Summer Game Fest: Geoff Keighley Says To ‘Manage Expectations’
The season of big reveals is currently in full gear with the commencement of June, with PlayStation already leading the way with its blockbuster-filled State of Play and Netflix’s Geeked Week bringing an entire week’s worth of announcements. Of course, the arguable crown jewel of this occasion is the Geoff Keighley-produced Summer Game Fest, with promises of multiple reveals for some of the biggest games of 2022 and beyond. However, Keighley has now advised fans that this year’s proceedings may have been hyped up too much ahead of time.
As per a recent Twitter Spaces broadcast covered by VGC, Keighley expressed dismay at some of the “crazy” speculation surrounding Summer Game Fest, which has set some sky-high expectations for the approaching event. While confirming some surprises and other “good stuff,” Keighley urged fans not to expect the same level of “megaton shocks” as they would at The Game Awards, confirming “a lot” of the revealed slated for the show are from games that have already been announced beforehand.
“We’re doing some good stuff for you, but definitely manage your expectations in terms of the megaton shocks that you’re expecting. This is not The Game Awards. We’ve got lots of good stuff to show you but buyer beware of some of the crazy rumors I’m seeing out there in terms of things people expect to get announced.”
As for what ultimately might ultimately make the cut of Summer Game Fest, Keighley confirmed the show largely revolve around already-announced games for the “hour and a half to two hours” show, including headlines like new gameplay for The Callisto Protocol, Gotham Knights, the latest Cuphead expansion, as well as an appearance from “Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, following his appearance in the Fortnite Season 3 event as The Foundation.
With that said, “other things” were teased to be revealed in “the coming days,” including “some surprises” regarding “massive” and indie titles alike, as well as Nintendo Switch and Xbox exclusives ahead of Microsoft’s big Bethesda co-event. Ever the promoter of his events, Keighley also likened some of the reveals to last year’s showing of Elden Ring, which was technically already announced at the time, but still managed to bring the house down among fans.
“Sometimes people treat that like it was the announcement of the game, but it really was announced a few years earlier.”
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