Gamescom 2022 officially begins tomorrow evening with its opening conference: Opening Night Live. We tell you everything there is to know about this event, the confirmed games, those expected and the craziest and most credible rumors.
The second summer meeting is back in good and due form. As of this week, the German lounge will reopen its doors to players from all over the world. The opportunity to find out more about the next releases of the year and the other games to come. To kick off the Gamescom 2022 festivities, Geoff Keighley and his Opening Night Live will also return to service. PS5, Xbox Series, PC and Nintendo Switch there should be something for everyone. Date, time, how to watch the conference, what to expect? We do a little recap.
What time is Gamescom 2022? How to watch it?
The big night is approaching. After a few weeks of teasing, the Opening Night Live will come to open the ball of Gamescom 2022 with a conference that we are promised rich in announcements. A show that will be held this Tuesday, August 23 at 9 p.m. (French time) which should last about two hours. As usual, the event will be broadcast on all the usual media and communication channels, including the official Game Awards channels on Twitch and Youtube and those of Gamescom. You can also scan DashFUN for all the best live announcements.
What to expect for this edition? “A great show”!
Will the Gamescom 2022 conference really be unmissable? Inevitably, always a good talker, Geoff Keighley affirms that the players are entitled to expect some nice surprises, ” things that people don’t expect for this event. It’s gonna be a big show declared the organizer with fanfare. In the program more than 30 games, some known while others who will come to light. For the rest, it’s routine: gameplay extracts, trailers, announcements and of course the famous World Premieres which were not ready for the Summer Game Fest 2022.
” This year is lighter in terms of releases, so there will be plenty of games releasing in 2023 and beyond. I think the players are going to be really hyped up and I’m very excited for the fans to see what’s in store for them. “, he outbid. In other words, we can expect some good surprises that are worth watching on Tuesday night, but what?
Gamescom 2022 Confirmed Games
The opening conference of Gamescom 2022 should therefore reserve its small batch of surprises, but the organizers did not hesitate to share almost half of the games present in the hope of raising the hype. And it is clearly likely to work since Hogwarts Legacy is headlining. After showing more of its gameplay at State of Play 2022, the universe adaptation Harry Potter will be revealed again with new sequences. No need to hope for a release date though, since the game has been pushed back to 2023.
Emulator of Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, will also return to the show with exclusive gameplay. Same story for the vigilantes of Gotham Knights that the law will come to reign for the time of a trailer. Long shown during the Summer Game Fest, Sonic Frontiers will continue to try to curry favor with fans at Gamescom 2022. The open-world game should also reveal its release date for the occasion. Another title particularly awaited by its community, Return to Monkey Island will make a detour to the conference of the German show certainly to reveal its launch date too. On the MMO side, the creators of Genshin Impact will once again present Honkai Star Rail, their new project.
Some productions, perhaps less expected, will be there. The Outlast Trials will thrill players with a new video, while Goat Simulator 3 promises a whole different vibe. In the genre well struck, fans of Rick & Morty will be able to discover a new preview of the exclusive Xbox High on Life. Telltale will also be back with its adaptation of The Expanse series which should be further detailed during Opening Night Live 2022. This Gamescom will also be the opportunity to discover the new game from Unknown Worlds, the creators of Subnautica. In summary, there will for sure be:
- Hogwarts Legacy
- The Callisto Protocol
- Gotham Knights
- Sonic Frontiers
- Return to Monkey Island
- Honkai Star Rail
- The Outlast Trials
- Goat Simulator 3
- High on Life
- Telltale’s The Expanse
- New game from Unknown Worlds (Subnautica)
Games expected for Opening Night Live
The Opening Night Live teaser more or less confirmed a few games. Starting with Lies of P, the spiritual successor to Bloodborne which should probably announce its day one release on the Xbox Game Pass according to a leak. The first big DLC of Dying Light 2, “Blood Ties” is also set to pop into Gamescom 2022’s opening ceremony to reveal itself in due form. A Plague Tale Requiem should no doubt show some footage on occasion too, much like Skull & Bones also seen in the event trailer.
Also featured could be the recently announced Lord of the Rings spin-off game from Weta Workshop and Private Division. Hazel Light (It Takes Two) was also expected to announce his new game this summer. Also, since Telltale will be showcasing one of its games and the developer promised news of The Wolf Among Us 2 this year, the ONL might be the one. One thing is certain, we will not have to rely on announcements from PlayStation or Nintendo.
Gamescom 2022 conference rumor update
For the rest of the games presented, rumors are rife. Some are almost assured thanks to leaks from Amazon. The American giant could have unveiled two big surprises from Gamescom 2022 in advance. Starting with New Tales From the Borderlands, the sequel to Telltale’s narrative game which will feature new characters. According to the site’s blunder, the title would be scheduled for October 21, 2022. Fans ofAvatar The Last Airbender could also discover the famous RPG for home consoles and PC: Avatar Quest for Balance. The big spoiled surprise, however, would FINALLY be the return of Dead Island 2. The game that caused a stir at E3 2014 would be alive and well and ready to be released according to a leak from Amazon.
A leaker reputed also has teased the presence of the game Dune open world from Funcom. The publisher of Conan Exiles had so far been content to show some concept art. Maybe we will have the right to a real trailer this time? Who says Opening Night Live, says Geoff Keighley and his great friend Hideo Kojima. The Japanese creator is expected to make an appearance at the Gamescom 2022 conference. According to the latest rumors, he is working on Death Stranding 2 and a certain OVERDOSE, a new horror game. That’s just pure speculation for now though. See you on Tuesday to have the end of the story.