E3 2020 might have been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there's still plenty to look forward to in 2020 – including Gamescom.
The huge event won't be taking place physically, but fans will be able to tune in to an online version to check out some fresh new announcements and demos.
Developers and Publishers will display some of the year's most anticipated games and tech.
With so many exciting games on the horizon, Gamescom is sure to be an event to remember.
A number of games that were set to release have been pushed back due to the pandemic.
The event is an opportunity to reinvigorate fans and get them excited despite the disappointment of delays.
Here's everything we know about the show so far.
Gamescom 2020 Live Blog
That's a wrap!
Thanks for tuning in everybody!
Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart Will Launch In The PS5's Launch Window
We're getting a look at full, uncut gameplay from Insomniac's latest platformer.
It looks incredible, like a big-budget Pixar movie. The underlying tech allows our dynamic duo to pull through multiple dimensions, with absolutely no loading times.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light
A fresh trailer shows off the new subclasses. Warlocks get the Shadebinder, while Hunters get the Revenant.
The Titans, (the best class), get the Behemoth subclass.
The Amiga classic from German studio Factor5 returns.
This magical dueller is launching on September 3.
It'll be free-to-play.
Medal of Honor: Above And Beyond
Respawn Entertainment's VR-only WWII title is sure to be a stunner.
It's coming exclusively to Oculus this holiday season.
Fall Guys Season 2
Season 2 brings in a middle-ages theme, full of drawbridges and suits of armour.
It looks, as you'd imagine, like utter carnage.
Our first look at gameplay following the game's reveal at a previous Xbox event.
It'll launch in 2021.
This weird, gross adventure is launching tonight on Nintendo Switch.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Coming 2021
Confirmed for current and next-gen.
This time-bending shooter launches early 2021.
Mafia: Definitive Edition Story Trailer
Check out a new look at the game's characters.
Don't forget to check out our preview.
Override 2 Crossover
Announcement coming in September!
Warframe's Heart of Deimos
This open-world expansion for the free-to-play space ninja title offers mechs, new areas to explore, and an entire planet of monsters to carve through.
It's out now for all consoles and PC.
We just got a look at about 30 seconds of gameplay of a new character.
The show-stealing indie shown at Microsoft's E3 last year is back, but this time with an all-star cast.
Willem Dafoe is in it, too.
The Sims Is Getting A Star Wars Expansion
Another crossover we weren't expecting (see Bridge Constructor and Walking Dead).
Journey to Baatuu launches on September 8.
Star Wars: Squadrons
A look at a single-player mission from EA's upcoming dogfighting title.
The game launches on October 2.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds
A look at the new brawler's characters, with wrestlers from all eras of WWE history.
Little Nightmares II
Little Nightmares II lands in February 2021. It looks just as dreamlike and eery as its predecessor, and really unsettling.
A new announcement from a two-person studio, Teardown has a focus on destructible environments built using a proprietary game engine.
Think of it like an inverted Minecraft, where you're tearing its blocky world apart.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
The Bandicoot is in Germany, which sucks. But on the plus side, he's wearing his mask like a good boy.
Flashback Tape levels announced, which offer an increased challenge using the aesthetics of the original trilogy.
Players collect the tapes as they progress through the campaign.
Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Stormground
Coming in 2021.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
WoW's next expansion lands October 27. We also got to see a lengthy animated short that sets up the narrative.
Sam And Max Are Coming To VR
The classic duo return!
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
No, really. Coming 2020 for current-gen, next-gen, and PC.
Back to the Future's Doc Brown Is Here...
...to announce that Surgeon Simulator 2 is live NOW on the Epic Games Store.
Yeah, we don't get it either.
Dragon Age 4
Bioware are teasing some new information about the focus of the next Dragon Age, promising a focus on characters - which is refreshing, after Anthem.
The line "that's the good kind of rumble" feels like a meme in the making.
Lots of lovely concept art, but the game is still early in development.
Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One
An extended gameplay sequence for Bethesda's latest DLC for Doom Eternal.
Looks like we'll be battling even more demonic nasties, as well as some truly titanic monsters.
It launches on October 20.
Unknown 9: Awakening Revealed
A next-gen title set on the streets of India, Unknown 9 stars a young heroine who is haunted by visions of her own death.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
We get a good look at our new enemy, Perseus, as part of a new campaign trailer.
Here we go!
When is Gamescom 2020?
Gamescom 2020's digital-only event will kick off on August 27 with an opening live stream from Geoff Keighley, host of the Game Awards.
The event will run until August 30, with a variety of streams to tune into. Check out the schedule below.
Gamescom 2020 Schedule
Thursday 27th August
- 7pm BST - Opening Night Live with Geoff Keighley
- 8pm BST - Next-Gen Console Watch LIVE
Friday 28th August
- 4pm BST - Game Scoop Live
- 10pm BST - Gamescom Daily Show
Saturday 29th August
- 10pm BST - Gamescom Daily Show
Sunday 30th August
- 10pm BST - Gamescom Best Of Awards Show
For a full breakdown of the schedule check out IGN's schedule:
How Can You Watch Gamescom 2020 Online?
No platforms have been confirmed yet, but there's a strong chance it'll be available on Twitch and YouTube.
The show is set to start at 11am PT / 2pm ET /7pm BST on Thursday, August 27 and will last for 2 hours.
Geoff Keighley confirmed that the show is LIVE from a studio in Los Angeles.
Which Games And Publishers Will We See?
A number of companies such as Xbox, Sega, Bethesda, EA, Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard will be appearing at the event.
Currently, 38 games are in the Opening night show from 18 different publishers including 2K, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Blizzard, Bungie, Deep Silver, Devolver, EA, Frontier, Focus Home, Gearbox, Headup Games, PlayStation, Warner Bros, Xbox Game Studios and more!
Here are the game we can expect to see over the Gamescom period:
- Destiny 2 Beyond Light
- Black Ops Cold War
- Ratchet And Clank
- Star Wars Squadrons
- Wasteland 3
- Fall Guys Season 2
- The Sims 4
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Project Cars 3
- Observer: System Redux
- Retro Machina
- Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
- Solasta: Crown of Magister
- EVERSPACE 2
- Pumpkin Jack
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse
- Dual Universe
- Jump Force
- Dual Universe
- Monster Truck Championship
- Speed Limit
- X4: Foundations
- Giants Uprising
- Goldilock One
- Dark Pictures Little Hope
- Genshin Impact
- Scarlet Nexus
- Naser: Son of Man
- Age of Empires III
- Little Nightmares II
- Stronghold: Warlords
- Morbid: The Seven Acolytes
- Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
- The Waylanders
- Sea of Thieves
- Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
- Unexplored 2
- Crash Bandicoot 4
- Street Power Soccer
- Drake Hollow - Trailer Reveal
- Raji: An Ancient Epic
- Drone Swarm
- WRC 9
- The Medium
- Alaloth – Champions of the Four Kingdoms
- ANNO: Mutationem
- Project Haven
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater Remaster
- Per Aspera
- Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One
- Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit
- In Sound Mind
- Weaving Tides
- Spacebase Startopia
- The Wild at Heart
- Project Wingman
- Just Die Already
- Gestalt: Steam & Cinder
- Hello Neighbor 2
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
- Medieval Dynasty
- Blazing Sails
- Potion Party
- Dark Fracture
- Iron Harvest
- Minute of Islands
- Demon Turf
- Kings Bounty II
- Toodee and Topdee
- Blankos Block Party
- Proto Corgi
- Cyber Hook
- Minecraft Dungeons
- The Last Spell
- Skul: The Hero Slayer
- Gone Viral
- Paradise Lost
- Ariel_Knight's Never Yield
- Terror Squid - Trailer Reveal
- Adventures of Chris
- Out of Place
- Blade Assault
- Exo One
- Space Crew
- Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World
- Necronator: Dead Wrong
- KosmokratsAeon Drive
- A Juggler's Tale
- Skeleton Crew
- Away: The Survival Series
- Mafia: Definitive Edition
- Ary and the Secret of Seasons
- F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch
- The Signifier
- Rune II
- As Far As The Eye
- Hundred Days
- Death of Rose
- Hotshot Racing
- Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck
- Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Developer Commentary
- Warriors: Rise to Glory
- Hypercharge: Unboxed
- Unto the End
- 8-Bit Adventures 2
- Konrad's Kittens
- The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon
There will also be a new Indies show focused on announcements and news around Indie games.
A Gamescom: Daily Show will run with highlights of each day.
10 Biggest Games We Expect To Hear About
There are plenty of games we know will be spoken about more at Gamescom 2020 - here is our list:
- COD 2020
- Halo Infinite
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
- Watch Dogs Legion
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Marvel's Avengers
- FIFA 21
- Madden 21
- NHL 21
10 Biggest Games We Hope To Hear About
There are a number of games that have been announced in the past and we've yet to hear much about since as well as a few that we are expecting to see announced in the near future.
Here's our list of games we would like to hear about:
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