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Gamescom 2020 digital event detailed

Posted on May 18, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Gamescom 2020 has been forced to cancel its physical event due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the entire show hasn’t been entirely scrapped. Show organizers today provided comprehensive details about what’s planned in terms of its digital event.

Gamescom 2020 will now consist of several events, including Opening Night Live, Awesome Indies, Daily Show, and Best of Show. Devcom Digital Conference 2020 is also planned, which is aimed at developers and other trade visitors.

Here’s the full rundown of the various plans for Gamescom 2020:

Gamescom Now

Gamescom Now, the content hub successfully launched last year, will be significantly expanded. It will be the first go-to source for all world premieres, news, games and events. All of Gamescom’s shows like Gamescom: Opening Night Live can also be seen here. The diverse spectrum of the gaming world is shown in all its variety in the central portal with different areas like content creator, eSports, cosplay, indies, and merchandise. There is no need to buy a ticket for Gamescom now so that as many fans as possible get the chance to experience Gamescom.

Opening Night Live, Awesome Indies, Daily Show, Best of Show

Gamescom: Opening Night Live with Geoff Keighley, one of the widest-reaching gaming shows worldwide last year, will kick off Gamescom 2020 on August 27.

In addition, other formats will be produced this year such as the first-ever Gamescom: Awesome Indies. In this surprising show, you will get to hear all the important announcements and news about the most anticipated indie titles.

Also new is the Gamescom: Daily Show, which will talk about and expand on the highlights from its own formats as well as the shows and promotions of the gaming companies and partners on a daily basis. In the Gamescom studio, top developers will be interviewed and provide background information on the latest developments.

This year’s Gamescom will be topped off with the Gamescom: Best of Show. On August 30, this new format will close the event with a summary of this year’s Gamescom highlights and presentation of the Gamescom award.

Devcom Digital Conference 2020

This year’s Devcom Digital Conference 2020 (from August 17 to 30) will have a two-thirds broad program ready for trade visitors with lots of talks and plenty of matchmaking. In the future, Devcom will also offer a varied program of talks, shows or master classes for game developers all year round. Further details can be found on the conference website.

In today’s announcement, it was mentioned that additional details regarding the individual formats of Gamescom 2020 will be shared “in the coming weeks.”


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