Gamescom 2021: Schedule, Dates, Key Timings, Publisher List, and More

Published 08/17/2021, 1:20 PM EDT
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Gamescom is the biggest gaming convention of the year alongside events like E3 and BlizzCon. Similar to last year, the event is returning in digital form and completely free of charge. The event will kick off with and exclusive presentation from Xbox and Bethesda on August 24, 2021 at 1 PM EST. F0llowing this, on August 25, 2021, Gamescom: Opening Night Live will stream at 2 PM EST.

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Xbox and Bethesda will once again showcase what they have been working on this year. Halo Infinite has been the talk of 2021 in the gaming community and we would not be surprised to see some updated gameplay. Furthermore, according to Xbox’s recent tweet, Parris Lilly and Kate Yeager will touch upon some of the new third-party titles making their way to the Xbox Games Pass.

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The following day on August 25th, Geoff Keighley will kick Gamescom off with Opening Night Live. The entire event will span two days and end on August 27th. While the event will take place in Koln, Germany, it will be streamed all over the world via their official Twitch channel. The opening night live is the main attraction of the event and will include gameplay trailers and demonstrations from some of gaming’s biggest developers across the two-hour stream. Currently, the list of names attending the convention include:

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

Konami is one of the highly anticipated developers at the event. They will share more news about the eFootball aspect of their soccer title, PES. In addition to this, there will also be more information released for Yu-gi-oh master duel. Although major developers like PlayStation and Nintendo will not be at the event, there are tons of other developers waiting to share their latest projects with you. Are you excited about Gamescom 2021? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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