It’s the launch of Gamescom. Like every year, Geoff Keighley, the producer of the Game Awards and the creator of the Summer Game Fest, gives us an appointment for the Opening Night Live. This is the big launch party with around thirty announcements and “World Premier” (world premiere) on the program.
An evening that should last about an hour and a half, and already promises us great things with new information on highly anticipated games, but also announcements of titles not yet revealed.
How to watch Gamescom Opening Night Live?
The Gamescom opening ceremony and its conference will be broadcast live on the official Game Awards channel on August 23, 2022 from 8 p.m. It will also be possible to follow the event on Twitch and on Twitter.
This year, Opening Night Live and Gamescom will have to do without a lot of big headliners. PlayStation, Nintendo, Activision or Electronic Arts will not be present in Cologne. On the other hand, Geoff Keighley has more than one trick up his sleeve and many games have already been announced and confirmed for this evening, including the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy, the highly anticipated Harry Potter game which will arrive on February 10. .
It will also be an opportunity to discover new images of The Callisto Protocol, the survival-horror, the spiritual sequel to Dead Space which is being developed by the former members of Visceral Games. Tonight, we should discover new images (and probably a release date) for Sonic Frontiers. A first preview of Lies of P will also be revealed this evening with Tales from the Borderlands 2. In total, more than 15 games are already expected this evening:
- Hogwarts Legacy
- The Callistro Protocol
- Sonic Frontiers
- Lies of P
- Tales From Borderlands 2
- Dying Light 2: Bloody Ties
- Genshin Impact
- Gotham Knights
- Goat Simulator 3
- High On Life
- Honkai Star Rail
- Return to Monkey Island
- The Expense: Telltale Series
- The Outlast Trials
- Unannounced new license
The Opening Night Live live
8:00 p.m. – Beginning of the show with the arrival of Geoff Keighley on stage. For the first time in more than three years, we have the right to a conference with the public!
8:02 p.m. – It starts very strongly with the announcement of Everywhere, the long-awaited game from Leslie Benzies, the former director of Rockstar North (GTA) with his studio Build A Rocket Boy. It will be much more than a video game, but a real social network, a metaverse.
8:07 p.m. – Level Infinite in turn announces a new game. It is a survival MMO, the adaptation of the movie Dune with Dune Awakening.
8:09 p.m. – Despite their absence, PlayStation distinguished itself by unveiling the famous DualSense Edge controller, the controller designed for demanding players, fully customizable. For the moment, no price and no release date.
8:11 p.m. – Now on to a new preview of The Callisto Protocol. We have the right for the occasion to a new gameplay trailer to discover the new creatures of the game. Two editions of the game are unveiled for the occasion with a launch of pre-orders now.
8:15 p.m. – Little publicity moment to talk about Gamescom and how to follow the event if you are not in Cologne.
8:17 p.m. – Make way for a new World Premiere. This is The Lords of Fallen which will soon arrive on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
8:20 p.m. – Announcing a new game. This is Moving Out 2, the sequel to the moving game from the creators of Overcooked.
8:22 p.m. – Now on to Hogwarts Legacy. This is a new trailer, with some gameplay footage to confirm the release date (February 10, 2023) reveal the game’s covers and announce a deluxe edition. The game seems very faithful to the Harry Potter universe. It promises.
8:24 p.m. – Now on to New Tales From the Borderlands! We find the soul and the atmosphere of the Borderlands saga in this sequel. The game will be available on October 21, 2022.
8:28 p.m. – This follows directly on from the presentation of Dying Light 2’s Bloody Ties DLC. The release of this DLC is expected on October 13, 2022.
8:29 p.m. – It’s Gamescom advertising time with the announcement of several small independent games. Small trailers of 15/20 seconds which follow one another.
8:31 p.m. – Petit moment awards with the most anticipated PC games category. It’s a novelty and it’s The Outsiders who wins the prize.
8:33 p.m. – Return of Geoff Keighley to announce the new presentation of Sonic Frontiers. As expected, the game’s release date is confirmed, see you on November 8, 2022, the same day as Skull & Bones and one day before God of War Ragnarök.
8:35 p.m. – Make way for the announcement of the new Parallel Studio game, published by Quantic Dream. This is Under The Waves.
8:37 p.m. – Make way for the first gameplay video of the ungloved Goat Simulator 3! Like the first two opuses, the latter seems completely barred.
8:39 p.m. – It’s Return to Monkey Island’s turn to shine. The game will arrive on September 19, 2022 on PC and Nintendo Switch.
8:41 p.m. – A new game announced during this Opening Night Live. This is Moonbreaker whose early access will begin on September 29. It’s a strategy game in collaboration with author Brandon Sanderson. It will be possible to build and paint our own characters that we can then position on a board. This game is developed by Unknown Worlds, the developers of Subnautica.
8:45 p.m. – Friends vs. Friends announcement.
8:48 p.m. – Introducing Lies of P, the new action game, a new Souls that will arrive Day One in the Game Pass. The game is expected for next year.
8:51 p.m. – Make way for a new advertising page!
8:55 p.m. – New “World Premier” with Stranded Alien Dawn, a new survival game. Early access will start in October 2022.
8:57 p.m. – Focus Home Entertainment distinguished itself by announcing their new title developed by Deck 13. It is Atlas Falling, an action game in the time of mythology. The game is expected for 2023.
9:00 p.m. – Announcement and presentation of Homeworld 3 expected for the first part of the year 2023.
9:02 p.m. – It’s Genshin Impact’s turn to shine to talk about its next updates.
9:04 p.m. – Now it’s time for a new preview of Hyoverse’s next game. This is Honkai StarRail.
9:06 p.m. – New “awards” moment with the most anticipated Xbox game. And the winner is: The Last Case of Benedict Fox.
9:07 p.m. – Geoff Keighley is back to announce a new preview of High On Life, the game from the creators of Rick & Morty.
9:09 p.m. – New sequence of announcements of several modest games with advertisements for the Game Pass and the various services…
9:16 p.m. – Now it’s time for a making of The Expense: Telltale Series. The opportunity to discover new images of the title. The game is expected for the summer of 2023.
9:18 p.m. – New World Premiere, with a game developed by the Friday 13th teams. This is Killer Klowns from Outer Space, a multiplayer horror game.
9:19 p.m. – The announcements follow one another during this Opening Night Live. Make way for the announcement of a new action/adventure game with Scars Above.
9:23 p.m. – First teaser of a new RPG from the creators of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls or The Outer Worlds. This is Wyrsong.
9:25 p.m. – New preview of Age of Empire IV.
9:26 p.m. – It’s Rocksteady’s turn to shine with a new preview of Gotham Knight which is expected for October 21st.
9:29 p.m. – The announcements are linked, now we discover the first game of a new studio. This is Where Winds Meet which takes place in Feudal Japan. The game looks very promising, in line with a Ghost of Tsushima.
9:32 p.m. – Hideo Kojima appears on the screens of Opening Night Live! But this time, no video games! Hideo Kojima announces the upcoming arrival of his podcast on Spotify from September 8.
9:36 p.m. – New Bandai Namco game announced with Park Beyond coming in 2023.
9:37 p.m. – Announcement of the partnership between Mini (the cars) and Pokémon for the Mini Pikachu. This is the Aceman concept.
9:41 p.m. – New wave of announcements of several games.
9:45 p.m. – Last awards of the evening with the most anticipated PlayStation game (of the games present at Gamescom). The winner is therefore Lies of P.
9:47 p.m. – Geoff is back to announce that Dorf Romantik is coming to Nintendo Switch next month.
9:48 p.m. – It’s Outlast’s turn to shine with the trailer for The Trials. One of the opuses that promises to be the most disturbing and creepy in the saga. A private beta will arrive at the end of October.
9:51 p.m. – New preview of an Xbox Game Studios game featuring The Finals. Very little info, except that registrations for a beta will arrive.
9:52 p.m. – Last announcement of the evening with Dead Island 2. The big comeback, many years after a first announcement. The game is not dead and will finally arrive on February 3, 2023.
9:57 p.m. – The Opening Night Live is purchased with a first gameplay of Dead Island 2 in the streets of Los Angeles!
10:00 p.m. – This is the end of this very good Opening Night Live 2022! Gamescom continues tomorrow, stay connected on Presse-citron.net!