In this new realm of live, in-person shows, attendees are finding less and less reasons to return to convention centers now with many broadcasts being held exclusively online. The same can also be said for exhibitors as well with developers and publishers pulling out. Firms like Ubisoft already illustrated this with June’s E3. It was not too long after that the ESA officially confirmed to not be hosting its annual event in Los Angeles this summer.
Howbeit, other events would instead be replacing the event. Such as Summer Game Fest. Host Geoff Keighley confirmed it will be holding its own presentation in June later this year at the YouTube Theater. Keighley in a later announcement confirmed that the first-ever live show will be taking place on June 8th with partnered companies involved.
Now in a new announcement from Keighley once more, Gamescom is to be held later this August starting on the 22nd. This will mark the second event to be returning to Cologne, Germany following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Noted, Keighley did share his own Gamescom Opening Night Live will be taking place on August 22. This subvertly confirms the scheduling for Gamescom in the late summer. Typically, the annual event takes place across four days; verifying the actual show floor to be open from August 23 – August 27. Details has yet to be shared on participating exhibitors or vendors just yet.
Other confirmed events to take place this summer includes Microsoft which is to host its own ‘Xbox Games Showcase’ later on June 11th. It also told that a following presentation dedicated for Starfield is to also be held as well showcasing the new release scheduled to launch this September. You can read the full report by heading here.
Do you plan to visit Gamescom this year?