Gamescom is the world’s biggest video game convention, and it’s getting even bigger. It was reportedly confirmed today Gamescom is expanding to Singapore in 2020.
The four-day event will be held October 15-18, 2020, according to Strait Times and other media reports. Similar to the mainline show in Cologne, Germany, there will be days reserved for industry and media, and other days open to the public. Gamescom Singapore will feature everything you would expect, including competitive gaming tournaments, showcases from publishers, workshops, and meet-and-greets with developers, according to reports.
To give you an idea for how massive Gamescom is, a reported 370,000 people and more than 1,000 exhibitors from 56 countries attended Gamescom 2018 in Germany. That is factors of sizes bigger than E3.
“Apart from adding vibrancy to our events calendar, we aim for Gamescom Asia to position Singapore as the natural base for the development and commercialisation of digital and gaming content, which in turn will support our digital media industry,” Singapore Tourism Board boss Keith Tan said.
A venue for Gamescom 2020 in Asia has yet to be decided.
The European Gamescom in Germany is typically held in August, so the two shows–if the current schedule stays the same for 2020–will only be separated by a few months. The mid-October date for Gamescom Asia 2020 is very close to when PAX Australia is often held.