The Gamescom 2017 has now been terminated and the final report is also available. It can be seen that this year more than 350,000 visitors were on site. They met an enlarged exhibition area.
The organizers of Gamescom 2017 have published the final report on the fair, which ended yesterday. In the past few days, more than 350,000 visitors came to Cologne to stroll through the exhibition halls to get an overview of the latest games. There were also 30,700 trade visitors. 919 companies participated in Gamescom 2017 in Cologne. They came from 54 countries.
“More gaming is not going”, write the organizers in the final report. “Gamescom 2017 once again proved to be a multi-platform showcase, with consoles, mobile, online, PC gaming, virtual reality, and eSports as one of the top themes on a further expanded gross floor space of 201,000 square meters (+4 percent) , the “social media stage” powered by BMVI (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure), the cosplay village, the gamescom campus, the family & friends’ as well as many other outdoor and indoor activities are popular venues for visitors. ”
Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH, organizer of Gamescom, commented: “We are thrilled that gamescom 2017 has set new standards and set a new record for the visitors, and has more than ever achieved its outstanding worldwide significance as a 360-degree event and leading event “We are very satisfied and we are delighted that we can offer professional and private visitors the fascination of digital entertainment here in Cologne in this extraordinary form.”
Felix Falk, Managing Director of the BIU, the German Games Industry Association and the Gamescom company said: “gamescom 2017 was a success at all levels The opening by Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel as well as the first-rate campaign arena proved both the unique success of gamescom and the markedly increased recognition of games as an important economic factor, innovation driver and cultural asset. “