A gamescom 2023 Opening Night Roundup

A TLDR of what games were talked about at gamescom Opening Night Live.

A gamescom 2023 Opening Night Roundup

Gamescom 2023 aired August 22, 2023 at 2pm EST. Running roughly 2 hours, the show hosted by Geoff Keighley had a plethora of gaming news, announcements, and even an on-stage interruption for us to enjoy. While there were MANY games announced, most of us were here for the heavy hitters of the night; Mortal Kombat 1, Assassin's Creed Mirage, and last but not least Alan Wake 2.

If you missed the live broadcast and just want the TLDR, I got you covered.

Special Highlights:

  • Show opened with a lovely piano performance by Inon Zur who did a rendition of the Starfield theme.
  • Not even 10 minutes in to the broadcast, hecklers rushed the stage calling for a GTA 6 announcement. Keighley played it off very professionally and kept the event rolling.
  • Rebel Moon (+ more projects related!) announced, which will be a Netflix special release directed by Zack Snyder.
  • The Game Awards were confirmed for December 7th 2023, to be hosted in Los Angeles.
  • Xbox won Green Studio of the year presented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Games Showcased (In Order):

  • Starfield
  • Little Nightmares 3
  • Black Myth Wukong
  • Killing Floor 3
  • Age of Empires IV for Xbox
  • Crimson Desert
  • PayDay 3
  • Assassin's Creed Mirage
  • Tekken8
  • Modern Warfare 3
  • Nightingale
  • Grandblue: Fantasy Relink
  • Immortals of Aveum
  • Zenless Zone Zero
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Genshin Impact
  • Lords of The Fallen
  • Sonic Superstars
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • The First Decedents
  • Under The Waves
  • Fort Solis
  • Expeditions: A MudRunner Game
  • The Crew Motorfest
  • Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty (or Project Red)
  • Stormgate
  • Last Epoch
  • Marvel Snap
  • Armored Core 6 Fires of Rubicon
  • Warhaven
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Ara: History Untold
  • Diablo 4 Season of Blood (Season 2)
  • Dustborn
  • Alan Wake II

For full info on the announcements and trailers you can check out The Verge's coverage HERE, and also be sure to check out A Gaming Podcast in the upcoming days as we release our Gamescom-centered episode this week.

What was your favorite piece of news from the broadcast? Let us know and tweet us @agamingpodcast_!

Writer: Sami-Jo Perruzza @peetaspants