This week is Gamescom, the biggest videogames convention in the world. While events in Cologne officially get underway August 20, there’s going to be plenty to see starting tomorrow, August 19. One of those will be Microsoft’s Inside Xbox showcase, and that will be followed by the Game Awards’ Geoff Keighly presenting Opening Night Live.
Keighly will be hosting the show from Koelnmesse, Cologne’s convention center and Gamescom’s main site. He’ll be showing some exclusive reveals for upcoming games, and he’ll be welcoming Hideo Kojima to introduce some new footage of Death Stranding – which may not be a PlayStation exclusive any more.
Also on the slate for Opening Night Live: a “special announcement” about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the story trailer reveal for Gears 5, Need for Speed Heat gameplay, and the first-ever footage from Disintegration, a new sci-fi shooter from one of the original creators of Halo.
The show will also feature announcements by industry heavyweights like Capcom, Epic, Square Enix, Bungie, Ubisoft, THQ Nordic, and 2K, and we’re likely to hear more about Google Stadia as well.