After being virtual only in 2020 and 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic, Gamescom is now returning with a hybrid approach to their massive gaming event. Taking place from August 24-28, 2022, you’ll be able to attend the live show in Cologne, Germany. But if you’re unwilling or unable to make the trip, the online elements developed over the last couple of years are still going to be just as strong.

Felix Falk, Managing Director of the German games industry, had this to say:

“All gamescom fans and partners have been waiting for this for two years: gamescom is finally returning to the Cologne exhibition halls, and thus also the unique festival feeling we had all been missing so much. This year we are combining the best of both worlds: our extensive digital program with the incomparable gamescom experience on-site. In the process, gamescom is also once again setting new standards in 2022, for example, in matters of sustainability: with our ‘gamescom goes green’ initiative, we will make gamescom a special and climate-friendly event together with visitors and exhibitors. We thus want to not only be a lighthouse for the many initiatives for environmental protection and climate action in the international games industry, but also a pioneer for international events in general.”

In addition to committing to a healthy environment for everyone in attendance, Gamescom is also pushing forward with their Going Green initiative. Additionally, Geoff Keighley confirmed via Twitter that he’ll be returning as producer and host of the event.

While Nintendo has attended Gamescom in the past, we don’t know if they’ll have an official presence at the show this year. Either way, there’s sure to be some news and announcements regarding Switch related titles, so stay tuned.

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