Gamescon is set to take place in Cologne, Germany this month with a huge list of attendees across the gaming, extended reality (XR), and developer industries.
Nearly 1,100 exhibitors from 53 countries will attend the massive event, including Activision Blizzard, Amazon Web Services, TikTok, Pico Interactive, Sega Europe, AMD, and many others.
The countdown is on – 7 days until we see each other at @gamescom! Come and find us in Hall 9 at Stand B40. We are looking forward to seeing you, interacting with partners and chatting about all things #Neo3Link, #virtualreality and #gaming during #gamescom2022👾 pic.twitter.com/r2WH4G3Qhu
— PicoXR Europe (@PicoXR_Europe) August 17, 2022
Pico Interactive tweeted on Wednesday that it would join the event at Hall 9, Stand B40, adding that it looked forward to seeing attendees, “interacting with partners and chatting about all things” related to Neo 3 Link, virtual reality, and gaming.
The ByteDance-owned XR firm announced sales of the Neo3 Link in May at the Laval Virtual Europe 2022 in France, where it debuted the novel headset with a price tag of £399.
Industry analysts and news reports have speculated the Neo3 Link will target Meta Quest 3 customers and fans, namely as the device has features rivalling its competitors, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset, 120 Hz ultra-high refresh rates, six degrees-of-freedom (6DoF), and 2-in-1 switching for 4K ultra-high resolutions when linked to a PC, among others.
NeXR, a Berlin, German-based XR firm, also tweeted its excitement about Gamescom 2022, adding it would be a “place full of creativity and fun, but also a look at the future of the metaverse.”
We’re stoked to attend #Gamescom2022 next week 🎮 @Gamescom is a superb highlight for us, a place full of #creativity and fun, but also a look at the future of the #metaverse 🚀 Get in touch with us everywhere at #Gamescom2022, reach out now! 😊#vr #ar #xr #mocap #gamification pic.twitter.com/xA0dz6YUQA
— NeXR Technologies SE (@Nexrtech) August 17, 2022
The enterprise was one of many to sign up for the Metaverse Standards Forum, a massive organisation of more than 30 tech companies, individuals, and associations, including the XR Association, Meta Platforms, Epic Games, Adobe, and many others.
The firm, which specialises in motion capturing (mocap), VR, and avatar and world-building, will offer its expertise on interoperability and standards to the Forum as the industry aims to build the Metaverse.
Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive of Koelnmesse, said the experience gained from virtual Gamescon events allowed coordinators to establish the current event as “a resounding success for all participants.”
“[We] are finally back in the exhibition halls and combining the physical on-site experience with digital offerings in the best possible way. Offerings like our shows, gamescom EPIX and the gamescom biz community are clear examples of how hybrid gamescom is this year”
Felix Falk, Managing Director of The German Games Industry Association, said the time was “finally here” after two years of virtual events, adding the event would remain a “global beacon” amid “challenging times” across the industry.
Gamescon 2022 will take place from 24 to 28 August and is the largest computer and video game event in the world as well as Europe’s largest gaming enterprise platform.
The huge celebration of the global video games industry will explore 50 years of gamemaking with tournaments, networking and upskilling opportunities, interviews, and interactive experiences.
Those interested in attending the Gamescon 2022 can visit their website for further information.