EA confirms August 16 date for gamescom presser

Wednesday, 6th July 2011 16:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Der Startschuss für Köln ist gefallenn. EA has confirmed in a save the date notice that its gamescom presser will happen on August 16.

The conference will take place where its held its press conference for the past two years in downtown Cologne. Doors open at 3:30pm local time, with the conference starting at 4pm CET.

Expect the big guns to come out and play. Among others, FIFA 12, Mass Effect 3, The Old Republic and, of course, Battlefield 3. We’re guessing you’re going to hear a date for the start of the open beta for the pump-worthy DICE shooter at the event.

Last year’s event saw showings of FIFA 11, Dead Space 2, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Harry Potter for Kinect, as well as the announcement of Mass Effect 2 coming to PS3 and the first showing of Dragon Age II.

Get last year’s deeds here.



  1. KrazyKraut

    <3 <3
    It should be… "Der Startschuss für Köln ist gefallen".

    Remember last years gamescom post?^^

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Krautgamer

    Krazy Kraut is right. You really need some germans in your crew, just for stuff like… ehh… writing german. And Gamescom. And beer.


    #2 4 years ago
  3. deadstoned

    Looking forward to it, want to see more Mass Effect 3, Old Republic and of course more Battlefield 3 =D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    I’ll swap it. :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. someguy2

    We’ll probably get the SWTOR beta and BF3 beta announcements then if they aren’t announced tomorrow.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    If they’re planning on keeping the deadline for SWTOR, they should be far into the beta, with thousands upon thousands of players right now.

    Of course stresstesting or open beta is something entirely different.

    I was playing WoW for quite a while before launch though, that beta was huge.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight


    There isn’t thousands it’s a max of a thousand, have a couple of friends who are contractual testers for Bioware. I could have gotten in but they are not flexible with the schedule its either 9-5pm M=F or 6-11pm M-F. I have classes T/TH 7am-9pm

    #7 4 years ago

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