Summer Game Fest live stream hit a peak of 3.5 million viewers

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New record for The Geoff & Company Power Hour

Because time no longer exists, it has already been a whole fortnight since we all sat down to watch Geoff Keighley and an array of publishers and developers showcase their wares during the Summer Game Fest live stream — and it appears that the show has been a tremendous success, breaking its own viewership records for the third year running.

According to a tweet posted by host and organizer Keighley, Summer Game Fest 2022 — which broadcast on the afternoon of June 9 — hit a peak concurrent 3.5 million viewers during the course of its 90-minute runtime. Over 6,000 accounts co-streamed the broadcast, while “Twitter Conversation” was up 100% on last year’s stream, with the usage of “#thegameawards” hashtag up by 69%. Nice.

Over the course of the Summer Game Fest stream, viewers were able to check out new trailers, news, reveals, and updates on a wide variety of titles currently in development for PC and consoles.

Among the many games featured we saw a trailer for Guile in Street Fighter 6, footage of space horror The Callisto Project, a cinematic for Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a release date for TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, campaign footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, footage of Nightwing kicking ass in Gotham Knights, and the long-awaited reveal of Naughty Dog remake The Last of Us Part I, which had, unfortunately, been leaked mere minutes before the show began.

Summer Game Fest will return in June of 2023. Before then, we can expect to see Keighley do his stage show thang thing at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live stream on August 24, and, of course, at The Game Awards 2023, which is scheduled to take place this winter.

You can check out our full coverage of Summer Game Fest 2022 right here.

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