodge...meh
It was OK, I could do without so the pomp and world exclusive nonsense. It all feels a little desperate.
Elden Ring looks class though. It's a shame that Fromsoftware fan's excited for the new game seem to upset some. The ones who like Miyazaki's games know what to expect with graphics, content and style. Sure it's possible Elden Ring could be a disappointment, but why you'd wish that on people looking forward to it says more about you than anything else.
It was awful. Elden Ring? Do we really need ANOTHER souls games after Team Ninja studio
perfected the genre with Nioh 2?
I can't wait for E3 to hear people whining about how awful that event was as well, and how only 2-3 games looked interesting to them.... You know, the same old BS that happens every single year with these type of events, which is becoming somewhat laughable to be honest.
What amused me was tiny Tina's game, " its similar to borderlands buts its completely different game" em no ? It looks exactly like borderlands and will be a carbon copy only difference I can see is your own character customisation 🤔 and apparently some famous people for the cast, personally never heard of any of them
Okay at best. Am I the only person that thinks Death Stranding DC is a bit unnecessary? I mean Kojima was given free rein for DS and he directed it. A director's director's cut, wtf?
Honestly found the Day of the Devs show better than Game Fest. Death's Door looks brilliant as well as Toem, Unbeatable and Behind the Frame. The indies have my interest far more than the big hitters.
It was OK. Most of these were very niche, they will have an audience, it will just be smaller, but there were a few I will keep an eye on.
Honestly there was FAR more of interest to me in the Day of Dev's show that was right after.
But thankfully I went into it with the mindset that this would mostly be smaller indie stuff, most of the largest AAA and other super exciting releases will likely be in the coming days where the most eyeballs will be.
As such I wasn't disappointed, there was just enough of interest to keep me viewing and then there was Elden Ring which was... frankly... unbelievable and a show saver.
This was basically a waste of time. It's one of those shows that really irritates me, like the the last few Bethesda conferences, or pretty much every EA one ever. It could be press release with the one video you want to see embedded in it, but instead they hype it up and sit you down for two hours to waste your life.
Wonderlands, yep. Elden Ring, yep. Other than that it was just nonsense.
Is it just me or is Keighly getting MORE awkward as the years go on? Some of those 'interviews' were cringe. I'd love a presenter that is a wee bit more natural and able to put guests more at ease.
Also it is becoming more and more like a 2 hour commercial than anything else. I was really just meh, this time round.
Some good stuff in there but overall it's still not particularly fun to watch. Wonderland, Salt & Sacrifice and Elden Ring were good moments but a lot of stuff in between didn't hit the mark for me.
I'm slowly realising these events just are not worth watching. The Elden Ring trailer is available in 4K 5 minutes after the stream so you don't miss much by not tuning in. I'll still watch the big 3s though!
If it wasn't for Elden Ring, it would have been pretty dull IMO.
Objectively speaking: It was a great, well paced and produced show.
"Games that appeal to me personally" speaking: 1/10. Nothing shown was my cup of tea, but I still enjoyed watching it because of the excitement and how nicely it was put together.
Don't know how much of my meh feeling can be blamed on Geoff, really. Microsoft, Nintendo, and the other publishers are saving the big titles for their own presentations, naturally.
I'm looking forward to playing these 6 games in a few years when they're super cheap, but there's nothing I want to buy at full price...
Death Stranding: Director's Cut
Evil Dead: The Game
Tales of Arise
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
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