Gamescom 2018 is almost here and everyone is itching to find out what the latest releases from the top publishers and distributors will be. The five-day event is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and is looking to be one of the biggest ever. Distributors from over 50 countries are expected to be in attendance to showcase their latest releases and products. The event will take place from August 21st-25th and will take place at the Koelnmesse convention center in Cologne, Germany. The opening day of the event is reserved mostly for media, but the rest of Gamescom is open to the public.
The main entertainment area for the public to use and see will be open from 10am to 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and then 9am to 8pm Friday and Saturday.
Gamescom is an annual event taking place in Germany in which video game retailers, publishers, and companies come to show off what they will be releasing this year.
How To Watch & Viewing Details
If you’re in the area, you can still buy tickets for Gamescom for Wednesday and Thursday here. Friday and Saturday tickets are sold out.
If you can’t attend live, most of the publishers in attendance, including Microsoft, Sony, and EA, will be streaming their conferences on their social media channels so you won’t miss a thing. You can follow the various companies on social media so you don’t miss a single second.
Gamescom 2018 Schedule
Unfortunately, a full schedule for the event has not been released by the event holders and most of the companies have been relatively quiet about what they will be showcasing. However, you can most likely expect Sony to give some more details on their Spiderman exclusive and EA has already said they will be releasing more info on Battlefield V and FIFA 19.
Microsoft isn’t hosting a conference but will have a booth set up for fans to see and they can find that on August 21st, 3:30 BST/10:30 EST.
In addition to video games, Gamescom will also have a signing area, a laser tag arena and an escape room taking place in a truck.