Gamescom gave us a sneak peek of our gaming future
This story about what to look forward to, boiled down, in 1:25 minutes.
What’s the fuss?
One the biggest annual video game conferences is in full swing, giving us a glimpse of what to expect in the coming months.
- The show gave us a glorious 2-hour glimpse, including trailers and interviews, into what games we can expect in the coming months.
From predictable sequels to surprising reboots, there is certainly much for gamers to be excited about, including (but not exhaustive to):
- Star Wars video games have been best in LEGO form, which is why Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’s newest trailer has us thrilled for its release next Spring.
- The last time we got a Saint’s Row game (a more arcade-y version of Grand Theft Auto) was in 2015, but a reboot of the franchise is slated for next year.
- Indie games such as martial arts game Sifu and bizarre horror game Cult of the Lamb made impressive splashes with viewers among the bigger titles.
- We finally got a December 8th release date for the new Halo game as well as a limited edition Xbox Series X available for pre-order, but it already sold out in minutes.
Boiling it down
Gamescom set the tone for the fall gaming season.
- If this line-up is any indication, the wide variety of genres to be released in the latter half of the year should please a wide variety of gamers.
- Specifically, there seems to be a focus on mobile and live-service games, which are pretty aligned with modern gaming trends.
More than a year later, COVID-19 has still been disruptive to the industry.
- Not only did it delay many of these projects but it has still forced trade shows such as Gamescom to be solely virtual.