The safer at home procedures put in place for many of us during this pandemic have undoubtedly changed the way a lot of businesses engage their customers. For some industries it's a natural progression, for others it presents much steeper challenges.
The Summer Game Fest is among us, brought to us by Jeff Keighley who brings us the annual Game Awards. With E3 and Gamescom being canceled and big developers and publishers pulling out of future events due to the uncertainty of our current state of affairs this is a great opportunity for companies to take advantage of the internet space. Blizzard does a great job of delivering an electronic experience for those that can't go to Blizzcon. Nintendo started their Nintendo Directs in lieu of an E3 presence years ago and has now become a fan favorite and a reason for fans to lose their shit.
My hope is that a lot of what was supposed to be revealed at E3 and other shows this year come to fruition during the Summer Game Fest. What about you? What do you think? Are in-person shows a thing of the past or is an online event the way things should be done so everyone can enjoy it? Let me know your thoughts, this is the Thread of the Week.