Times and schedule for Gamescom 2020: What to expect and when

Gamescom 2020 will kick off on 27 August. Here is what to watch and when over the four day event.

Gamescom 2020 will kick off on Thursday evening with Opening Night Live. The following days will be filled with some exciting reveals of unannounced games and new DLC for existing ones. Might we see something about The Sims 5, finally? Will we finally hear what the next Sims 4 game pack will be? (Updated answer: YES, we will)

The schedule for Gamescom 2020 shared by IGN might shed some light on what to expect and when.  Times are posted as South African Standard Time (which is GMT +2) with the Pacific Standard time in brackets. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Gamescom schedule for Thursday, 27 August 2020

19:30 (10:30)

  • Opening Night Live with Geoff Keighley

22:00 (13:00)

  • Unannounced Game – Trailer Reveal
  • Unannounced Game – Trailer Reveal
  • Project Cars 3 – Trailer Reveal
  • Observer: System Redux – Trailer Reveal
  • Unannounced Game – Trailer and Gameplay Reveal
  • Retro Machina – New Gameplay Reveal

22:30 (13:30)

  • Godfall – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions – Trailer Reveal
  • Unannounced Game – Trailer Reveal
  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister – Trailer Reveal
  • EVERSPACE 2 – Trailer and New Gameplay Reveal

23:00 (14:00)

  • Next-Gen Console Watch LIVE
  • Pumpkin Jack – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Trailer Reveal
  • Dual Universe – Trailer Reveal
  • Blood Bowl 3 – Trailer Reveal
  • Jump Force Deluxe Edition – Trailer Reveal

23:30 (14:30)

  • Humble Games – 2020 Lineup Trailer
  • Dual Universe – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Monster Truck Championship – Trailer Reveal
  • Speed Limit – Trailer Reveal
  • X4: Foundations – Trailer Reveal
  • Giants Uprising – Trailer Reveal

00:00 (15:00)

  • Tinkertown – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Giants Uprising – New Gameplay Reveal
  • X4: Foundations – New Gameplay Reveal
  • News, Games, Plus More LIVE

Schedule for Gamescom on Friday, 28 August

16:30 (7:30)

  • Goldilock One – Trailer Reveal
  • Dark Pictures Little Hope – Gameplay Reveal ad Developer Interview

17:00 (8:00)

  • Game Scoop! LIVE

18:00 (9:00)

  • Genshin Impact – Trailer Reveal
  • Scarlet Nexus – Gameplay Preview
  • EuroPlay Games Lineup Sizzle
  • Ponpu – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Unannounced Game – Trailer Reveal
  • Conarium – Trailer Reveal
  • Naser: Son of Man – Trailer Reveal
  • Unannounced DLC – Trailer Reveal
  • Humankind – New Gameplay Reveal

18:30 (9:00)

  • Age of Empires III – Developer Interview
  • Little Nightmares II – Gameplay Preview
  • Stronghold: Warlords – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Morbid: The Seven Acolytes – New Gameplay Reveal

19:00 (10:00)

  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions – Launch Trailer and New Gameplay
  • Transient – Trailer Reveal
  • HAAK – Trailer Reveal
  • Zelter – Trailer Reveal
  • Overloop – Trailer Reveal

19:30 (10:30)

  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – New Gameplay Reveal
  • The Waylanders – New Game Footage Reveal
  • Sea of Thieves – Developer Gameplay Update
  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Unexplored 2 – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Crash Bandicoot – Developer Interview

20:00 (11:00)

  • Street Power Soccer – Trailer Reveal
  • Drake Hollow – Trailer Reveal
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic – Trailer Reveal
  • Dirt5 – Trailer Reveal
  • Drone Swarm – New Gameplay Reveal

20:30 (11:30)

  • Ikenfell – New Gameplay Reveal
  • WRC 9 – New Gameplay Reveal
  • The Medium – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Alaloth – Champions of the Four Kingdoms – New Gameplay Reveal
  • ANNO: Mutationem – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Project Haven – New Gameplay Reveal

21:00 (12:00)

  • The Medium – Developer Interview
  • Up at Noon with Max and Brian (featuring Troy Baker)
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater Remaster – Developer Interview

22:00 (13:00)

  • Per Aspera – Trailer Reveal
  • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One – Trailer Reveal
  • Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit – Trailer Reveal
  • In Sound Mind – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Weaving Tides – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Spacebase Startopia – New Gameplay Reveal
  • KeyWe – New Gameplay Reveal

22:30 (13:30)

  • Gatewalkers – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Humble Games – 2021 Lineup Trailer
  • The Wild at Heart – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Project Wingman – Trailer Reveal
  • Unannounced Game – Trailer Reveal
  • Unannounced Game – Trailer Reveal
  • Prodeus – New Gameplay Reveal

22:00 (14:00)

  • Gamescom Daily Show
  • Just Die Already – Trailer Reveal

Gamescom schedule for Saturday, 29 August

16:30 (7:30)

  • Gestalt: Steam & Cinder – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Hello Neighbor 2 – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Haven – New Gameplay Reveal

17:00 (8:00)

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – Trailer and New Gameplay Reveal
  • Medieval Dynasty – Trailer Reveal
  • Scourgebringer – Trailer Reveal
  • Blazing Sails – Trailer Reveal
  • Potion Party – Trailer Reveal
  • Dark Fracture – New Gameplay Reveal

17:30 (8:30)

  • Remothered: Broken Porcelain – Trailer Reveal
  • Iron Harvest – Trailer Reveal
  • Minute of Islands – Trailer Reveal
  • Core – Trailer Reveal
  • Demon Turf – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Kings Bounty II – New Gameplay Reveal

18:00 (9:00)

  • Toodee and Topdee – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Blankos Block Party – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Gonner2 – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Proto Corgi – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Cyber Hook – New Gameplay Reveal

18:30 (9:30)

  • Grindstone – Nintendo Switch Gameplay Reveal
  • Chained Echoes – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Indie Arena Booth – Lineup Trailer
  • Minecraft Dungeons – New Gameplay Reveal

19:00 (10:00)

  • Awesome Indies Show
  • Unannounced Game – Trailer Reveal
  • The Last Spell – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Skul: The Hero Slayer – Version 1.0 Gameplay Reveal
  • Spinch – Trailer Reveal
  • Gone Viral – Trailer Reveal
  • Paradise Lost – Trailer Reveal
  • Ariel_Knight’s Never Yield – Trailer Reveal
  • Terror Squid – Trailer Reveal

19:30 (10:30)

  • Adventures of Chris – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Out of Place – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Blade Assault – Trailer Reveal
  • Exo One – Trailer Reveal
  • Space Crew – Trailer Reveal
  • Tamarin – Trailer Reveal
  • Unannounced Game – Gameplay Reveal
  • Endling – Gameplay Reveal

20:00 (11:00)

  • Riftbreaker – Trailer and New Gameplay Reveal
  • Gamedec – Trailer Reveal
  • Unannounced Game – Trailer Reveal
  • GRIME – Trailer Reveal
  • Ghostrunner – Trailer and New Gameplay Reveal

20:30 (11:30)

  • Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World – Trailer and Gameplay Reveal
  • Necronator: Dead Wrong – Trailer Reveal
  • Kosmokrats – Trailer Reveal
  • Aeon Drive – Trailer Reveal
  • A Juggler’s Tale – New Gameplay Reveal
  • ID@Xbox – Lineup Trailer
  • Skeleton Crew – Trailer Reveal
  • Ostranauts – Trailer Reveal
  • Away: The Survival Series – Gameplay Reveal

21:00 (12:00)

  • Mafia: Definitive Edition – Gameplay Preview
  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons – New Gameplay Reveal
  • F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch – New Gameplay Reveal

21:00 (12:30)

  • GigaBash – New Gameplay Reveal
  • The Signifier – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Roboquest – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Wargaming – Developer Interview
  • Vigor – Trailer Reveal

22:00 (13:00)

  • Rune II – Trailer Reveal
  • As Far As The Eye – Trailer Reveal
  • Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator – Trailer Reveal
  • Death of Rose – New Gameplay Reveal
  • DARQ – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Hotshot Racing – New Gameplay Reveal

22:30 (13:30)

  • Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Speed Limit – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Developer Commentary

23:00 (14:00)

  • Gamescom Daily Show
  • Warriors: Rise to Glory – Trailer Reveal
  • Hypercharge: Unboxed – New Gameplay Reveal
  • DustoffZ – New Gameplay Reveal

Gamescom schedule for Sunday, 30 August

16:30 (7:30)

  • Unto the End – New Gameplay Reveal
  • 8-Bit Adventures 2 – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Konrad’s Kittens – New Gameplay Reveal

17:00 – close (8:00 – close)

  • The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon – New Gameplay Reveal
  • Cosplay Contest at the gamescom: Best of Show
  • Gamescom Best Of Awards Show
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