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This year everyone can go to Gamescom and even for free

This year’s Gamescom is only available digitally, but for free.

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Since Gamescom cannot take place in Cologne this year, it is now presenting its expanded digital offering, which will be accessible free of charge to all gaming enthusiasts.

What took place last year on an exhibition area of ​​218,000 square meters is only happening on the Internet this year due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, Gamescom should attract many viewers. Oliver Frese, Managing Director of Koelnmesse GmbH, says confidently: “Unfortunately, Gamescom cannot take place in Cologne this year, but nobody will be able to get past it on the Internet”. To this end, Gamescom is expanding its digital offering, which is to be an integral part of the fair free of charge and in the years to come.



The program

During the four days from August 27th to 30th, Gamescom Now will be able to watch daily shows on news and world premieres from the gaming industry via livestream. As every year, the event starts with Gamescom: Opening Night, which is moderated by the well-known gaming journalist Geoff Keighley. There are also some new show formats.

“We are expecting surprising shows, numerous world premieres, announcements and special promotions that will make the entire games world talk about gamescom at the end of August,” says Felix Falk, managing director of game (Association of the German Games Industry) with confidence.

The four-day program at Gamescom 2020.

Picture: Gamesocm

Gamescom’s program:

  • Opening Night Live: Opening show with Geoff Keighley
  • Daily Show, August 28th to 30th: Daily highlights from Gamescom
  • Gamescom Studio, August 28th to 30th: Interviews with game developers
  • Awesome Indies, August 29: Announcements and news about highly anticipated indie games
  • Best Of Show, August 30th: Summary of the Gamescom highlights and presentation of the Gamescom award


For trade visitors, the Devcom will also take place from August 17th to 30th, where numerous online formats offer space for discussions, tutorials and making business contacts. In addition, the Devcom 365 will provide interested parties with information and news from the gaming industry all year round from June.

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