E3 2021 was just a few months ago, but we’re already moving on to the next big video game event. Gamescom 2021 is kicking it into high gear with updates on all the most anticipated upcoming games and a sneak peek at what happens beyond 2021, and the headliner event of the convention is none other than Opening Night Live, hosted by Geoff Keighley.
Opening Night Live was filled with a ton of announcements, trailers, and updates for some of the best upcoming Xbox games and more, and comes the day after the less exciting (but still important) Xbox Gamescom 2021 event. ONL brought out some of the big guns for today’s event, and it was extremely easy to miss something. We’ve compiled every announcement from Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2021 to ensure you didn’t miss a thing.
Games shown off during Opening Night Live can arrive on practically every modern gaming platform, including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, Switch, and more. Many of these games may end up being some of the best Xbox games (or best games in general) when they release.
What are the major announcements from the Opening Night Live Gamescom 2021 event?
Opening Night Live, being the flagship stream of Gamescom 2021, was filled with some of the biggest announcements and news we can expect from the entirety of the event. From the biggest cross-platforms games to surprise appearances from Xbox Game Studios and Microsoft, here are the biggest announcements from Opening Night Live.
Halo Infinite’s campaign and multiplayer will release simultaneously, but unfortunately Halo Infinite will be missing campaign co-op and Forge custom games at launch. If you’re interested in Halo Infinite, be sure to read our guide on preordering Halo Infinite ahead of its Dec. 8 release.
Halo Infinite Limited Edition Xbox Series X & Elite Controller
Be sure to check out our guide on how to preorder the Halo Infinite Limited Edition Xbox Series X bundle to optimize your chances of securing the console.
The Saints Row reboot game seeks to take the franchise back to its roots, which will likely make fans of older Saints Row titles excited. The Saints Row reboot is available for preorder now, and is coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on Feb. 25, 2022, and will be full to the brim of over-the-top violence. If you want to learn more, this is why Saints Row is a reboot.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is set to release sometime in March, 2022, and we’ll be able to see more gameplay for the game in the coming weeks.
Horizon Forbidden West
This delay will give Guerrilla Games the time they need to polish the game, and will hopefully lead Horizon Forbidden West to dominate our list of best PS5 games when it releases early next year.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut
There’s a lot to unpack in the trailer, and players who enjoyed the interesting blend of experiences that Death Stranding offered when it initially released may find plenty of reasons to revisit the game again when Death Stranding Director’s Cut releases on Sept. 24, 2021.
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Our Call of Duty: Vanguard preview will tell you everything you need to know right now about the upcoming entry in the long-running franchise. The game revisits the era of WW2 where many other games have tread before, but promises to tell a new story this time around, with less of a focus on large-scale battles. Call of Duty: Vanguard officially releases on Nov. 5, 2021.
Season 0 will add a ton of new content to Splitgate, most notably a new Battle Pass that can be purchased and completed for a wide variety of in-game rewards. There’s also a new close combat game mode and a slick looking map.
What is every announcement from the Opening Night Live Gamescom 2021 event?
While the biggest announcements from Opening Night Live are liable to capture headlines everywhere, there was plenty of awesome news and reveals during the show that might otherwise slip between the cracks. Fortunately, we captured every announcement during Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2021 and put them all in one place: here.
Saints Row reboot reveal trailer
Marvel’s Midnight Suns reveal trailer
Call of Duty: Vanguard gameplay trailer
Halo Infinite multiplayer cinematic & release date
Halo Infinite Limited Edition Xbox Elite Controller reveal
Halo Infinite Limited Edition Xbox Series X reveal
Cult of the Lamb trailer
Midnight Fight Express trailer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge trailer
Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles character trailer
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania trailer
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Morgana character reveal
Splitgate Season 0 trailer
Rider’s Republic Open Beta trailer
Century: Age of Ashes
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga trailer
SYNCED: Off Planet trailer
The Outlast Trials trailer
DokeV gameplay trailer
Jurassic World Evolution 2 trailer
Far Cry 6 story trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade Blood Hunt trailer
Park Beyond reveal trailer
JETT: The Far Shore trailer
Horizon Forbidden West release date
New World trailer
Marvel Future Revolution launch trailer
Tales of Luminaria mobile reveal trailer
Jumanji: The Curse Returns trailer
Fall Guys Jungle Book trailer
Replaced original soundtrack trailer
Age of Empires IV gameplay trailer
Valheim Hearth & Home Update trailer
Crossfire X multiplayer trailer
World of Tanks
Genshin Impact Aloy trailer
Sifu release date trailer
Death Stranding Director’s Cut preview trailer
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