Gamescom is upon us once more, and that means it's time to learn about upcoming games. A lot of them, if an official tweet is any indication. Like a lot of huge industry events, Gamescom will kick things off with an opening night ceremony. This one, called Opening Night Live, will be broadcast worldwide. And according to producer Geoff Keighley, it will show off 25 games during its two-hour run.
Opening Night Live will go live on Monday, August 19th. Keighley's tweet helpfully lists the times in both European and U.S. time zones to save us some math. It will air at 8PM CEST, 2PM EDT, and 11AM PDT. So for us in the States it technically makes it Opening Day Live. Whatever your time zone, you can catch the stream on YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Facebook, and Twitter.
24 hours from now, @gamescom #OpeningNightLive airs around the world. Here's a look at some of what you'll see on stage. Honored to be over here in Germany to kick off things off with so many amazing developers! See you at 8 pm CEST / 2 pm ET / 11 am PT streaming everywhere. pic.twitter.com/ortWBXA9T8— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 18, 2019
Keighley also gives us some idea of what to expect from the show. Borderlands 3 will reveal its "End Game." Hideo Kojima himself will take the stage to show more of Death InStranding. We'll also see big updates from the new Modern Warfare, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, and Gears 5. All in all, Keighley says that 25 games will be shown.
The actual Gamescom will run from August 20th-24th in Cologne, Germany. It is essentially the European equivalent of E3, so expect developers big and small to be in attendance and share some big reveals. In fact, just like with E3, a handful of major developers will be having press conferences before the show to drop some news. Nintendo will show off Switch indies, Xbox will show some Gears 5 before Opening Night Live, and Google Stadia has some mystery stuff. Then, some of the reveals will be on the show floor for attendees to demo.
In the past, Gamescom was mostly something that people who were actually going got excited for. The rest of us got the announcements later. Now, thanks to the rise of live streaming, gamers all over the world can share in the excitement. Even us at TheGamer, who sadly can't go to Germany, will still be here to cover the big announcements. So stay tuned to our social media to see the reveals as they happen.