Europe’s biggest video game show will have to make a splash by next August without Nintendo, Activision-Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, Wargaming and Sony Interactive Entertainment for its return with a hybrid format.
A participation of Sony Interactive Entertainment to the Gamescom 2022 is not on the agenda, as are potential announcements and gameplay demos at Gamescom: Opening Night Live. The program produced by Geoff Keighley requires a presence in the Entertainment Area of the Koelnmesse through a stand to be highlighted. If Nintendo, Activision-Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive and Wargaming have also declined the invitation, publishers Sega, Bandai Namco, Koch Media, THQ Nordic and Level Infinite (Tencent) will participate in the German event.
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Return to hybrid format for Gamescom 2022
The Gamescom 2022 festivities will begin with the day for professional visitors and the media on August 24 when the Minister of the Economy Robert Habeck will open the doors of the Cologne fair. The sale of tickets for visitors started almost two weeks ago. According to the organizers, 60,000 entry tickets have already been sold. The entire exhibition grounds, including all halls, are set to be used for Gamescom 2022 which will feature an on-site experience combined with an extensive digital program.