The announcement comes thanks to Geoff Keighley, who is the editor and host of The Game Awards, which is basically the “Academy Awards” for the gaming industry. He also took to his Twitter to announce some of the heavy-hitters of the gaming industry that he will host and feature on The Opening Night Live stream.
It truly looks set to be a special night of gaming announcements and premiere content, with Keighley set to bring back some of that “spark” Gamescom has been missing over the past few years.
More than 15 game publishers will premiere new content and make announcements during @gamescom Opening Night Live. An exciting show is coming together for Monday, August 19! Hope you get to tune in and watch the stream! pic.twitter.com/THAv4bvZlm
Along with this heavy-hitting line-up of names in the gaming industry, Keighley also confirmed that Hideo Kojima will be his superstar guest to showcase some new gameplay for the protagonist of Gamescom, Death Stranding.
Gamescom Opening Night Live will broadcast on the 19th of August in Cologne, Germany at 8 pm South African Standard Time (SAST). You can catch the broadcast on the usual YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer accounts for Gamescom.
I am personally looking forward to the announcement of the new Need for Speed, purely because of the nostalgia feel I have for NFS.
What games are you looking forward to at Gamescom? Share in the comments.