The Gamescom 2019 It already heats up engines. Of the August 20-24, the German city of Colony will host the eleventh edition of the biggest video game fair in Europe, an event that this year is especially interesting in terms of possible ads. Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Sony, Electronic Arts or Ubisoft will present news about their upcoming releases for the coming months and, it is possible, that there is also room for some surprises.
Despite the impressive figures of the Gamescom - the year had 370,000 attendees, according to its organizers - the Cologne fair has always been behind the Los Angeles E3 As for news. This is a situation that will not change dramatically this year, however, the three conferences that Microsoft, Google and Gamescom will hold on Monday, August 19 point to the possibility of more ads than usual.
Next, we review the three main conferences of the Gamescom 2019 and their dates and times (peninsular time).
August 19 at 6:00 p.m.
As in previous years, Microsoft will take advantage of its presence in Gamescom to present a new special edition of its Inside Xbox program from the Gloria Theater in Cologne. The main character will be Gears 5, the new installment of this iconic action game for Xbox One and Windows 10. Other titles that will be present will be the new Minecraft dungeons, Age of Empires II Definitive Edition Y Battletoads, among others.
As the American company has advanced, there will also be a space to test its cloud gaming service Project xCloud, which allows you to play Xbox One games from mobile devices. It also highlights Microsoft's commitment to make video games more inclusive with the presence of the adapter
Xbox Adaptive Controller
, which will be available for many of the games available in your stand.
August 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Google Stadia Connect
The video game service in the cloud
It will start operating next November and the Internet giant does not want to waste the media showcase offered by Gamescom to continue promoting it. Google has announced that a new installment of its program will be presented coinciding with the German fair Stadia Connect, a broadcast that will be focused on games and in which new trailers will be presented.
Google should take this opportunity to clarify doubts that still exist with respect to the business model of this new service, for example, if the price of the games will vary due to the fact that it can only be executed through streaming.
August 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Gamescom Opening Night Live
Together with the Stadia Connect broadcast, the great novelty of this Gamescom will be this conference presented by the journalist Geoff Keighley. The head of the Game Awards has organized a show that will involve more than 15 companies (2K, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bungie, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Google Stadia, Koch Media / Deep Silver, Private Division, SEGA, Square Enix, Sony, THW Nordic, Ubisoft and Xbox Game Studios).
Among the confirmed titles is Predator: Hunting Grounds, the new video game based on this film series. However, everything indicates that the great protagonist will be the enigmatic one again Death stranding, the new blockbuster of the Japanese creative Hideo Kojima, who will also visit the German fair.