Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021 announced for August 24, will feature game announcements and surprises

Gamescom Opening Night Live
Gamescom Opening Night Live (Image credit: Gamescom)

What you need to know

  • Gamescom is a huge gaming event that typically happens yearly.
  • Gamescom Opening Night Live is officially returning for 2021, and will be hosted by Geoff Keighley.
  • You'll be able to tune into Gamescom ONL on August 24, 2021 for video game announcements, surprises, and more.

2021 has been an exceptionally busy year for video games, with more video game events than you can shake a joystick at and a fair amount of video game delays as well. Now, we know that Gamescom is returning in its digital format with Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021, hosted by the ever-present Geoff Keighley. Gamescom ONL 2021 is scheduled to begin on August 24, 2021.

There's no indication of what exactly can be expected at Gamescom ONL 2021, especially with the myriad of other gaming events already planned for this year, but Keighley promises video game announcements, surprises, and news. In his initial announcement, Keighley also promised more Gamescom ONL-related news later this summer, so we'll have to sit tight for any more information. The event will certainly be online-only, will be available to watch later, and will be available on demand.

Gamescom used to be a physical in-person event, but the recent pandemic and a shift in how companies approach announcements has changed this. Gamescom is now digital-only.

More people than ever before are playing video games in 2021, and this has been an incredible year for new releases and announcements already. If you're struggling to keep up with all the announcements, we'll be here to keep you posted on all of it. You can also invest in one of the Best External SSDs for Xbox Series X|S, which will help ensure that you never run out of space for all the games coming this year and next.

Zachary Boddy
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