The organizers of the Gamescom 2021 They have announced the first partners that will make an appearance at the digital event and that until a couple of months ago it was planned as a hybrid appointment: online and in person. Activision, Xbox, Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Bandai Namco Entertainment, 505 Games and Team17 star in a list of companies that you can read below:

  • 505 Games
  • Activision
  • Aerosoft
  • Assemble Entertainment
  • astragon Entertainment
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Electronic Arts
  • Headup
  • Indie Arena Booth
  • Koch Media
  • NExT Studios (Tencent Games)
  • SEGA Europe
  • Team17
  • Thunderful Games
  • Ubisoft
  • Wargaming
  • Xbox

The Gamescom 2021 will be held on August 25 to 27. In addition to news about the aforementioned developers and publishers, return the Indie Arena Booth Online, this time integrated into the main event and last year offered an innovative structure: a sort of Habbo where players could view trailers, read information, and chat with developers. In that space there will be 80 independent games to be specified at the end of July, plus 40 other titles indies in the “Arcade Village” section.

“Video Games: The New Normal”

The event this year will have the slogan “Games: The New Normal” (Video games: the new normal, by its translation from English). This will bring up several themes throughout the event: how interactive entertainment contributes to society “especially in a more digital and connected world after the coronavirus pandemic”; the biggest affordability of video games; and the live broadcasts games, “which are no longer a phenomenon of video game culture […]but it has become the bonfire of the digital age. “

The event will be broadcast through two newly announced channels: ProSieben MAXX and of the German firm. Seven.One Entertainment Group; and the Russian social network They join those previously announced: YouTube, Twitch, TikTok and Facebook Gaming.

One day before the event begins, on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 24 (the time has not yet been specified), the Opening Night Live, the opening ceremony presented by Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards, Summer Game Fest) where news is usually announced. Last year we saw a small preview of Dragon Age 4 and a gameplay extensive of Ratchet & Clank: Una dimensin aparte.

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