Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany, from August 23rd to 27th. But, the Opening Night is on August 22nd.
While most gamers think of US-based events, like E3 or PAX, when it comes to gaming conventions, Gamescom is among the biggest events every year as well. With E3 no longer around, Gamescom is stepping up this year.
The Gamescom Opening Night will be hosted by The Game Awards showrunner Geoff Keighley. It’ll start at 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 6:30pm BST
While the main event doesn’t start until August 23rd, the pre-show will be one to tune into. As with all events hosted by Geoff, there will likely be announcements and world premieres.
The pre-show is short, likely showing off smaller indie titles and talking about being at Gamescom and the types of things to expect there. The main show, however, officially starts a half hour later. That’s when the main meaty bits will come.
Keighley went on record with VGC last week that the main focus will be on already-announced projects. While we can expect some “world premieres”, it’ll have way less focus.
“It’s going to be an exciting show with new looks at many announced upcoming games like Alan Wake 2, and Black Myth Wukong,” Keighley told VGC. “This year’s ONL is less about announcing brand new projects, and more about giving fans updates on some of the biggest games due out over the next year.”