For the past few months I've thought a lot about new global and digital ways we could celebrate games the summer. Today the announcement of the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition is the first preview of what's coming together. The Festival will also expand to more platforms. pic.twitter.com/Cl2mDtRCi2
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) April 13, 2020
The Steam Game Festival was also held in the absence of this years’ Game Developers Conference, enabling PC players to sample demos of over 40 games during the planned dates of the event.
At the time, the Festival was said to be targeting demos from independent developers who were no longer able to showcase them at GDC 2020.
In a new post on Twitter, Keighley has confirmed the Game Festival will be expanding to other platforms in the future.
E3 2020 was officially cancelled last month, amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Game Awards host Keighley had previously criticised E3 organiser the ESA for failing to evolve its plans for the 2020 event.
Keighley – who also organises the E3 Coliseum event – said ahead of E3’s cancellation that he would not be attending because he felt ‘uncomfortable’ with plans for 2020.
A number of games publishers are set to hold their own online events in the absence of E3. Xbox will hold a digital event to replace its plans for the show, as will Devolver Digital and Limited Run Games.