After a successful online event last year, Gamescom will be making a return this year as a “hybrid” event scheduled for August 25-29, with both an online and offline component, which will be held in Cologne, Germany.
Returning as host for Opening Night Live is Geoff Keighley, which is scheduled for August 24, and will be host to a number of announcements and surprises.
The event will feature the following:
- An entertainment area especially designed for a reduced amount of on-site visitors, which focuses on the testing of new games live on-site including a digital queue management system a further developed Gamescom now as a central meeting point on the web for gaming fans from all over the globe Gamescom shows familiar from previous years such as the Gamescom: Opening Night Live or the Gamescom studio.
- An event arena that offers space for special programme items such as eSport competitions or cosplay shows.
- A business area expanded to include Hall 11 in order to offer as many trade visitors optimal networking conditions also in 2021.
- A first ever online B2B platform called “Gamescom Biz” that is based on the already tried and tested DMEXCO @home concept, which in addition to corporate and product presentations also offers lead tracking as well as extensive networking and matchmaking functions
More details about the event will be announced later this year.