Gamescom 2022 Exhibitors: Confirmations and Cancellations (Updated)

A constantly updated list of exhibitors at Gamescom 2022 (photo: GamesWirtschaft)

Which game developers are at Gamescom 2022? The list of GamesWirtschaft exhibitors illuminates the darkness.

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July 11, 2022 update (10.00am): Over the past week, there has been confusion that Take Two 2K ​​(NBA 2K, WWE 2K) now appears in the official list of participants. It would not be unusual to change plans in a short time, but in this case the situation is a bit more complex.

As an official Gamescom partner, 2K is present on the site – how exactly is it still open. When asked, the American publisher explained that there would be no booth in either the consumer area (entertainment area) or the visitors area (business area).

We have updated the list below accordingly.

July 9, 2022 update (10.00am): Several studios and publishers are taking part in Gamescom for the first time. One of them: Prime Matter, which started just a year ago. Koch Media’s department is located in hall 9.

July 7, 2022 update (6:00 PM): Have both on request FIFA 23– Producer of Electronic Arts (details) and CD Projekt Red (The witcher, Cyberpunk 2077) confirms that they will not be in Cologne.

July 7, 2022 (4:30 PM) Patch: In the afternoon, the organizers announced some of the 500 companies that will be represented in the Gamescom halls from August 24. The new additions are listed below and accordingly clear .

As of July 11, 2022

Approved game developers with game stations and / or a stage program in the entertainment area:

  • Aerosoft- Interview
  • Entertainment editing
  • NEW Astragon Entertainment
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Daedalic Entertainment (Lord of the Rings: Gollum)
  • Giant’s software (Agriculture simulator) – Details
  • HandyGames
  • NEW Hoyover
  • NEW Modest games
  • Kalypso Media (interview)
  • Cook the media
  • NEW Krafton
  • Level Infinite / Tencent Games (interview)
  • NEW Microsoft Xbox
  • NEW novice
  • NEW NetEase
  • Basic matter (details)
  • NEW Raw Fury
  • SEGA (Sonic Frontiers)
  • NEW Fairy-tale Worlds Entertainment
  • Team17
  • THQ Nordic (interview)
  • NEW Thundering
  • NEW TIK Tok
  • Ubisoft (Details)
  • NEW Warner Bros. Games

Approved manufacturers of entertainment equipment:

  • NEW benq
  • HyperX
  • NEW Medion
  • NEW Pico Interactive
  • Razer
  • NEW SteelSeries
  • NEW Western Digital

Event Zone (Hall 6):

Commercial area (hall 5):

  • NEW Ak Tronic
  • NEW Blizzard Store
  • NEW merchandising EMP
  • Konami digital entertainment (Yu-Gi-Oh tender card)
  • NEW Square Enix

Apart from:

Gamescom Campus (Hall 10):

Not there:

  • UPDATE 2K (WWE 2K, NBA 2K) – on site, but not with your own stand in the entertainment / business area
  • Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, diablo 4) – Blizzard Merchandise Sale in the Commercial Area
  • deputies
  • NEW CD Projekt Red
  • NEW Electronic art (Details)
  • Meta (Facebook Gaming, Meta Quest)
  • MSI (details)
  • Nintendo Spluto 3)
  • OMEN by HP
  • Private Department (The world of OlliOlli, Rollerdrom, Hades)
  • Rockstar games (Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption)
  • Sony Interactive (PlayStation 5, PSVR2, God of war Ragnarok)
  • NEW Square Enix (selling goods in the goods area)
  • war games (World of Tanks, World of Warplanes)

Approved exhibitors in the Business Area:

  • 505 games
  • Amazon Internet Services (AWS)
  • Korsarz / Elgato
  • NEW Iceberg Interactive
  • NEW Xsolla

Country pavilions in the business zone:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Columbia
  • the Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • South Korea
  • Czech Republic
  • United States

Joint stands in the Business Zone:

  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Bavaria
  • Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Games association – including InnoGames, Com2Us, Toplitz Productions
  • Hamburg
  • North Rhine-Westphalia

July 7, 2022 (12:00 PM) update: Microsoft Xbox has just officially announced its participation in Gamescom 2022: “This year, we are celebrating one thing above all else: you – our community. Let’s celebrate together as we bring you some minor updates of our latest games! “

We have updated the exhibitor overview below accordingly. More details about Microsoft and Bethesda’s appearance at Gamescom can be found here.

July 6, 2022 Patch: After yesterday’s interview, Aerosoft officially announced its participation in Gamescom this morning. The simulation specialist Paderborn is represented on a 100 square meter stand in the entertainment area (hall 8) and in the trade fair visitors area.

Aerosoft chief Winfried Diekmann: “We hear about appeals from individual international publishers, but as a location, we support Gamescom and Germany – and this year we even have our biggest booth to date. We can’t wait to get back into the fight after two unpleasant years of limited contact with our players! And we promise: we have a lot of exciting games in our luggage, which of course can also be played on the spot! “

July 6, 2022 Patch: Microsoft still does not announce whether – and if so, in what form – the manufacturer of the Xbox will take part in the fair. This was communicated yesterday via Twitter: “Unfortunately, we don’t have any new information on this at the moment, sorry. If we hear something new, we will inform you immediately on our social media channels! “

The industry assumes, however, that the American group will appear at Gamescom in connection with the Bethesda takeover – albeit on a smaller scale. During the last physical Gamescom 2019 trade fair, Microsoft installed over 200 gaming stations in Hall 8.

July 5, 2022 message: As our original exhibitor review was somewhat out of order due to multiple updates, we continue our reporting in this article.

First of all: Even five and a half weeks before the start of construction works, there is no official list of exhibitors or a (preliminary) hall plan. If you want to know which game developer is involved in Gamescom 2022, you’ll need to do some manual research.

The fair officially opens on August 24 (Wednesday) – private visitors are admitted to the premises from Thursday to Sunday. Advance sale of tickets has been going on for four weeks.

In conclusion, the following can be stated:

  • Out of 25 of the world’s top market leaders, only three have officially confirmed so far: Tencent Games (Level Infinite), Bandai Namco Entertainment and Ubisoft.
  • Confirmations of participation come in particular from medium-sized publishers in German-speaking countries such as Aerosoft, Giants Software, Kalypso Media, THQ Nordic, HandyGames, Koch Media (Deep Silver / Prime Matter) and Assemble Entertainment.
  • There have been no denials or confirmations from Electronic Arts, Microsoft Xbox, Square Enix, Warner, Epic Games, Capcom, CD Projekt, Google (YouTube, Stadia), Konami, SEGA and Twitch.
  • Two of the three console manufacturers (Sony PlayStation, Nintendo) have confirmed GamesWirtschaft that they will not be in Cologne.
  • Big Gamescom customers such as Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive and Wargaming will also not be attending the show this time.
  • There are big gaps among hardware vendors: brands like OMEN by HP, Alternate, Corsair, and MSI are not making an appearance in the entertainment industry.

In this article, we list the top ten reasons for the surprisingly high number of appeals.

Initial schedule of Gamescom 2022 (as of March 23, 2022 - subject to change)
Initial schedule of Gamescom 2022 (as of March 23, 2022 – subject to change)

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