Episode

Gamescom Asia delayed until 2021

The first ever Gamescom Asia event has been delayed due to health concerns.

June 10, 2020 12:00 PM

Gamescom Asia was set to take place in Singapore this October but has been postponed by one year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event would have been the first Gamescom to take place outside of the main Gamescom show in Germany, known for being the biggest video game convention worldwide.

Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Singapore, organisers of Gamescom Asia, said they wanted to bring the event to life this year, but the global crisis forced them to rethink.

“The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is paramount,” said Kuepper.

“Moreover, for an inaugural event, we felt it was important to give the regional gaming community and fans the full experience of what an international event of this scale would be like, and not anything less.”

Image - Gamescom Asia Facebook.

Kuepper said Koelnmesse today confirmed the decision to postpone the event to next year, and Gamescom Asia’s physical conference will be replaced by “online engagements” instead.  

The flagship convention Gamescom held in Cologne, Germany was also cancelled in April and will instead take place digitally from 27 August to 30 August this year.

Singapore tourism board Executive Director, Exhibitions and Conferences Andrew Phua said it was still an important conference in the upcoming calendar despite the delay. 

“The inaugural event will be a highlight in Singapore’s events calendar and provide new business opportunities for local and regional companies,” said Phua.

Gamescom Asia will be held October 14 – 17 2021 in Singapore at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre.


No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
News
Episode
114

ASSASSIN’S CREED SHADOWS is the ninja themed game you've been waiting for

May 19, 2024
Drop Rate
Episode
19

STELLAR BLADE, stay for the big meaty monsters but the platforming can jump

May 17, 2024
Lightmap
Episode
230

BALADINS is a time-loopy RPG for up to four pals where you can't save everyone at once

May 13, 2024
© 2022 Sifter. All Rights Reserved.
. .