It's officially Gamescom - with events for the huge annual trade fair kicking off today!


But don't worry, you haven't missed the traditional Opening Night Live. This epic opener is a celebratory show dedicated to all the exciting stuff showcased this week. As always, it will be hosted by Geoff Keighley (check out our exclusive interview with him here).

It's going to be a night of trailers, reveals, and talks with prominent devs and industry figures, and you don't want to miss it!

If you didn't manage to grab tickets for the event, fear not. Like last year, it'll be live streamed for gamers across the globe to tune into. We'll share all the details about the epic event below!

When is Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023?

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023 is taking place on Tuesday 22nd August. There isn't long to wait for the next big gaming industry showcase, then!

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What time is Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023?

The Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live event will begin at 8:00pm CEST for attendees that are on-site in Cologne, Germany on the day. A pre-show event will be streamed at 7:30pm.

If you're planning to tune in at home from the UK, this means 6:30 and 7pm BST for the pre-show and main event respectively.

How to watch Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023

For those of you who can't make it, the event will be streamed on Twitch and YouTube. We'll embed the official YouTube video below!

Who is hosting Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023?

As per tradition, journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley will be hosting.

You'll probably recognise him as the host of The Game Awards, and the Summer Game Fest. He is perhaps the biggest face in the gaming events sphere, and recently appeared on Hideo Kojima's podcast. You can't get much cooler than that.

Geoff Keighley is one of the go-to hosts in the gaming industry.
Geoff Keighley is one of the go-to hosts in the gaming industry. Getty

Which games will feature at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023?

A number of games have been confirmed to appear in Gamescom 2023's Opening Night Live event.

These include Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Alan Wake 2, Nightingale, Black Myth: Wukong, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and the hotly anticipated Mortal Kombat 1.

These are some exciting titles, and we can't wait to hear more about them. See you there!

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