Gamescom 2022 — All the BIGGEST reveals for upcoming games (2023)

GAMESCOM is one of the world’s biggest gaming conventions, where numerous big announcements are made for major upcoming titles.

We’ve rounded up all the news from Germany, so you can find out all the biggest announcements for upcoming games in one place.

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Strap yourselves in, because it’s a big one.

Everywhere

GTA boss Leslie Benzies presented the first trailer of Everywhere, a new game set in a mysterious and varied world.

The sneak peek showed game footage alongside concept art and featured comments from the development team.

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Build a Rocket Boy, the studio behind the game, says it wants to create a “whole new world” where players can play and create.

There is no exact release date yet, but Everywhere is coming in 2023 and we should expect more announcements about it soon.

New Tales from the Borderlands

Telltale Games was known for its amazing episodic games based on popular franchises.

From the Walking Dead to Batman, all the way to popular fairy tales in The Wolf Among Us, Telltale has made a series of fantastic titles.

The first season of Tales from the Borderlands was released in 2014 with fans hungry for more.

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While a second season was rumoured to be in the works, all that was disrupted by the studio's sudden closure in 2018

Telltale Games might be gone, but that doesn't stop Borderlands developer Gearbox Software from coming up with a successor title.

New Tales from The Borderlands is coming on October 21 with fresh characters and a new story set in the Borderlands universe.

The upcoming game will release for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC together with the original Tales from the Borderlands as a free bonus.

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Dune: Awakening

Developer Funcom unveiled Dune: Awakening, a brand-new open-world survival MMO game set in the Dune universe.

The game will take place on the planet Arrakis, and the developers are taking cues from both Frank Herbert's novels and the recent Oscar-winning film adaptation by director Denis Villeneuve.

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"Dune: Awakening combines the grittiness and creativity of survival games with the social interactivity of large-scale, persistent multiplayer games to create a unique and ambitious Open World Survival MMO," says the official blurb.

No word about Dune Awakening's exact release date, but we know it's coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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PS5 DualSense Edge controller

Well, this is not a new game, but Sony decided to surprise us by unveiling a new "pro" version of its DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5.

Much like the Xbox Elite, the DualSense Edge will feature customisable buttons on the back. It also comes with swappable stick caps and the sticks themselves are replaceable.

The controller allows you to save control profiles, so you always have your preferred key bindings for your games.

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The additional features and improvements of the DualSense Edge are geared more towards hardcore or professional gamers who demand top performance and seek that competitive edge in fast-paced multiplayer games.

No details about price, additional colour options or launch date were given, but Sony will be making more announcements on the new controller soon.

The Callisto Protocol

We got an early glimpse of The Callisto Protocol at the Summer Game Fest back in June and a few more peeks ever since.

Today, Gamescom's Opening Night Live showed some new gameplay showcasing a new mutations mechanic and more gory scenes than what we've seen so far.

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The horror title, touted as the spiritual successor to hit game Dead Space, is coming December 2 for Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and PC.

Gotham Knights

One of the most highly anticipated upcoming RPGs for 2022 got plenty of attention at Gamescom.

Gotham Knights developer WB Games Montreal showcased a new trailer focused on the villains in the game.

From it, we learned that Harley Quinn and Clayface will be included, alongside previously unveiled supervillains the Penguin and Mr Freeze.

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Also, eager DC Comics fans will have to wait four days less, as the game got a new earlier release date, and is now slated for October 21, 2022.

Set in the titular town, four of Batman’s besties — Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Robin — team up to take on the Court of Owls following the Dark Knight's death.

You can choose which of the four characters you play as, with each having very different playstyles.

Hogwarts Legacy

While fans were disappointed that the Harry Potter-based game was recently delayed until February 2023, hearts were lightened by the latest footage.

This time, we got a glimpse of some much darker moments of the game and a hint that players will resort to the Dark arts by using the infamous Crutiatus curse.

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While the big man himself won’t be appearing in the latest game, you will be given the chance to explore Hogwarts yourself as if you were a real wizard.

Fans were worried as the release date was initially set for 2021, but delayed twice to bring the best game possible to fans.

Pre-orders will start on August 25, while the release is officially set for February 10, 2023.

Sonic Frontiers

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While 2D Sonic Origins was released earlier this year, Sonic Frontiers is the next 3D game in the franchise.

It hopes to reinvent the Sonic franchise much like Sonic Adventure did in the ‘90s, by putting the blue blur in an open world.

The new trailer shown at Gamescom featured both gameplay and a cut scene and tried to shed more light on the story of this latest reboot about the famous blue hedgehog.

A Japanese trailer apparently revealed a November 8, 2022 release date, one day ahead of the official Gamescom announcement.

Goat Simulator 3

No, you didn’t miss out on Goat Simulator 2. Goat Simulator 3 is the second game in the series just to confuse everyone.

The original 2014 game ended up being a cult success for its janky gameplay, and wacky challenges.

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Tonight's Gamescom show revealed first in-game footage with more of the same sandbox adventure plus seven multiplayer minigames.

We’re getting the new game this year with probably none of the bugs ironed out. Goat Simulator 3 is coming November 17, 2022.

Lies of P

Lies of P is a game based on the story of Pinocchio but with hardcore gameplay inspired by Dark Souls and a steampunk art style reminiscent of Bloodborne.

Lies of P doesn't have an exact release date yet, but it's coming in 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Return to Monkey Island

Return of Monkey Island, which is set to bring back a legendary adventure game series from the 90s, got a release date.

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The game is coming September 19. Pre-orders are starting today and early birds will be getting special in-game horse armour as a bonus.

Return to Monkey Island is coming for PC and Nintendo Switch.

Genshin Impact 3.0

Genshin Impact also made an appearance at Gamescom's Opening Night Live to showcase its new Update 3.0.

The gameplay footage shown featured the new region of Sumeru and new characters coming with the update.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

A new game based on The Expanse TV series and books was announced.

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The Expanse: A Telltale Series tells the story of Camina Drummer, one of the major characters in the TV show.

The game is slated for a Summer 2023 release.

Age of Empires IV free DLC

The Ottomans and Malians are coming as new playable civilisations in strategy game Age of Empires IV.

The new free content pack revealed at Gamescom's Opening Night Live also includes new Art of War challenges.

The two new civilisations will be available on October 25, 2022.

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Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 is an action RPG that has been in development hell for a while.

The cinematic trailer we saw at Gamescom proved that the game is alive and well and it finally has a release date – February 3, 2023.

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The gameplay footage showed the player using fuel trucks as an explosive trap, a bunch of makeshift weapons, various zombie types, and so much violence that they had to censor the video.

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What was announced at Gamescom 2022? ›

Sonic Frontiers, Gotham Knights, Hogwarts Legacy, Dead Island 2, and so much more! Here's everything announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022.

What is the biggest video game of 2022? ›

All the biggest video game releases in December 2022
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  • Marvel's Midnight Suns.
  • Hello Neighbor 2.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Wave Three (Booster Course Pass)
  • Choo-Choo Charles.
  • Dragon Quest Treasures.
  • Crisis Core – Final Fantasy 7 – Reunion.
  • High On Life.
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What is the hottest game in 2022? ›

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.

What games will be at gamescom 2022? ›

Gamescom Studio Recap:
  • Company of Heroes 3.
  • System Shock (Exclusive Gameplay)
  • Endless Dungeon.
  • High on Life (Exclusive Gameplay)
  • Dead Island 2.
  • Session: Skate Sim.
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What was revealed at gamescon? ›

PlayStation announces new PS5 Dualsense Edge controller. Sonic Frontiers gets a release date. New Tales from the Borderlands officially revealed. Gotham Knights gets new trailer, earlier release date.

Where Wind Meet release date? ›

Aug 23, 2022 - A new open world game set at the end of a powerful dynasty.

What is the #1 game right now? ›

What PC Games Are People Playing Right Now?
Game titleChange
1.Overwatch 1 & 216
2.The Sims 43
3.ROBLOX2
4.Minecraft2
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Which is the No 1 mobile game? ›

Globally we've collectively downloaded more than 70 billion mobile apps so far in 2022 and more than half of them are games.
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iOS: top 50 games of 2022 so far.
RankGameCombined score for downloads & revenue
1Roblox171
2Candy Crush Saga159
3Fishdom157
4Call of Duty: Mobile146
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Why is Elden Ring so popular? ›

The challenge Eldon Ring offers the players is a significant factor in its popularity. The experience of the Japanese creators, From Software, has helped develop an action-packed challenging game for the players. The role-playing game Elden Ring is a dark fantasy that is among the US's top games of the year in sales.

Is Roblox better than Minecraft? ›

While Minecraft is excellent for solo play, Roblox has a wider range of mini-games and multiplayer options. On the other hand, Roblox is more of a complete gaming engine than just a single standalone game. The majority of games in Roblox are multiplayer interactive.

Is Elden Ring worth it? ›

Since the game launched last week, most of them agree that it's beautiful, detailed, and absorbing, but intimidating for newcomers. While critics seem to concur that it will stand as one of the best video games of the year, we'd also suggest that Elden Ring isn't for everyone, exactly.

Will there be a Dungeons 4? ›

Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Realmforge Studios have announced Dungeons 4 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC (Steam). It will launch in 2023.

Is gaming still popular 2022? ›

The video game sector is booming – and it's tipped to keep on growing. The expansion is expected to make the global gaming industry worth $321 billion by 2026, according to PwC's Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2022-26. Global gaming industry revenues are expected to exceed $320 billion by 2026.

Is gamescom finished? ›

Gamescom is returning for 2022 in person, and is promising fans a close look at what big name publishers like Xbox and Ubisoft have in store, as well as what smaller indie developers are working on.

What games got announced at gamescom? ›

The biggest Gamescom games (and where to buy them)
  • New Tales from the Borderlands (Oct. 21, 2022)
  • Gotham Knights (Oct. 25, 2022)
  • Sonic Frontiers (Nov. 8, 2022)
  • Dead Island 2 (Feb. 3, 2023)
  • Goat Simulator 3 (Nov. 17, 2022)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Feb. 10, 2023)
  • The Callisto Protocol (Dec. 2, 2022)
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Will lies of P be on PC? ›

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Lies of P is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, and PS4.

Will Where Winds Meet be on ps4? ›

Where Winds Meet is currently a PC-only game.

Is crimson desert out? ›

As of writing, there is no news on when Crimson Desert will be released. Pearl Abyss previously stated that the game would launch in winter 2021, but this date has been and gone.

What is the hottest video game right now? ›

The Hottest new video game releases
  • Breath of the Wild 2: available on Nintendo Switch. ...
  • Hogwarts Legacy: available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. ...
  • Elden Ring: available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. ...
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus: available on Nintendo Switch. ...
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen: available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation.
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What are the 10 most popular online game? ›

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  • PUBG.
  • Minecraft.
  • Apex Legends.
  • Fortnite Battle Royale.
  • Counter-Strike.
  • HearthStone.
  • League of Legends.
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Which game is now trending? ›

Minecraft. Fortnite. Grand Theft Auto V. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

Which is the highest GB game in play store? ›

10 Biggest Games in the Google Play Store
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. 2.44 GB / Php 326.99. ...
  • Star Wars: KOTOR. 2.44 GB / Php 445.75. ...
  • Gangstar Vegas. 2.23 GB / Free (In-app purchases) ...
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  • Order & Chaos Online.
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What is the No 1 game in India? ›

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What is the most popular game in 2023? ›

Top 10 world's most anticipated video games of 2023
  • Ark II.
  • Resident Evil 4. ...
  • Street Fighter 6. ...
  • Off The Grid. ...
  • PAYDAY 3. ...
  • Final Fantasy xvi. ...
  • Dead Space Remake. ...
  • Kerbal Space Program 2. The original Kerbal Space Program game was originally released way back in 2011. ...
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What game is played the most? ›

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GameNumberPublisher(s)
Grand Theft Auto V140 millionRockstar Games
Apex Legends130 millionElectronic Arts
The Legend of Mir 3120 million registered accountsWeMade Entertainment
League of Legends111 million peak monthly playersRiot Games
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Is Minecraft more popular than Fortnite? ›

As of 2020, data shows that Minecraft has around 126 million players, but Fortnite has around 350 million – 224 million more, despite being eight years Minecraft's junior. But even though the game has more players, which game is more popular?
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Fortnite vs Minecraft - World Popularity Graph.
COUNTRYKyrgyzstan
DOMINANT GAMEMinecraft
MINECRAFT90.33%
FORTNITE9.67%
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Why is Elden Ring a 16? ›

This game has received a PEGI 16 because it features strong violence. "This game features realistic violence, involving human and fantasy characters. Characters can be knocked backwards and stunned by attacks, with large blood effects being used.

Did Elden Ring sell well? ›

Elden Ring has now sold 17.5m copies worldwide. Publisher Bandai Namco shared this impressive figure, which is accurate as of 30th September, in a recent Q&A for investors.

How much money has Elden Ring made so far? ›

Reportedly, across all platforms and since Elden Ring came out February 2022, the game has moved over 16.6 million copies worldwide. It helped contribute to an overall videogame sales number totaling 40.5 billion yen for Bandai Namco, which is a 55 percent increase over the same period for the company from last year.

Is Minecraft OK for my 6 year old? ›

Is there an Age Restriction? Minecraft has been rated as suitable for 7+ up to 13+ depending on which version of the game you are playing.

Is Minecraft used in schools? ›

Minecraft: Education Edition prepares students for the future, building future-ready skills like creativity, problem solving, and systems thinking, and nurturing a passion for play. Build empathy and learn digital citizenship.

Should I get Roblox for my kid? ›

And though Roblox has some safety precautions in place, it remains a target of people with less-than-good intentions. Still, because of the learning potential Roblox offers, Common Sense Media rates it OK for users age 13+.

Can noobs play Elden Ring? ›

Elden Ring is arguably From Software's most accessible title, but that isn't to say that it welcomes newcomers with open arms and a gracious smile. It is steeped in the mechanics that have become synonymous with these Soulsborne games, most notably brutal enemies that will end your existence in seconds.

Should I play Elden Ring or Skyrim? ›

Despite the variety available in Skyrim's Dragon Shouts that make the game tons of fun, Elden Ring triumphs through the sheer number, comprehensiveness, and effectiveness of its spells and magic system.

Why is Elden Ring so difficult? ›

It's pretty safe to say that Elden Ring is a tough game. Frequent ambushes and enemies that can kill you with a single hit can make the first few hours very difficult.

Is D&D 5.5 coming? ›

While a complete revamp of mechanics, aka 6th edition, will be far in the future, D&D 5.5e is expected to hit the shelves of local comics stores in 2024.

Will D&D get a 6th Edition? ›

Don't panic: the new One D&D rules will be wholly backwards compatible with D&D 5th Edition.

Is D&D beyond shutting down? ›

D&D Beyond was formerly operated by Curse LLC, a subsidiary of Twitch. However, on December 12, 2018, Fandom, Inc. announced that it had acquired all of Curse's media assets, including D&D Beyond. On April 13, 2022, Hasbro announced that it would be acquiring D&D Beyond.
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D&D Beyond.
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Is gaming good for future? ›

As technology advances, we will see games become a completely immersive experience. Imagine fully encompassing make-believe worlds that you control with your mind and body. Advances in technology and the rapid growth of the esports gaming community will help shape the future of gaming.

Is gaming bigger than movies? ›

Just in 2021, the Global “Games Market” had a whopping $180BN in revenue. In fact, Gaming is bigger than Hollywood and the music industry combined. Top games are earning more than the big blockbusters.

Are gamers getting older? ›

It's not surprising that the average age for gaming has risen to around 35, and a survey from last year puts 15 percent of gamers in the 55+ bracket–it's an organically expanding audience.

Is Nintendo at Gamescom 2022? ›

Gamescom is a central event in the event calendar for Nintendo. This year, however, after careful consideration, we decided not to participate in Cologne. Instead, players can try out the games for Nintendo Switch as part of numerous Germany-wide events.

What games were shown on Gamescom? ›

The Future Games Show Powered by Mana was broadcast live on August 24, during Gamescom.
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  • Age of Darkness: Final Stand.
  • The Knight Witch.
  • Marauders.
  • Bravery & Greed.
  • Hokko Life.
  • Sunday Gold.
  • Thymesia.
  • Ship of Fools.
24 Aug 2022

Will Xbox be at Gamescom? ›

Xbox has announced its plans for Gamescom 2022, including its game line-up. Xbox will have five first-party titles available to play at its booth this year: Age Of Empires 4, Grounded, Microsoft Flight Sim, Pentiment, and Sea Of Thieves.

Is Nintendo at Gamescom? ›

In a statement sent to Games Wirtschaft, a Nintendo of Europe spokesperson explained that the company will not be present at Gamescom 2022.

Is Switch light 2022 Good? ›

Still, the cheaper, sturdier, handheld-only Nintendo Switch Lite is the ideal way to play Switch games if all you care about is portable play. Nintendo may release a more powerful Switch (separate from the OLED model) in the future, but we suspect the Switch Lite will remain the purely portable machine to beat.

Is Microsoft going to buy Nintendo next? ›

Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard has led to speculation that it could purchase Nintendo next, but that would be highly unlikely.

Does Microsoft want Nintendo? ›

While Microsoft would join every other gaming company in desiring Nintendo's iconic franchises, the deal wouldn't make much sense beyond that. Microsoft is betting big on its consoles, PC and the cloud combining to make games available to 'everyone', with streaming to phones and tablets a key part of that.

What is disordered gaming? ›

Gaming disorder is defined in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as a pattern of gaming behavior (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes ...

What are the big 3 video game companies? ›

The 'big three" game publishers are the three which currently make major home consoles: Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.

What is MIT gaming? ›

The MIT Game Lab, founded in 2007, brings together scholars, creators, and technologists to teach, conduct research, and pursue innovative game design.

Can 2 people play Xbox? ›

A) To play two player split screen on Xbox, please do as follows: 1) Ensure that both controllers are recognised by the console and that the Xbox symbol light is lit on both (Series S and X users may have to plug the second controller into the front USB port).

Can PC join Xbox games? ›

Some multiplayer games offer cross-network play (or cross play), which enables gamers on Windows 10/11 devices and Xbox consoles to play with gamers on PCs, Nintendo consoles, Playstation consoles, and more.

How popular is Xbox in Asia? ›

Console Operating SystemsPercentage Market Share
Console Operating System Market Share in Asia - November 2022
Playstation98.16%
Xbox1.81%
Nintendo0.03%

Does Nintendo still own Donkey Kong? ›

Donkey Kong is a video game franchise created by Shigeru Miyamoto and owned by Nintendo. It follows the adventures of a gorilla named Donkey Kong and his clan of other apes and monkeys. The franchise primarily consists of platform games—originally single-screen action puzzle games and later side-scrolling platformers.

Can Nintendo and PC play together? ›

Online crossplay is supported between Switch, PS4, and PC.

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