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“Not E3” conferences: Dates, times, how to watch and what to expect

Take a look at every single video game conference and showcase that is taking the place of E3 2023, and find out when and how to watch them all.

No E3 2023

Summer is synonymous with many things. Heat, vacations, fleeting loves, ice creams, trips, and the beach. But it is also synonymous with video games. It’s E3 time: the time of the great conferences in which companies like Microsoft and Sony announce all their news for the coming months. And although this year E3 2023 has been canceled, the spirit of the event lives on. It does so transformed into a whole bunch of different events and streams from which it’s looking very difficult to leave without a handful of games added to your wishlists. So let’s take a look at them all so that you do not miss any of their surprises.

Guerrilla Collective 2023 date and time

  • June 7 at 9AM PST / 11AM CST/ 12PM EST
  • What to expect? A lot of indies of which fall in love at first sigto fall in love with at first sight, like Nivalis (from the creators of Cloudpunk) and Hello Engineer (a new Hello Neighbor installment)

Summer Game Fest 2023 date and time

  • June 8 at 12PM PST/ 2PM CST/ 3PM EST
  • What to expect? Lots of news about the most important releases of 2023 and 2024. Names like Mortal Kombat 1 and the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, Phantom Liberty, but in the first trailer shared by its presenter, Geoff Keighley, you can also see Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Hellblade 2 ( will we get a date for both?).

Devolver Direct 2023 date and time

  • June 8 at 3PM PST/ 5PM CST/ 6PM EST
  • What to expect? The most badass conference with a handful of rabidly original indies. In the past, the show has left us jewels like Cult of the Lamb, Inscryption, My Friend Pedro, Shadow Warrior 3, and Trek to Yomi.

Tribeca Spotlight 2023 date and time

  • June 9 at 12PM PST/ 2PM CST/ 3PM EST
  • What to expect? Great names of the independent and artsy scene, which combines narrative, video games and cinema like nobody. Alan Wake 2 is the heavyweight this year, where last year NORCO triumphed over all else.

Wholesome Direct 2023 date and time

  • June 10 at 9AM PST/ 11AM CST/ 12PM EST
  • What to expect?The most cute and wholesome indies you can imagine will be parading through the Wholesome Games stream. If when you see something you let out a “How beautiful!”, you’re almost certain to find it here.

Future Games Show 2023 date and time

  • June 10 at 10AM PT/ 12PM CT/ 1PM ET
  • What to expect? And from the cute event we go to a hardcore one. A barrage of names that make PC and console users salivate, like Lords of the Fallen.

Xbox Showcase & Starfield Direct date and time

  • June 11 at 10AM PT/ 12PM CT/ 1PM ET
  • What to expect? The biggest event of Microsoft and Xbox, who will surely want to show their best after their latest setbacks (that ofRedfall and the failed purchase of Activision). We’re talking Fable, Avowed, Forza Motorsport, and much more. Of course, immediately after Starfield will get its own show to dive deep into it.

The PC Gaming Show 2023 date and time

  • June 11, 1PM PT/ 3PM CT/ 4PM ET
  • What to expect? 55 PC games (many of which will jump to console in the future) and more than 15 ads. An event that usually surprises and has more than one heavyweight name in it.

Capcom Showcase 2023 date and time

  • June 12 at 3PM PT/ 5PM CT/ 6PM ET
  • What to expect? Capcom’s got quite a few games on the way, like the dino sci-fi shooter Exoprimal and their misterious astronout game Pragmata, but we could also see some Resident Evil 4 DLC, Monster Hunter, and Dragons Dogma II.

Ubisoft Forward 2023

  • June 12 at 10AM PT/ 12PM CT/ 1PM ET
  • What to expect? It’s all Ubisoft here: the New Assassin’s Creed, the upcoming Avatar game, The Crew 3 and surely more than one surprise awaits us at the event (besides Just Dance, of course).