Gamescom 2021: Big Name Publishers Xbox, Activision, and EA Confirm Their Presence

Published 07/15/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
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The ongoing situation with the pandemic has definitely made matters much worse for live events and sporting leagues. It impacted Gamecom’s idea of hosting a physical event, as the organizers had to make significant changes. Now, the event is being promoted as an all-digital one and it is going to take place next month. 2021 marks the second year for the event, and it is going to be held similarly as its previous iteration.

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20 top-rated studios will be attending the event along with 80 new indie titles being revealed during the live event.

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Gamescom 2021 will see SEG, Activision, Xbox, and more making an appearance

In a blog post. organizers shared the news and listed down all the top-rated companies that will visit the all-digital event. The list contains many top-rated names, and it could lead to some fascinating revelations.

  • 505 Games
  • Activision
  • Aerosoft
  • Assemble Entertainment
  • astragon Entertainment
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Electronic Arts
  • GAMEVIL COM2US Europe
  • Headup
  • Indie Arena Booth
  • Koch Media
  • NExT Studios (Tencent Games)
  • SEGA Europe
  • Team17
  • Thunderful Games
  • Ubisoft
  • Wargaming
  • Xbox

Over 10 media channels of  the world will broadcast event live

The entire event will focus on making gaming the new normal and educating the world about the blooming gaming industry. The entire event is going to be organized by Koelnmesse and is backed by Facebook Gaming, TikTok, Twitch, or YouTube and other regional channels as media partners. In a statement Koelnmesse’s COO, Oliver Frese, shared his thoughts about the event shed light on what fans can expect from it.

“Especially in view of the challenges for game production during the Corona pandemic and the much shorter preparation times of a digital event, we’re very delighted about the very impressive list of gamescom partners who are already confirmed. With this, the purely digital gamescom with its shows and innovations underlines its great value for the industry and the worldwide gaming community.

“Together with already confirmed and continuously joining partners, we will continue to bring an exciting and eventful program to millions of gaming fans worldwide in 2021. I am already looking forward to celebrating the start of gamescom 2021 and the many premieres of gamescom: Opening Night Live with the entire community on August 25.”

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It is quite possible that the event will see Ubisoft revealing more information about the upcoming Assassin’s creed title, while Xbox going to shed light on the HALO: Infinite. Similarly. EA also has a great opportunity in its hands to roll out a gameplay trailer for the highly expected Battlefield 2042.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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