Unlike E3, another massive gaming trade show, Gamescom, has chosen to keep the show alive this year by displaying the entire show online. Aside from the unusual presentation, which also makes this conference unique, every decade or so, is the collection of gameplay reveals and trailers from next-generation games. Although console-makers’ events prove more popular with each new generation, there is never a year when gamers should skip out on watching Gamescom.
When will Gamescom take place?
The Germany-based show will go live worldwide and online from August 27 to 30. Gamescom’s website has released a detailed schedule of when each broadcast begins.
How to watch Gamescom 2020?
Like most years, Gamescom’s YouTube channel will be a primary hub for viewers to tune-in to for all the major announcements and presentations. Gamescom has also recently announced that shows can be watched on IGN’s website. Also, Gamescom’s Twitter account will be posting videos of live presentations, when it starts.
What will be shown at the conference?
Gamescom is mostly known as a powerhouse showcase for AAA games, as last year delivered gameplay reveals for Borderlands 3, Marvel’s Avengers, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Although many publishers now have their own digital events to reveal games, Gamescom 2020 will likely become a four-day event of gameplay trailers to add onto the hype after games are revealed in the weeks before. Usually Ubisoft and Activision make major splashes at the conference, so titles like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and the heavily-rumored Call of Duty: Black Ops reboot could be shown off.
In 2019, audiences also received gameplay trailers from console exclusives, like Gears 5 and Death Stranding. So, if you’ve been let down by lackluster coverage from your favorite first-party franchise, Gamescom is likely the next destination for it to be shown. For instance, upcoming games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Halo: Infinite are worthy candidates to come out of nowhere with gameplay trailers and possibly specific release dates.
As E3 has decided to skip 2020, entirely, Gamescom 2020 will be a must-see for those would wanted to be glued to a screen for four straight days of gaming announcements, interviews, and trailers.