Now the cat is out of the bag. Gamescom will be taking place digitally only this year. It is free for “visitors”.
Until recently, Gamescom 2021 was still planned to be a mixed trade fair, partly to be held digitally and partly at the Cologne Trade Fair. These plans have now definitely been thrown overboard.
Like last year in 2020, Gamescom will only be staging digitally, and plans have been canceled on the site. The trade show can be followed online from August 25-27, and remains free for visitors, Gamescom announced on its website.
“But one thing remains the same: In August, the global gaming community will come together at Gamescom 2021 to celebrate the latest gaming titles and the most bold news,” was the crafting of the trade fair.
The event will begin with “gamescom: Opening Night Live,” presented by gaming journalist Jeff Kigley. Kelly said: “After the huge success of the past year, the developers have shown great interest in being able to make their world premieres at ONL this year, and thus have become an important part of Gamescom 2021”.
In order to have a negative display not only, there are some innovations this year compared to 2020: “For example, with gamescom epix, we are adopting a completely new concept that allows the community to start a joint search journey in social media.”
Opening Night will take place on Wednesday 25 August, and other shows will be on Thursday 26 August and Friday 27 August.
Gamescom didn’t mention anything about the eSports shows.