Gamescom 2021 is a Digital Occasion As soon as Once more
The Massive Dangerous Rona has claimed a second yr of nice gaming occasions, and Gamescom 2021 is the most recent sufferer following within the steps of E3 2021 going all-digital.
It ought to come as no shock to anyone, however Gamescom 2021 will as soon as once more by a digital occasion with no in-person assembly happening on the ordinary spot in Koln. The explanation? The Rona, clearly. And seeing as how Oktoberfest has been referred to as off, it is sensible that Gamescom gained’t be going forward as ordinary.
As an alternative, we’re getting a digital occasion, very like final yr, with builders and publishers exhibiting their wares to followers and media alike through livestreams and pre-recorded shows. The excellent news is that it means it’s free for everyone and also you gained’t must deal with the crowds inside the same old venue.
Oliver Frese, Chief Working Officer of Koelnmesse says: “Along with sport – The German Video games Business Affiliation, now we have put all our vitality into making Gamescom 2021 in a hybrid format potential for followers and business alike. Nevertheless, although the hybrid idea was very nicely acquired by the companions, we needed to acknowledge that Gamescom nonetheless comes too early for a lot of firms within the business because of the required planning reliability. One factor is totally clear: All these concerned now want planning reliability. That’s why we’re going for a purely digital Gamescom once more this yr and, with ample lead time, will be capable of provide the gaming group a good stronger on-line occasion on the finish of August 2021. Gamescom 2020 and different commerce festivals equivalent to DMEXCO @dwelling 2020 and h+h cologne @dwelling 2021 are proof that we are able to do that. All companions can ebook their participation beginning instantly.”
Felix Falk, Managing Director of sport – The German Video games Business Affiliation feedback: “We, as the sport business, additionally need to use Gamescom to point out that improvements and daring developments are the easiest way to take care of such crises. With this in thoughts, the Gamescom staff has been laborious at work for months on Gamescom 2021, particularly on the digital parts. Subsequent yr would be the first time that we can implement most of the new ideas for the hybrid format of Gamescom. For digital Gamescom 2021, our focus is to supply much more video games and attain in addition to a heightened group ambiance. We’re subsequently introducing a very new idea referred to as Gamescom epix, which sends the group on a joint quest journey in social media even earlier than Gamescom begins. What we need to do with that is switch much more of the distinctive Gamescom ambiance to the digital world. Along with our quite a few companions, we need to make Gamescom the world’s largest gaming occasion once more in 2021.”
Gamescom 2021 takes place on-line from August twenty fifth till August twenty seventh.