Gamescom 2019 will be our best glimpse into the future of gaming since E3.

Gamescom 2019 revealed its world premiere content list earlier today on Twitter, and it’s impressive. Over 15 announcements are scheduled from major industry influencers. With names like Bungie, Epic Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios, it’s going to be a huge week for gaming.

We won’t have to wait long to find out what these world premieres are about, however. According to Geoff Keighley, all of these announcements will be made on Monday, August 19—Gamescom’s opening night.

The show, which Keighley will be hosting, will take place at 11am PT/2pm ET. Creators will be able to co-stream the opening night on Twitch, too, which will broaden its reach. With so many big names involved, Gamescom 2019 is sure to provide us with a few defining moments for 2019 and beyond.

With so many big names involved, Gamescom 2019 is sure to provide us with a few defining moments for 2019 and beyond.

One name to really keep an eye on is SEGA. The publisher announced it would give fans a first look at an all-new AAA game earlier. The company’s presence on Keighley’s list seems to indicate we could see it as early as August 19.

It’s worth keeping in mind, however, that some of these names will likely be revealing content or updates, not entirely new games. 2K, for instance, might have something new from Borderlands 3 to show, while Square Enix could bring a new look at Final Fantasy VII Remake. Either way, it’s going to be over 15 reveals of never-before-seen content, and that makes Gamescom 2019 must-watch.

Let’s not forget that a certain someone and Death Stranding could make a splash, too…

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Cody's Take

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Gamescom 2019 is set to provide us with a blueprint for what the rest of the year will look like. Between the confirmed presences, like Sony, and the many world premieres, it’s possible we have much more information about the year ahead by the end of August 19 as well.

Personally, I think these world premieres are the biggest reason to follow Gamescom 2019 this year. It’s been a bit of a dry summer in terms of big announcements, which tends to happen following E3. Now, with the fall season looming and the holidays after, gaming is set to ramp back up.

Now, with the fall season looming and the holidays after, gaming is set to ramp back up.

We already know some of the biggest releases left for this console generation. I fully expect to get glimpses at some sleeper hits, as well as tantalizing looks at upcoming projects like Borderlands 3.

We’re going to have a much better idea of what the rest of 2019 and beyond looks like for gaming in just a few weeks. I can’t wait—I just hope the future is as full of buster swords and material as I’m hoping it is!