Gamescom registrations up 60% for 2016 show

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The organiser of Gamescom has reported an impressive start to its 2016 show.

Koelnmesse say that it has had 60 per cent more registrations during its Early Bird period than it did in 2015.

Businesses from 33 countries have already registered for the event, while Turkey will be this year's partner country with a 500 square metre pavilion.

Meanwhile, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, CD Projekt, Deep Silver, EA, Konami, Nintendo, Oculus, Samsung, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Warner Bros and Wargaming are among the companies exhibiting at the show this year.

eSports presentations from Turtle Entertainment have also been confirmed, alongside the return to the Indie Arena.

Gamescom 2015 attracted 806 exhibitors from 45 countries in a newly expanded 193,000 square metre area. 345,000 visitors attended the event, including 33,500 trade visitors from 96 countries.

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