We now have a list of 41 games that are slated to appear at the European gaming conference Gamescom, thanks to IGN. Not all of these will necessarily be in playable condition yet, but they will be present in some form.
A few we’re excited about: Fallout 4, Final Fantasy Type-O HD, Final Fantasy 15, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Hearthstone, Life is Strange, Overwatch, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. For the rest of the list (there are a lot of other great games on there that you should check out) visit IGN. They’ll be adding more games as they’re announced, as well, since not every company has revealed its lineup. It looks like not a lot of the games will be super family-friendly, so far, but that’s not totally unusual for a conference of this size, where T- and M-rated games tend to be the focus. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any, or that we won’t get some announcements about E and E10+ games, of course.
Gamescom is a European games conference and trade fair held in Cologne, Germany, the weekend of August 5 to 9. It’s measured as the largest gaming event in the world by exhibition space and number of visitors. Last year’s event brought in more than 335,000 visitors, plus 6,000 journalists and 700 exhibitors from 80 countries around the world. This will be its 7th year.
It is a family-friendly convention (or at least as much as any big convention ever is)—younger visitors will receive different-colored wristbands to ensure they’ll only see content that is suitable for their age. Gamescom exhibitors are collaborating with the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body to make sure that this happens. In public areas, of course, there may still be inappropriate content around, so if you’re planning on attending Gamescom with kids, make sure you’re aware of the limitations of the wristband system.
Pixelkin will be covering the conference from a distance, so stay tuned for updates and announcements.