Gamescom 2019 Opening Night Live Highlights

Death Stranding, Need for Speed Heat, Gears 5, Borderlands 3, and more

This year, Gamescom started with a 2-hour-long Opening Night Live show, where the host Geoff Keighley presented dozens of big announcements, new trailers, and a special guest Hideo Kojima.

We collected the main moments from the show.

Gears 5 story trailer

The game will come out on PC and Xbox One on September 10. It will be available for all Game Pass subscribers on the same day.

Multiplayer helicopter warfare Comanche announced

It’s a reboot of the old series that had voxel graphics and fun flying mechanics. The new game will be solely focused on multiplayer team fights.

Need for Speed Heat gameplay trailer

The game is out on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 8.

Kerbal Space Program 2 revealed

Little Nightmares II

Developers say that they wanted the sequel to be a surprise for fans, so they previously denied that it could ever happen.

Predator: Hunter Ground gameplay trailer

Developers want to convey the spirit of the original movie in this game. It will be out exclusively on PlayStation 4 in 2020.

Monster Hunter: World – Iceborn Velkhana trailer

The Cycle revealed

Developers of Spec Ops: The Line from Yager decided to make a simplistic shooter that has both PvE and PvP elements. The game is already available in Early Access.

Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 launch trailer

Humankind announced

The game that SEGA was teasing for a while turned out to be a turn-based strategy that lets player rewrite the history of humankind. It looks a lot like Civilization.

Borderlands 3 end-game content

A new Proving Grounds activity is the best way to get great loot in Borderlands 3 when you reach high levels. It’s a randomly generated quest with several optional conditions and a loot chest in the end — its contents are determined by the number of optional tasks completed.

Everspace 2 announced

This space sim made by Rockfish Games is still far away — it will come out in 2021.

Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3 will be out on October 15

FIFA 20 VOLTA career trailer

Halo creator reveals Disintegration

This sci-fi FPS is being developed by a small team of 30 people, but they already presented actual gameplay. Gamescom 2019 attendees will be able to try a multiplayer mode of the game.

Darksiders: Genesis gameplay trailer

Gylt gameplay footage

This game by creators of Rime will come out exclusively on Google Stadia.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep story trailer

Remothered: Broken Porcelain teaser trailer

This is a sequel to a 2018 horror game Remothered: Tormented Fathers.

Live-action interactive thriller Erica announced

Anno 1800 will get new DLC content and a small free update

Port Royale 4 revealed

Iron Harvest 1920 gets a new trailer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer trailer

PlayStation players will be able to participate in an exclusive alpha test of 2v2 multiplayer mode on August 23. It will be live for one weekend.

Hideo Kojima makes an appearance

Geoff Keighley invited the developer of Death Stranding on stage to talk about the upcoming project. Kojima brought not one, but three new videos of the game.

Mama character trailer

Margaret Qualley’s character in Death Stranding can’t leave a place she’s attached to because her baby was born "on the other side" and cannot be moved anywhere else.

Deadman character trailer

In this clip, Deadman explains Sam the purpose and nature of Bridge Babies. He says that they are just tools and it’s unwise to get too attached to them.

When the baby gets too stressed (for example, if Sam takes too much damage) it has to be synchronized with its mother’s womb.


Kojima agreed to show a little bit of Death Stranding uncut gameplay footage. In the demo, Sam delivers a package to someone named Ludens Fan (Ludens is a name of Kojima Production’s official mascot). It turns out that the client looks exactly like Geoff Keighley, who publicly praised Kojima numerous times and agreed to do a full scan of his appearance for the game.

Not much was shown in terms of action, as it was revealed to be just a side activity. Still, a pissing feature was revealed in the demo, and while its not clear what exact purpose it has, Kojima says that urination will be "a key" in some cases. Still, he notes that it’s certainly not the biggest thing in Death Stranding.

More gameplay footage will be shown at Tokyo Game Show 2019, which starts on September 12.

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