Find out the times, on which platforms to follow Gamescom 2021 and get an idea of what can happen at the event.
The official opening of Gamescom 2021 will be held at Opening Night Live on August 25th. The event will continue in a fully online format due to the Covid-19 combat protocols, but even with these restrictions, it promises interesting news. Learn schedules and see how to watch Gamescom 2021 .
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Gamescom in its second year online
This year’s edition will be completely online due to the protocols for combating Covid-19, but the event will still be eventful. The broadcast will be hosted by Geoff Keighley, who in June hosted the Summer Game Fest and is also known for hosting The Game Awards . There wasn’t even time to miss him.
Gamescom’s schedule and broadcasts
The Opening Night Live broadcast will be broadcast on August 25, starting at 3:00 pm Brasília time and the broadcast may be accompanied by the following platforms:
- Facebook Gaming
Companies confirmed at the event
- 505 Games
- Assemble Entertainment
- Astragon Entertainment
- BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
- Bethesda Softworks
- Electronic Arts
- GAMEVIL COM2US Europe
- Indie Arena Booth
- Koch Media
- NExT Studios (Tencent Games)
- SEGA Europe
- Thunderful Games
What to Expect from Gamescom 2021
With the companies confirmed, we can have expectations about some titles:
FIFA 22 and Battlefield 2042 arrive in October and are expected to appear at the event. News about Skate 4 , the Dead Space remake and Dragon Age 4 are awaited, but it’s best to keep your expectations low when waiting for information about these projects from Electronic Arts.
Ubisoft has Far Cry 6 , Riders Republic , Just Dance 2022 which are also coming out soon. Another company that many expect news is Bandai Namco with its Elden Ring .
Remedy is working on a Control sequel and a multiplayer spin-off, so it’s possible that something will be aired by 505 Games. However, don’t create high expectations.
For those who expect something from half-vanished franchises, Koch Media is working on a reboot of the Timesplitters and Payday 3 franchise . The company also owns the rights to Saints Row which has a new title in development, plus there’s always an expectation that something will come out about the urban legend called Dead Island 2 that’s been in development since 2012.
Saints Row may have a new game announced at Gamescom
For fans of fighting games, SNK should come up with news about The King of Fighters XV , especially regarding new characters. Some rumors and possible leaks indicate that a boy named Ash Crimson should return to the ring. The character had ended his story at the end of the arc of The King of Fighters XIII.
Future Games Show at Gamescom
Future Games Show is a special event produced by the team of British website GamesRadar. This year’s event has a partnership with Gamescom and promises to showcase around 40 games from various producers. The broadcast will be hosted by actress Maggie Robertson, who voices Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village, and Aaron LePlante, who takes on the role of Duke in the same game.