Gamescom has established itself as one of the major and more iconic video game events over the years, and it’s soon set to welcome a new member to the family. Enter gamescom: Opening Night Live, where world premiere game content and announcements will make their presence known to the community by means of a live showcase.
Scheduled for stream on August 19, 2019, the debut show is to be broadcasted internationally across all major game streaming platforms in English, with many familiar industry names poised to unveil their latest project including:
- Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Electronic Arts (EA)
- Google Stadia
- Koch Media/Deep Silver
- Square Enix
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
- THQ Nordic GmbH
- Xbox Game Studios
Joining the above publishers would be renowned game director Hideo Kojima, who will take to the stage and present a new look at the highly-anticipated Death Stranding that’s set for a worldwide release on November 8, 2019. A number of independent game studios and several industry veterans are expected to make an appearance as well.
“I’m so excited to bring the gaming industry together for this unique night that will celebrate many of the biggest games at gamescom that are coming out later this year and in 2020 and beyond,” said Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards founder and producer-host of gamescom: Opening Night Live.
“Fans watching the stream around world should expect an overview of what to expect during gamescom week, updates, and reveals on some of the most anticipated games coming in the months ahead, as well as announcements of new projects too.”
Additional details on specific titles and game content are set to be on the horizon leading up to the event date, where a lot of gaming excitement seems to be in store.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.