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Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023: What to Expect



Geoff Keighley, the organizer behind Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards, has shed light on the upcoming Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023 event.

In case you missed the announcement, Gamescom ONL 2023 will be going live on August 22nd. During the show, streamers can expect to see a slew of updates on “announced titles” and other upcoming projects. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for new trailers, though according to host Geoff Keighley, this was never going to be in the cards, anyway.

As it turns out, this year’s event will move away from the traditional format, and will instead use its air time to shed light on countless projects that have already been teased. Knowing this, and how the showcase will revolve less around new games, we can safely assume that there’ll be no “surprises” hiding behind the curtain. There’ll be a time and a place for that.


ONL 2023 Predictions

Of course, the ONL stream is only the beginning, what with Gamescom boasting an entire five days of content. For what it’s worth, though, there won’t be a whole lot to spectate on as far as new releases go, so unless you’re in Cologne—the city that’ll be hosting the event—don’t worry about missing out on anything.

So, if there are zero new announcements, then what will there be? Well, at this point it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing the likes of Alan Wake 2, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Mortal Kombat 1 all making an appearance at some point or another.

Interested in seeing the schedule? You can check out the calendar over on the official website for all the latest updates here. Alternatively, you can follow the social feed for additional information here.


So, what’s your take? Will you be tuning in to Gamescom ONL 2023 when it airs next week? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

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