Gamescom pivots back to digital-only event

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European show follows E3 in switching plans from hybrid back to online

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Gamescom has stepped back from plans to host a hybrid show this year, shifting into an online-exclusive show.

While COVID-19 vaccinations are steadily rolling out worldwide, the Gamescom team has concluded that it is still too early for companies to commit to a physical event.

As announced in an email, the decision to pivot comes after extensive discussions with partners and exhibitors due to appear at the show.

The event is also introducing a new concept, Gamescom Epix, which “sends the community on a joint quest

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