Gamescom Opening Night Live will kick off the annual European gaming convention once again on August 23. The event will be hosted by Geoff Keighley, who has previewed over 30 world premiere announcements throughout the event.
Opening Night Live 2022 will be the first live ONL in-person performance since 2019, after two years of online-only live broadcasts. Tickets are available for attendees of Gamescom in Cologne, Germany on the event’s official website.
Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 Start Time
The Opening Night Live broadcast begins on August 23 at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET. The live stream, per Geoff Keighley’s Tweet above, will showcase “30+ games” in a two-hour show. Previous ONLs have also featured announcements during a half-hour pre-show, but a 2022 pre-show has yet to be confirmed. Opening Night Live will be broadcast live in several countries in English, but subtitles will be available.
- 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
- 13:00 CDT
- 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- 19:00 CEST
How to watch the Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 stream
Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 will be available for viewing on The Game Awards official YouTube and Twitch channels.
Keighley has so far teased two announcements for the event: a new look at sonic frontiers from Sega, and the next game from Subnautica Developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment, which is teased as being a “new sci-fi IP.” We will update this piece as more announcements are made leading up to the event.
Last year’s Opening Night Live event included the debut of the new Saints Row and Marvel’s Midnight Suns, as well as gameplay from the Call of Duty Vanguard campaign and Death Stranding: Director’s Cut.
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