Gamescom Announcements, Schedule & How to Watch - IGN

Technology

IGN 27 August, 2021 - 07:00pm 78 views

When is gamescom opening night?

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021 will kick off the annual European gaming convention on Wednesday, August 25 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. The event is once again hosted by Geoff Keighley, who has teased nearly 40 world premiere announcements throughout the event and its pre-show. GameSpotGamescom Opening Night Live 2021: How To Watch All The Announcements

Is Halo Infinite going to be on game pass?

Halo Infinite is included with Xbox Game Pass at release Play Halo Infinite on day one with Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you unlimited access to over 100 great games plus all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold for one low monthly price. microsoft.comBuy Halo Infinite

Gamescom 2021 will take place from Wednesday, August 25 to Friday, August 27.

Here’s the full list of places you can watch the Gamescom 2021 Streams:

Gamescom 2021 is might be over but check out all the exciting announcements Opening Night Live and Gamescom 2021 Xbox Stream below. Plus there were even more big reveals throughout the week, which we've collated for your reading pleasure. We've been updating this section each day, to ensure you don't miss a thing.

Halo Infinite's campaign and multiplayer will officially be released on December 8, 2021. The release date was revealed alongside a multiplayer trailer focused on Commander Laurette Agryna, who will be one of the main characters featured in the first season of Halo Infinite's multiplayer.

Alongside revealing the launch date, Microsoft also confirmed that there will be both a special Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and a limited-edition Halo Infinite Xbox Series X that will be released in celebration of Halo's 20th anniversary.

We've also broken down everything we've learned from that 15-minute preview in one video that you can check out here.

The game is set to be released in March 2022 and the first gameplay will be revealed on September 1, 2021.

We also got a behind-closed-doors look at Saints Row gameplay and it looks to take a similar tone to Saints Row 3 as opposed to the GTA-like first two entries and "over-the-top ridiculousness of the most recent two."

To help with the wait, Guerrilla Games has released a 60 FPS patch for Horizon Zero Dawn on PS5.

Techland also revealed that Dying Light: Platinum Edition will be headed to Nintendo Switch later this year and will contain "over 100 hours of gameplay for a single playthrough."

IGN’s Tina Amini, Kat Bailey, Samuel Claiborn, and host Daemon Hatfield give you the scoop on all the breaking news from Gamescom 2021!

IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, will be covering some of the biggest reveals and deep dives from the show. PlayStation may not have its own showcase, and whether or not they make a surprise appearance throughout the show, host Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville will discuss any major third-party reveals of upcoming PS4 and PS5 games, our favorite games from the show, and more.

Join us as we look back at the biggest moments from Gamescom 2021! Covering our favorite announcements, trailers, gameplay, and developer deep dives while we wrap up another great year for the biggest games show in the world!

Kevin Lee is IGN's SEO Updates Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam

Read full article at IGN

Gamescom roundup: All the must-see trailers from Opening Night Live

TechSpot 27 August, 2021 - 11:00pm

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Two weeks away from the start of the regular season, it’s almost time for the Green Bay Packers to begin their NFC North title defense.

They have dominated the division in two seasons under head coach Matt LaFleur, winning 11 of their 12 games against NFC North rivals, while also taking home the division title both years.

It’s a new season and the Packers won’t have it easy retaining their division crown. How does Green Bay’s roster stack up against the rest of the NFC North?

We’ll go position by position and rank the NFC North for each, starting with the QBs.

Only one winner here. The reigning MVP of the league plays in Green Bay and he ensures the Packers have an advantage at QB over their rivals. Second-year Jordan Love is promoted to the backup spot, and he looked good in his preseason debut a couple of weeks ago.

Justin Fields could be the future in Chicago. Even if he doesn’t start right away, the Bears have a capable starter in Andy Dalton. To have Super Bowl winner Nick Foles as their third-string QB gives the Bears strong depth at the most important position.

Kirk Cousins is a decent starter for the Vikings, but there are concerns at the backup spot. In two preseason games without Cousins on the field, Minnesota’s offense hasn’t scored a touchdown. If he misses any time in the regular season, the Vikings could be in trouble.

The Lions are unlikely to be competitive this season, especially after trading Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff, but they do have a solid backup in Tim Boyle, as Packers fans know.

Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Green Bay Packers and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more.

Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices.

Powered by Minute Media © 2021 All Rights Reserved.

All the best of Gamescom Opening Night announcements

TrustedReviews 26 August, 2021 - 12:00am

We’ve rounded up all the major reveals from Gamescom below, so you don’t have to go searching the web for the latest information. Check them all out below:

We’ve already had a sneaky update on Halo Infinite, so it was no surprise that the official launch date for the game is December 8, just in time for Christmas.

A new trailer was also released, showing the multiplayer content that will be playable at launch. Some bad news for Halo fans was revealed too, as the game won’t include the very popular co-op campaign mode or Forge mode on release, as they’ll be arriving three and six months after the launch date, respectively.

For any Halo fans that haven’t upgraded to the Xbox Series X yet, Microsoft is launching a special edition console and controller just for Halo, which will cost you £479.99.

Sledgehammer revealed that it’s working on the latest instalment of the Call of Duty franchise, and Gamescom was the perfect place to show off the gameplay.

You can check out the almost 10 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay from the single-player campaign mode below, which shows off more grounded WWII action in classic COD fashion. The game will launch on November 5.

It was sad news for Horizon fans, as it was announced that Horizon: Forbidden West will be delayed until next year. The rumours were confirmed during the Gamescom Opening Night, with the new release date being set to February 22.

The good news is now Guerrilla Games has more time to make this a worthy sequel, and pre-orders will be opening up on September 2. Plus, if you’re still playing the original Horizon Zero Dawn game, it just got a patch to run at 60fps on the PS5.

XCOM developer Firaxis is making a brand new Marvel game, just in time for Phase Four. The game is called Midnight Suns and will be a tactical RPG, giving players the ability to create and customise their very own superhero to play in-game.

The cast seems very broad and features some pretty popular characters, so should be perfect for any Marvel fanatics out there. The gameplay trailer is expected to drop on September 1 and the game should be available to buy in March next year.

While it’s not actually a director cut of the 2019 classic Death Stranding, this new instalment seems to be expanding on ideas from the original game while adding next-gen improvements, new content and some quality of life improvements.

Gamescom showed off the extended preview trailer – which you can watch below – and revealed that the release date for Death Stranding Directors Cut should be on September 24.

Saints Row is getting the reboot treatment. The open-world action game will be coming out next year and is simply called Saints Row. We’re sure that won’t cause any confusion.

Luckily, it seems that everyone will be able to check out the new game, as it will be available to play on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One and on PC. You can pre-order the game now.

This sillier and more upbeat version of Grand Theft Auto will be launching on February 25.

Who doesn’t love a classic Lego game? For anyone old enough to remember the good old days where all blockbuster movies got the Lego treatment, this new Star Wars game could be for you.

The Skywalker Saga looks to cover all nine of the main films and is as adorable as you would expect. It should be dropping sometime next Spring.

The Super Monkey ball franchise is really cataloguing a lot of our favourite characters as now Sega has announced that Persona 5’s own Morgana will be getting in on the action as a DLC character.

Banana Mania will be available to buy on October 5, but Persona fans will have to wait a little longer for Morgana, as she’ll be appearing in-game on November 5.

Another one for the people chasing some nostalgia, Shredders Revenge is a retro game that calls back to the arcade era side-scroll beat ’em ups we all loved as kids.

The big announcement here was that another character will be joining the four Turtles: April O’Neil, resident human and computer scientist, will be available to play in the game.

Shredders Revenge will be available to play on the PC and Switch sometime next year.

Splitgate has gotten some positive buzz recently due to the Halo-like combat and Portal-esque gameplay mechanics. During Gamecom, it was announced that the game’s open beta will be extended.

Season 0 will become available, with free updates now ready to download, and the multiplayer shooter will now be adding new features, such as a Battle Pass that can be purchased and completed for in-game rewards.

There is also a new impressive looking map and some close combat game modes to dig your teeth into.

Amazon has been working on its very own MMO, New World, which received some great feedback after its first closed beta.

Thankfully, more people will be able to check out the game very soon, as the open beta was announced for September 9. So mark your calendars, and check out the trailer below

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Products tested and reviewed since 2004

Technology Stories