This year the Gamescom will take place from 22.08. – (open for private individuals on 23 August) to 26.08 2017 in Cologne, Germany on the exhibition grounds. Under the guidelines of more space – more exhibitors – more internationality visitors this time await: the most important business platform in the industry, a new devcom developer event with extensive program and a very interesting conference and entertainment program. At least, this is what the press conference of 16 August 2017 promised.
This time around some 910 exhibitors will be appearing at the 9th edition of the event, including: Electronic Arts, Graybox, Kalypso, Konami, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Wargaming and Warner Bros. Entertainment. But also independent developers present their novelties and for cosplay fans there will be a separate hall.
„Gamescom continues its success story this year. From our point of view as the organizers of gamescom, this means that we have the right thematic focal points, we have the perfect exhibitors, we record again a growth and we will set new standards with gamescom 2017. From console to PC to smartphone and tablet, gamescom offers all platforms the most exciting new games. This, combined with numerous events at the exhibition grounds, means a 360-degree event experience and makes gamescom unique”, says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH.
For the first time the Gamescom will be opened by Fr. Dr. Angela Merkel. Felix Falk, Managing Director of the BIU, sponsor of gamescom promises: “Games are a fascinating entertainment medium and at the same time a huge economic factor, cultural asset and innovation drivers. This is also reflected by gamescom, which with its extensive supporting program is much more than a videogamess exhibition. At gamescom everyone can experience how digitalisation and networking change our society and economy.“
Tickets and more information can be found at http://www.gamescom.de/gamescom