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:

Although Gamescom will unfor­tu­nate­ly not take place in Cologne this year, it will be impos­si­ble to miss it on the inter­net. Our dig­i­tal con­cept is show­ing the way for­ward in the event land­scape and many of the inno­va­tions will become an inte­gral part of Gamescom in the years to come.”

Oliv­er Frese

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.