Yesterday it was anticipated that Gamescom 2020 physical event will not be held due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Today, it is now confirmed, by the very own Geoff Keighley, that the event will now be a digital show only and it will be streamed live on August 24.
Previously, many fans were disappointed to learn that E3 2020 was canceled. Today, it has been confirmed that the event of Gamescom 2020 will be officially canceled due to COVID-19. However, the event organizer, Geoff Keighley, has stated that the new edition of Gamescom Opening Night Live 2020 will not be held live in Cologne, as it was done in the previous years. This year, instead, it will be a digital event streamed on the official social media channels of the fair.
In the official statement below, the Gamescom organization has declared that there are no conditions to continue with the physical event and that due to the issue of COVID-19 pandemic, the most important thing is to reduce the risks of infection.
With the physical @gameacom event not going forward, Gamescom: Opening Night Live will now be an all digital show, streaming live on Monday, August 24. https://t.co/kL2t50VnRA
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) April 16, 2020
In addition, the organizers of the event have also assured that they will be working completely on taking care of the show. More information will arrive in the coming weeks though. The organizers of Gamescom have also stated that all ticket holders will be reimbursed automatically.
As you all know, Geoff Keighley is a video game journalist, who has also participated in the recent title of Death Stranding, and he has been involved in many major industry events. Therefore, the well-known video game presenter invites everyone to check out the stream of the Gamescom Opening Night Live 2020 digital event that is to be held on August 24.