As with E3 2021, the Gamescom again chose to All-digital event this year.
Over the course of a week, you’ll be able to attend a series of conferences, including a broadcast hosted by Jeff Kelly from The Game Awards, a show focused on indie games, an Xbox presentation and a Destiny 2 presentation — so game fans will be able to delight in what the future holds. for this industry.
Despite last year’s event crowding, these games are still a lot quieter than games we’ve known over the years – thankfully, as at E3, the 2021 conferences have been condensed into a single week rather than a seemingly endless broadcast roster. during summer. Offa!
If you’ve followed our gamescom guides from previous years, you’ll know we’ve provided some background so you know what to expect beforehand – but, as always, there will definitely be some surprise announcements along the way.
Gamescom 2021 – General Programming
If you want to catch the biggest action in action, make sure you’re free on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, when all the big broadcasts will take place. While gamescom offers some additional software throughout the week, there are no details on this at the time of writing this guide.
Below you can see the date and time of all Gamescom 2021 conferences:
|Gamescom Conference 2021||Conference date||Opening Hours (Lisbon)||time (Brazil)|
|show pot 2||Tuesday 24 August||17:00||13:00|
|Xbox gamescom 2021 stream||Tuesday 24 August||18:00||14:00|
|gamescom inaugural night live||Wednesday 25 August||18:30||14:30|
|Gamescom Awesome Indies . Show||Fifth, August 26||19:30||15:30|
|Show future games||Fifth, August 26||21:00||17:00|
Below, you can read in detail everything we know about each conference:
Destiny 2 Show – Tuesday 24th August
- Portugal: 17:00 (Lisbon time)
- Brazil: 13:00 (Brasilia time)
As we kick off the gamescom broadcast week in an unofficial way, we will have a Bungie show that will reveal the future of Destiny 2.
Highlight is moving on to reveal the game’s upcoming expansion, The Witch Queen, which has been pushed from Destiny’s usual year-end period to an early 2022 release.
Bungie should then reveal to us how it will keep us busy until the expansion launches – including the reveal and immediate release of the new season, Season of the Lost, which will surely kickstart the events of The Witch Queen. release date o crossplay de Destiny 2 – One of the most anticipated quality of life features by gamers.
Finally, you know there’s a premiere starting an hour early – details of what it contains haven’t been confirmed yet, but you know the main reveal will start at the times mentioned above.
Xbox gamescom 2021 – Tuesday 24th August
- Portugal: 18:00 (Lisbon time)
- Brazil: 14:00 (Brasilia time)
Hosted by Parris Lilly and Kate Yeager, Xbox will also be present at gamescom with a dedicated event where “detailed updates” on previously announced Xbox Game Studios titles will be presented. imagine it Forza Horizon 5 It will be one of those titles and hopefully the release date of Halo: Infinite will be revealed. We also know that we will receive some updates about Xbox Game Pass And what can be relied upon nowadays.
In short, don’t expect the “revolutionary” rendering we gave at E3 – just more details about some of the games that have already been announced.
In addition, Bethesda Germany will broadcast on Twitch On Thursday 26 August. Chances are there won’t be any reveal – but it’s possible that new gameplay footage will be released that haven’t been released, perfect for keeping us busy until the weekend.
Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live – Wednesday 25th August
- Portugal: 18:30 (Lisbon time)
- Brazil: 2:30 p.m. (Brasilia time)
The main attraction of virtual games this year will include more than 30 games in a two-hour broadcast “Full of news, revelations, gameplay and more”According to presenter Jeff Kelly.
Already confirmed, we have a new character for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania (we’ve got characters from Sonic and Tails, Jet Set Radio, and Yakuza so far) and news about Genshin Impact and King of Fighters XV, the next generation of Call’s gameplay Duty: Vanguard and the new Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga and great footage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles From dotemu, a look at Devolver’s Massive Monsters and possibly Saint’s Row reveal.
There is also a 30-minute pre-show with “eight additional world premieres”. We’ve included it in the tables above, allowing you to increase your share of world premieres – otherwise, you can tune in to the main show at 19:00 (Lisbon time) or 15:00 (Brasilia time).
Gamescom Awesome Indies Show – Thursday 26th August
- Portugal: 19:30 (Lisbon time)
- Brazil: 3:30 p.m. (Brasilia time)
This show, created in collaboration with IGN, was presented not at the Koelnmesse salons in Cologne, but at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. This means we’ll have a “beach day filled with exclusive trailers, fun and games – a unique sight that only Venice Beach residents can provide.”
To give you an idea of what to expect, last year brought us the first full reveal of Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World. Here is an official summary of what happened during last year’s event:
Future Games Show – Thursday 26th August
- Portugal: 21:00 (Lisbon time)
- Brazil: 17:00 (Brasilia time)
Hosted by Aaron LaPlant, Dick’s Resident Evil Village translator and Maggie Robertson, Lady Dimitrescu of RE Village, the Future Games Show returns to gamescom with an evening of “gameplay videos, guided tours with producers and world premieres.”
More than 40 matches and “some special guests” were also revealed. To get an idea of what’s going to happen, the E3 Future Games Show had news about it jurassic world evolution 2, Dying Light 2 Stay Human and OlliOlli World. In addition, there will be another virtual show floor for you to explore, where you can play streaming demos on Steam.
What about Gamescom 2021’s plans for other publishers?
For the fourth year in a row, don’t count on a show dedicated to PlayStation, the publisher that has been a huge supporter of gamescom in previous generations. Like last year, you probably did the opening night show – but it’s best to keep your expectations in check.
For Nintendo, although it started doing more about gamescom in the years leading up to the pandemic, it seems to be more interested in creating its own programming this time of year — creating Indie World broadcasts in the weeks leading up to gamescom in both 2020 and 2021. .
As for third parties, Konami said they are preparing advertisements for eFootball – The new free version of PES – and also Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel master.
Finally, the Dying Light 2 Stay Human web series is also included in the Gamescom schedule, on Thursday, August 26 at 7:00 PM (Lisbon time) or 3:00 PM (Brasilia time) — and will focus specifically on parkour and combat.
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