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Gamescom Attendance Rising, Battlefront Wins Game Of Show

Another Gamescom show is over and yet again, attendance rose.

Event organizers have announced that Gamescom 2015 welcomed 345,000 total attendees from 96 countries, including 33,200 trade visitors (up 5 percent compared to last year).

The world's largest gaming show's year-over-year growth "is a reflection of the increasing significance of computer and video games in our society," said Gamescom chief sponsor Dr. Maximilian Schenk. The event in Cologne seems to attract just about everyone in the industry...well, with the exception of Sony, the company that opted not to give a press briefing this year. Furthermore, it was revealed that the impressive Star Wars: Battlefront won the overall Game of Show award; guess the unveiling of that awesome Battle Squadron Mode swayed the judges.

Battlefront lands in November and you can expect next year's Gamescom to go on as scheduled in August.

Tags: gamescom 2015, gamescom attendance, star wars battlefront

8/10/2015 10:05:32 AM Ben Dutka

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Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 11:52:20 AM

345,000 people? Wow.

I still don't understand why Sony decided to pass on this conference.

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Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 12:39:50 PM

They barely had anything to show at E3 so wisely skipped over Gamescom.

And before anyone jumps on me over FFVII, Last Guardian and that other Kickstarter game I can't spell, FFVII will be nothing resembling what people want and is probably a decade out, Last Guardian looked the same as it's PS3 showing years ago and still no release date and the Kickstarter one was, well, Kickstarted with a sprinkling of 'we're helping to promote a multiplat game we're not confident in fully backing as an exclusive'.

Now next year Sony will probably have a busier slate and will do all the shows but this year they're lacking.

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