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Netflix joins Summer Game Fest to show off The Witcher, Resident Evil, and more

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The latest addition to Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest livestream lineup is not actually about games—not directly, anyway—but about Netflix. "Geeked Week (opens in new tab)," as it's officially titled, will feature news, trailers, and other announcements from the network's game-based shows and movies.

The Witcher season 2 is the obvious one we're looking for, and the great hope is that we'll finally get a good look at what's coming in the next round of Geralt's cinematic adventure, which is expected to premiere later this year. But Netflix also teased appearances by The Cuphead Show and Resident Evil, which could be a reference to either the anime or the live action series that are in the works—or maybe both!

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There will be non-gaming stuff as well, including Masters of the Universe – Revelation, Lucifer, The Umbrella Academy, and The Sandman, which I have extremely high hopes for. Naturally, there's a promise of "so much more," which you'd expect, because this thing runs over a five-day stretch, from June 7-11.

A schedule for Netflix's Geeked Week hasn't been released yet, but it appears that the Summer Game Fest segment (which I would assume will be the most game-focused) will run on a single day, beginning at 9 am PT/12 pm ET on June 11, just ahead of the Koch Media stream. For the full rundown of livestreams and online events happening in June and beyond, be sure to check out our full E3 2021 schedule.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.