> Gamescom 2020 will be digital only, only the announcement of the organization is missing.
Germany has in fact extended the ban on public events until 31 August 2020, term of a few games after the dates of the annual event.
The news was disclosed by the GamesWirtschaft agency, which deals with market surveys and analyzes related to the German gaming industry .
BREAKING NEWS # Bundesregierung und Ministerpräsidenten verlängern Verbot von # Großveranstaltungen bis einschließlich 31. August 2020. Mehr gleich bei GamesWirtschaft… # Covid19de #CoronaVirusDE pic.twitter.com/kd3sukEPTs
— GamesWirtschaft (@gameswirtschaft) April 15, 2020
While a formal “reaction” announcement from Koelnmesse is missing, the body responsible for organizing the event, at this point, the shift to a digital-only format of the event seems obvious.
The organizers had recently taken time until mid-May before making a decision on the cancellation of the physical event in the city of Cologne.
They had already anticipated, however, that they would opt for an exclusively digital format in case of logistical problems related to the health emergency of COVID-19.