Today gamescom, the world’s largest event for video and computer games, and producer Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) announced the first details of gamescom: Opening Night Live, a spectacular live showcase of world premiere game content and announcements. The new show, airing in front of more than 1,500 fans at Koelnmesse, the site of gamescom in Cologne, Germany, will stream internationally across all major game streaming platforms in English, with local translations available in more than 8 languages.
Some of the publishers scheduled to make announcements and debut world premiere content during gamescom: Opening Night Live include: 2K, Activision, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bungie, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Google Stadia, Koch Media/Deep Silver, Private Division, Sega, Square Enix, Sony Interactive Entertainment, THQ Nordic GmbH, Ubisoft and Xbox Game Studios. A number of independent game studios will also make announcements. Additional details on specific games and game content will be revealed in the coming days leading into Monday, August 19.
“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, producer/host, gamescom: Opening Night Live. “Fans watching the stream around the 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.”
Several stars from the games industry will appear on stage. Today it is also confirmed that visionary game director Hideo Kojima will make a special live appearance during the show to present a new look at Death Stranding, set for release on November 8, 2019 worldwide for PlayStation 4 from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
gamescom: Opening Night Live is executive produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie H. Kim, executive producers of The Game Awards, and under exclusive worldwide license to Koelnmesse/game.
About Geoff Keighley
Over the past two decades, Geoff Keighley has established himself as the leading producer of programming and events that celebrate video games as the most powerful form of entertainment. He is the creator and founder of The Game Awards, the video game industry’s annual awards show, which was seen by more than 30 million digital viewers around the world in 2018. The Game Awards will return in December 2019 for its 5th anniversary broadcast.
gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from more than a hundred countries celebrate the latest games live at the event in Cologne. They are joined by millions of fans across the globe on digital channels. With the business area, the entertainment area, the developer conference devcom, the gamescom congress and the gamescom city festival, gamescom covers games culture in all its diversity. In 2019, gamescom opens its doors to trade visitors on Tuesday, 20 August 2019, and to members of the public on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. gamescom is jointly organised by Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, gamescom asia, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.
The next events:
gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019
DMEXCO - , Cologne 11.09. - 12.09.2019
photokina - IMAGING UNLIMITED, Cologne 27.05. - 30.05.2020
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