Like IGN and GamesRadar, the event serves as an alternative to the fair organized by ESA. Confirmed first details of this celebration.
GameSpot, one of the world's most wanted video game websites, has announced its digital alternative to the canceled E3 2020: Play For All. The event, which will last an entire week at a time to be determined this June, will host large publishers as participants to offer "the most important video game news of the summer", which will include progress, interviews and a will of solidarity to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A whole week of information, activities, interviews and announcements
According to the statement, Play For All will feature video game information from Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Larian Studios, Google Stadia, Bandai Namco, Private Division, Square Enix, SEGA, 2K Games and "many more. ”, Which have been confirmed for the moment.
Now, the event will not last for just a couple of days with a couple of conferences, but rather aims to be more like what has already been seen in the Microsoft X0 or a Nintendo TreeHouse. Play For All will feature more than 100 hours of live and à la carte content, all scheduled and streaming – schedules will follow shortly – from its official YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.
Gamespot will not be alone in this, but will have the team of Giant Bomb, Greg Miller, of Kinda Funny, Danny O’Dwyer, of NoClip and many other media figures from the world of audiovisual videogame journalism in the United States.
The charity end of Play For All will try to live up to its name. As they indicate, they have agreed that one of the images of the event will be Direct Relief, a humanitarian organization focused on improving the health of people from the most vulnerable countries or at some type of risk; be it a health emergency or poverty. Part of the money obtained through these streamings will be donated directly to the organization, which will be able to stock up on more medical supplies with which to deal with COVID-19.
Gamespot thus joins the list of North American video game websites that have taken the step to cover a large event as an alternative to E3. The other two are IGN with Summer of Gaming and GamesRadar with Future Games Show.