Gamescom 2020 to host ‘at least’ a digital event in August

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 16:16 GMT

Gamescom 2020 organizers have updated plans for the annual event, stating digital formats will go on as planned, and an “evaluation” will take this spring to see if the show can go on as planned on-site.

The annual gamescom show will not take place for five months, but some of the planned measures have been outlined in light of the corona crisis.

According to organizers, the existing digital options such as gamescom: Opening Night Live and other streams will be “significantly expanded and new modules added.”

This means gamescom will “definitely take place,” at least in a digital format August 25-29, and will not be postponed.

Organizers will make an evaluation mid-May as to how gamescom can also take place on-site in Cologne based on the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic at that time. They said if an on-site event is possible, more information will be made at that time.

Those who planned to attend the show will receive a refund for already paid tickets and exhibitors will be reimbursed in full for payments made if gamescom cannot take place on location in Cologne.

Information on the digital formats will be announced by organizers in the coming months.

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