Move over the E3— a.k.a. the Electronic Entertainment Expo to give way to Gamescom. Slated between 6 and 9 August, this is the biggest trade fair in the world of video games. The media event is due today and we have been waiting to get hands on what’s new and hot at the event that saw footfall of 335,000 last year alone. Why it has managed to beat E3 is evident since the latter is meant only for insiders while Gamescom opens up for everyone right from Day 2.
Gamescom is THE place to be since all announcements that interest me and you–consumers, take place here. More so, the event showcases all the upcoming game releases for the coming year. Last year, the event announced a drop in the console pricing as well as an announcement for Rise of the Tomb Raider release for Xbox One.
Microsoft To Take The Lead
We expect Microsoft to take the lead at Gamescom. Given that it did make major announcements at the E3, we anticipate insight into release for games such as Quantum Break, Remedy, Scalebound and Crackdown. Gamescom will showcase all of the above games besides giving us sneak peeks into Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6. Of course, we expect the Windows 10 story to creep in sometime via some update here.
Alert– Blizzard Fans Wake Up
If you are a Blizzard enthusiast then Gamescom 2015 is the place to be since something big is on cards for the same. We are unsure if a brand new expansion for Diablo is up Gamescom’s sleeve but we sure could see interesting updates.
Mafia III @ Gamescom
Publisher 2K is well known for its mediocre Mafia series that needs players to up ranks in an American mafia family of the 40s and 50s. While the game was no huge hit, we anticipate a sequel showcase for the same at Gamescom this year.
Bad News For Sony Fans
There is not anything that Sony will release or preview at Gamescom 2015 save the Guerilla Games from Killzone studio. In addition, there is a chance that it could give us details about the latest IP—christened Horizon Zero Dawn.
The Hardware Bits
Gamescom sure could floor us with in depth details about the HTC priming VR as well as the Oculus that are set to go out into the mart in 2016. Also, Nvidia could prep the show up at Gamescom given that it did not reveal anything at E3 this year.
While this could be all that Gamescom 2015 reveals, we will like to stay updated about anything else you come across. For more update, stay tuned to this space.