These are difficult times for everyone, including the video game industry. The coronavirus has changed many plans, causing, among other things, the cancellation of E3 2020 . Many events dedicated to video games have had to change their horizon in order to continue, and Gamescom 2020 is another of those that will go through that change. The quintessential games fair in Cologne is set to become a digital event this year .
❗ Even though not all details are known at present, the nationwide ban on major events until the end of August will also affect the planning for #gamescom2020. Furthermore: gamescom 2020 will definitely take place digitally! We will provide further information shortly. ❗
— gamescom (@gamescom) April 15, 2020
Measure announced by the organizing team after seeing the restrictions imposed by the German government. The German administration maintains the blockade of massive events until the month of August, and perhaps beyond, in order to avoid large contagions, and that is something directly incompatible with Gamescom as we know it. Therefore, those responsible for the fair have turned to Twitter to explain their new approach: “Gamescom 2020 will finally be held digitally . “