Gamescom has moved to an all-digital event this year, and you probably guessed it’s because of the ongoing pandemic. This shift has brought about a change to the shows dates. It was previously supposed to start on August 25th — 29th, but is now taking place on August 27th — 30th.
According to the announcement, Gamescom is now a “content hub” for news and publisher events. The digital version of Gamescom will begin with Opening Night Live, and will include other events like Gamescom: Awesome Indies and Gamescom: Daily Show. The event will finish with the August 30th presentation of Best of Show.
Oliver Frese, Gamescom’s managing director, gave a statement regarding the shift for this year:
Geoff Keighley, who is hosting the event, promoted the show today on his Twitter account. reiterating it will serve as the final stop of the Summer Game Fest digital event.