Due to Germany’s nationwide ban on major events until the end of August, it impacts our beloved annual Gamescom event a lot. Gamescom 2020 will be canceled this year, but luckily it just impacts the on-site event, as they’re hosting a digital version of this years Gamescom.
“As the organizer, this decision is as painful for us as for the half-million Gamescom fans who come to Cologne every year to celebrate games together. However, we are looking forward to the digital Gamescom 2020.” – Oliver Frese, Managing Director of Koelnmesse GmbH
“Even though we, unfortunately, will not be able to come together with the games community and industry on-site in Cologne this year, we’ll still celebrate the latest games with each other digitally at the end of August. That is why we are working at full speed together with our partners on the further development of Gamescom: Opening Night Live and Gamescom now, and will be presenting new and exciting digital formats. Our goal is clear: this year, Gamescom will once again be ‘The Heart of Gaming’ for millions of fans throughout the world.” – Felix Falk, Managing Director of game – the association of the German games industry
I for one are looking forward to the next Opening Night Live show and are extremely curious how the Gamescom team is going to host the “The Heart of Gaming” to digital platforms. We are seeing that Geoff Keighley is hosting an indie games bonanza with tons of demos available in Steam through the dates E3 was suppose to happen, so maybe we will see something similar?
Source: Gamescom Press Team