In mid-2021, most of us believed that real-world events and video game conventions would return to their pre-2022 state. The fate of many upcoming gaming events stays in doubt despite rising vaccination rates because of COVID-19’s continued impact on our capacity to safely be in big gatherings of people.
There will be in-person and online components at many events, both in the interest of making the event more accessible to a wider audience and as a backup plan in the event of a disaster.
Here is a list of the upcoming gaming events in 2022 that you can look forward to:
List of Upcoming Gaming Events:
As a celebration of everything Quake, it is called QuakeCon. As part of this year’s exhibition, fans may engage in digital showcases, participate in charity opportunities and BYOC matches online, and participate in online meet-ups.
This year’s QuakeCon will be held from August 18-20, with all significant announcements likely to be made on the first day.This will likely be the last online QuakeCon before the convention returns to its traditional format in 2023. This will also be the second QuakeCon after Microsoft acquired Bethesda, so expect to hear about any Xbox exclusives, new DLC, or special incentives related to Microsoft platforms.
Cologne, Germany, will host the next Gamescom from August 24 to August 28, 2022.
German trade association Game and Gamescom co-organizer Felix Falk claimed in an interview that the event will not sell as many tickets in 2019 as it did, a record-setting 370,000 for the last time the exhibition was held in person, but that it would still be the “world’s largest game expo.”
Those who can’t attend in person will be able to watch online feeds and videos as part of the hybrid event. According to Falk, Geoff Keighley’s opening night will take place on August 23 in a fresh new venue constructed during the epidemic and aired live online.
TOKYO GAME SHOW
Another one of the upcoming gaming events is Tokyo Game Show 2022. It has already been announced on the event’s official website. The event will take place in person for the first time in the last three years.
There will be a slew of big publishing houses represented at the show. Capcom, Konami, Square Enix, Sega/Atlus, Bandai Namco, THQ Nordic, and Koei Tecmo are some of the industry’s well-known names.
Chiba, Japan, hosts the Tokyo Game Show 2022 from September 15 to 18. The first two days will be restricted to business visitors, while the remaining two days will be open to the general public.
Twitch Con San Deigo 2022: Biggest of upcoming gaming events
Twitch Con San Diego is happening on October 7-9. It is one of the biggest gaming events in the US. Twitch con will have the following highlights Artist Alley, Community MeetUps, Creator Camp, Expo Floor, Glitch Theater, Meet & Greets, Twitch Rivals, Interactive Sessions, Musical Performances and much more. You can check out the official page for more information and details of the event. See the event schedule here.
EGX London, the UK’s largest games trade expo, will return to London on September 22–25, in association with Virgin Media, following a successful in-person event in 2021.
This year’s event, EGX, strives to keep gamers and their experience at the center of activities, allowing fans and developers to get together, celebrate the gaming community and create great moments.
EGX London 2022 will also feature stages and panels with industry-leading visitors, including game developers, content producers, and employers in the gaming business. In addition to EGX Theatre, EGX Live, and the GI Academy, there will be an extensive content schedule.
When it comes to bringing gamers together, DreamHack has to be the place. It is for the last quarter of a century. Fans of esports and video games are warmly welcomed to DreamHack Melbourne 2022. The event will take place in Melbourne and Olympic Parks for the first time.
Participate in competitions, BYOC LAN party (Bring Your Computer), and more from Sep 2 – 4, 2022.
Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) is now in its eighth year as an annual event connecting gaming, technology, and culture. It offers a wide range of programming for industry professionals and casual gamers. To recognize the state’s vibrant video game sector, the MIGW brings together industry executives from around the world. The festivities will begin on October 1st and continue until October 9th, 2022.
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming
This one of the upcoming gaming events is Australia’s largest and greatest pop culture conference. It is presenting everything from cinema and television to comic books and video games to sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Supanova Comic Con & Gaming! It’s where local artists may showcase their work, whether creating new worlds or expanding on old ones. It’s the starting point for all that follows.
Cosplay (costume role-play), fan groups, live performances by musicians, expert seminars in artistic endeavours (wrestling and gaming), celebrity Q & A panels, and an exhibit hall full of shopping opportunities make Supanova the ideal family event.
The event will take place on November 5–6, 2022.
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