Gamescom 2022 Begins and Brings a Bunch of News With it
After two years of being an online-only e vent, Gamescom is once again opening its doors to the public this week in Cologne, Germany. The Opening Night Live Showcase hosted by Geoff Keighley earlier this week already featured a first look at all the announcements, gameplay trailers, and teasers. If you missed the show, you can catch the YouTube video right here, with the show starting at 2:56:34.
For those who prefer a quick summary, you can find our rundown of the highlights down below!
Everywhere is going to be “more than just a game,” so Adam Whiting, Assistant Game Director, on stage. He continues saying that it would be a place where players could meet, create, and hang out, instead of just playing a regular game. Shortly after the show, the developer Build A Rocket Boy stated that the game is built “on Unreal Engine 5, not the blockchain”, responding to fan outcry on Twitter and other social media.
The release is currently planned for 2023 with more announcements in the coming months.
The Callisto Protocol
Coming from Striking Distance Studios later this year is The Callisto Protocol, here with brand new gameplay footage from the Gamescom Opening Night Live Showcase. The survival horror game will release on December 2 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox and PC.
The Lords of the Fallen
The Lords of the Fallen is the reboot of the 2014 game Lords of the Fallen by Deck13 and will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The Steam page currently lists an 2023 release date while the trailer did not mention any date.
New Tales from the Borderlands
While the trailer already leaked in advance, Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford officially announced New Tales from the Borderlands and its release on October 21 this year with a new trailer.
Unknown Worlds, the makers of Subnautica, have teamed up with fantasy novelist Brandon Sanderson to create a turn-based tactical strategy game called Moonbreaker. Especially exciting for any miniature fans is the painting feature that allows players to individually paint each character in their team. Early access for the game is starting on September 29, 2022 on Steam.
Lies of P
From the South Korean developer Neowiz Games comes Lies of P, a mixture of the Pinocchio story by Carlo Collodi and Bloodborne. This rather strange combination of fairytale and Souls-like gameplay is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one and will also release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC some time next year.
Atlas Fallen, the super-powered game by Focus Entertainment, will have players wield shape-shifting weapons, control sand and the environment, all while hunting monsters of legends. Like The Lords of the Fallen, this is developed by Deck13 and will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC next year.
There were many, many more announcements at the Opening Live Show and there will be even more shows and announcements in the coming days. Keep your eyes open for more news directly from Cologne this week.