- Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live, the massive annual gaming event held in Cologne, Germany has lasted for two hours.
- The showcase unveiled many details including Tekken 8 launch date, gameplay details of much-awaited games like COD MW 3, Starfield, Mortal Kombat 1 etc.
- Also, the audience have got a closer look at other major games like Alan Wake 2, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and more
Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live has concluded with showcasing a multitude of content and trailers of previously announced games along with a few new titles. The showcase lasted nearly two hours and this annual gaming event was held in Cologne, Germany. During the exhibition, there seemed to be something for everyone, from Starfield to Rebel Moon to Mortal Kombat 1 to Alan Wake 2 and so much more.
As previously said, there was a lot on show during Opening Night Live, and our roundup has compiled all of the major announcements, trailers, and revelations in one location to guarantee you don’t miss anything.
Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live
Starting off the show was a live-action trailer of Starfield, which is set for launch on September 6, 2023, on Xbox Series X/STe and PC (Early Access on Sep 1). These launch trailers have become something of a Bethesda tradition, albeit this one has more Elton John than normal.
Todd Howard, the director of Starfield, joined Geoff Keighley onstage to talk about Bethesda’s first new world in almost 25 years and show off the game in action.
Alan Wake 2
This year’s Gamescom Opening Live saw the final return of Alan Wake, not just the game, but the character as well. The long-awaited sequel has two protagonists, but we haven’t seen any gameplay of the main character until now. The teaser also featured completely integrated live-action clips from the game itself, emphasizing the twisted, nightmare-like aspect of this universe. The game is set to be released on October 17, 2023.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Modern Warfare III has a new trailer showing off some new campaign gameplay, with the story anticipated to begin immediately after the events of Modern Warfare II. The developers also discussed the upcoming “Open Combat Missions,” which attempt to enhance the Call of Duty experience with customizable loadouts and more open battlefields. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released on November 10, 2023
At Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023, Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon received its first complete teaser, which featured an Anthony Hopkins-narrated view at the Netflix movies in action. Space travel, firearms, blazing swords, mythological creatures, aliens, robots, explosions, and much more can be found in the clip.
Part 1: A Child of Fire will be available on Netflix on December 22, 2023, and Part 2: The Scargiver will be available on April 19, 2024.
Mortal Kombat 1
During Opening Night Live, a new teaser for Mortal Kombat 1, the revival of the long-running, notoriously deadly fighting game franchise, launched. Sindel and General Shao will be joining the lineup, according to the clip. As Kameo characters, Motaro and Shujinko will be included. Mortal Kombat 1 will be released on September 14, 2023.
Bandai Namco stated at Gamescom Opening Night Live, with an updated trailer, that Tekken 8 will be out on January 26, 2024, for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. We also got a glance at the game’s single-player option, which appears to pay homage to the good old days of the arcade scene.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Assasin’s Creed Mirage received a narrative trailer at Gamescom this year, showing off the sights and sounds of Baghdad, with gameplay that appears to be more in line with the original Assassin’s Creed than more recent instalments. The game will also have complete Arabic voice acting, which is a vast improvement over Altair’s startling voice in the original game. It is scheduled for release on October 5, 2023.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
The renowned mech series from Dark Souls developer FromSoftware is ready to make a triumphant return. Armored Core VI will be released on August 25th.
Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition
Age of Empires IV has gotten a new feature trailer, as well as the revelation that it is now available on Xbox Series X/S.
Ara: History Untold
With a new video ahead of its debut next year, Ara: History Untold demonstrated some alt-history-spanning strategies.
Black Myth: Wukong
ONL has released a new teaser for Black Myth: Wukong, which opens with a headless human playing what appears to be a Sanxian instrument. What follows is an action-packed look at the soulslike in motion. The latest clip showed off some frantic gameplay snippets with some epic-looking opponents.
The Crew Motorfest
The Crew Motorfest displayed even more spectacular vehicles. It is anticipated to be released on September 14, with a five-hour free trial version accessible for three days following that.
Diablo 4 Season 2
The Season of Blood is the official name for Diablo 4’s second season, which will commence on October 17, 2023. This season, players will be able to journey with a new vampire hunter companion named Erys, who will be voiced by Gemma Chan from Eternals.
In addition, players will receive access to a new questline, Vampiric Powers, 5 new endgame enemies, more efficient Gem inventory management, and much more.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty has received an intensive teaser that focuses on enhanced and redesigned features that are anticipated to arrive in the sci-fi RPG on September 26. New skills, vehicles, and a revamped Perk system all appear to be rather premium.
The main game of Cyberpunk 2077 is also slated to receive a 2.0 upgrade, which will be available on current-generation consoles and PC.
Sonic Superstars will be released on October 17, 2023, according to SEGA. Fans and friends of the blue blur were also treated to a new gameplay clip, which showed off local co-op with up to four players as well as the online free-for-all Battle Mode.
Apart from the above-listed games, the following games have been showcased in the recent Gamescom 2023 ONL:
- Delta Force Official Gameplay Trailer (PS5, PS4)
- Homeworld 3 Reveal Trailer (Set to release in February 2024)
- Little Nightmares III Announcement Trailer (Set to release in 2024)
- Killing Floor 3 Announcement Trailer (Set to release in 2024)
- Crimson Desert Official Gameplay Trailer (Set to release in 2024)
- Payday 3 World Premier Trailer (Set to release on September 21)
- Nightingale Release Date Trailer (early access on Feb 22, 2023)
- Granblue Fantasy Relink Release Date Trailer – (PS5, PS4) (Set to release on February 1, 2024)
- Immortals of Aveum (Released on August 22)
- Zenless Zone Zero
- Honkai: Star Rail
- Dustborn Reveal Trailer (Coming Early 2024)
- The First Descendant Trailer – Crossplay Open Beta from Sep 19-25
- Fort Solis World Premier Trailer (Released on August 22)
- The Last Epoch World Premier Trailer (To be Released on Sep 7, 2023)
- Marvel Snap Now Available on Steam
- Sonic Frontiers: The Final Horizon Update Teaser
- Stormgate Infernal First look
- Under the Waves Launch Trailer (Set to Release on August 29)
- Warhaven Release Date Trailer (Set to Release on Sep 20)
- Thank Goodness You’re Here! (Coming in 2024)