IGN Summer of Gaming 2020 launch postponed to June 8 [Update: June 10, new schedule]

IGN Summer of Gaming 2020

IGN has postponed the launch of its Summer of Gaming 2020 main events from its previously planned June 4 to June 8 “out of respect for and in support of those rightfully demanding justice and change.” An updated schedule has yet to be announced.

Here is the full statement from IGN:

We stand in solidarity with the Black community and condemn racism.

Out of respect for and in support of those rightfully demanding justice and change across the United States and the world, IGN will be delaying the launch of its Summer of Gaming main events until June 8.

Today, IGN is participating in Blackout Tuesday, a day of reflection, action, and commitment to meaningful change. IGN will be driving donations to support the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, an organization that supports legal action and long-term change, including on our daily live news show NG+.

Our sister company, Humble Bundle, has announced a $1 million fund dedicated to helping publish games by Black developers.

This is a start, but we are committed to driving long-term change. We will have more updates on how we will continue to support the fight for justice.

Update 06/05/20 at 10:45 p.m.: IGN has shared its updated schedule, which begins on June 10 instead of June 8. Here it is in full:

(Schedule last updated on June 9.)

June 10

  • 11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m. ETPre-Show Charity StreamDOOM Eternal Speedrunner Countdown Challenge by Xamide.
  • 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ETIGN Expo Debut – Exclusive reveals, trailers, gameplay demos, and developer interviews.
    • Reveals:
      • Unannounced Classic Revival (Merge Games) – Exclusive game reveal.
      • Unannounced Game (Fabraz) – Exclusive game reveal.
      • Unannounced Game (Funcom / The Outsiders) – Exclusive unannounced gameplay reveal with The Outsiders’ David Goldfarb.
      • Unannounced Games (Arcade1Up) – Exclusive arcade and pinball machine reveals and interview.
    • Trailers:
      • Beyond Blue (E-Line Media) – Exclusive trailer reveal.
      • Chivalry 2 (Torn Banner Studios and Tripwire Presents) – Exclusive announcement and trailer reveal.
      • Dual Universe (Novaquark) – Exclusive trailer reveal.
      • Pathfinder: Kingmaker (Deep Silver) – Exclusive trailer reveal.
      • Voidtrain (Nearga) – Exclusive trailer reveal.
      • Wasteland 3 (Deep Silver) – World exclusive trailer.
      • Werewolf: The Apocalypse (Nacon) – Earthblood exclusive cinematic trailer.
    • Gameplay:
      • GTFO (10 Chambers Collective) – Exclusive gameplay.
      • Mortal Shell (Cold Symmetry) – Exclusive gameplay world premiere.
      • Observer: System Redux (Bloober Team) – Exclusive next-gen deep dive.
      • Second Extinction (Systemic Reaction) – Exclusive gameplay world premiere.
      • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega) – Exclusive gameplay and interview.
    • Previews:
      • Borderlands 3 (Gearbox Software) – Exclusive “Bounty of Blood” downloadable content preview with Gearbox Software creative director Matt Cox.
      • The Waylanders (Gato Studio) – Exclusive trailer and launch date announcement, and hands-on impressions.
    • Check Out This Game! with Tom Marks:
      • Rustler (Grand Theft Horse, Jutsu Games, Games Operators) – Exclusive gameplay.
      • The Riftbreaker (EXOR Studios) – Exclusive gameplay.
      • Bravery Network Online (Gloam) – Exclusive gameplay.
    • Special Icons Interview:
      • David Hayter, the original voice of Solid Snake, discusses Metal Gear.

June 11

  • 9:45 a.m. PT / 12:45 p.m. ETPre-Show Charity StreamTitanfall 2 Speedrunner Countdown Challenge by Bryonato.
  • 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ETIGN Expo #2 – Exclusive reveals, trailers, gameplay demos, developer interviews, and hands-on previews.
    • Reveals:
      • Unannounced Game (Merge Games) – Exclusive game reveal.
      • Unannounced Game Reveal – Exclusive reveal trailer.
    • Trailers:
      • Stronghold: Warlords (Firefly Studios) – Exclusive multiplayer trailer and launch date announcement.
      • XIII (Microids) – Exclusive gameplay trailer reveal.
    • Gameplay:
      • Blankos Block Party (Mythical Games) – Exclusive trailer debut, exclusive gameplay.
      • Iron Oath (Humble Bundle) – Exclusive reveal trailer, first gameplay reveal, and interview.
      • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (Soleil Games) – Exclusive gameplay first look.
      • Spellbreak (Proletariat, Inc.) – Exclusive announcement, gameplay interview, and trailer.
    • Check Out This Game! with Tom Marks:
      • Star Renegades (Massive Damage) – Exclusive gameplay.
      • Boyfriend Dungeon (Kitfox Games) – Exclusive gameplay.
  • Publisher Showcase:

June 12

  • 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ETGameScoop! LIVE
  • 12:45 p.m. PT / 3:45 p.m. ETPre-Show Charity StreamBloodborne Speedrunner Countdown Challenge by heyZeusHeresToast.
  • 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ETIGN Expo #3 – Exclusive reveals, trailers, gameplay demos, developer interviews, and hands-on previews.
    • Trailers:
      • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Sega / Atlus) – Exclusive reveal debut.
      • Castlestorm 2 (Zen Studios) – Launch announcement trailer.
      • Everspace 2 (ROCKFISH Games) – Exclusive alpha gameplay reveal trailer and interview with Rockfish Games CEO and co-founder Michael Schade.
      • Guilty Gear: Strive (Arc Systems Works) – Exclusive character reveal trailer.
      • Phantasy Star Online 2 Update (Sega) – Exclusive trailer reveal.
      • Ranch Simulator (Excalibur Studios) – Exclusive gameplay trailer.
    • Gameplay:
      • Chicken Police (THQ) – Exclusive gameplay reveal and interview with [email protected]
      • Hardspace: Shipbreaker (Blackbird Interactive) – Exclusive gameplay deep dive.
      • Skater XL (Easy Day Studios) – Exclusive Switch footage reveal and demo.
      • A Total War Saga: TROY (Creative Assembly) – Exclusive gameplay interview.
      • Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (Kasedo Games) – Exclusive gameplay and commentary.
    • Previews:
      • Blue Fire (Graffiti Games / Robi Studios) – Exclusive preview.
    • Check Out This Game! with Tom Marks:
      • Unto The End (2 Ton Studios) – Exclusive gameplay.
    • Special Icons Interview:
      • Brian Fargo discusses the founding of Blizzard and why RPG fans should be looking forward to Wasteland 3.

June 13

  • Partner and Publisher Showcases:
    • PC Gaming Show
    • The Guerrilla Collective Showcase Day 1

June 14

  • Publisher Showcases:
    • The Guerrilla Collective Showcase Day 2

June 15

  • Publisher Showcases:
    • The Guerrilla Collective Showcase Day 3
  • 11:15 a.m. PT / 2:15 p.m. ETPre-Show Charity StreamPortal 2 Speedrunner Countdown Challenge by CantEven.
  • 12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ETIGN Expo #4 – Exclusive reveals, trailers, gameplay demos, developer interviews, and hands-on previews.
    • Reveals:
      • Unannounced Game Reveal – Exclusive reveal trailer.
      • Unannounced Game Reveal – Exclusive beta reveal trailer.
    • Trailers:
      • Humble Bundle Indies Showcase
      • Ninjala (GungHo Entertainment) – Exclusive trailer reveal.
      • Overcooked! 2 (Team17) – Overcooked! 2 downloadable content announcement and exclusive reveal trailer.
      • Vigor (Bohemia Interactive) – Exclusive trailer reveal.
    • Gameplay:
      • Corepunk (Artificial Core) – Exclusive gameplay and interview.
      • Destroy All Humans! (THQ Nordic) – Gameplay and interview.
      • Fight Crab (PLAYISM) – Exclusive trailer reveal and gameplay.
      • Forgotten City (Modern Storyteller) – Exclusive trailer reveal, gameplay, and interview.
      • Mafia: Definitive Edition (Hangar 13) – Worldwide gameplay debut with Hangar 13 president and CCO Haden Blackman.
      • Recompile (Phigames) – Exclusive gameplay interview.
      • New World (Amazon Game Studios) – Exclusive war player-versus-player gameplay, developer interview.
      • Shing! (Mass Creation) – Exclusive developer gameplay walkthrough.
      • Solasta: Crown of the Magister (Tactical Adventures) – Exclusive gameplay trailer and gameplay interview.
      • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (THQ Nordic) – Exclusive early access live stream.
      • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (THQ Nordic) – Exclusive gameplay interview.
      • Scarlet Nexus (Bandai Namco) – Exclusive trailer and gameplay interview with game director Kenji Anabuki.
    • Special Icons Interview:
      • Tony Hawk tells us about the origins of the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remake, and how it might answer hardcore fans’ prayers.
    • Check Out This Game! with Tom Marks
      • 30XX (Massive Damage) – Exclusive gameplay.
  • Post-Show Charity StreamSpongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom Speedrunner Countdown Challenge by Rubbertoe64.

June 16

  • Partner and Publisher Showcases:
  • 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ETPre-Show Charity StreamSuper Mario 64 Speedrunner Countdown Challenge by Biinny.
  • 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ETCharity Stream – IGN’s Celebrity Tours in Animal Crossing: New Horizons: – With special segments of the viral hit talk show Animal Talking with host and creator Gary Whitta and guests Candice Patton, Simu Liu, Felicia Day, Shannon Woodward, Cliff Bleszinski, Matthew Mercer, Austin Creed, Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, Jessica Chobot, Lauren Lapkus, Naomi Kyle, the Merrell Twins, Andrea Rene, Alanah Pearce, and Arin Hanson of Game Grumps.

June 18

  • 8:45 a.m. PT / 11:45 a.m. ETPre-Show Charity Stream – TBA Speedrunner Countdown Challenge.
  • Publisher Showcase:
  • IGN Exclusives – Reveals, trailers, gameplay demos, and developer interviews.
    • Trailers:
      • The Falconeer (Wired Productions) – Exclusive story trailer.
      • Drake Hollow (The Molasses Flood) – Exclusive gameplay trailer and announcement.
    • Gameplay:
      • Fallout 76 (Bethesda Softworks) – Downloadable content roadmap.
      • Remnant: From the Ashes (Gunfire Games) – Gameplay and interview with Gunfire Games.
      • Unannounced – Developer interview and exclusive gameplay deep-dive.
    • Special Icons Interviews:
      • Chris Avellone, writer of Fallout: New Vegas and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, discusses the magic ingredients in a great RPG.
      • John Romero, creator of Doom, and game designer Brenda Romero, discuss RPGs and shooters in 2020.
  • Publisher Showcase:

June 24

  • Pre-Show Charity StreamSekiro: Shadows Die Twice Speedrunner Countdown Challenge by LilAggy
  • Publisher Showcase:
    • Marvel’s Avengers War Table – With IGN pre- and post-shows.
  • IGN Exclusives – Reveals, trailers, gameplay demos, and developer interviews.
    • Reveals:
      • Unannounced Game Reveal – Exclusive reveal trailer.
    • Trailers:
      • Cartel Tycoon – Exclusive trailer reveal.
      • Dreamscaper (Afterburner Studios) – Exclusive gameplay feature deep-dive.
      • Shadow Arena – New Hero exclusive trailer reveal.
      • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One (Frogwares) – Exclusive behind the scenes look.
    • Gameplay:
      • Unannounced Game – Exclusive gameplay.
      • Biomutant (THQ Nordic) – Exclusive gameplay and Experiment 101 interview.
      • Overcooked! 2 (Team17) – Downloadable content exclusive gameplay reveal.

June 25

  • Pre-Show Charity Stream – TBA The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Speedrunner Countdown Challenge
  • Publisher Showcase:
    • Cyberpunk 2077 “Night City Wire” Live Stream – With IGN pre- and post-shows.
  • IGN Exclusives – Reveals, trailers, gameplay demos, and developer interviews.
    • Gameplay:
      • Torchlight III (Perfect World Entertainment) – Gameplay and Interview with Series Creator Max Schaefer
    • Special Icons Interview:
      • CD Projekt RED’s Marcin Blacha discusses how the studio imbued The Witcher series with meaningful choices and iconic consequences.

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