Gamescom 2020 cancelled, replaced with digital event, now closest thing to E3

With E3 not happening this year the only alternative is Gamescom, which will now be a digital-only event.

E3’s cancellation this year sent massive ripples throughout the gaming industry and community and with its supposed online replacement cancelled too, the summertime is looking very dry in terms of gaming events.

In the wake of this, many found themselves looking towards Gamescom to act as a pseudo E3, even though most of the intended E3 announcements will likely be revealed by the publishers on their own terms.

Even if it ends up lacking any major, ground-breaking reveals, Gamescom is, at the very least, still running this year, though not physically, as Germany (where it’s held) has banned public gatherings until the end of August in response to the coronavirus.

The official Twitter account has confirmed that staff are already hard at work on setting up a digital event, as well as stating that all ticket purchases will be refunded.

A lot of the main publishers like Microsoft and Nintendo have some sort of presence there too, so we can hopefully expect to see new details, footage or hands-on impressions of any titles they might announce beforehand (assuming they do).

Sony stopped hosting press events at Gamescom several years ago but it still always has a consumer stand and it did unveil new Death Stranding footage last year.

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