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Goat Simulator 3 announced at Summer Game Fest

Goat Simulator 3 made a surprise appearance at Summer Game Fest 2022.

A sequel to the ridiculous game Goat Simulator was announced at Summer Game Fest. The tongue-in-cheek trailer actually spoofed the initial reveal for Dead Island 2, a game that has spent a ridiculously long time in development hell, with Summer Game Fest host Geoff Keighley playing up the bait and switch.

It was a rather clever marketing tactic, and one that perfectly represents the hook of the Goat Simulator series: that it doesn’t give a flying goat about taking anything seriously. Even the name of the sequel is a send up – as many have pointed out, there is no Goat Simulator 2.

While this may cause some confusion, there’s no reason why a second game can’t be called ‘3‘ for fun. Why not? It’s a game about goats causing havoc – let’s all live a little.

You can check out the announcement trailer for Goat Simulator 3 below:

Read: Everything announced during Summer Game Fest 2022

It’ll be available on PC via the Epic Games Store, as well as PlayStation and Xbox in Spring 2022 (Southern Hemisphere). When it arrives, expect it to feature more wacky goat antics than you can poke a stick at.

There’s set to be laser goats, rocket-powered goats, mind-control goats, and electrically-charged goats in this sequel – all of which will cause major, delightful, glorious chaos.

Whether or not developer Coffee Stain Studios will explain what happened to the ‘real’ Goat Simulator 2 is currently unknown.


Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.

You can also view our wrap-ups for all the news from the Summer Game Fest kickoff showcase, the Devolver Digital showcase, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 2022 PC Gaming Show, and the Capcom Showcase.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.