Gamescom 2022: Conferences, direct. Everything you should know about the European Video Games Fair

After a month of June erasing the absence of E3 but still offering us long conferences with the Summer Game Fest, the end of summer holidays is of course reserved for the Gamescom . This year again, many large companies such as Nintendo and Sony have decided not to participate, but that does not mean that the event will be devoid of interest, but quite the opposite.

Gamescom 2022: Event dates and where to see it live

Gamescom 2022 will begin on August 23 at 20: 00 (Spanish time) with the famous opening ceremony Opening Night Live *
* It will last until August 28, 2022, but this refers mainly to the physical place where different stands and other shows can be visited. The unmissable event, in terms of video game ads, is the ONL of August 23

For the first time from the Covid-19 Pandemia, Gamescom will offer a face-to-face edition in Germany (paid ticket) and will be broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube worldwide:

  • Gamescom contraction channel
  • Gamescom YouTube channel

Gamescom 2022: What ads to expect?

The renowned Opening presenter Night Live, Geoff Keighty, specified that this year’s inaugural conference would last a little more than 2 hours and had about 30 video games . Of course, we must expect to see titles that have already been announced and of which we hope to have more details, but also some world premieres.

Although the big names such as Blizzard, Nintendo and Sony are not present, we already know that Xbox will give show and that other developers known as Warner Bros Games, Thq Nordic, Ubisoft, Team17, Sega, Bandai Namco or even 2k It will be part of it. They may simply be physically present with a stand, but it is very likely that they are ads/trailers during the ONL.

The games/editors present in the ONL

Confirmed, we already have some editors who have publicly announced their participation:

* Sonic Frontiers will show a long advance of the game: the safest thing is that we finally meet its release date, which is still scheduled for the end of 2022

Xbox * will be present for the ONL but especially in physical with several titles about to be released. They also have something prepared for August 25 at 2 in the afternoon, where we can see Minecraft Legends, Planet of Wool, Age of Empires 4 and plague Tale: Requiem
Ubisoft has also confirmed their presence and fans expect developments from many licenses such as Splinter Cell, Far Cry, Skull & Bones, Rayman or Just Dance
Bandai Namco will show us One Piece Odyssey, The Devil in Me and Park Beyond
* Return to Monkey Island
* Goat Simulator 3
* The Callisto Protocol
The creators of Subnautics *, Unknown Worlds will present a new game

What else can we expect?

Although Geoff announced that the show would be great, do not expect dozens of spectacular ads, since we are in an intermediate period in which tons of large titles have already been announced and that they are planned by 2023 or more. In fact, next year he will already be busy with Starfield, Zelda Breath of the Wild 2, Redfall, Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy 16, Forspoken and without forgetting, of course, Hogwarts Legacy, who has just been postponed.

And for this end of 2022, of course we can count on the long-awaited scarlet and violet or even God of War Ragnarok if everything goes well. In short, a string of headlines that promise a brilliant future for video games. Instead of waiting for new revolutionary ads, it is better to imagine an ONL with advances of titles, gameplay and launch dates already known . To compare and measure your expectations, you can always consult our complete summary of Gamescom 2021.