[We’re updating with the highlights below, including the New World info!]
Gamescom 2021 is officially kicking off today as a free virtual event as the pandemic drags on. The Geoff Keighley-helmed opening night live event for the show is promising a slew of non-MMORPG titles – “Call of Duty: Vanguard, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, DEATH STRANDING: Director’s Cut, Far Cry 6, Saints Row, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, SIFU, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania” – but we have reason to suspect there will be a few multiplayer surprises in there (*wink*), and we’ll be updating this piece with them as the MMOsy news we care about rolls along. In the meantime, you can watch it with us; the main event begins at 2 p.m. EDT.
“Today, Amazon Games confirmed the New World open beta will run from September 9-12, giving players a chance to explore the mysterious island of Aeternum ahead of the game’s launch on September 28.”