The Gamescom is an annual event that gathers in Cologne, Germany, to the major publishers of video games. And as is usual, from 20 to 24 August, will offer visitors the opportunity to test their latest projects. The activities of the Gamescom 2019, however, will begin a day before with the conferences of companies such as Nintendo, Microsoft, and Google and here we show you the complete schedule and how you can follow in line.
Unlike E3, Gamescom is usually not offers a lot of ads for games level AAA. However, it still remains a great opportunity to see it in action in the next games or to learn more about the hardware that will arrive in the next few years. So you don’t miss anything, in Digital Trends in Spanish we tell you how to follow the presentations, schedules, and what could be the major announcements.
Nintendo Indie World Showcase
August 19 – 6 AM PT/9 AM ET
Nintendo will be the first major carrier to unveil their latest innovations during the Gamescom 2019. The video presentation, as is often the case with the japanese developer, is scheduled with a duration of 20 minutes, focusing on the games indies or independent who will reach the console Nintendo Switch. The firm does not have advance information about what could be those titles.
According to analyst Daniel Ahmad, it could be one which had been presented as an exclusive for the Xbox and PC. In this case, the obvious choice seems to be Ori and the Blind Forest, successfully launched several years ago and currently has a sequel in production. Otherwise, we hope that the video game previously launched on Steam continue to reach out to Switch. In any case, we don’t expect any dramatic announcement during the presentation.
August 19 – 8 AM PT/ 11 AM ET
Microsoft seems to come with various innovations to their presentation of the Gamescom 2019, as the new appearances and information about some of their AAA titles. During the press conference Inside Xbox, we will get more progress, gameplay and information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Breakpoint, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, The Comes 2, Greedfall, Metro Exodus, Blair Witch and Force, in addition to having access to the first preview of the Horde mode of Gears 5.
In addition to games, Microsoft will also be presenting new accessories, will discuss the next X019 and will announce details related to your program Xbox Game Pass. According to some rumors that have circulated previously, the Game Pass could come to Nintendo Switch, so this could be an opportunity for Microsoft to share that news.
Google Stay Connect
August 19 – 10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET
Google has already given some details of the service of streaming games Stay, as well as their main characteristics and requirements of Internet speeds. Therefore, during the press conference Stay Connect at Gamescom 2019, the focus will not be so much on the platform, but rather on the games that will count.
So far, the firm has maintained total secrecy about what will be the titles to take you to Germany, although it has ensured that will include new trailers, in addition to changes in presentations, behind-the-scenes, developed in conjunction with the developers that are partners of Stay.
Although the focus will be on games more than on the technology, Gamescom 2019 would be a great opportunity to show to what extent Stay you can run titles that require low latency. We know that Mortal Kombat 11 will come to this service, so that a combat in vivo could be useful to show the strength of the service before it is launched, probably in the course of this year. We would also like to know the projects unique is that Google is preparing to Stay after his release.
The press conference Google Stay Connect at Gamescom you’ll be able to follow it live through YouTube.
Gamescom Opening Night Live
August 19 – 11 AM PT/ 2 PM ET
The day will be closed for The Game Awards and the producer of the E3 Coliseum, Geoff Keighley, with the Gamescom 2019 Opening Night Live. Keighley will showcase titles from several publishers, including those who do not organize their own press conferences.
The games confirmed include Gears 5, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Death Stranding, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Need for Speed: Heat and Predator: Hunting Grounds. The developers and publishers who collaborate with Keighley include 2K Games, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bungie, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Google, Deep Silver, Private Division, Sega, Square Enix, Sony, THQ Nordic, Ubisoft and Microsoft.
There is still to know what it is that are reserved for these companies for the event, although we are sure that Electronic Arts will be more that Need for Speed: Heat. Just before the Gamescom 2019, leaked a preview of the new shooter game Plants vs.Zombies: Battle for Neighbourville, which has yet to be officially announced.
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