Gamescom 2020 is one of the few fairs among the “big” to endure the type this year despite the coronavirus. Just a month ago, a fully digital event was announced for the next edition of the fair in Cologne, Germany. And now, its organizers have finally confirmed the dates and the first details of this very unusual edition of Gamescom.
First of all, Gamescom 2020 will take place from August 27 to 30 of this year. A digital event that will kick off with the Opening Night Live show presented by Geoff Keighley, the organizer of the Summer Game Fest, and The Game Awards, which is everywhere this summer. Along with this direct, the fair will have several new formats to present all the games and news from its participating companies. On the one hand, there will be the Awesome Indies show, focused on the most interesting indie games on the scene, worth the redundancy.
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Then there will also be a Daily Show to expand all the information of the most popular games of the moment, as well as interviews with the developers from Gamescom Studio , to deepen their creations. And to finish, on the 30th he will offer us the Best of Show , a program that will review the highlights and all those things of interest seen at the fair, in addition to awarding prizes to the best participating games.
“This year, all of our efforts with Gamescom 2020 are digitally focused,” says Felix Falk of the organization in his statement. “In a very short time, and working together with some of the most important video game companies in the world within the Board of Gamescom, we have managed to develop a powerful and solid format for Gamescom 2020. We anticipate some very surprising shows, many firsts events, announcements and special promotions that will unleash the excitement of the entire video game world in late August. “
To follow the event, and while waiting to know all the channels for each show, the organization of the fair promises to strengthen its Gamescom Now portal to offer all the news, all the trailers and announcements of the fair, as well as the direct from the shows on their corresponding dates. A perfect culmination for this summer of announcements, where the next dates promise a lot of movement with the Xbox events, the presentation of Ubisoft or the typical EA Play conference every summer, among other appointments that await us.