Every Press Conference Replacing E3 And When You Can Watch Them In Australia [Updated]

Every Press Conference Replacing E3 And When You Can Watch Them In Australia [Updated]

With only a month to go, it’s time to start planning our Definitely Not E3 2022 schedule. This year is a little different because there is no E3 conference to speak of. Instead, this year will see revolve around a slate of digital showcases and press conferences you can watch from home. To make things a bit easier, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of every Not E3 2022 conference that’s been confirmed so far in Australian times. Some currently have times, and some have only planted a flag on a specific date. Others haven’t even decided on a day yet.

Updated 23/5/2022: Day of the Devs will kick off right after the Summer Game Fest broadcast. We’ve updated this piece to reflect that timing.


E3 2022

Insert funeral dirge here. E3 is of course cancelled in 2022, with neither an in-person nor digital show going ahead as planned. Unfortunate, we know, but it’s 2022 – we don’t need E3 to have a good time. Numerous publishers and platforms are stepping over E3’s still-warm corpse to proceed with the expensive showcases and announcements they already had in the works.

Below, you’ll find times and dates for every confirmed Not E3 2022 press conference in Australian times.

 

505 Games Spring Showcase

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

505 Games is wasting no time at all, dropping its Spring Showcase on May 17. 505 publishes frequently AA and indie titles like Terraria, Assetto Corsa, and Sniper Elite, and regularly assists with retail ports to-and-from the PC. I don’t believe 505 has ever run a showcase, so this should be interesting indeed.

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 11:00 PM AEST

NT, SA: 10:30 PM ACST

WA: 9:00 PM AWST

NZ: 1:00 AM NZST

 

Summer Games Fest 2022 and Day of the Devs [New]

Friday, June 10, 2022

Summer Games Fest has confirmed its dates for Friday, June 10. The 10th annual Day of the Devs showcase will kick off right after the main SGF broadcast wraps up.

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 4:00 AM AEST

NT, SA: 3:30 AM ACST

WA: 2:00 AM AWST

NZ: 6:00 AM NZST

 

Netflix Geeked Week [New]

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Netflix Geeked Week kicks off on Saturday, June 11. This showcase will be largely about Netflix’s upcoming nerd-centric roster of shows and films, but may include announcements about its burgeoning games platform too.

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 3:00 AM AEST

NT, SA: 2:30 AM ACST

WA: 1:00 AM AWST

NZ: 5:00 AM NZST

 

Tribeca Games Spotlight [New]

Saturday, June 11, 2022

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 5:00 AM AEST

NT, SA: 4:30 AM ACST

WA: 3:00 AM AWST

NZ: 7:00 AM NZST

 

Guerilla Collective [New]

Sunday, June 12, 2022

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 1:00 AM AEST

NT, SA: 12:30 AM ACST

WA: 11:00 PM AWST

NZ: 3:00 AM NZST

 

Wholesome Games Direct [New]

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Wholesome Games Direct has confirmed it will hold a June showcase in 2022. This is a showcase for indies of a particularly cute, cuddly, and family-friendly sort. If what you’re into is low-stress, low-intensity games with immaculate vibes, this is the showcase for you.

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 2:30 AM AEST

NT, SA: 2:00 AM ACST

WA: 12:30 AM AWST

NZ: 4:30 AM NZST

 

Future Games Show

Sunday, June 12, 2022

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 3:00 AM AEST

NT, SA: 4:30 AM ACST

WA: 3:00 AM AWST

NZ: 7:00 AM NZST

 

The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase

Monday, June 13, 2022

Expect a lot of heavy hitters in this showcase, which will be the biggest for the entire season. What we’re prepared to bet on here and now: there won’t be any announcements from Activision Blizzard studios as Xbox’s acquisition deal with ABK is not yet complete. As a further note, if you live in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, or the ACT, the 13th is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 3:00 AM AEST

NT, SA: 2:30 AM ACST

WA: 1:00 AM AWST

NZ: 5:00 AM NZST

 

PC Gaming Show

Monday, June 13, 2022

The PC Gaming Show will return this year, also on Monday, June 13.

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC: 5:00 AM AEST

NT, SA: 4:30 AM ACST

WA: 3:00 AM AWST

NZ: 7:00 AM NZST

 

EA Play Live

Bring the band back in, we need another funeral dirge. EA has confirmed that its EA Play Live event will not happen in 2022. Instead, EA says it will be revealing games from its forthcoming slate ‘when the time is right for them.’ That may mean it will hold a showcase later in the year, or simply roll out announcements as they come to hand.

 

Nintendo

Nintendo usually streams a full-length Nintendo Direct broadcast in June to forecast the year ahead. It’s fairly safe to say that it will continue that tradition. We’ll update this piece when we have confirmed timings.

 

Sony

Harder to say if Sony will have a State of Play broadcast. With its decision to step away from E3 and the media carnival around it, Sony now tends to march to the beat of its own drum. Generally, it holds fire for July or August, but if the spirit of Not E3 moves them and it does decide to screen a State of Play, we’ll make sure to add it here.

 

And the rest

Publishers that regularly hold E3 conferences and haven’t announced anything yet: Devolver Digital, Ubisoft, and Square Enix. If/when these publishers stake their claim on a Not E3 2022 conference timeslot, we will update this piece with Australian times to reflect it.


Editor’s note: This piece can and should be considered a living document. If you see it return to the front page as we move closer to E3 season, it’s because we’ve added new information to it.

Comments

  • “Getting up at 3 AM is par for the course during E3 season, but to ask this of us on a public holiday. Xbox, I thought we were cool.”

    Wait what? You’re upset that this is happening on a day where you can sleep in and not go to work afterwards?

    • Presumably if it’s on a ‘school night’, Kotaku writers have an excuse not to work the next morning.

    • It’s E3, there won’t be much sleeping in the next morning, mostly rushing to gather all the info/videos and getting everything edited and posted for the morning I would guess.

  • Seriously David I’m not watching the Summer Games Fest at 4am next month but I will watch the replay on YouTube when I wake up hopefully we’ll get to see more detailed information from Ubisoft on Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and also since Activision will be at this year’s Summer Game Fest now that Activision has delayed the next Call of Duty game which was scheduled to come out in 2023 next year but has been pushed to 2024 while Treyarch is working on the next Call of Duty that has now been delayed to 2024.
    I’m hoping to see a Spyro 4 reveal from Activision this year and a Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 and 4 remake.
    I also want to see more detailed information from BANDAI NAMCO regarding the release of PAC-MAN MUSEUM+ to celebrate PAC-MAN’S 40th anniversary.
    Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighley broadcasting next month without E3 is definitely is going to heat up when we see more game reveals coming to console later this year and next year.

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