Gamescom 2021: Confirmed companies and shows

Check up on the Gamescom 2021 schedule and list of attending companies.

Gamecom 2021 is going all digital once more, but that hasn’t stopped a wealth of companies from signing up to share intel and insights on the latest projects developing at their studios. To prepare you for this year’s show, we’ve rounded up the Gamescom 2021 companies and shows announced so far.

When is Gamescom 2021?

Gamescom companies 2021 schedule
 
© Gamecom

Gamescom 2021 will kick off on Wednesday, August 25, with the Gamescom: Opening Night Live show hosted by Geoff Keighley. The main show will take place August 26 and August 27.

The show is following a similar format as last year’s all-digital event, which pulled in millions of viewers for reveals during its opening broadcast. This time, however, Gamescom will include a content hub called Gamescom Now which will feature virtual booths and extra details from media partners.

The theme for Gamescom 2021 is called “Games: The New Normal.” It’ll center on the “potential of games for society” including the affordability of video games and accessibility of live streaming.

Gamecom 2021 companies attending

Gamescom 2021 companies schedule
  
© Gamescom

So far 19 companies have announced their attendance at Gamecom 2021. Here’s the complete list so far:

  • 505 Games
  • Activision
  • Aerosoft
  • Assemble Entertainment
  • astragon Entertainment
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Electronic Arts
  • GAMEVIL COM2US Europe
  • Headup
  • Indie Arena Booth
  • Koch Media
  • NExT Studios (Tencent Games)
  • SEGA Europe
  • Team17
  • Thunderful Games
  • Ubisoft
  • Wargaming
  • Xbox

In addition to the companies listed, Gamescom’s press release notes that “80 curated top indie titles” will also be on display at the Indie Arena Booth Online portion of Gamescom Now. In addition, several media partners have been revealed, including Facebook Gaming, TikTok, Twitch, YouTube, and Seven.One Entertainment Group.

Which companies are skipping Gamecom 2021?

The biggest absences from the current list of Gamescom 2021 companies are Sony and Nintendo. Neither has made an official announcement regarding the event, so could be confirmed closer to the show itself. Nintendo has participated in recent years of Gamescom, and last year saw Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart debut an exclusive demo during the opening show. However, given Sony’s absence from large shows like E3, it’s best to temper your excitement for any major announcements from either gaming giant.

We’ll do our best to update this list with any further Gamescom 2021 companies and shows as they’re revealed.

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