Gamescom 2020 is still going ahead, for now

With GDC, E3 and countless other events postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus, the organisers of Gamescom have received enquires about how it could be affected, especially since events with more than 1,000 attendees have been banned in its host city of Cologne. It’s not until August, however, and will apparently be going ahead as planned. 

In 2018, Gamescom saw 370,000 people squeeze inside Cologne’s Koelnmesse across five days. In the height of summer, with thousands of bodies pressed together, some of them skipping a shower to get to all the games, it’s not exactly the healthiest or cleanest place in the world at the best of times. But the ban on large events only goes up to April 10, though that could change.