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Gamescom 2020 physical event likely cancelled, will still be held digitally

Posted on April 15, 2020 by (@OrangeLight7895) in General Gaming, News

Update: An official statement for Gamescom 2020 has now been released, which we have below.

Original: The German Press Agency has reported that the German government have banned all public events until August 31st 2020 in response to social distancing measures implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effectively cancelling Gamescom 2020.

While the show’s organizers have yet to comment on the status of the show going forward, last month a post on the event’s website claiming that if the physical event could not go ahead, they would instead host a digital event in its absence.

This story is developing and we will update as the organisers respond to this situation.

Gamescom statement

Even though not all details are known at present, the nationwide ban on major events until the end of August will also affect the planning for Gamescom 2020. Furthermore: Gamescom 2020 will definitely take place digitally! We will provide further information shortly.

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