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Geoff Keighley says Summer Game Fest will be “mostly focused” on announced games

Journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley has urged viewers to “manage their expectations” ahead of this week’s Summer Game Fest live stream, which he says will be “mostly focused” on the games already announced.

Speaking during a Twitter Spaces audio session over the weekend (transcribed by VGC), Keighley said he was “very excited” about the content to be featured on the show, which he said will include ” massive games” alongside indie titles and new teams showcasing their projects for the first time.

Keighley claimed the show would include exclusive games for Xbox and Nintendo Switch, but said Microsoft would likely save its biggest hitters for its own showcase, and was unclear if Nintendo itself was involved in SGF (” we would like to involve them if and when they are ready”).

He also urged viewers to curb their expectations of what “megaton shocks” they might expect, and called some of the rumors he had seen online “crazy”.

Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards

“It’s been a really exciting weekend for me because I finally get to see things that we’ve been telling people about for months,” Keighley told listeners on Twitter.

“We’ve obviously announced a bunch of stuff since the last time I spoke to you guys in terms of world premieres and announcements that will be at the show.

“We talked about the Callisto protocol. It will be there. We’ll have the first gameplay demo you’ve probably seen the trailer for… We’re excited to show it to you.

He added: “We will have the first level of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 gameplay: this game looks really amazing, and we are excited to show it to you on Thursday as well.

“We will have a reveal and news about Gotham Knights and new images of this game as well. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course really comes out on June 30, just over three weeks away, and we’ll have some new footage and studio MDHR will join us for that as well.

“Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be stopping by. If you played the Fortnite Collision event yesterday, like me, you saw The Foundation in there, which was great fun, so we’re looking forward to hearing it .

“We will have a lot more to share this week. We’re going to be teasing some other stuff in the next few days, and then there’s a lot of stuff we’ll keep until the show.

Keighley said he expected the show to last “about an hour and a half to two hours”, but due to its live setup and numerous guest appearances, he claimed he wouldn’t. wasn’t entirely sure.

Geoff Keighley says Summer Game Fest will be

“What I would say is a lot of the games that we’re going to show you are going to be [already] announced… the games are going to show you new content, like some of the ones I mentioned,” he said.

“We have a few new game announcements in the show and hopefully a few surprises if everything holds together. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are foretold.

He added: “So we are doing good things for you, but certainly managing your expectations in terms of the megaton shocks that you expect. It’s not the Game Awards. We have a lot of good stuff to show you, but buyer beware of some of the crazy rumors I see out there in terms of things people expect to see announced.

The host then used last year’s Elden Ring trailer as an example of how new reveals for previously announced games could still be just as exciting as entirely new game announcements.

“It was an announced game that just showed new footage and sometimes people treat it like it was the game announcement, but it was really announced a few years earlier.”

He added, “I think it will be a fun month of content for games coming out. And there are a lot of games that have been announced that we haven’t seen anything about and that will be a big part of that.

“What I will say is obviously The Game Awards are in December, but before that we have a lot of great game publisher events happening over the next week. The Xbox Showcase and Bethesda is Sunday…and there will be more to announce even in the next two weeks, so stay tuned.