Over 500 companies registered +++ AAA companies, indie newcomers and tech companies represent gaming in all its facets +++ gamescom 2022 from August 23 to 28 in Cologne and online
Preparations for the world’s largest games event, gamescom, are progressing in leaps and bounds. Since the last update in mid-May, the number of registered companies has doubled to more than 500, and many more registrations will be follow leading up to the event. From traditional AAA companies to promising indie newcomers and numerous tech companies, gamescom will showcase games in all their facets as well as exciting innovations from many areas related to games. Among the exhibitors on site in Cologne are:
2K, 505 Games, Aerosoft, Amazon Web Services, AMD, Assemble Entertainment, astragon Entertainment, Bandai Namco, BenQ, Daedalic Entertainment, ESL Gaming, GIANTS Software, HandyGames, HoYoverse, Humble Games, HyperX, Kalypso Media Group, Koch Media, KRAFTON, Level Infinite (Tencent), MEDION, Neowiz, NetEase Games, Pico Interactive Pte., Raw Fury, Razer, Samsung, SEGA Europe, SteelSeries, TaleWorlds Entertainment, Team17, THQ Nordic, Thunderful, TikTok, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Games, Western Digital, Xbox, and Xsolla.
Specifically for the gamescom merch area powered by MINI, 75 companies have now signed up, including major players such as ak tronic, Blizzard Gear Store, E.M.P. Merchandising, Konami Digital Entertainment, MINI and Square Enix.
Felix Falk, Managing Director of game – The German Games Industry Association: “Together with the community and the exhibitors, we are really looking forward to the end of August, when we can finally experience the unique gamescom atmosphere live on site in Cologne. However, it is also clear that while several areas such as the indie area, merchandise area or event arena will be larger and more diverse than ever before, some important partners will also be missing, while other exhibitors will be on site for the first time. This shows: the long-term effects of the Corona pandemic are not leaving the games industry unscathed. Delayed game developments, increased costs and uncertainties about international travel are just three reasons why some games companies will not be able to be represented in Cologne again this year. But that doesn’t change the fact that gamescom will once again be an absolute highlight and an unforgettable experience awaits visitors.”
Oliver Frese, COO of Koelnmesse: “The comeback after Corona is challenging for many events and trade fairs. So it’s all the nicer that gamescom will defend its status as the world’s largest games event already in the first year after the break thanks to the numerous companies represented on site. We are pleased that we will be able to implement all elements of gamescom as a 360-degree event again and offer additional innovations such as an expanded offering for creators or even more community activities with gamescom epix. This will make gamescom THE experience of the global gaming year again. Like the companies that have already registered, we are convinced that gamescom is and will remain a central meeting place for companies as well as the community.”
In the weeks leading up to gamescom, fans will receive regular updates on the event’s wide range of offerings – including the event arena, the various community areas and the gamescom city festival – as well as the plans of participating companies. Interested companies can still become part of gamescom and can find all information on participation opportunities at https://b2b.gamescom.global/for-partners/join-gamescom/. Ukrainian developer studios will receive free booth space at gamescom 2022.
gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. 2022 gamescom will take place in Cologne and online from Tuesday, 23. August to Sunday, 28. August gamescom 2022’s official partner country is Australia. gamescom is jointly organized by Koelnmesse and game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V..
Koelnmesse – industry trade fairs for the gaming sector: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the gaming and entertainment segments. Hosted at the trade fair grounds in Cologne/Germany, gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. gamescom brings together passionate gamers, trade visitors and exhibitors from across the world with a highly effective approach – in person at the venue and digitally from anywhere in the world. This makes gamescom the premier B2C, B2B and B2G gaming event. In addition to the event at its Cologne headquarters, Koelnmesse is strategically expanding its portfolio internationally: In Singapore, gamescom asia provides an additional powerful industry platform for the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific games market, bringing together the full spectrum of supply and demand.
Further information: b2b.gamescom.global/gamescom/gamescom-2022/industry-trade-fairs/
The next events:
gamescom – The world’s largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment, Cologne 24.08. – 28.08.2022
gamescom asia – Asia’s Heart of Gaming, Singapore 20.10. – 23.10.2022