It was a matter of time before the Gamescom organization, considered, alongside E3, the largest video game fair in the world, to cancel the event. Despite the gradual and cautious opening of restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government maintains the rules for major public events until August 31. Accordingly, Gamescom, scheduled to be held on August 25-29, as usual, has just been canceled.
Even so, all is not lost, since the organization intends to minimize the impact of the cancellation, announcing that it will hold a fully digital event. It is the biggest gaming event in the world and that should be again this year. Wait for news on how we will celebrate the best games and Gamescom together, with all the millions of players around the world at the end of August, at the digital event, the organization wrote on its Twitter account, promising to share more news in the coming weeks.
Gamescom, which annually brings more than 350,000 visitors to Cologne, will repeat a digital event, which was complementary last year, held on the eve of the opening of the doors, conducted by the renowned journalist Geoff Keighley, the leader of the Game Awards. He has already posted the confirmation in his account, pointing out that Gamescom: Opening Night Live will be held on Monday, August 24th.
Different destination had E3, which after canceling the public event, also expressed plans for the realization of a digital variant. However, he ended up canceling all plans for this year, finishing off the Los Angeles event for the next one.