The gaming industry has grown exponentially over the past few decades. What started out as just sitting room games has become an industry worth over $100 billion annually, branching out across all levels of society. As the gaming industry continues to grow, so do the events surrounding it. While E3 used to be the only event of the year in the ’90s, it’s now just one of many, and with it’s absence this year, others have stepped up to fill its spot. So far this year, players have already been treated to a great Summer Games Festival season, plus a handful of exciting Nintendo Directs and Sony State of Plays, and now Gamescom has come to wrap it all up. However, the year is not over yet.
In September, players can look forward to a whole host of gaming events, both in person and via online streams. While these events may not have the same level of influence as E3 or Gamescom, nor the same amount of announcements or announcements about the game, they are still worth watching, with plenty of developer and publisher boards to watch.
Pax West 2022
One of the gaming’s longest running events, PAX West is once again making its way back to the Seattle Convention Center. Over the course of four days, September 2-5, fans will be able to tune in to a variety of panels, featuring guests from big names from across the industry. From Xbox’s Matt Booty to former Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Amie, PAX West 2022 has plenty of panelists worth checking out. For those more personal, the show floor is set to have a slew of new games available to try, including Splatoon 3, and a variety of limited play games. PAX West 2022 will have three live broadcasts shown on main stage boards, and another for its coverage of esports.
Women in Games 2022 Festival/Conference
From September 6-17, the Women In Games Festival returns for its second year, highlighting the importance of gender equality in every aspect of the games industry, from developers to journalists. To make the event as inclusive as possible, all panels will be broadcast live and made available in all regions. Women In Games 2022 sees the return of all its original events, such as the Women In Games Awards and Conference, and also introduces two new exhibition events: the Career and Networking Show and the Women In Games Investment and Finance Forum.
Tokyo Game Show 2022
Another industry staple, Tokyo Game Show 2022 is set to run from September 15-18, and while a lucky few will be able to attend in person, the majority cannot be catered for via online streams. Tokyo Game Show often rolls up their sleeves, especially from Japanese developers like Capcom. It has just been confirmed that PSVR2 will have its first playable demo at the Tokyo Game Show, where it will be shown Resident Evil Village VR At the same time. As confirmed by Capcom Street Fighter 6 It will be playable at the event, which means that fans will likely see more gameplay during the show.
EGX London 2022
Concluding September is EGX London 2022, which runs from September 22-25. Although some panels may be streamed live via the official Twitch channel at EGX London, this is primarily a personal event. For those lucky enough to get tickets, EGX London 2022 has a slew of Indie titles to play on the show floor, as well as some classic multiplayer games already made for large-scale LAN matches. EGX London 2022 will also give UK players the first chance to experience it vocal boundaries ahead of its November release date.
MORE: Hideo Kojima’s appearance at Gamescom was a massive troll