How to watch Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live and what to expect

Call of Duty: Vanguard, Saints Row, and more are being shown off.

Geoff Keighley is back with another summer video game showcase!

Following in the footsteps of Summer Game Fest Kickoff in June, which featured Elden Ring, Keighley has organized Gamescom Opening Night Live once again. This showcase will feature dozens of games and kick off the biggest gaming event in Europe.

With big titles like Call of Duty: Vanguard and a new Saints Row slated to appear at the show, it’s the last big gaming presentation of Summer 2021 that you’ll want to make sure you turn into. If you want to watch it live, this is when and how to watch Gamecom Opening Night Live.

When is the Gamescom Opening Night Live start time?

]Gamescom Opening Night Live will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern on August 25, 2021. That said, there will be even more announcements during the pre-show, which will start at 1:30 p.m. Eastern and is hosted by Kyle Bosman.

How to watch Gamescom Opening Night Live

Like Summer Game Fest Kickoff and The Game Awards, you will be able to watch Gamescom Opening Night Live across a wide variety of video platforms. It will be on the official Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels for The Game Awards. Various websites and influencers will also co-stream the event, so you’ll have a lot of options.

If you can’t watch the showcase live, The Game Awards YouTube channel will post the whole event and the trailers shown during it afterward. We have embedded the livestream below:

What to expect from Gamescom Opening Night Live?

Unlike most video game events, we have an extremely clear idea of what will be shown off at Gamescom Opening Night Live. All of these games have been officially teased for the event:

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
  3. Far Cry 6
  4. Genshin Impact
  5. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  6. SIFU
  7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  8. A new Saints Row
  9. Nobody Saves the World
  10. New games from Devolver Digital
  11. New games from Raw Fury
  12. JETT: The Far Shore
  13. The King of Fighter XV
  14. Splitgate
  15. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
  16. Tales of Arise
  17. Valheim
  18. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt
  19. Century: Age of Ashes

We’re hoping to finally get release dates for many of these games, or at the very least significant gameplay deep dives. The new Saints Row game is also particularly intriguing. While that’s already a pretty strong list, there are still more games we don’t know about! Overall, Keighley has teased that the livestream will show over 30 games between the pre-show and main show. Let’s hope there are still some other big surprises.

We’d love to see the rumored GTA remasters or an update on Horizon: Forbidden West during the show, though that’s just speculation. Regardless, it’s already clear that Gamescom Opening Night Live will be a big event with lots of significant announcements. Try to tune in if you can.

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