The June 2022 edition of Valve’s Steam Next Fest kicked off Monday and during the week-long event you can watch hundreds of free demos, according to the company†
There are seriously a lot of demos out there – like there aren’t a ton of games to play right now – but thankfully Valve has a few tools to help you sort through what’s available. On the Next Fest page, you can check out several genre pages, and the company also highlights popular upcoming games, most wish-listed games, and games ranked by daily active demo players. One at the top of the charts that I have my eye on is Metal: Hellsinger, which is apparently a “rhythm FPS” that is “full of fiendish enemies, powerful weapons, and metal music.” That sounds fantastic??
In addition, Valve will feature live streams from developers – you can see the full program here — and offer a special profile badge during the event, which runs through June 20.
The Steam Next Fest is just one of many big gaming events happening this month. On Sunday, Microsoft put on its big Xbox showcase and on June 9, Geoff Keighley hosted Summer Game Fest. There will be no E3 this year, but he will return in 2023.