Submit a news tip

Gamescom 2021 hybrid event detailed, Opening Night Live happening on August 24

Posted on March 18, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Gamescom 2021 has long been designed as a hybrid event. Originally, those initial plans were confirmed last September. Additional details were provided today.

Here’s the full rundown:

The hybrid concept of Gamescom 2021 encompasses the following physical and digital contents and formats:

  • 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

The Devcom and the Gamescom congress are also planned both on-site and with digital elements in 2021. The developer conference devcom will once again offer a wide range of options for game developers on the topics game development, tech and tools, art and animation, and diversity. The Gamescom congress on the other hand serves as a think tank for digitalization far beyond the games industry and addresses creative artists, teachers, politicians, scientists, journalists, and industry representatives from all sectors.

As mentioned above, Gamescom: Opening Night Live is being brought back for a second year. The Games Creator Geoff Keighley will again be hosting the show, which should be filled with announcements and news. It will be held on August 24.

Source 1, Source 2

Leave a Reply

Manage Cookie Settings