gamescom 2022

Information technology Games
Aug 24, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messeplatz 1
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In 2022 gamescom, the leading gaming trade fair, will be back in Cologne. From 24 to 28 August gamescom 2022 will be held in a hybrid format, unveiling the most exciting innovations and game announcements. Visitors will experience a plethora of action adventure, RPG, strategy, multiplayer and MMO, family, sports, simulation and VR/AR games. The much-anticipated devcom conference for game developers and publishers will also return to Koelnmesse with a varied program of master classes, talks, workshops and round tables. The gamescom congress will explore the game technologies beyond their entertainment value and will delve into their role in the context of digital learning, healthcare, eco-friendly lifestyle, etc. Meanwhile, the exhibition will showcase the latest software, hardware, merchandise and gaming accessories.

At gamescom 2022 the Opening Night Live (also popular as ONL) will present the gaming community with over 30 exclusive game premieres, plus reveals of upcoming titles, release dates and new game trailers. The Gamescom Awesome Indies show marked a return last year surprising the visitors with a overview of the noteworthy indie titles of the near future. The collectors and fans of classic games and consoles will find everything they need at gamescom's Retro Area.

If the gamescom 2022 dates are on your calendar, we at ExpoBeds would be happy to assist with your hotel reservation. Benefit from preferential room rates, flexible booking terms and plenty of accommodation options. The best hotels in the city centre and in close proximity to the venue are quite busy, which is why our team recommends that you plan your stay in advance. Complete the enquiry form for a personalised gamescom 2022 hotel offer or book your hotel near Messe Cologne directly online!

Information

Located in Cologne, gamescom is Europe’s major trade show for computer and video games, and one of the most important events in the gaming industry and the digital world.

gamescom is continuously evolving and setting the standard for gaming quality and user experience by organising a strong and engaged online gamescom community. Initiatives such as EPIX - the online quest game running before and during the event editions, and gamescom now digital platform carrying out the digital trade show editions during Covid-19 outbreaks.

In 2021, Koelnmesse GmbH launched gamescom's first regional satellite event - gamescom asia.

Who can you meet there

As the largest platform for Europe in the gaming and entertainment sector gamescom attracts the most passionate international gamers, trade visitors and exhibitors.

Global market leaders like Epic Games International, Google, Microsoft and Warner Bros. Entertainment were present at the latest gamescom. Numerous eSports suppliers and independent games developers also took part in gamescom. Companies such as Asus Computer, DXRacer Marketing Europe, Razer and Trust Gaming brought out the hardware trends in the computer and video industry. More companies than ever exhibited rare merchandise at the fan shop arena.

Past editions

What makes it special

Gamescom often breaks its own attendance/viewers records.

In 2021 – the trade fair was fully digital and registered more than 13 million views of the gamescom 2021 streaming program. In addition, new attendance record was registered at the 2019 edition - 1,153 exhibitors and 373,000 visitors - gaming enthusiasts and professionals.

What is new for gamescom 2022

In response to the continued global impact of COVID-19, gamescom 2022 will be staged in a hybrid format. Participants will be able to enjoy a packed programme through the revamped gamescom now digital platform and experience new show additions, such as the Indie Arena Booth. The Opening Night Live, which in 2021 attracted over 2 million viewers, will once again set a riveting start to the gamescom programme.

Quick info

Organiser:Koelnmesse GmbH
Founded:2009
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:gamescom 2023 
Sectors: Information technology | Games
Website:gamescom
Visitors:Tickets for gamescom
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 50 mln views on Gamescom livestreaming shows in 2021
  • 370,000 visitors from 114 countries
  • 31,200 trade visitors
  • 870 visitors at the gamescom congress
Trade fair location
Messe Cologne location map

Messe Cologne

Messeplatz 1, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates: 50.94666 , 6.9833

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