Gamescom: Opening Night Live is the flashy headline opening event added to the giant German games show last year. And while Gamescom might be a little different this year - it's all digital, for starters - that doesn't mean that Opening Night Live is going anywhere.
The show must go on, and so Geoff Keighley and crew will be back for a two-hour event today featuring more than 20 upcoming games, including new reveals and plenty of never-before-seen footage and gameplay.
Here's when Opening Night Live starts, how to watch it live, and what to expect.
What time is Gamescom: Opening Night Live 2020?
Gamescom’s Opening Night Live event is due to take place today, Thursday 27 August 2020, kicking off a three-day program of Gamescom events. The action will begin at 20:00 CEST, which translates to:
- 19:00 BST
- 14:00 EST
- 11:00 PST
The event is set to run for a little over two hours, though if that's somehow not enough there'll also be a pre-show that kicks off half an hour beforehand, as well as a post-show to dissect some of the biggest announcements.
How to watch Opening Night Live
The good news is that you can tune in to the Gamescom 2020 opening night action live via Twitch, alongside YouTube and the Gamescom website itself. To make things even easier, we've embedded the stream right at the top of this page too.
What will be announced during Opening Night Live?
While specific details are yet to be confirmed, host Geoff Keighley has teased that 38 games from 18 publishers are due to appear during the show with new content and announcements, including trailers and gameplay reveals.
Confirmed appearances so far include:
- DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods campaign expansion
- Fall Guys season 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War
- Ratchet & Clank PS5 gameplay demo
- Destiny 2: Beyond Light
- Mafia: Definitive Edition
- Star Wars: Squadrons
- World of Warcraft: Afterlives animated series
- Little Nightmares II
- Medal of Honor: Above & Beyond
- Scarlet Nexus (pre-show)
- The Sims 4
- Crash 4: It's About Time
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Keighley has already promised more confirmations bxetween now and the event, though expect some surprises too, and has shared a trailer to give viewers a taste of what to expect:
Thursday, This is Only the Beginning.— Geoff Keighley 🔜 Opening Night Live (@geoffkeighley) August 24, 2020
Here's the trailer I personally edited to get us ready for Thursday's @gamescom #OpeningNightLive!
Watch at 8 pm CEST / 2 pm ET / 11 am ET at https://t.co/FjoDbKUBkl pic.twitter.com/W9rpIRO0eY