While relevant gaming events continue to be canceled or postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, it remains to be seen how long the situation will last. Yet, the organizers of Gamescom in cologne are going forward with their preparations.
Today they updated a notice on the front page of the official site clarifying that preparations for the event as going forward as planned.
“For each individual event, we will evaluate the recommendations of the responsible authorities regarding major events and, as before, we will make our decisions after careful consideration. In this respect, preparations for our upcoming events in Cologne are continuing. The preparations for the Gamescom are continuing as planned according to the current status for the determined date. We look forward to your participation.”
On top of that, a press release announced that the online ticket shop for Gamescom 2020 is now officially open.
Options include day tickets for private visitors and after-school tickets offering a 60% lower price for later admission (from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, available to everyone despite the name, not just students).
If you’d rather go earlier, pre-entry tickets let you enter at 9:00 am instead of 10:00, but availability is limited.
You can even contribute to the environment’s preservation and restoration by adding 1 euro to your ticket’s price. Gamescom will match each euro donated with one of its own in order to plant the “Gamescom Forest” near Bayreuth, in Bavaria.
If everything goes as planned, the event will be hosted at the Koelnmesse in Cologne between August 25 and August 29.