Sony Interactive Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios, Hideo Kojima and more will all be making an appearance at Gamescom Opening Night Live, it has been confirmed. The Gamescom event will offer "world premiere content and announcements" from some of the biggest companies in gaming.
On Twitter, producer and The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley revealed that more than a dozen game developers and publishers will be making reveals at Gamescom Opening Night Live. The event takes place on August 19 at 2PM EDT/11AM PDT and will be streamed live so that fans around the world can watch announcements as they happen. Keighley also confirms that Twitch streamers will be able to "co-stream" the event, as they did with The Game Awards and E3, meaning that creators and their fans will be able to enjoy the reveals together.
In Keighley's tweet about Gamescom Opening Night Live, there are 16 companies, such as Activision, Sony, Epic Games, Xbox, Ubisoft, and Square Enix. However, it also tells fans to expect "more!" There's no word on which other companies may be showing up at the event but Keighley is known for offering major, surprise reveals. At The Game Awards 2018, there was a teaser for Dragon Age 4, as well as the reveal of The Outer Worlds, Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.
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— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 6, 2019
Some educated guesses can be made about what will be shown at Gamescom Opening Night Live. Private Division will likely be sharing new gameplay for The Outer Worlds, Square Enix will likely be showing new content from the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Ubisoft may be sharing more about Roller Champions, Watch Dogs Legion, and the other games it revealed at E3 2019. Microsoft may also show new videos of Bleeding Edge, the multiplayer game from Hellblade developer Ninja Theory, as well as Minecraft Dungeons.
It's not as easy to pinpoint what companies like Sony will be announcing, however. Hideo Kojima will be at Gamescom Opening Night Live to announce something about Death Stranding, the PS4 exclusive game that Sony is publishing, but what else will it have to offer?
Fans would like to hear more about Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part 2, and its plans for the PS5. As Sony didn't go to E3 2019, it would also be the first time that fans will have seen Sony at a major gaming event in a while but it's yet to be seen and how many announcements it will make.