Developers could pay over £71,000 to show their game at Gamescom Opening Night Live

The price developers and publishers have to pay to secure a spot on the opening night live stream at Gamescom 2022 has been revealed.

Publishers and developers at Gamescom can pay for a seat between 30 and 120 seconds at Opening Night Live on August 23, with the start menu editor Lex Luddy highlighting how the event organizers have made the prizes available to the public here.

Here’s how much it costs to show off a game on Opening Night Live:

  • 30 seconds: €85,000 (around £71,000)
  • 60 seconds: €125,000 (about £104,000)
  • 90 seconds: €165,000 (about £138,000)
  • 120 seconds: €210,000 (£175,000)

In order for developers and publishers to qualify for a place at Gamescom Opening Night Live, they must also be on-site exhibitors, which means the overall cost will be higher for travel, expenses and attendance at the event. event.

sources close to NME added that any leaked games are removed from the series, which means that surprise reveals and planned announcements are removed if they have spread on the Internet beforehand.

The price of games to show on stage at events like E3 and The Game Awards is notoriously more secretive, although Gamescom’s public price note may give an indication of what it takes for games to be displayed in other showcases.

Nintendo at Gamescom 2019
Nintendo at Gamescom 2019. Credit: Gamescom

Gamescom is set to take place in Cologne, Germany from August 24-28 later this month, featuring in-person and online elements of the show.

Opening Night Live will be hosted by Geoff Keighley and will feature over 30 highly anticipated games before the show itself. Keighley is also the host of the annual The Game Awards event and showcase.

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