On October 1st, Valve's latest Steam Next Fest for upcoming games will begin

Valve announced on Friday that its latest Steam Next Fest will take place in the first week of October, with playable demos of hundreds of upcoming PC games available.

Airhead from Octato Games, Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy from Ludomotion, ANNO:Mutationem from Thinking Stars, Mahokenshi from Game Source Studio, Starship Troopers— Terran Command from The Artistocrats, Life of Delta from Airo Games, and other games were shown in a video teaser. The Last Campfire, from Hello Games, the makers of No Man's Sky, will also have a playable demo available as part of Next Fest, according to IGN.

According to the promotional video, gamers can “explore the latest from veteran devs and first-timers alike.”

Valve has been holding these online events for PC games every few months to try to fill the void left by the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused many in-person gaming and developer events to be canceled or postponed. With its June 2021 event, Valve changed the name of the Steam Game Festival to Steam Next Fest. For developers, it's a chance to get direct feedback from fans about their upcoming games, as the event will include livestreams with developers in addition to giving players access to game demos.

The Steam Next Fest kicks off on October 1st at 1 p.m. ET and runs until October 7th.