Gamescom 2019 – all the announcements (updating)

Aug 20 2019 7 min read

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Gamescom 2019 has already brought us tons of exciting information, and in this very article, we are determined to feature all of the eye-catching announcements made at the event. The post is being updated in real-time, so keep an eye on it in case you don’t want to miss anything important.

Major announcements

Synced: Off-Planet

This is a brand new IP from NExT Studios. The game might feel a bit out-of-date since it features ubiquitous zombies, but we highly recommend you give it a chance once it launches. There aren’t any boring walking dead – the zombies are actually being brought back to life thanks to high technology.

Blair Witch

If you enjoyed Layers of Fear, then Blair Witch is the title to look forward to. This is another horror game from Bloober Team, and trust us – you are about to get spooked innumerous times. Moreover, the devs promise to enrich the existing gameplay mechanics so that we can actually play – and not just walk around.

Kerbal Space Program 2

Silly space exploration with Kerbals is back! Those little green astronauts won’t launch themselves – so get ready for another round of exciting and often terrifying flights to other planets. This is not just a sequel – it’s a proper rework of the original idea to meet modern requirements.

Orcs Must Die 3

Orcs are going to die soon with the third instalment in the cult series. Hordes of enemies, vicious traps, your trusty squad – is there anything else you could ask for? Hopefully, the announced exclusivity for Stadia will soon transform into a multiplatform release – otherwise, most of the fans will ignore the long-awaited triquel.


THQ Nordic is continuing to practice necromancy – this time, the resurrected series of the past is Comanche. The franchise is back with a new game packed with full-on team-based multiplayer action. Honestly, the title is far from the original series – and the fans are already expressing their disappointment.

Everspace 2

Some more space exploration for you – only, in this case, we have a sequel to beautiful Everspace. You can expect even more stunning cosmic environments on the journey to the unknown.


You can’t have too many shooters – especially when there’s one coming directly from Marcus Lehto – the co-creator of Halo. Hop on you anti-gravity bike and shoot your way through hordes of enemies while commanding your squad on the ground – only to protect the remains of humanity.

Little Nightmares 2

You though the little girl in the yellow raincoat was done? Not at all! She’s back in the sequel of one of the best video games ever made. Grab your friend’s hand – and delve deep into the horrific nightmares that await you.


Amplitude Studios presents the newest 4X grand strategy for the fans of the genre to enjoy. The creators of Endless Space have taken on the classic Civilization approach – only in Humankind, you’ll be able to create your very own unique cultural identity of humans based on dozens of specific traits – and push it through to ages to the future.


Here’s a new cyberpunk game from One More Level studio – with a Titanfall twist. This is a dark and grim shooter, which takes place in the future in humanity’s last shelter – a huge tower. And what’s better than adding parkour-focused mechanics and wall-running to it?

The Cycle

A new game from Yager – the developers of Spec Ops: The Line. The title is a mix of PvP and PvE – and it’s already out in Epic Game Store. You can download the alpha version for free. While it’s not strictly a brand new announcement, the main idea of the game coming to the show was, probably, the fact of its immediate launch.

Port Royale 4

Gaming Minds is coming back to the video game series, which is responsible for the studio’s global popularity. Port Royale 4 is heading to a bunch of various platforms in 2020, and perhaps, it was the most exciting announcement during the whole show. Your job as a governor of a small colonial island would be to pave the way towards prosperity and wealth while you turn a tiny town into a thriving city. This is obviously not a peaceful job by any means – you’ll have to occupy new islands, siege the towns of your opponents, and sunk their ships in the sea. The latter activity, interestingly, introduces turn-based naval battles for the first time in the series.

Predator: Hunting Grounds

Asymmetrical multiplayer is an attractive concept, although it can flop really hard – just recall the story of Evolve by Turtle Rock Studios. However, there’re fairly successful examples, and the developers of Predator: Hunting Grounds look forward to joining the list with their own title. It comes obvious from the title that the sole antagonist of the game would be the famed Predator – the bloodthirsty alien packed with cutting-edge combat technologies. Against him, comes the team of human soldiers whose best advantage is the number. They can also perform more tactical plays in order to fool the alien and beat him in an otherwise unfair fight.


Another tactical shooter has joined the stage – and we are talking about zero-G action Boundary from the Chinese developers. While the game incorporates the classic 5v5 format, the events take place in an unexpected environment. Why unexpected, you ask? Well, the gaming community is mostly used to modern-day combat when it comes to proper tactical shooters, so Boundary is a surprising, yet very intriguing project. It is visually stunning as well, and we might witness the birth of a serious player on the market. We have to admit that flying and floating in and around space stations orbiting the Earth is impressive – along with a set of futuristic weapons and gadgets. 

Minor announcements

Dead by Daylight: Demogorgon

In the never-ending flow of additional content, Dead by Daylight is going to be treated with a “Stranger Things” update. In September, Demogorgon DLC will hit the asymmetrical multiplayer horror action with the title monster as the antagonist and two new survivors directly from the TV show – Nancy and Steve.

Minecraft with RTX for Windows 10

Experience your favourite voxel sandbox game like never before! Even after all those graphics mods, there’s something to surprise you. Minecraft is receiving the native support for Nvidia RTX technology – and that’s a huge update to have straight from the box. Like a whole new game!

Cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One in PUBG

Not strictly a Gamescom announcement, but an exciting one nonetheless. Fans of the Battle Royale games on consoles, rejoice! In October, the floodgate between PS4 and Xbox One will be finally open in PUBG – so that you can play with your mates regardless of the console of choice.

Additional content for Anno 1800

Anno 1800, the latest entry in the long-running series of fan-favourite city builders/strategies, has been treated by Ubisoft with a special trailer at Gamescom 2019. The video is dedicated to the additional content for the game – and you can take a brief look at what to expect from the upcoming DLCs Sunken Treasures, Botanica, and The Passage, as well as have a first glimpse at the day and night dynamic cycle, which is scheduled to release on September 10 as a free update. In other words, there’s plenty of novelties to keep you engaged in this beautiful game.

Mortal Kombat 11

Warner Bros. came to Gamescom 2019 with an intention to express the company’s support towards Google Stadia with an announcement of a dedicated to the platform Mortal Kombat 11 port. While we highly doubt that such a reaction-based game like the fast-paced fighting by NetherRealm could be properly reworked for video game streaming, it is still nice to witness the effort of the developers. Obviously, this is not the biggest piece of news – hot after Gamescom, a new trailer for the game dropped. And it finally introduced the whole detailed roster of additional fighters coming to the game via the Kombat Pack. Welcome the old-new faces – together with Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, and Sindel come Joker, Spawn, and Terminator T-800. The latter one is most likely added to the roster with the only intention to promote the latest movie.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Ghost War

Who would’ve thought that the next entry in the Ghost Recon series could do without the popular and successful multiplayer mode Ghost War, originally introduced in Wildlands? Probably, no one. This is why we are getting the newest iteration of the mode in Breakpoint. It still offers pretty much the same idea of two four-player teams competing against each other – only this time, Ghost War will present a shared progression between teammates. The period of beta testing is scheduled to start on September 5, and exactly a month later, the game will launch officially. Much like many other games at Gamescom, Ghost Recon Breakpoint will not only visit the usual platform but will also release on Google Stadia. We are quite interested – is there anyone seriously considering Stadia as a gaming platform of choice?


That's pretty much it for the show, and while Gamescom 2019 didn't introduce any ground-breaking titles, it still had its fair portion of attention. Sadly for the PlayStation fans, Sony decided to miss the opportunity of revealing something new in terms of in-development titles, although we did have a detailed glimpse at Death Stranding. It is worth noting that Gamescom is nowhere close to E3 in terms of announcements since the show is mostly dedicated to letting fans and attendees examine all the available playable builds at the various booths. It was still great, though!


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