Singapore will organize the Asian edition of Gamescom from 2020 onwards. The annual game fair will be organized in the country from 15 to 18 October next year.
Keith Tan, the boss of the tourism board in Singapore, is enthusiastic about the collaboration with the organization of Gamescom. With the annual game fair, he hopes to be able to place Singapore as a center for the development and commercialization of digital content and games.
As with the European edition of Gamescom, the first day of the four-day event is reserved for the media and industry. The remaining three days the halls are set up for the public and fans can visit different tournaments, showcases, workshops and presentations from publishers and developers.
Gamescom has been organized since 2009 and is one of the largest game fairs in the world. Last year the event attracted no fewer than 370,000 visitors from 114 countries. In April, the organization behind Gamescom announced that from this year the exhibition will also have its own live show, called Opening Night Live. During the show, among other things, new games are revealed by publishers and developers.
Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany from 20 to 24 August this year. Blizzard announced earlier this month that it would not be present at the trade fair in Germany for the first time, because the company wants to focus on current games and future projects.