When is Gamescom Opening Night Live? The end of the summer means it’s time for Gamescom, Europe’s largest video game exhibition. Held as always in Cologne, Germany, the enormous convention gets started each year with a kick-off showcase named Opening Night Live, put together and hosted by the one and only Geoff Keighley. It’ll be broadcast live for all to watch, but what are the details? On this page, we’ll give you everything you need to know.
What are the dates and times for Gamescom Opening Night Live? The show is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 22nd August, 2023. Below is the time it’ll get started in each region:
- North America: 11am PDT / 12pm MDT / 1pm CDT / 2pm EDT
- UK/Ire: 7pm BST
- Europe: 8pm CEST / 9pm EEST
- Asia/Oceania: 3am JST / 2am AWST / 4am AEST
Note: In Asia/Oceania, Gamescom Opening Night Live will technically begin in the early hours of Thursday 23rd August.
Gamescom Opening Night Live is an in-person event, but if you’re not heading to Cologne to be there yourself, there are easy ways to tune in. The showcase will be streamed via YouTube and Twitch, as well as other social media platforms. We will be hosting the video feed right here on Push Square, complete with a live chat, so please join us to watch along with the community.
If you can’t watch the event live, don’t worry. We’ll be covering all the PlayStation-relevant news from the show as soon as possible, so you can stay bang up to date after the fact.
There is currently no official word on the duration of this year’s Gamescom Opening Night Live. However, we can make an educated guess. Going by the last few shows, we expect 2023’s broadcast will be about two to two-and-a-half hours long. We’ll update this page if we learn any different.
Geoff Keighley hasn’t revealed too much as yet about the lineup of games at Gamescom Opening Night Live, but there is confirmation on a couple. We know for a fact that Alan Wake 2 will get a “brand new reveal” during the show, and it’s also been announced that the elusive Black Myth: Wukong will be present.
A comment from Keighley tells us the presentation will “showcase many of this holiday’s biggest games”, so it sounds like the focus will be on what’s coming out during 2023’s final months. It seems unlikely Sony will show up with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, but there are lots of third party titles that could be here — The Crew Motorfest, Lies of P, Mortal Kombat 1, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage, to name a few. We’ll update this section if and when Keighley sets anything else in stone.
Are you excited to watch Gamescom Opening Night Live? What games are you hoping to see more from during the showcase? Discuss in the comments section below.