You’d be forgiven for not noticing given it’s going to be a very different event, but Gamescom is still taking place later this week. What is normally the largest video game convention in terms of attendees, Gamescom is moving towards an all digital event.
Gamescom will run from Friday until Sunday, kicking off with Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night Live which we know will last over two hours with over 38 games featured. It’s expected we’ll get announcements, game reveals and new trailers for already announced games. It’s been long-rumoured that this will be where we see the Xbox Series S revealed, but obviously things can change in a covid-world.
Over the two days, there will also be a number of other streams taking place, with a bunch of new information to come out about a lot of games. Obviously, we’ll keep you posted on everything that you need to know across the weekend.
WHEN TO WATCH THE GAMESCOM STREAMS IN AUSTRALIAN TIMES
GAMESCOM OPENING NIGHT LIVE
So far, we have confirmation that we’ll see Fall Guys season 2, Ratchet and Clank PS5 gameplay, more from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Destiny 2: Beyond Light in Opening Night Live. More than 38 games will be featured and technically you can tune in at 3:30am AEST for the pre-show.
WHEN: Friday, August 28th
FUTURE GAMES SHOW
We don’t know a lot about what we will see here but once again, it will be hosted by Metal Gear Solid’s David Hayter.
WHEN: Saturday, August 29th
AWESOME INDIES SHOWCASE
This is set to be an indie showcase where viewers can “expect the unexpected”. Unclear if there will be new announcements or just looks at upcoming indie games.