Geoff Keighley has announced that GamesCom 2021 Opening Night Live will take place on August 25, 2021 at 2.00pm EST, and will be a two-hour marathon.
Right now much of the event is being kept under wraps, although Keighley did say the event will offer “a new look at this holiday’s biggest upcoming video games and what lies beyond…”
The main GamesCom event will run August 26-27, and will feature a number of major publishers including 505 Games, Activision, Aerosoft, Assemble Entertainment, Astragon Entertainment, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Gamevil Com2us Europe, Headup, Indie Arena Booth, Koch Media, NExT Studios (Tencent Games), SEGA Europe, Team17, Thunderful Games, Ubisoft, Wargaming and Xbox.
Sony once again appears to be absent, which at this point is somewhat frustrating as it’s been pretty quiet over the summer months. With many of its major games now delayed into 2022, the format holder really needs to pull its finger out and confirm what’s in store for the rest of the year.
We’ve heard that Sony will host a new State of Play event in September, so hopefully it’s got some big announcements planned.