Future Games Show: Everything you need to know

The Future Games Show at Gamescom took place on Aug 23, featuring over 40 games on PS5, Xbox, Switch and PC. The 70 minute+ broadcast featured exciting world premieres, the return of our VR Showcase, and a Ones to Play section dedicated to games with playable demos.

How to watch

Watch the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2023

You can watch the Future Games Show at Gamescom by subscribing to FGS’s YouTube channel, GamesRadar’s Twitch channel, our Facebook page,  Twitter, and the website, GamesRadar.com

You can also watch on the following channels, including a selection of translated (via captions) feeds in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and English, which can be accessed through the links below. We’ve also added feeds for ASL and BSL translation which can be found on the FGS YouTube page on the Live tab.

You can tune in to the Future Games Show at Gamescom on Wednesday, August 23, at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST / 8pm CEST.

We are thrilled to confirm that FGS @ Gamescom will be hosted by the stars of The Last of Us and Apex Legends, Troy Baker and Erika Ishii. You can look forward to eight world premieres, and over 40 titles from publishers including Raw Fury, Thunderful Games, Frontier Developments, and many more.

Future Games Show Gamescom 2023

Erika Ishii and Troy Baker will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom on August 23 (Image credit: Future)

Our Gamescom broadcast follows on from our record-breaking FGS Summer Showcase on June 10, which featured 11 world premieres, reaching over 9 million live viewers.

Read on to learn more about the Future Games Show, including how to take part, when to watch the show, and how to co-stream the event.

We’re thrilled to welcome new streamers and creators to our FGS Co-Streamer program and all you need to do is sign up via the short form below. We give all partners an exclusive asset pack, and the occasional bonus, including game codes subject to the titles in each show.

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Catch up on the Future Games Show: Summer Showcase 2023

You can watch a replay of the Future Games Show Summer Showcase via the YouTube link above. It was broadcast live on June 10, 2023 and was hosted by Yuri Lowenthal and Laura Bailey (Peter Parker and Mary-Jane Watson from Marvel’s Spider-Man).

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(Image credit: Future)

The show delivered delivered over an hour of updates, release dates, and reveals for a selection of exciting upcoming games, including 11 world premieres. You can see everything announced at the Future Games Show Summer Showcase Powered by Intel here

Catch up on the Future Games Show: Spring Showcase 2023

Our first broadcast of 2023 took place on March 23. The Future Games Show Spring Showcase powered by Turtle Beach Stealth Pro was hosted by the stars of Final Fantasy VII Remake and debuted new trailers from over 45 games, which can be viewed on the new FGS YouTube channel.

The event reached over 6.5 million global viewers, with our biggest ever network of co-streamers, including Nick&Cam on our new platform TikTok.

Briana White, Cody Christian

Cody Christian and Briana White hosted the FGS: Spring Showcase on March 23. (Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show is GamesRadar’s flagship gaming showcase and is rapidly building a reputation as one of the best ways to discover new games on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC, with over 400 games featured across nine shows.

You can see everything announced in the Future Games Show Spring Showcase powered by the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro here.

Take Part

How to take part in the Future Games Show

Immortality, the third game from Sam Barlow

Sam Barlow’s multiple award-winning interactive trilogy Immortality made its debut in the FGS E3 2021 event (Image credit: Sam Barlow / Half Mermaid)

Working on an exciting new game? Join a roster of exciting titles that made their debut in the Future Games Show, including Immortality, Serial Cleaners, The Case of The Golden Idol, Outpost, LEGO Bricktales and many, many more.

If you’re interested in being part of the show, you can fill out our updated FGS Game Nomination form or contact the FGS team directly via email:

Please note, there is still – just about – time to nominate your game for inclusion in the FGS @Gamescom event on August 23. Share your nominations by July 10.

For editorial inquiries:
James Jarvis, Executive Producer (james.jarvis@futurenet.com)
Ben Malley, Producer (ben.malley@futurenet.com)

For sponsorship Inquiries:
Tom Parkinson, Commercial Director, Games tom.parkinson@futurenet.com

There will also be opportunities to showcase your game at our sister event, the Golden Joystick Awards in November 2023, with a hybrid physical and digital event, so don’t hesitate to get in touch early.

No title is too big – or too small – to take part: we’re looking for cool, interesting games that will delight our audience.

Simply get in touch via our nomination form or through the email contacts above to be in consideration for our upcoming roster of digital showcase events.

Steam Page

Future Games Show Steam page

Future Games Show Steam

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You can check out all the games from each Future Games Show broadcast by visiting our Future Games Show Steam sale page which is updated after each event.

The Future Games Show Spring Showcase 2022 featured over 40 multi-format games across diverse genres, from explosive shooter Trepang 2, to post-apocalyptic beaver simulator Timberborn. Viewers could wishlist almost every game from the show by visiting the Future Games Show Steam page with sections including Ones to Watch and Virtual Show Floor. 

The games featured in the Spring Showcase Virtual Show Floor also had free demos available to try, including Chicken Police, Aeon Drive and The Garden Path. 

Developers and partners can get in touch via the contact addresses above to discuss how you can appear in the Future Games Show and on the event’s Steam page.

What is the Future Games Show?

A brief history of the Future Games Show

FGS 2023 Multiple Logos

(Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show has reached over 300 million viewers since its debut in June 2020 with a mission to celebrate the most exciting, unusual and innovative upcoming games across all formats. With previous show partners including Warner Bros. Entertainment, Team17, Koch Media, Konami, Sega and many, many more, you can expect diverse game genres – from puzzlers, to shooters, and beaver-led post-apocalyptic strategy games – with a focus on new gameplay footage and fresh developer insight. The Future Games Show runs three shows a year, the Spring Showcase in March, an E3 event in June, and a Gamescom show in August.

2023 is shaping up as our most ambitious – and potentially surprising – year yet, with some tweaks to the show format, perhaps a new section or two, and lots more to reveal as we head nearer E3 (no, we’re not running a rival event!).

We can’t wait to partner with even more publishers and developers to share their exciting new games with the Future Games Show audience. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the Future Games Show so far, including previous hosts, contact details for how to pitch and appear in the show, plus more on how how to wishlist and play games from our event, via the Future Games Show Steam page.

What is the Future Games Show?

Future Games Show Gamescom

(Image credit: Future)

GamesRadar Presents: Future Games Show (FGS) is our premier digital showcase event, which debuted in June 2020 at E3, originally hosted by Nolan North and Emily Rose from the Uncharted series. Our truly multiformat showcase has now debuted its ninth event – spanning PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile platforms – focusing on the most exciting, quirky and original games of 2022 and beyond.

The Future Games Show’s mission is to help fans discover something new with our carefully curated selection of games. We focus on bringing you gameplay clips, developer walkthroughs, and world premieres. The Future Games Spring Showcase 2022 featured a Virtual Show Floor exhibition, containing games that will have playable Steam demos available right after the event. Also returning was the ‘Ones to Watch’ montage of exciting upcoming games and quirky indies.

Future Games Show hosts

Christopher Judge and Danielle Bisutti

Christopher Judge and Danielle Bisutti from God of War hosted the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2022 (Image credit: Future Games Show)

The God of War stars Christopher Judge and Danielle Bisutti, aka Kratos and Freya, hosted the Future Games Show Powered by Mana on Wednesday, Aug 24.

The Future Games Show in June 2022 was hosted by Denise Gough and Doug Cockle from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Our Spring Showcase event was broadcast in March 2022 and hosted by Ashly Burch (Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn and Tina, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands) and John MacMillan (Varl, Horizon Zero Dawn).

Future Games Show Gamescom

The FGS at Gamescom Powered by AMD in August 2021 was hosted by the stars of Resident Evil Village (Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show At Gamescom Powered By AMD, broadcast in August 2021, was hosted by the stars of Resident Evil Village, Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu) and Aaron LaPlante (The Duke). 

Maggie and Aaron join a roll call of talented video game duos to host the Future Games Show. In the past, we’ve had stars of the Uncharted series (Nolan North and Emily Rose), the Metal Gear Solid series (David Hayter and Debi Mae West), Resident Evil 3 (Jeff Schine and Nicole Tompkins), and The Last of Us Part 2 (Troy Baker and Laura Bailey).

Future Games Show Spring Showcase 2022

The Future Games Show Spring Showcase took place in March 2022 and was hosted by Ashly Burch (Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn and Tina, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands) and John MacMillan (Varl, Horizon Zero Dawn). If you missed the show you can watch it here on GamesRadar’s YouTube channel.

Viewers received a closer look at games such as Lego Brick Tales, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, Death Stranding Directors Cut and Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga. You can find everything announced at the Future Games Show Spring Showcase here.

Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021

FGS Gamescom

(Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered by AMD was broadcast on Thursday, August 26. GamesRadar’s flagship digital games showcase was hosted by Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village) and Aaron LaPlante (The Duke from Resident Evil Village). If you missed the show – and the bizarre, amazing, spectacle of Lady Dimitrescu chatting with Jeff Goldblum – then you can watch the full show below.

This special Gamescom edition of the Future Games Show featured more than 40 games from a variety of publishers including Frontier Developments, Team17, Koch Media, and Tripwire Interactive. Exclusive reveals included explosive horror-shooter Trepang 2, a special announcement that Super Animal Royale was going free-to-play on all platforms, and confirmation of two new characters in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Catdog and April O’Neill. You can find everything announced at the Future Games Show at Gamescom right here.

Future Games Show at E3 2021 Powered by WD_Black 

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, GamesRadar+ was proud to host our fourth Future Games Show. If you missed the live broadcast, you can find every game featured in our Future Games Show E3 2021 recap including Sonic Colors Ultimate, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Two Point Campus, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Hell Let Loose and many more upcoming indie and AAA titles. 

Hosted by Troy Baker and Laura Bailey (Joel Miller and Abby Anderson from The Last of Us Part II), the Future Games Show at E3 2021 powered by WD_Black featured over 50 games from partners including Team 17, SEGA, Frontier Developments, Techland and many more.

The Future Games Show was broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and the GamesRadar+ homepage. 

Watch the Future Game Show at E3 2021 below:

Future Game Show Previous Hosts

David Hayter, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020.

David Hayter, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020. (Image credit: Konami)

In our Gamescom 2020 event, the hosts were the iconic pairing David Hayter and Debi Mae West, who voiced Solid Snake and Meryl Silverburgh respectively. 

Hayter told GamesRadar: “Games… have changed. They’re no longer 8-bit side-scrollers, played under synthesized, electric-piano theme songs, but massive worlds of fantasy into which players can escape and explore for months at a time. In this era of the Foxdie Virus, we need these games more than ever. Which is why I’m teaming with my favourite former rookie, Meryl Silverburgh, to host the next episode of the Future Games Show. So grab your cardboard box, put on your stealth camo, and make sure that safety’s off… It’s showtime.”

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, co-hosted our Gamescom 2020 show with David Hayter.

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, co-hosted our Gamescom 2020 show with David Hayter. (Image credit: Konami)

GamesRadar will bring you all the news and videos from the Future Games Show as the next-generation consoles enter their second wave of exciting new titles.

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Future Games Show: Everything you need to know

The E3 games show might be taking a holiday, but the summer gaming showcase season is entering full swing. The Future Games Show is GamesRadar’s flagship gaming showcase and is rapidly building a reputation as one of the best ways to discover new games on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC, with over 200 games featured across six shows. Our second show of 2022 will be the Future Games Show Powered by Mana on Saturday, June 11.  We’re thrilled to confirm that the live broadcast will be hosted by actors Denise Gough and Doug Cockle, aka Yennefer and Geralt from The Witcher 3.

The Future Games Show Powered by Mana will feature around 40 games from publishers such as Team 17, Thunderful and Amanita Design. Expect world premieres, developer interviews and exclusive announcements as we highlight some of the most exciting games coming this year for PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC. 

The Future Games Show has reached over 150 million viewers since its debut in June 2020 with a mission to celebrate the most exciting, unusual and innovative upcoming games across all formats. With previous show partners including Warner Bros. Entertainment, Team17, Koch Media, Konami, Sega and many, many more, you can expect diverse game genres – from puzzlers, to shooters, and beaver-led post-apocalyptic strategy games – with a focus on new gameplay footage and fresh developer insight. The Future Games Show runs three shows a year, the Spring Showcase in March, an E3 event in June, and a Gamescom show in August.

2022 will be our biggest and most ambitious year yet, with even more publishers and developers delighted to share their exciting new games with the Future Games Show audience. Look out for more details shortly, as we confirm the hosts for the Future Games Show Powered by Mana, set to debut on June 11, 2022. We can’t confirm anything yet… but it’s worth thinking about 2015’s major releases for clues…

Here’s everything you need to know about the Future Games Show so far, including previous hosts, contact details for how to pitch and appear in the show, plus more on how how to wishlist and play games from our event, via the Future Games Show Steam (opens in new tab) page.

Future Game Show date: How can I watch it?

You can watch the Future Games Show Powered by Mana by subscribing to GamesRadar’s Twitch, our Facebook page, YouTube channel, Twitter, and the website, GamesRadar.com

Want to set a handy reminder? Use this direct YouTube reminder (opens in new tab) link

Watch live on:
Saturday, June 11
12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT / 20:00 BST

The Future Games Show has two scheduled events for 2022:

  • Future Games Show Powered by Mana – June 11, 2022 
  • Future Games Show @Gamescom – August 24, 2022 (TBC)

Future Games Show Steam page

Future Games Show Steam

(Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show Spring Showcase featured over 40 multi-format games across diverse genres, from explosive shooter Trepang 2, to post-apocalyptic beaver simulator Timberborn. Viewers could wishlist almost every game from the show by visiting the Future Games Show Steam page (opens in new tab) with sections including Ones to Watch and Virtual Show Floor. 

The games featured in the Spring Showcase Virtual Show Floor also had free demos available to try, including Chicken Police, Aeon Drive and The Garden Path. The Steam page will return for the Future Games Show Powered by Mana in June.

Developers and partners can get in touch via the contact addresses below to discuss how you can appear in the Future Games Show and on the event’s Steam page.

Future Games Show Powered by Mana Games

Vampire The Masquerade - Swansong

(Image credit: Big Bad Wolf)

The Future Games Show Powered by Mana will feature around 40 games, including multiple World Premieres. with new games being revealed daily on the GamesRadar Twitter and new Future Games Show Twitter accounts.

The games and partners revealed so far include:

  • Team 17
  • Thunderful Games
  • Amanita Design
  • Much more to follow!

How to take part in the Future Games Show

We’re planning ahead for shows in late 2022 and beyond. There will also be opportunities to showcase your game at our sister event, the Golden Joystick Awards in late November 2022, so don’t hesitate to get in touch early.

The Future Games Show Powered by Mana has now closed for nominations, but there are still opportunities to showcase your exciting upcoming games at the Gamescom show in August.

No title is too big – or too small – to take part: we’re looking for cool, interesting games that will delight our audience.

If you’re interested in being part of the show, you can fill out this quick form (opens in new tab)or contact the Future Games Show’s Daniel Dawkins (daniel.dawkins@futurenet.com) or James Jarvis (james.jarvis@futurenet.com) directly. 

For sponsorship Inquiries: Tom Parkinson Commercial Director, Games tom.parkinson@futurenet.com

What is the Future Games Show?

Future Games Show Gamescom

(Image credit: Future)

GamesRadar Presents: Future Games Show (FGS) is our premier digital showcase event, which debuted in June 2020 at E3, originally hosted by Nolan North and Emily Rose from the Uncharted series. Our truly multiformat showcase has now debuted its sixth event – spanning PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile platforms – focusing on the most exciting, quirky and original games of 2022 and beyond.

The Future Games Show Spring Showcase was broadcast on March 24, 2022 across GamesRadar’s official social channels.

The Future Games Show’s mission to help fans discover something new with our carefully curated selection of games. We focus on bringing you gameplay clips, developer walkthroughs, and world premieres. Just like our Gamescom 2021 showcase, the Future Games Spring Showcase featured a Virtual Show Floor exhibition, containing games that will have playable Steam demos available right after the event. Also returning was the ‘Ones to Watch’ montage of exciting upcoming games and quirky indies.

Future Games Show hosts

FGS 2022 Hosts

(Image credit: Future)

The Witcher 3 stars Doug Cockle and Denise Gough, aka Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer of Vengerberg from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will host the Future Games Show Powered by Mana on Saturday June 11.

“I’m thrilled to be presenting the Future Games Show with my co-host and friend Doug Cockle. Join us on June 11th for a look at some of the amazing new games coming out this year. We look forward to telling you more on the night!”, said actor Denise Gough.

The Future Games Show Spring Showcase was broadcast in March 2022 and hosted by Ashly Burch (Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn and Tina, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands) and John MacMillan (Varl, Horizon Zero Dawn) 

Ashly Burch said, “It’s a privilege to be presenting the Future Games Show Spring Showcase on March 24 with my friend and fellow Horizon co-star, John Macmillan. I’m really looking forward to the show. Tune in on the night for a bunch of sweet, sweet exclusives, reveals and other fun stuff!”

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The FGS at Gamescom Powered by AMD in August 2021 was hosted by the stars of Resident Evil Village (Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show At Gamescom Powered By AMD, broadcast in August 2021, was hosted by the stars of Resident Evil Village, Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu) and Aaron LaPlante (The Duke). “I’m delighted to be presenting the Future Games Show on August 26th with my Resident Evil Village co-star Aaron LaPlante!”, says Maggie Robertson. “There are some incredible games featured in the show and I can’t wait to show you all what’s in store for this year and beyond.”

Maggie and Aaron are the latest talented video game duo to host the Future Games Show. In the past, we’ve had stars of the Uncharted series (Nolan North and Emily Rose), the Metal Gear Solid series (David Hayter and Debi Mae West), Resident Evil 3 (Jeff Schine and Nicole Tompkins), and The Last of Us Part 2 (Troy Baker and Laura Bailey).

Future Games Show Spring Showcase 2022

The Future Games Show Spring Showcase took place in March 2022 and was hosted by Ashly Burch (Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn and Tina, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands) and John MacMillan (Varl, Horizon Zero Dawn). If you missed the show you can watch it here on GamesRadar’s YouTube channel.

Viewers received a closer look at games such as Lego Brick Tales, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, Death Stranding Directors Cut and Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga. You can find everything announced at the Future Games Show Spring Showcase here.

Future Games Show at Gamescom 2021

FGS Gamescom

(Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered by AMD was broadcast on Thursday, August 26. GamesRadar’s flagship digital games showcase was hosted by Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village) and Aaron LaPlante (The Duke from Resident Evil Village). If you missed the show – and the bizarre, amazing, spectacle of Lady Dimitrescu chatting with Jeff Goldblum – then you can watch the full show below.

This special Gamescom edition of the Future Games Show featured more than 40 games from a variety of publishers including Frontier Developments, Team17, Koch Media, and Tripwire Interactive. Exclusive reveals included explosive horror-shooter Trepang 2, a special announcement that Super Animal Royale was going free-to-play on all platforms, and confirmation of two new characters in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Catdog and April O’Neill. You can find everything announced at the Future Games Show at Gamescom right here.

Future Games Show at E3 2021 Powered by WD_Black 

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, GamesRadar+ was proud to host our fourth Future Games Show. If you missed the live broadcast, you can find every game featured in our Future Games Show E3 2021 recap including Sonic Colors Ultimate, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Two Point Campus, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Hell Let Loose and many more upcoming indie and AAA titles. 

Hosted by Troy Baker and Laura Bailey (Joel Miller and Abby Anderson from The Last of Us Part II), the Future Games Show at E3 2021 powered by WD_Black featured over 50 games from partners including Team 17, SEGA, Frontier Developments, Techland and many more.

The Future Games Show was broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and the GamesRadar+ homepage. 

Watch the Future Game Show at E3 2021 below:

Future Game Show Previous Hosts

David Hayter, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020.

David Hayter, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020. (Image credit: Konami)

In our Gamescom 2020 event, the hosts were the iconic pairing David Hayter and Debi Mae West, who voiced Solid Snake and Meryl Silverburgh respectively. 

Hayter told GamesRadar: “Games… have changed. They’re no longer 8-bit side-scrollers, played under synthesized, electric-piano theme songs, but massive worlds of fantasy into which players can escape and explore for months at a time. In this era of the Foxdie Virus, we need these games more than ever. Which is why I’m teaming with my favourite former rookie, Meryl Silverburgh, to host the next episode of the Future Games Show. So grab your cardboard box, put on your stealth camo, and make sure that safety’s off… It’s showtime.”

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, co-hosted our Gamescom 2020 show with David Hayter.

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, co-hosted our Gamescom 2020 show with David Hayter. (Image credit: Konami)

GamesRadar will bring you all the news and videos from the Future Games Show as the next-generation consoles enter their second wave of exciting new titles.

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