With everything going on in the world, the annual gamescom convention is going all digital this year. Taking place between Wed, 25 Aug 2021 – Fri, 27 Aug 2021, there will be a lot of news from the world of video games coming in thick and fast. We’re rounding up all of the news, trailers and announcements in one place for your enjoyment. Keep checking back to see what’s been added!
23/08/21 – 27/08/21: Indie Booth
Indie games are great for the world of video games. We can relate to the smaller teams working insane hours crafting their games for love rather than reward. As such VGamingNews wanted to celebrate those smaller games and give them a chance to shine. At gamescom 2021, the Indie Booth opened to us a few days early and gave us a chance to find new games we might have missed. While we can’t cover all of them, we’re going to try. This list will keep growing until we’re forced to stop.
|A Juggler’s Tale||No Place for Bravery|
|Faraday Protocol||One Lonely Outpost|
|Gold Club Wasteland||Out of Line|
|Haven Park||The Riftbreaker|
|Lake||You Suck At Parking|
|School of Magic||Lab Rat|
|When The Past Was Around|
24/08/2021: Bungie’s Destiny 2 Presentation
An hour before Microsoft took to the stage, Bungie announced details of where their online shooter – Destiny 2 will be heading in the next six months.
We had details on the new season: Season of the Lost, updates on much requested features like cross-play, their plans to celebrate the studio’s 30th Birthday, as well as a big blowout for the next expansion Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. All details can be found here.
24/08/2021: Xbox Stream
Microsoft were the only ones of the big 3 console companies to show up to gamescom 2021 with a full press conference. During the 90 minute presentation they showed off various updates as well as a few new games that are coming out in 2021 & 2022.
Here’s a summary of all the games featured in the show:
- Dying Light 2 Stay Human
- Flight Simulator
- Game Pass Update – Humble Games
- Into The Pit
- Age Of Empires IV
- Wasteland 3 – Cult of the Holy Detonation
- Sea of Thieves
- State of Decay 2 Homecoming Update
- Stray Blade
- Crusader Kings III
- Psychonauts 2
- The Gunk
- Forza Horizon 5
25/08/2021 – Gamescom Opening Night
During gamecom’s opening night live presentation, and the preshow there were a lot of games announced and discussed. Here’s all of the games featured:
26/08/2021 – Team 17 Provides Updates On 11 Games
Team 17 have provided a sizzle reel of 11 indie games, coming out between now and next year. There’s a few new games in the mix so check out the details here.