gamescom 2015 the largest ever games event came to a close on August 9th with a record breaking number of visitors with close to 345,000 attended over the week compared to 335,000 in 2014. The official gamescom statistics saw over 96 countries, with 33,200 trade visitors compared to 31,500 in 2014. 806 companies attended the event from 45 companies which is up 14% from last year.
This year gamescom pushed out over 193,000 square metres with foreign visitors taking 65 percent of the floor space.
“The signs for a successful gamescom were very positive and the results have definitely exceeded our expectations. The growth in the number of visitors and exhibitors and the expanded exhibition surface combined with the measures to improve the quality of the event are important components for the permanent and sustainable success of gamescom. We are very satisfied with gamescom 2015, because we were once again able to offer the trade visitors an international industry meeting place and gaming fans from all over the world a unique event.”
– Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse
The most successful title from the gamescom awards was crowned Star Wars Battefront. Electronic Arts game, Star Wars Battlefont was awarded prizes in four jury categories: the best of gamescom award, Best Console Game Sony PlayStation, Best PC Game and Best Online Multiplayer Game.
gamescom 2016 will be coming back to Cologne from August 17 to 21st.