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Watch the Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live show

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Gamescom is the E3 of Europe, and like other conventions in 2020 it's canceled the parts that involve crowds. But it still kicked off with a big livestream today. Opening Night Live (opens in new tab) is hosted by Geoff Keighley, a man who hosts so many videogame shows it would be more efficient if we only pointed out when he isn't hosting one.

The two-hour show will featured some new game announcements, but was mostly about "updates from announced titles." As of Sunday, the show contained announcements regarding 38 games.

Opening Night Live was broadcast live from Los Angeles. Here's when and where to watch, and what some of those 38 games will be:

The games and announcements to expect

Opening Night Live will mostly feature announcements about games we already know about, or that are already out. Here are the companies and games we currently know will be there:

Everything in that list is confirmed, and there are other things we can easily guess at. Gearbox, for example, is probably showing off Borderlands 3 DLC (opens in new tab) and Godfall (opens in new tab). Warner Bros plans to show off the next Lego Star Wars game, but it might also talk about Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, two games it just announced last weekend.

There are a ton of things Microsoft could talk about. To name a few: Halo Infinite (opens in new tab) (which just got delayed to 2021), the new Fable (opens in new tab), the new Forza, Psychonauts 2 (opens in new tab), Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 (opens in new tab), the new Xbox hardware, and Wasteland 3, which we just reviewed (opens in new tab).

Sony, meanwhile, will probably stick to PS5 exclusives. (See all of the big new console games that are and aren't announced for PC here.)

EA's big thing will be Star Wars Squadrons (opens in new tab), and it's also bringing a new Sims 4 pack and a look at its Medal of Honor VR game. Activation has said we'll see more from Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War (opens in new tab), and Blizzard's got the WoW: Shadowlands expansion coming up and a new Warcraft animated show (opens in new tab). They haven't said so, but maybe we'll see a bit of Diablo 4 (opens in new tab), too? I can hope.

We'll post about the big announcements as they happen, so if you miss the Opening Night Live stream, check our news page (opens in new tab) for everything you missed.

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.