For a couple of years Gamescom — much like the rest of the industry — has gone remote. Both the 2020 and 2021 events were entirely digital, meaning fans couldn't attend one of gaming's largest events. All being well, that's changing this year.
Gamescom has announced plans to return to in-person happenings in 2022. It says a 'hybrid event' will take place both in-person and online, which sounds like a standard gaming convention where livestreams often take place for people watching at home.
The event will go ahead August 24th through August 28th, in Cologne, Germany as usual. The organiser is also launching a "gamescom goes green" project this year, with the aim to create a "climate-friendly games event".
Basically, all emissions produced by the event will be offset by organisers Koelnmesse, and game – the German Games Industry Association, in cooperation with ClimatePartner. Felix Falk, Managing Director of game, had this to say on their efforts:
As the world’s largest games event, gamescom is taking the lead with its sustainability initiative “gamescom goes green”: gamescom 2022 will be the first climate-friendly games event – and everyone can join in. For visitors and exhibitors alike, “gamescom goes green” is a project that involves the entire gamescom community. We are aiming here to set an example worldwide for greater environmental and climate protection.
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