Gamescom's opening night will feature more than 15 publishers and several world premieres it's been announced by Gamescom via their official Twitter. EA, Square Enix and Epic Games are just some of the studios that will appear at the show.
World's second-biggest gaming expo, Gamescom, is just around the corner and it's bringing a ton of new game reveals and details about some highly anticipated titles. Many AAA developers and publishers already confirmed their presence at the show but today, Gamescom have shared a couple of new details via their official Twitter, confirming that the opening night will be hosted by Geoff Keighley of the Game Awards show.
First and foremost, Keighley will be joined on stage by Hideo Kojima, who will give us exclusive previews at his upcoming action game Death Stranding. The opening show is scheduled to go live on Monday, 19 August 2019, 8:00 PM CEST.
Furthermore, more than 15 publishers will appear during the expo including 2K, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bungie, Capcom, EA, Epic Games, Google Stadia, Koch/Deep Silver and Private Division.
We know that EA plan to reveal their new Need for Speed game, which is titled Heat according to the latest leak from the Austrian retailer. As for other publishers, there is no info about their plans for world premieres.
Today, Sega also confirmed their appearance on Gamescom 2019. In their official announcement, the Japanese publisher stated that they plan to reveal a brand new AAA title and also talk about Catherine: Full Body, Two Point Hospital and Sega Genesis Mini / Mega Drive Mini.
Earlier this month, THQ Nordic also teased their lineup, which will include several new, yet unannounced games, along with some of their highly anticipated titles like SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, Biomutant and Destroy All Humans.
You can watch Gamescom 2019 on the official Twitch, YouTube and Mixer channel. It's also expected that some publishers livestream their own keynotes via YouTube and Social Media pages.
Gamescom is starting on 20 August and will run until 24 August 2019.