The Future Of Play Direct brings indies and Toonami vibes this weekend


Hopefully with some lo-fi AMVs

The weekend is already looking pretty packed with showcases and digital events, and one more is set to take the stage. Glitch, a creator-led movement, has announced the Future Of Play Direct, a show that puts a “new spin” on indie showcases.

The Future Of Play Direct will air at 11:15 a.m. PT on June 12, as part of Summer Game Fest. You can find more info and a Discord link on Glitch’s social media.

The future is here.#FutureOfPlay Direct is a new spin on indie showcases, inspired by 90's anime & the quintessential hype machine Toonami! New trailers and fresh updates from across the galaxy featuring 20+ titles.

Debuting at #SummerGameFest on Sat, June 12th at 11:15 am PT!

— GLITCH (@heyglitch) June 8, 2021

The showcase will be inspired by ’90s anime and “quintessential hype machine Toonami,” featuring trailers and updates on over 20 games. Participating studios include¬†Among Us¬†dev Innersloth, as well as Future Club, Team Reptile, Perfect Garbage, and more.

I’m already into the idea of a Toonami-inspired showcase, and I’m crossing my fingers for some chill AMVs to showcase the games. The Future of Play is threading the needle a bit; at 11:15 a.m. PT, it’s right in-between the Wholesome Direct and Ubisoft Forward. But with some rad games and aesthetics, it might be a nice surprise in a weekend packed full of news.

We’ll see what Glitch and the Future of Play have in store on Saturday. Check out the full schedule of upcoming E3 events over here.