Gamescom 2019 is just a matter of days away from kicking off, and there's a lot to look forward to even if you're not attending the show in person. In our Gamescom 2019 schedule guide, we'll be providing you with an overview of all three showcases, detailing what games and hardware could be shown off, the start times and date for each one, and more.
Gamescom 2019 Schedule
Just below, you can see the complete Gamecom 2019 schedule. As we mentioned previously, there's merely three showcases from two publishers/developers this year at Gamescom. Although it's by far and away the biggest games event in Europe, it doesn't receive the showcase presentations that you'd normally see at E3.
|Showcase||Date||West Coast Time||East Coast Time|
|Inside Xbox||Monday, August 19||9:00 a.m.||12:00 p.m.|
|Google Stadia Connect||Monday, August 19||10:00 a.m.||1:00 p.m.|
|Gamescom Opening Night Live||Monday, August 19||11:00 a.m.||2:00 p.m.|
Gamescom Inside Xbox
This year at Gamescom 2019, we'll have a small presentation from the Inside Xbox Team. You can see the global start times for the showcase just below.
- 9 a.m. PST
- 12 p.m. EST
- 5 p.m. BST
- 6 p.m. CEST
What announcements could we expect at the Inside Xbox showcase for Gamescom? Microsoft is saving Gears 5 campaign gameplay for later on in the day at the Opening Night Live show, but we could still see some footage of the returning horde mode, or the brand new Escape mode that was revealed back at E3 2019.
Other than that, it's practically a guarantee we'll hear news about upcoming additions to Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft's E3 2019 presentation trumpeted the service in a big way, with tons of new additions, so expect something of a repeat of this at Gamescom 2019.
Gamescom Google Stadia Connect
With the Google Stadia Connect presentation at Gamescom 2019, we're hoping for solid details on games arriving on Google's platform. Here are the full global start times:
- 10 a.m. PST
- 1 p.m. EST
- 6 p.m. BST
- 7 p.m. CEST
So far, we know a somewhat brief list of the games arriving on Google Stadia when it launches. The list includes Doom Eternal, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and others.
Speaking of a release date, right now we don't have a certain release date for Google Stadia penciled in. The only release window we have is November 2019, so here's hoping for a solid release date at the Google Stadia Connect presentation.
Gamescom Opening Night Live
The Gamescom Opening Night Live presentation comes from industry veteran Geoff Keighley, and looks to be filled with new trailers and gameplay. The global start times for the showcase are below:
- 11 a.m. PST
- 2 p.m. EST
- 7 p.m. BST
- 8 p.m. CEST
Keighley actually has a number of publishers on board to showcase games in some capacity. The list includes Activision, Bungie, Capcom, Ubisoft, and 2K, among others. The headline game could well be Death Stranding, as we know Hideo Kojima will be in attendance to show off a new aspect of the game.