Summer Game Fest 2024: A Roundup of Shocking Reveals and Exciting Releases

Summer Game Fest 2024: A Roundup of Shocking Reveals and Exciting Releases

author image Wahid Sami |

June 9, 2024 at 2:00 PM BST

The summer gaming season is upon us, and with it came the highly anticipated Summer Game Fest (SGF) 2024. Held on June 7th, the event promised to unveil the future of gaming, showcasing upcoming titles and generating excitement for the coming months.

This year's SGF focused heavily on upcoming releases. One of the biggest announcements was Sid Meier's Civilization 7, the latest installment in the beloved strategy franchise. While details remain scarce, a 2025 release window has ignited the flames of anticipation. Another big reveal was Phantom Blade Zero, coming to PS5 and PC soon.

The show also spotlighted the magic of familiar franchises. Lego fans were treated to a surprise reveal of Lego Horizon Adventures, a whimsical take on the popular Horizon series. Quidditch enthusiasts can rejoice as Harry Potter Quidditch Champions takes flight on September 3rd, 2024.

SGF wasn't just about established names. Indie developers also had their moment to shine. No More Room in Hell 2, the sequel to the popular zombie co-op shooter, promises a terrifying return in 2024. Additionally, Once Human, a captivating RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world, gears up for a July 9th, 2024 release.

This year's fest boasted a two-hour live showcase, featuring updates and reveals from industry giants. While some announcements were met with cheers, like the highly anticipated DLC, Alan Wake 2: Night Springs, and the captivating world of Lego Horizon Adventures, and other titles left audiences scratching their heads. The absence of major players like Nintendo and Konami cast a shadow, with announcements for their upcoming titles relegated to separate events.

So, was SGF 2024 a groundbreaking event or a rehash of familiar territory? The answer likely depends on your perspective. For those seeking earth-shattering announcements and genre-defining reveals, the event might have fallen short. However, for those eager to see the evolution of established franchises and discover the hidden gems of the indie scene, SGF offered a glimpse into the ever-changing landscape of gaming. Ultimately, SGF 2024 served as a reminder that the future of gaming is a multifaceted entity, driven by both industry titans and the relentless innovation of independent creators.