Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023

Gamescom Opening Night Live is just around the corner, and as you'd expect, organiser and host Geoff Keighley is busy building hype ahead of the event. However, just to ease expectations ever so slightly, Keighley has said that this year's show is "less about announcing brand new projects, and more about giving fans updates on some of the biggest games due out over the next year".

The quote comes from a fresh VGC article, in which Keighley expresses his fondness for the Cologne-based convention. "The sense of community at Gamescom is so unique and powerful – there really is nothing else like it in the world. Even before I was involved in ONL, I loved coming to Gamescom because it has such a focus on the players and community," he says.

But yeah, it sounds like we shouldn't be expecting megaton reveals during Opening Night Live, which, to be fair, does fit the bill when it comes to Gamescom. Historically, the German event hasn't quite enjoyed the same pull as E3, for example, and has often stocked up on 'smaller' announcements that didn't make the cut elsewhere.

That said, there's plenty of reason to believe that this year's show will be worth your time. The release schedule is packed over the next few months, and there are loads of potential PS5 hits that don't have release dates. Games like Granblue Fantasy: Relink and Tekken 8 immediately come to mind, alongside Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. Meanwhile, it's been confirmed that long-awaited projects such as Black Myth: Wukong will be highlighted.

Are you okay with Gamescom Opening Night Live focusing on big updates, as opposed to brand new announcements? Hope that all of those release dates really do come true in the comments section below.