More than 500 exhibitors will be present at the games fair Gamescom 2022, but many industry giants are missing.
Gamescom will again be held as a face-to-face trade fair this year.
From August 23rd to 28th, 2022, the games fair Gamescom will take place again as a face-to-face fair after a Corona break of several years. At the same time, the aim is to continue the wide range of online offerings. However, this year’s Gamescom is overshadowed by the cancellations of the industry giants Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Sony and Activision Blizzard. Nevertheless, the more than 500 registered companies who want to present their latest products at Gamescom 2022 have now been presented. This means that Gamescom will continue to be the world’s largest games fair.
From 2K Games to TikTok
For example, the developers and publishers 2K Games, 505 Games, astragon Entertainment, Bandai Namco, Deadalic Entertainment, Humble Games, Kalypso Media Group, Koch Media, Neowiz, Pico Interactive, Sega Europe, Team 17, THQ Nordic, Ubisoft and Warner have confirmed Bros. Games. These groups are backed by other gaming and technology companies such as Amazon Web Services, AMD, BenQ, ESL Gaming, HyperX, Medion, Razer, Samsung, SteelSeries, TikTok, Western Digital, Xbox and Xsolla.
Merchandise in own hall
The organizers were also able to attract 75 companies that will populate the Gamescom merchandise area, including sponsor MINI, Blizzard Gear Store, Square Enix, Konami Digital Entertainment, EMP Merchandising and ak tronic.
Corona as a reason for cancellation?
According to Felix Falk, Managing Director of the industry association game, the games fair Gamescom 2022 is still under the spell of the corona pandemic. Its long-term effects can be clearly seen in the games industry. There are currently many delays in the release of games, costs are increasing and international travel is still unsafe. These are the reasons why some companies are staying away from the fair this year.
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