Gamescom 2020 should take place despite the cancellation of major events in Germany – in digital form. The organizers have now announced this via Twitter. However, no concrete details regarding the implementation are known.
Yesterday, the German government banned all major events in Germany up to and including August 31, 2020 due to the current corona crisis. This logically also applies to this year's gamescom, which was supposed to take place in Cologne from August 26th to 29th. So far there is no precise definition of how many people or visitors make up a major event, but the original plans for gamescom must be rejected. Nevertheless, the fair should definitely take place – in digital form. This emerges from a current tweet by the organizers. It says:
"Although not all details are known at the current time, the nationwide ban on major events will also have an impact on planning for gamescom until the end of August. In addition: gamescom 2020 will definitely take place in digital form. We will announce more detailed information shortly given. "
Accordingly, the organizers had secretly already expected such a scenario and worked out corresponding alternative plans. So far it is not known in what form and to what extent this digital gamescom will take place. An online variant was originally also planned for the canceled E3 in Los Angeles, but has since been rejected. Instead, there should be several smaller events in cooperation with individual partners. We will of course keep you up to date on further developments.
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