Gamescom 2023 event schedule and how to watch

Gamescom 2023, one of the world’s premier gaming events, is currently underway in Cologne, Germany. It is Recognized as one of the largest gaming events globally, gamescom represents a diverse gaming community. Last year, it amassed a staggering 13 million views from Twitch and YouTube streams alone.

The event from August 22 to 27 will offer lots of gaming content and surprises for everyone, whether attending in person or watching from home. Here’s everything you need to know.

How to watch Gamescom 2023 

Gamescom 2023’s Opening Night Live is scheduled for August 22 at 7pm BST and will be broadcasted on The Game Awards’ YouTube, and Twitch channels. Geoff Keighley, the event’s presenter, emphasized in a chat with VGC that this year’s livestream will predominantly offer updates on games set to release within the next year, such as Alan Wake 2 and Black Myth Wukong

While the event will spotlight upcoming titles like Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, Starfield, and Baldur’s Gate 3, it will shift its focus from new game announcements to updates on anticipated releases. 

Gamescom Schedule 2023

Following the main event, viewers can anticipate an exclusive Post-Show, enriched with in-depth analysis, extended looks, and interviews with game developers. As the event unfolds, more schedule details from various studios and partners are expected, so enthusiasts are encouraged to keep an eye out for the latest updates.

  • Opening Night Live | August 22nd at 7pm UK, 11am PT/2pm ET USA
  • Into the Infinite: Showcase by Level Infinite | 6pm UK, 10am PT/1pm ET USA
  • Future Games Presentation | August 23rd at 7pm UK, 11am PT/2pm ET USA
  • Exclusive access for trade visitors and media | August 23rd-25th
  • General event arena access | August 23rd-27th
  • Public entertainment section | August 24th-27th
  • Gamescom city celebrations | August 26th-27th.
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What’s in Store for Viewers

Expect six days of immersive gaming content. This includes new game trailers, developer showcases, and exclusive interviews. 

For Those Attending in Person

The event offers a rich experience with sections like the Cosplay Village, esports event arena, indie and retro zones, and multiple gaming stations. 

Microsoft’s Presence

Microsoft’s focus is on games slated for a 2023 or early 2024 release. Attendees and viewers can anticipate presentations on “Starfield” and “Forza,” along with live coverage from the Xbox booth featuring gameplay and interviews.

Nintendo’s Return

After a four-year hiatus, Nintendo makes a comeback to gamescom. However, details regarding their exhibitor content remain under wraps.

Giveaway Information

For those eyeing the game code giveaways, no purchase is required. Simply tune into the live stream from August 22 to August 27 to be eligible.

In conclusion, gamescom 2023 promises to be an eventful and exciting week for gaming enthusiasts worldwide. Whether attending in person or streaming from home, there’s something for everyone. Stay tuned for more updates and reveals.

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