Gamescom exhibitors rejoice – next year’s show will return to a late August date.
The Cologne trade fair was forced to take place earlier this year due to the vacation period in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
It means the show starts just six weeks after E3, which has resulted in some businesses – including PlayStation – scaling back their presence.
Organiser Koelnmesse told MCV this week that next year the show will run later – August 17th to 21st – eight weeks after E3.
This year’s dates for E3 and Gamescom have unfortunately led to a closer proximity in scheduling for both events than usual,” said Dr. Maximilian Schenk, MD of German trade body BIU.
This is a challenge for some exhibitors, having to prepare for both fairs. We have listened to their complaints.”
E3 2016 will take place June 14th to June 17th.