Gamescom is the world's largest trade fair for computers and video games. It takes place every August in Cologne, Germany. DW coverage of Gamescom appears below.
Gamescom, organized each August by the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware - BIU), is the world's biggest gaming event, according to its organizers. The weeklong event in Cologne, Germany regularly attracts hundreds of thousands of gaming enthusiasts and hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. It serves as a platform for video game developers like PlayStation and Xbox to present their latest games and game-related hardware. The first Gamescom took place in 2009.