Gamescom 2022 will be a hybrid in-person and online event

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For the past two years, Gamescom has been an all-digital event thanks to COVID-19 restrictions. This year, Europe’s largest gaming fair will operate as a hybrid event that will be held on-site at its usual German location of Cologne, while also offering an online component.

As tradition dictates, Gamescom Opening Night Live will kick off the event on August 24. It will be followed by four days of access for the public, professional visitors, journalists and content creators which will end on August 28. safe and digital queue management, limited ticket sales and wider hall aisles have been introduced in addition to the standard hygiene and safety protocols used by the venue.

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For those who participate online, interactive quests will return to the Gamescom Now website, with these activities unlocking rewards from certain exhibitors. Gamescom 2021 was originally positioned to be a hybrid event, but a rise in coronavirus cases in Europe last year forced organizers to adopt a digital-only approach instead.

This year’s event also aims to offset all emissions created by running the show by creating a ‘climate friendly’ gaming event. This will be done through the use of free public transport tickets while raising funds for the Gamescom Forest reforestation project.

On the other side of the globe, this year’s E3 will once again be digital-only due to ongoing health risks from COVID-19. Previous E3 events have seen the gaming convention operate in a smaller capacity, offering independent press conferences from several different publishers, a week of live-streamed content, and a web portal that didn’t have much content. to explore.

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