Summer Game Fest 2022: audience record with 3.5 million simultaneous spectators

Awaited for months by gaming communities around the world and industry professionals, the Summer Game Fest launched two weeks ago is in full swing. The various conferences organized during Geoff Keighley’s event were the perfect opportunity to discover many upcoming game projects. While Geoff Keighley has completely reworked the format of this 2022 edition, the first assessment seems very positive.

Record audience and engagement for Summer Game Fest 2022

This is what Geoff Keighley presented on his account by unveiling an infographic summarizing the key figures of the event that took place from June 9 to 12. The results are impressive with 27 million live streams, 8% more than in 2021 or a peak of 3.5 million simultaneous viewers live. This enthusiasm was also reflected in engagement on social networks, which increased by 100% compared to last year.

This new edition of the Summer Game Fest was rich in game presentations. From the opening of June 9, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Street Fighter 6, The Callisto Protocol or even Gotham Knights were presented to the public. On June 12, it was the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, which brought together a lot of players who were able to discover the first images of Starfield, Redfall or even the next Forza Motorsport.

With such success, Geoff Keighley does not intend to stop there and he has already announced his return for next year with a Summer Game Fest planned in physics for the first time.

“I am thrilled to announce that Summer Game Fest will return in June 2023 as both a digital event and an in-person event, to bring the gaming community together. »

A major and symbolic step for this event which really seems to have taken precedence over E3 which was still absent this year. The Entertainment Software Association, historic organizer of E3, has nevertheless announced that the show could return in 2023. Next year’s conference season is likely to be rich in surprises and twists.

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