With Germany banning large gatherings well into August, it looks like the annual Gamescom event is no longer happening, at least not physically. Today, the event organizers released a statement about the event and what the next steps were.
Official statement regarding #gamescom2020 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/fHaN4GOULM
— gamescom (@gamescom) April 16, 2020
Before being officially cancelled, the organizers behind the event had planned on re-assessing the situation next month, however, as things never go according to plan, that is no longer the case and the organizers want to move to a digital presence for 2020. This isn’t the first event to be cancelled due to COVID-19 and it certainly won’t be the last. In March, the ESA cancelled E3 due to coronavirus.
Gamescom’s organizers will outline what a digital show will entail at a later date.