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Summer Game Fest 2022 attracted over 3.5 million concurrent viewers at its peak

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Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 23, 2022

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During a year when E3 was scrapped and digital showcases continued to reign supreme, Summer Games Fest organizer Geoff Keighley claims the high-profile virtual event attracted a record number of viewers.

According to Keighley, over 27 million people tuned into Summer Game Fest 2022 numerous livestreams, representing an uptick of 8 percent on the previous year.

At its peak, Summer Game Fest attracted 3.5 million concurrent global viewers, while Twitter conversation was apparently up by 100 percent year-on-year.

The 2022 smorgasbord included virtual event such as the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Wholesome Games Direct, and Future Games Show.

Summer Games Fest will return in 2023. According to E3 organiser the ESA, the once unmissable event will also make a comeback next year with a "reinvigorated showcase that celebrates new and exciting video games and industry innovations."

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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