Today gamescom, the world’s largest event for video and computer games, and producer Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) announced the first details of gamescom: Opening Night Live, a spectacular live showcase of world premiere game content and announcements. The new show, airing in front of more than 1,500 fans at Koelnmesse, the site of gamescom in Cologne, Germany, will stream internationally across all major game streaming platforms in English, with local translations available in more than 8 languages.
Some of the publishers scheduled to make announcements and debut world premiere content during gamescom: Opening Night Live include: 2K, Activision, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bungie, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Google Stadia, Koch Media/Deep Silver, Private Division, Sega, Square Enix, Sony Interactive Entertainment, THQ Nordic GmbH, Ubisoft and Xbox Game Studios. A number of independent game studios will also make announcements. Additional details on specific games and game content will be revealed in the coming days leading into Monday, August 19.
“I’m so excited to bring the gaming industry together for this unique night that will celebrate many of the biggest games at gamescom that are coming out later this year and in 2020 and beyond,” said Geoff Keighley, producer/host, gamescom: Opening Night Live. “Fans watching the stream around the world should expect an overview of what to expect during gamescom week, updates and reveals on some of the most anticipated games coming in the months ahead, as well as announcements of new projects too.”
Several stars from the games industry will appear on stage. Today it is also confirmed that visionary game director Hideo Kojima will make a special live appearance during the show to present a new look at Death Stranding, set for release on November 8, 2019 worldwide for PlayStation 4 from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
gamescom: Opening Night Live is executive produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie H. Kim, executive producers of The Game Awards, and under exclusive worldwide license to Koelnmesse/game.