- Venue: Koelnmesse
- Location: Messepl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany
- Dates: August 21st-25th
- Website: Gamescom
The biggest games event of the year is returning to Koelnmesse this August, with trade visitors welcome from Tuesday 21st and the event then opening to all visitors from the 22nd to the 25th.
For the fourth year running, MCV will be out at Gamescom in force, producing our daily MCV@Gamescom issues and covering all the latest news and events around the show as they happen. The daily magazine is the best way to keep up with events at the show, across all three trade days, as the exclusive English-language publication.
Last year, Gamescom hit new milestones, with around 355,000 visitors (including 30,700 trade visitors) from 106 countries. 919 exhibitors were on site, coming from 54 countries. This year is on track to be even bigger as, by the end of the early bird registration, organiser Koelnmesse reported a 13 per cent increase in exhibitors application year-on-year, as well as a ten per cent increase in the amount of exhibition space booked.
Tickets for Gamescom 2018 went on sale on March 1st and can be purchased on the event's website.