You can always count on Geoff Keighley to get the hype juices flowing. The presenter/producer is behind several of the gaming calendar's largest events, including The Game Awards, Summer Game Fest, and Gamescom Opening Night Live. The latter of these is next up, with 2022's showcase lining up for 23rd August in just a few weeks' time.
As Keighley states in the below message, this year's event is back to being fully live, with an in-person audience watching "game announcements, world premieres, and more" as it unfolds onstage:
For those who can't attend the expo itself in Cologne, Germany, Opening Night Live will be broadcast online, as per usual. We'll all be able to tune in via YouTube, Twitch, and so on to see the latest addition to Keighley's collection of trainers that are larger than this author's flat. Obviously we don't know what games will be on display, but we do know that Sony won't be in attendance, so don't expect any first-party stuff to show up.
As well as the live show, Gamescom is coming back this year as a public gaming expo, the largest in fact, despite selling fewer tickets than it used to. Apparently, attendants will be safe thanks to a "tried-and-tested hygiene and security concept", whatever that means.
Anyway, Gamescom's big show is coming up soon — are you excited? What would you like to see during the event? Tell us in the comments section below.
I have little faith but I’ve been proven wrong about a million times
I don't really know who Geoff Keighley is or who appointed him Pope of Video Games. All I know is I want him to go away.
For Warhorse Studios to make the arduous trip across the breadth of the Holy Roman Empire from the Kingdom of Bohemia to Kurköln.
That is all 🛡️⚔️
Sonic Frontiers to be a success.
Bare minimum expectations. Sorry Geoff, but I'm not getting suckered again!
His events are always terrible. Filled to the brim with obnoxious adverts and overly ridiculously long to boot...
I know people think he lied about last year TGA's announcements but he didn't lol.
Alan Wake 2, Wonder Woman, Elden Ring story trailer, HFW, The star wars game, sonic frontiers gameplay trailer and I know there was more but that's already enough lol.
People just expected 5 games that were interesting to them, which is almost impossible. He didn't promise that. He said 4-5 big announcements. Not 5 games you personally will buy day 1.
Not sure i'll go out of my way to watch this. Gamescom generally disappoints. Only show i am really waiting on at the moment is Sony's showcase - whenever that might land
This will be a good appetizer to Sony’s showcase in September.
@Ooccoo_Jr While I can understand wanting Geoff to go away a bit, he's definitely around too much, there's no doubt he's had a huge impact on the industry and has been promoting games and gaming in a positive way for almost 30 years.
Best thing he could do IMHO is to let other people host some of his events.
Been burnt to many times before by his shows. With some refinements they wouldn't be to bad. As they are now they are just to long and to many random things that don't make any sense like awards for random games or The Rock promoting his energy drink.
Release dates for Sonic Frontiers, Need for Speed 22 and Hogwarts Legacy and im good. I never expect much from Geoff Keighleys presentations anymore as they almost always disappoint
I guess it won't be big or important news.
After all, for Keighley the tweet wasn't even worth the time to google how to spell Koelnmesse.
Anyway, his tweet made me laugh, after I figured out, why he wants to be on a coal expo (=Kohlenmesse).
Geoff is back with yet more space horror games
Space horror here we come. Geoff manages to disappoint regularly so definitely up for some more horrendously long and overblown pointlessness.
I appreciate what he's doing for the industry but I won't listen to him when it comes to hype ever again.
Wish this guy would vanish. Seems to organise every PR show and downright annoying. I ignore anything he presents and just read the announcements on gaming news sites.
I hope to see some JPN developers/publishers show off their stuff at some point during the event. Will Square Enix be there? maybe a tease from DQXI? will we see more from Atlus regarding P6? ... I'm probably hoping too much from the wrong show. Either way, I'm looking forward to Push Square's coverage for whatever games are shown!
I don't know what Geoff did to put him on so many people's **** list but I'll try to tune in if I can. Always seemed like a nice guy on camera at least and he has gotten big reveals before. Who knows maybe he unveils Fromsoft's next game to be after how well the Elden Ring trailer went for him.
@Ooccoo_Jr I don't mind him as a person he's a chirpy enough feller, it's just that the content of his shows are average at best.
I'm expecting disappointment. Sony's already announced they're not present, Nintendo hasn't really participated in a Geoff event since Game Awards 2020 revealing Sephiroth in Smash Ultimate and Microsoft's upcoming game lineup is very weak. Meanwhile a lot of the 3rd parties will be present at big September events instead (e.g. PS Showcase, Nintendo Direct) leaving the scraps (e.g. what's next for CoD) for Geoff.
N.i.c.e. more video games announcements is welcome.word up son
How does this guy manage to get E3 entirely to himself and still manage to be lackluster? I can't think of much reason to watch anything of his, really.
@Ooccoo_Jr The audience makes him king. Most publishers and devs prefer the convenience he provides in the post-E3 world.
It's the only thing these days that comes close to causing the same excitement as an E3 Big 3 conference day. Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all pulling out the big guns plus dozens of show-stoppers coming out of nowhere. E3 was great...
Only kind of things to get excited for being on Team Blue with the mutes that run the company now.
Meh I mean I'll watch it live on YouTube of course but not expecting any announcements to knock my socks off. All you can wish for is to be pleasantly surprised and not get bored. A PS Showcase hopefully ain't to far away, if we get one this year that is
I’m totally ok with Sonic Frontiers, Oxenfree 2, and Hogwarts Legacy getting a release date and that’s it. Maybe a blurb on that Kojima project on Xbox. I mean, Hogwarts Legacy might be the only preorder left for 2022 I haven’t made yet and I’d like to get it over with already!
So about 5 minutes of actual content if you cut out all the adds and puff prices.
I'll be going in with low expectations, but love Geoff Keighley so should have fun watching regardless!
I wonder if Xbox can track benefit in going to these public facing events? I mean you’d think there must be some sort of pay off going that extra mile?… and yet Sony will be a no show again, relying on their state of plays…which gets people that are already onboard. This doesn’t make sense to me, but Sony must see the benefit over it than making sure they have a personal presence at public events…I wonder if their attitude will change at some point as we get further into this generation
I havn't enjoyed a gaming news show since the very first reveal of TLOU part 2
I won’t watch another snorefest hosted by Geoff Keighley…
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