Opening Night Live: Gamescom 2022 debuts tonight in live stream

Opening Night Live: Die Gamescom 2022 startet heute Abend im Livestream
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opened tonight Geoff Keighley As part of Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live. The trade fair and moderator promises presentations on about 30 new games, and the names of a dozen are already known. For the first time since 2019, the trade fair will again take place in Cologne as a one-on-one event from Wednesday to Sunday.

Inaugural presentation marked the beginning of the fair

As usual, Gamescom begins with Opening Night Live, held the day before the trade fair, and as of last year, Game Awards presenter Geoff Keighley will moderate the event. The program will be telecast live at 8 pm youtube And Twitter transfer. Presentations are planned for about 30 games in about two hours, including several premieres and new releases. The new information has already been confirmed on the following titles:

  • jenshin effect
  • Goat Simulator 3
  • Gotham Knights
  • high on life
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • P. reading of
  • return to monkey island
  • sonic frontiers
  • soul hackers 2
  • Callisto Protocol
  • Expansion: A Telltale Game Series
  • final test
  • A new sci-fi game from Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment

After a two-year break, an on-site program without Robert Hebeck

In the past two years, Gamescom has only been held as a digital event due to the coronavirus pandemic. In August 2022, the trade fair will open its doors again at the site in Cologne, although shortened to just five days instead of the previous six. This time, the trade fair’s Wednesday – like the first Tuesday – will serve as a trade visitor and media day, with the event open only to game developers, publishers, the press and influencers, at least early in the morning. Will stay From 1 p.m., however, private visitors are also allowed entry with a wildcard ticket. From Thursday to Sunday the fair is open for private visitors daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Gamescom Schedule
Gamescom schedule (Image: Gamescom)

Federal Economics Minister Robert Hebeck was supposed to officially open Gamescom 2022 with NRW Prime Minister Hendrik Wurst on Wednesday afternoon, but he had to cancel participation at short notice. The reason for this is the energy policy visit of Canada with Chancellor Olaf Scholz in opposition to the ministry. sports economy communicated. Hebek’s Foreign Minister Michael Kellner is now expected to represent him. However, the Minister of Economics wants to send a video message to be shown at the opening of Gamescom.

Many big publishers are missing

This year, however, some major publishers and developers are staying away from Gamescom, including Sony, Nintendo, Blizzard, EA, and Take-Two. In addition to the high cost for hall space and stands, the reason is the current lull in new games due to the pandemic, the trend toward in-house keynotes and events, as well as the ongoing digitization and growth of online offerings. Microsoft, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco, Sega and THQ Nordic, among others, have been confirmed as exhibitors on the site.

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