Gamescom 2020 is going to be online only this year, the organizers of the event have confirmed.
There is a statement on Twitter confirms that the event will be online only. It reads: "It is also quite clear to us that, in the face of the corona pandemic, we must stand united. This means that we must all be considerate of each other and reduce the risk of infection.
We are, however, already working at full speed on a digital Gamescom. It is, after all, the world's biggest event for games, and that's what it should be again this year."
The statement also goes to say that more will be revealed about how the show will operate online in the coming weeks, as well as the fact that all paid tickets will be refunded. You can read the full statement below.
Plans have been in place to ramp up for a digital event for a while, with the Gamescom team saying last month that they will 'significantly expand' the Gamescom's Opening Night Live digital event as well as the Gamescom Now online channel. The show also plans to add "new modules" on top of those existing formats.
All of these digital events are still scheduled to happen from August 25 to 29.