- Title: Gamescom opens with focus on social interaction
- Date: 22nd August 2017
- Summary: STAR WARS SPACESHIP MODEL STAR WARS GAME FONT: STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II (SOUNDBITE) (German) SPOKESMAN FOR ELECTRONIC ARTS GERMANY, MARTIN LORBER, SAYING: "The trends at the moment are games that can be played together and competitive playing, what we call E-Sports. Although this is really just the tip of the iceberg because everyone, or at least most people, who play digital games want to compete so they have something to measure their success by. Whether this is via a soccer simulation like FIFA or a game like Star Wars Battlefront II where you can play together and against each other."
- Embargoed: 5th September 2017 17:11
- Keywords: Gamescom video games trade fair trends
- Location: COLOGNE, GERMANY
- City: COLOGNE, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Video Games
- Reuters ID: LVA00A6V8NM8P
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- Story Text: If it's about what is bigger and better in the digital gaming world then Gamescom is the place to be. The Cologne video and digital gaming fair opened its doors to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday (August 22) a day before the ninth Gamescom opens to the public.
Play is this year's theme with over 900 exhibitors gathered in various halls spread over 201,000 metre squared.
Visitors will be allowed to test the latest technologies and most up-to-date consoles as well as meeting other gamers.
Sony is present with a pair of glasses for virtual gaming on Playstation 4. Games like Resident Evil 7, Gran Tourismo Sport or the shooting game Bravo Team all transport the player into a virtual world.
Developer Ubisoft have brought a new version of Assassins Creed which will hit the shelves at the end of October.
Game Mario Rabbids is also here along with Far Cry 5, whose fans will have to wait for until February 2018.
Another new shower is the games console X Box One X that has only been available in Germany for a few months. It is faster, better and has an improved 4K quality.
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