It’s time to take stock of the highlights and key announcements from Summer Game Fest.
The Summer Game Fest is over for this year, and it is with tired but wet eyes that this 2023 edition ends. Geoff Keighley announces that it was the year of all records, and is back for another edition in 2024. If you haven’t followed everything and want to catch up, here is a recap of the most important announcements highlights of this Summer Game Fest.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
It’s one of the surprises of the opening night of the Summer Game Fest. After showing a brand new – and very long – gameplay sequence during the PlayStation Showcase, something we expected, marvel’s Spider Man 2 made an appearance a few days later to reveal its release date. The developers announce (finally) that the in will be able to discover this new opus next october 20.
In his new gameplay trailer, we could see sequences mixing narration and exploration. We could also see some actions of the two Spider-Man fighting human enemies, but also a monstrous creature. As confirmed by the studio, there is no co-op planned for this game which remains a solo adventure, but which seems twice as dense as previous games. Not to mention the fact that it looks extremely beautiful and still so flowing. Cardboard insured in sight.
Starfield was entitled to its own event, which is to say how much the game is expected. Bethesda took a solid 45 minutes to show us and discuss the adventure title’s gameplay. This one looks even bigger than we imagined. In addition to its new trailer, you can discover the 5 major things we learned during the Starfield Direct.
The question to ask is: what is impossible in Starfield. Between the exploration of the 1000 planets, the voyages and the fights in spaceship, the customization of our character and our vehicle, in addition to the construction of outposts and a gripping story, Starfield accumulate the positives. The game is available on Xbox Series X/S and PC September 6th.
star wars outlaws
We did not expect such a slap from Ubisoft. Unveiled during the Xbox Showcase, the adventure game introduces a new character to the universe. Kay Vess is a “rogue” who has the ambition to get by in life. To do this, nothing like theft and shenanigans behind the Empire’s back. This will obviously get her into trouble, but she can always count on her companion Nix to help her get through these hardships.
We were treated to a cinematic trailer and a piece of gameplay during the Ubisoft Forward. The sequence already promises us a thrilling game, filled with action, while we can make impact choices and even pilot a ship. It only remains for us to know its release date and we will be delighted.
The return of the heroic fantasy franchise had already been announced, but the trailer presented during the Xbox Showcase hit the mark. In this new reboot opus, it is always the player who decides the fate of his character and the definition he wishes to apply to the word “hero”. We find the characteristic British humor of the license, which does not disorient us.
We also learn that it is Playground Games, the studio behind the franchise Forza Horizonwho will take care of reviving Fable in the best way. If it is for the moment a great success – after a trailer, it is fast – we will have to wait a little before being able to play it. However, we note its arrival on the day of its release in the Xbox Game Pass catalog.
Metal Gear Solid Delta Snake Eater
Hideo Kojima fans haven’t known where to turn since Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater was announced. The iconic video game franchise is back in a brand new format, without its creator in charge. The mysterious trailer that was presented during the PlayStation Showcase takes us through the twists and turns of the food chain, to end in style on the main character of the series Metal Gear Solid.
It is actually a remake of the third opus which does not yet show any gameplay, although a certain enthusiasm has just been created. No release date or window has also been announced, so we will have to be patient.
After the mixed success of the very modern Sonic Frontiersthe little blue hedgehog is coming back soon in an unexpected brand new game, which goes back to the origins of the license. Sonic Superstars promises a visual makeover, but also wants to be incredibly fun and very nostalgic with its 2D levels reminiscent of the first games.
We can’t wait to explore the world of Green Hill in the shoes of the franchise’s iconic characters. The game will be released in fall 2023 on all platforms, no specific date yet.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
It is already one of the most anticipated titles from the studio. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown was first unveiled at the opening ceremony of the Summer Game Fest, then showed its gameplay during the Ubisoft Forward. And what gameplay! As its legacy dictates, it’s a platformer, now set in a semi-open world with beautiful environments. The next game of the license keeps the tradition of temporal powers. The goal is to purge Mount Qaf of its demons after it has become a prison filled with dangers.
His cartoon style makes the universe extremely modern. We also face an enemy with the same temporal capacities, which raises the bar of the challenge a little more. To counter this, our hero will even be able to defy the laws of gravity. As a reminder, The Lost Crown will be released on all platforms January 18, 2024.
Dragon’s Dogma II
Unveiled for the first time during the PlayStation Showcase, Capcom tells us a little more about the long-awaited sequel to Dragon’s Dogma at his own event. Players looking to explore will be delighted to learn that the world of Dragon’s Dogma II is four times larger than the previous section.
Thanks to an improved AI for the companions, it will now be possible to embark three other characters on this adventure. These will be able to fight with more realism and even guide us on the move: features that the developer describes as solo coop. The game is expected on Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC at an unknown date.
All conferences summarized
Find below the link to the abstracts of each important conference. Some include complementary material on games mentioned in previous presentations, which is why our recaps are listed in chronological order.