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Gamescom has been for some years the most important event dedicated to the video game industry in Europe and the next edition that will begin on Tuesday, August 20, will have an unprecedented inaugural event that we are ready to bet, perhaps with a betfair promo code, will attract the attention of gamers all over the world.
The show will be called Opening Night Live and will be held at 8pm (local German time) on Monday, August 19. Geoff Keighley, the journalist who organizes The Game Awards, has provided a tentative list of participants and we are talking about the main publishers in the world like 2K, Bungie, Capcom, Square Enix, Ubisoft. Xbox Games Studios and many more.
However, the focus on attendance has been attracted by two particular names. The first is that of Google and its cloud gaming service Stadia. Before Opening Night Live, the big G has already announced another event where they should finally announce the day when it will be possible to start using the service.
Stadia should surely make up some ground, as the latest Connect event left users with a lot of doubts. People were hoping that Stadia would offer a “flat” subscription in the style of Netflix, but it was discovered that the business model basically is going to follow that of traditional consoles. So, we’ll see if at Gamescom, perhaps with the announcement of the first exclusive for Stadia, the reactions will be different.
At Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, Hideo Kojima will also be present with his highly anticipated Death Stranding. Unfortunately, nothing is known about the contents of his speech. In any case, the release of Death Stranding is approaching (November 8th, exclusively on Playstation 4), so it’s likely that some important and significant content will be showed. Maybe not at the level of the last official trailer, but it will still be interesting and, above all, remove some of the many doubts that still surround this somewhat mysterious title.
Among the announcements that will surely arrive during the Gamescom there is a new triple A title by SEGA, about which there is still maximum secrecy, while it has already been confirmed that Electronic Arts will unveil the next chapter of Need for Speed, coming out before the end of the year. This is an atypical move on the part of EA. Hardly such an important title is announced just a few months before its release. We’ll see what happens. Surely racing lovers can not wait to learn more.
Finally, there is a rumor in the last few hours that has been catching the attention of social networks. The aforementioned Capcom could in fact take advantage of the prominence of Gamescom to announce the next project related to Resident Evil. After the successful remake of Resident Evil 2, the great return of the second installment of the saga, Capcom could announce the arrival of Resident Evil 3 Remake, for example. Anyway, we should not underestimate the possibility of a completely new chapter of the famous horror series, perhaps a completely new spin-off.
Surely, there will be no lack of news to keep an eye on during the Gamescom in Cologne.