Gamescom is the biggest video game conference of the year—in a normal year, anyways. Even bigger than E3, Gamescom is usually held in person in Cologne Germany. This year, like last year, it will be held entirely online as a virtual event. This is handy for those of us who can’t usually make it out to Germany to sleeplessly cover video games under the influence of jetlag, and generally much, much safer than standing around in crowded spaces with the delta variant everywhere.
In any case, the Opening Night Live livestream kicks off in less than two hours, and anyone interested in some of the biggest upcoming video games should tune in. Here’s everything you need to know.
What Time Does The Livestream Start?
Over in Germany, Gamescom’s Opening Night Live stream kicks off at night. But the evening over in Germany is daytime here in the US. The livestream will begin at 2PM ET / 11AM PT / 7PM BST and will last a total of two hours. Game Awards host Geoff Keighley will host this presentation as well.
Where To Watch The Livestream
As usual, you can watch the Gamescom Opening Night Live stream all over the place, but your best bets are:
What To Expect During The Livestream
As you can see in the video above, we should expect footage from Call Of Duty: Vanguard (a whole level apparently), LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, a new Saints Row game, Death Stranding: The Director’s Cut (because you can’t have a Geoff Keighley show without Hideo Kojima!) and Far Cry 6.
I’m also hopeful that we’ll see Elden Ring since it’s currently leading the pack for the most Gamescom award nominations with a total of five. We won’t know the winners until August 26th, however.
If you’re interested in learning more about Call Of Duty: Vanguard, check out my video overview of the game here: