Gamescom the European E3 kicks of in Germany later this month and over 600 companies will be exhibiting the latest in computer and video game hardware and software. The finalised maps of the three main halls have been released with the console manufacturers and the biggest publishers in Halle 5.2. Microsoft has reserved the most floorspace, it has two adjacent stands. Ubisoft, Nintendo, Take 2 and Sony will also have large exhibitor stands.
Gamescom takes place in Cologne Germany from 21st to the 25th August. The 21st is a press only day with the doors opening to the public on the 22nd offering gamers the chance to get their first look at the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
On the 20th Sony and EA will each host a pre-Gamescom press conference that will be broadcast on the internet. Microsoft will have a Showcase press event behind closed hosted by Phil Harrison and Phil Spencer where they are expected to talk about their revised policies including Indie game publishing.
Source: MCV Fiday 2nd August 2013.