While this June already came and went with its annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) being held at the time, much of how the show was organized this year is to be a similar experience for following events later on in 2021. For the sake of this August’s Gamescom, the same layout is also in place for the show held in Cologne, Germany as well.
Previously, organizer Koelnmesse COO went on to press that this year’s show will be digital only. Tacking on, the partnered Gamescom Opening Night Live Show hosted by Geoff Keighley is also said to be a virtual showcase atop of the reveal then. Now similar to how the Electronic Software Association revealed its partners for E3 earlier on, now Koelnmesse & Game unveil its partners for the show coming in less than a month.
You can read the full list below:
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
GAMEVIL COM2US Europe
Indie Arena Booth
NExT Studios (Tencent Games)
“Especially in view of the challenges for game production during the Corona pandemic and the much shorter preparation times of a digital event, we’re very delighted about the very impressive list of gamescom partners who are already confirmed,” Oliver Frese, Koelnmesse COO tells. With this, the purely digital gamescom with its shows and innovations underlines its great value for the industry and the worldwide gaming community.
”Together with already confirmed and continuously joining partners, we will continue to bring an exciting and eventful program to millions of gaming fans worldwide in 2021. I am already looking forward to celebrating the start of gamescom 2021 and the many premieres of gamescom: Opening Night Live with the entire community on August 25.”
The German Games Industry Association Managing Director Felix Falk adds, “The entire gamescom team has been working hard for months to make gamescom 2021 one of the best digital events of the year – with more reach, exciting games and, among other things, a completely new central hub gamescom now. Games can show once again, especially in these times, that they represent fantastic entertainment, social cohesion and innovation across all sectors.”
Are you excited for Gamescom and what it will offer in August?
Gamescom will be held on August 23, 2021 – August 27, 2021.