Gamescom 2019 is over but the impact of the event is still fresh in my mind. What with games like Cyberpunk 2077,Death Stranding, Borderlands 3 and more it's no surprise that Gamescom attracts well over 350,000 eager gamers from around the world. Gamescom, in Koln, Germany, has been operating for over ten years and had show. This year was my first year at Gamescom and I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Yu Suzuki most notably famous for being the lead developer of the Shenmue series amongst other classics like the Outrun series, Space Harrier and After Burner.
The absolute highlight of Gamescom this year was Cyberpunk 2077. I watched a live gameplay demo of the upcoming CD Projeckt Red title; Cyberpunk 2077 in which I saw two different ways to approach a certain part of the game. One Cyberpunk was the Strong Solo whilst the other was the Hacker. The area we were in was called Pacifica. The graphics, despite it being early gameplay footage looked smooth, bright and sleek on the big screen. I should also point out that this demo was being shown on an Xbox One X. The only bad thing I can say about Cyberpunk 2077 is that we have to wait until 2020 to become fully immersed in its world.
Typically I've always favoured Eurogamer (EGX) which for the last five years took place at Birmingham NEC. A few years back I noted that the displays and gameplay demos at EGX were shipped over from Gamescom. This begs the question of why bother going to Eurogamer anymore? Especially since they've now moved it back to London. For me, Gamescom eclipses Eurogamer in size, stature and added extras like the more high class meet and greets.
If this slideshow didn't wet your appetite enough then check out the floor tour of Gamescom below.
Gamescom 2019 was a success. Luckily Gamescom 2020 dates have already been announced. See you there.
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