Gamescom 2021 Participants Include Bandai Namco and Sega

gamescom 2021 participants

There was a big announcement for Gamescom regarding its participants for the upcoming 2021 show. The organizations that run the event, Koelnmesse and the German Games Industry Association (GGIA), revealed 19 new partners with more to come. This year’s event will be purely digital, kicking off on August 25, 2021, and closing on August 27, 2021 (CEST).

Koelnmesse and GGIA usually hold Gamescom annually in Cologne, Germany. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be digital and free like it was in 2020. Partners from previous years like Nintendo did not show up in 2020 and are absent from the current list.

Here is the full list of developer and publisher participants announced for Gamescom 2021.

  1. 505 Games
  2. Activision
  3. Aerosoft
  4. Assemble Entertainment
  5. Astragon Entertainment
  6. Bandai Namco Entertainment
  7. Bethesda Softworks
  8. Electronic Arts
  9. Gameevil COM2US Europe
  10. Headup
  11. Indie Arena Booth
  12. Koch Media
  13. Next Studios (Tencent Games)
  14. Sega Europe
  15. Team17
  16. Thunderful Games
  17. Ubisoft
  18. Wargaming
  19. Xbox

In addition to the announced companies, Gamescom is touting “80 curated top indie titles” to be showcased at virtual booths, which are now integrated into Gamescom. The organization will make further announcements at the end of July 2021 regarding its participants.

Gamescom 2021 and its participants will appear entirely online as the event runs from August 25, 2021 to August 27, 2021 (CEST).

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.