The gamescom returns to the face-to-face format after two years in which the largest video game fair in Europe moved to the digital format due to the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gamescom 2022 will take place from August 24 to 28 and have one face-to-face partto be held in Cologne (Germany)and another online part to be open to viewers from all over the world.
The starting signal of the event will be given again by the Opening Night Live the August 23rd, which will once again be hosted by Geoff Keighley and produced by The Game Awards and Summer Game Fest team. The da august 24 be booked for the media, content creators and those who come to do business. The remaining four days will be open to anyone who gets a ticket.
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The organizers of the event, Koelnmesse and the German Video Game Industry Association (game), have not yet revealed any of the companies that will participate at the event, which is usually surrounded by presentations from brands such as Xbox, THQ and Deep Silver, and which usually has the presence of the big firms: Nintendo, PlayStation, EA, Activision Blizzard, etc.
A pioneering green initiative in video game events
In addition to the date of the event, the initiative gamescom goes greena bet to ensure that the realization of the event produces zero carbon emissions, which they will achieve compensating for the pollution produced with initiatives proposed by the company ClimatePartner. In addition, they will continue to offer free public transport tickets.
As the largest gaming event in the world, gamescom has a big responsibility. We are delighted to tell you; we have stepped up: gamescom 2022 is going even greener!
“To do this, we will support a project of wind energy in Brazil and a project of clean kitchens in Nigeria“, explain the organizers. “This year, visitors will again have the opportunity to voluntarily contribute to climate protection supporting the expansion of the gamescom forest near Bayreuth, which has already grown to cover an area of almost 20,000 square metres”.
The organizers encourage exhibitors at the fair to offset the emissions they produce with travel and construction of the stand by making donations to these initiatives. And they conclude that this initiative is “only the beginning: in the medium and long term, gamescom is committed to the general objective of reducing and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions so that less and less will have to be compensated in the future”.