Gamescom 2021 All Nominees

One of the biggest gaming events in the world, Gamescom is all set to return for its 2021 edition. As expected, due to the pandemic it will be held virtually, although it was previously hinted to be a hybrid event. But just like Gamescom 2020, this year’s show will also be an all-digital affair, featuring an opening showcase. Here’s all we know about it.

About Gamescom 2021

Gamecom 2021 will be held from August 25th to August 27th virtually. Every year it is held in Cologne, Germany at the Koelnmesse exhibition but this year, just like 2020, there will be no physical event.

  • It starts with Opening Night Live on August 25, a showcase event hosted by Geoff Keighley, and the main Gamescom show will roll out across three days to August 27.
  • The developer conference, Devcom, will start on August 23 for its content focus days and then switch to business focus days from August 25 to August 28.
  • As of now, 19 publishers are confirmed to be attending Gamescom 2021 and there will also be 80 indie titles showcased via virtual booths during the event. However, Sony and Nintendo are a no show.

It’s for sure that it would be full of great news and reveals for some of the most anticipated games including Bandai Namco’s Elden Ring. Apart from that, Gamescom Awards will be held, and here are all the games nominated in various categories.

Gamescom Awards 2021 Nominees

August 25 Line-Up
Categories Nominees
Best Microsoft Xbox Game
  • Elden Ring (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
  • Halo Infinite (Microsoft)
Best PC Game
  • Age of Empires IV (Microsoft)
  • Elden Ring (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Syberia: The World Before (astragon Entertainment)
Best Sony PlayStation Game
  • Elden Ring (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Best Nintendo Switch Game
  • Just Dance 2022 (Ubisoft)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft)

 

August 26-27 Line-up
Categories Nominees
Best Action Game
  • Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
  • Halo Infinite (Microsoft)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction (Ubisoft)
Best Family Game
  • Just Dance 2022 (Ubisoft)
  • Run Prop, Run! (PlayTogether Studio)
  • Super Dungeon Maker (rokaplay)
Best Action Adventure Game
  • Elden Ring (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft)
  • Syberia: The World Before (Astragon Entertainment)
Best Role Playing Game
  • Elden Ring (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Encased (Koch Media)
  • Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Best Simulation Game
  • Climber: Sky is the Limit (Art Games Studio)
  • Farming Simulator 22 (astragon Entertainment)
  • Undisclosed Title
Best Sports Game – Climber
  • Sky is the Limit (Art Games Studio)
  • FIFA 22 (Electronic Arts)
  • Riders Republic (Ubisoft)
Most Original Game
  • Dice Legacy (Koch Media / DESTINYbit)
  • Riders Republic (Ubisoft)
  • tERRORbane (Whisper Interactive)
Best Strategy Game
  • Age of Empires IV (Microsoft)
  • Company of Heroes 3 (SEGA)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft)
Best Multiplayer Game
  • Halo Infinite (Microsoft)
  • Riders Republic (Ubisoft)
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Best Ongoing Game
  • Apex Legends (Electronic Arts)
  • Black Desert Online (Pearl Abyss Corp.)
  • Endzone – A World Apart: Prosperity (Assemble Entertainment)
Best Announcement All announcements at gamescom Opening Night Live are eligible.
Best Lineup All gamescom partners are eligible.
Best of gamescom All category winners are eligible for the main award Best of gamescom.
Best Trailer All trailers shown at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

 

August 29 Line-Up
Categories Nominees
Best Streamer Select partner streamers and content creators are eligible.
Gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award Nominees in all categories are eligible.
HEART OF GAMING Award Every gamescom highlight is eligible for this extraordinary award (including games, add-ons, and technologies, but also people, institutions, companies, concepts, or terms).

 

No doubt, a ton of new information awaits us next month at Gamescom 2021 as it has always been a monumental event in the gaming world.

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