Summer Game Fest 2022: Start Time, How to Watch Online

Everything you need to know about Summer Game Fest, which kicks off Thursday and will feature Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Street Fighter 6​ and a bunch of other games.

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You'll get a taste of upcoming games during Summer Game Fest 2022.

Summer Game Fest

The Summer Game Fest 2022 showcase is almost here to kick off the season's gaming fun. Thursday's livestream will include game announcements and gameplay reveals, along with a Day of the Devs indie games exhibition. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Sonic Frontiers and Street Fighter 6 are among the major titles that have been teased ahead of the event.

The event will also be shown in Imax Live theaters for the first time, as will the Game Awards in December. Host Geoff Keighley's parents both work for Imax, as chief quality gurus.

Here's everything you need to know...

When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?

The livestream is scheduled to start on Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. BST, 4 a.m. Friday AEST).

How to watch Summer Game Fest 2022

You'll be able to stream it on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and Facebook, or attend live screenings in Imax. We've also embedded it above, so you can watch right here.

What to expect

We know from a trailer and Keighley's teases that Street Fighter 6, first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, speedy open-world adventure Sonic Frontiers, survival horror experience The Callisto Protocol, downloadable expansion Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, gothic superhero strategy RPG Marvel's Midnight Suns and Batman-themed multiplayer adventure Gotham Knights will be among the games shown. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will also make an appearance.

Last year's Game Fest saw our first look at gameplay for megahit Elden Ring, the announcement of Death Stranding: Director's Cut on PS5 and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Since the traditional video games event E3 has been canceled for this year, 2022's Game Fest has less competition than normal. That could mean publishers will be keen to drop some major announcements at this show, so it's definitely worth tuning in.

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