Upcoming gaming events: gamescom digital 2021

After last year’s digital edition of the Cologne event, the upcoming gamescom 2021 goes online only once again with their new motto Games: The new normality.

Photo: Koelnmesse

Taking place from August 25-27, 2021, gamescom 2021 will be at the heart of gaming, at least in the digital space. The aforementioned motto is complemented by the idea of “More games for less money” and live streaming. Despite having my reservations about the YouTube scene, it’s obvious that with the ongoing pandemic, it’s probably the best way to communicate with and bringing together people around the world.

Of course content creators wouldn’t be able to talk about games if developers and publishers didn’t create them first. So it’s no suprise to see a big line-up of them getting involved. The Opening Night Live Show as well as other live streams from the gamescom studios will make a return, delivering bite-sized information about the latest or upcoming titles.

What is probably more interesting than the big hitters is the indie scene. Unlike last year’s debut (see Past gaming events: gamescom 2020, Day 3), Indie Arena Booth Online will be part of the gamescom now online portal, presenting 80 curated indie games. It’s integrated in the Arcade Station which allows games to be promoted through demos, trailers, and direct links to the popular sales platforms. There will even be an NPC that can be directly contacted by visitors, making the online experience that much more tangible.

The decision to do the event online and not on site is easy to understand (and unlike the Spielemesse in Essen, it’s the best way to keep everyone safe). Why it only lasts three instead of four days is a puzzle, though. However, with devcom 2021 already being 5 days, it looks to be a very busy week in August indeed, each event offering different experiences, although the biggest advantage of gamescom 2021 is that it’s completely free.

There will probably be more announcements coming soon to the official website, so stay tuned and expect coverage, hopefully once again in the exclusive press areas behind the scenes as the years before!

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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