gamescom: 27.–30.08.2020 devcom: 17.–30.08.2020 #gamescom

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Will the gamescom congress take place this year?

Yes, it will also take place completely digital. More information will follow shortly.

What does it mean that gamescom is taking place digitally?

The decision to organize a purely digital gamescom was a difficult one for us.

When the federal and state governments decided not to allow any major events until the end of August, we had to cancel all gamescom events in Cologne. Of course, we would have very much liked to host gamescom 2020 on site in Cologne. However, in view of the developments and effects of the Corona pandemic, it would have been right, in terms of the health of all those involved, to forego holding gamescom locally in Cologne this year and instead celebrate gamescom 2020 purely digitally with our many gamescom partners and the worldwide community.

What digital formats will be available in addition to gONL and gamescom now?

On gamescom now you will find all the content of gamescom and all its partners bundled together. In addition to gamescom: Opening Night Live, there will also be gamescom: Awesome Indies.

This surprising show includes all the important announcements and news about the most anticipated indie titles. Also new is the gamescom: Daily Show, which will feature daily highlights from its own formats as well as the shows and activities of games companies and partners. In the gamescom studio, top developers will be interviewed about their games, providing background information on the latest announcements.

This year's gamescom will be rounded off with gamescom: Best of Show. In this new format, which forms the closing event of gamescom on 30 August, the highlights of this year's gamescom will be summarised and the gamescom award will be presented. Further information on the individual shows will be announced in the coming weeks.

Will there be digital tickets or will all the content be freely accessible?

All content and shows are bundled on gamescom now. No ticket has to be purchased for gamescom 2020.

Will gamescom now cost anything and what benefits will it offer me?

gamescom now is the first port of call for all world premieres, news, games and events. Here you can also see all of gamescom's own format shows such as gamescom: Opening Night Live.

With subject areas such as Let's Player, Esport, Cosplay, Indies or Merchandise, the games world is presented in all its diversity on the central portal. No ticket has to be purchased to visit gamescom now, so that as many fans as possible worldwide can experience gamescom.

What formats are available for trade visitors?

The devcom digital conference 2020 (from 17 to 30 August) will provide an extensive programme for trade visitors from all areas of games development with numerous talks and extensive matchmaking.

In addition, devcom will also offer a diverse programme of talks, shows and master classes for games developers throughout the year. Further details are available on the conference website .

For accredited media representatives and content creators, gamescom will have its own offer.

How can I as a company become part of gamescom 2020?

Companies can become part of gamescom 2020 in a variety of ways. All official gamescom partners become part of the central hub gamescom now. Anyone with exciting announcements can be included in the programme of our shows. We integrate the content, link it to our formats and thus distribute it. This creates additional reach.

Who is official partner of gamescom 2020?

Any company that participates in gamescom 2020 through an agreement can become an official partner of gamescom 2020. This applies to content providers as well as media partners or other cooperation partners and is a non-exclusive partnership. Who exactly is among the official partners 2020 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Will there be a digital alternative for all gamescom events this year?

The gamescom week clearly lives from its many events, which appeal to very different target groups. However, this 360-degree offer cannot be fully displayed online. We have intensively analysed and tested with important market participants for which on-site offers it really makes sense to offer digital alternatives.

Some events such as the gamescom congress will therefore have a digital version, while other formats such as the gamescom festival will be cancelled. It was important for us to think consistently digital at gamescom 2020, to focus strongly so that the results reach the usual high quality level of a gamescom and to create offers that are used across the board and not just by a few.

Will the gamescom always take place digitally in the future?

No, gamescom 2021 will take place in Cologne again from 24-28 August.

However, we will see many expansions of the digital offer again in the coming years. In 2021, gamescom will be more successful than ever, both physically and with a greatly expanded digital programme.