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Everything Announced During Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022

Gamescom 2022 is kicking off tonight with Opening Night Live. Missed the livestream? Don’t worry – we’ve got a round-up of everything announced right here.

Opening Night Live – or Geoffcom, as it is affectionately known – is hosted by Geoff Keighley and promises to showcase more than 35 games. That’s a mixture of already-known titles and some brand new announcements.

But let’s not waste time. Let’s get right to it. Here’s everything that was announced, and shown off, during Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022.


Already five years in the making from Build a Rocket Boy, Everywhere promises to have “something for everyone”. From the mouth of the game director himself, this “isn’t just a normal game”. It seems to be a multiplayer social experience that encompasses lots of different genres and features. We’re intrigued, but we’ll have to see more to get a real feel for the game. It’s aiming for a 2023 release.

Dune Awakening

From Funcom and Legendary, here’s a cinematic trailer for Dune Awakening. Obviously a new game in the Dune universe. It’s an open world survival MMO, and you can sign up for the beta now on dunegames.com.

DualSense Edge

An exclusive PlayStation announcement: a new PS5 controller is on the way. Called DualSense Edge, it’s essentially a ‘Pro’ controller directly from Sony. It’s ultimately customisable with changeable modules and personalisable profiles. We’re interested to see more.

The Callisto Protocol

We’ve already seen quite a lot of The Callisto Protocol, but every time we see something new we get more excited. This spiritual successor of Dead Space promises to be thrilling, and this new gameplay trailer, showing off combat and some high-octane action, doesn’t disappoint. The Callisto Protocol is scheduled to release on 2nd December.

The Lords of the Fallen

From Hexworks Studios and CI Games, this is The Lords of the Fallen, a sequel to Lords of the Fallen. That isn’t confusing at all. While the trailer is purely cinematic, we’re digging the look of it, and if gameplay is even half as thrilling, we’re going to be for a treat. Think dragons, ancient castles, knights and brutal swordfights.

Moving Out 2

A sequel to Moving Out, the couch co-op zany moving game, is on the way. It looks like more of the same, but also adds online play to the mix. It’s coming in 2023.

Hogwarts Legacy

Here’s another look at the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy, an RPG set in the Wizarding World, many years before Harry Potter showed his lightning-scarred face to the world. Although brief, it gives us a taste of gameplay, setting and some characters. It’s coming on 10th February, and pre-orders open on Thursday.

New Tales From the Borderlands

Remember Telltale’s Tales From the Borderlands? Here’s a sequel of sorts. A story-driven experience with the spunk of a Borderlands game, it looks to be a lot of fun for fans of the universe. It’s out on 21st October.

Dying Light 2: Bloody Ties

Here’s a look at the upcoming DLC for Dying Light 2. If you enjoyed the base game, you can look forward to more fast-paced action. There’s a focus on combat as it looks like you’ll be fighting your way through a bloody arena. It’ll be available on 13th October.

Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale

We got a brief glimpse at a new game from Kalypso: Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale. A strategy game that casts you as a pirate, it’s coming to PC and consoles soon.


Marauders is coming to Early Access on Steam in October 2022. Published by Team 17, it’s a team-based shooter.

Destiny 2: Lightfall

We only got a cinematic trailer for Destiny 2: Lightfall, but its mixture of pumping music and colourful visuals has us mesmerised. The next big expansion to Destiny 2 is coming 28th February 2023.

Sonic Frontiers

We’ve of course already seen a bit of Sonic Frontiers, but here’s a brand new trailer. And a release date: we can get our hands on Sonic’s latest 3D adventure on 8th November. We’re cautiously optimistic. Surely one modern Sonic game just has to be good. Law of averages and all that.

Under the Waves

From Parallel Studio and Quantic Dream,  is a narrative-driven experience set under the sea. It looks beautiful and compelling based on the trailer, and we can’t wait to see more. It’s coming 2023 to PC and consoles.

Goat Simulator 3

Here’s your first look at Goat Simulator 3 gameplay. It’s… what you’d expect from the next Goat Simulator game, basically. Ridiculous goat antics. And some Yoga. Because why not? It’s out on 17th November on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC.

Return to Monkey Island

Remember Monkey Island? Of course you do. The next game in the series is on the way, and it isn’t so far away: 19th September. We can’t wait to get more time with Guybrush Threepwood – although we’re disappointed it’s only coming to PC and Switch (for now).


Unknown Worlds, the developer of Subnautica has unveiled its brand new game: Moonbreaker. It’s a sci-fi strategy game with turn-based combat and plenty of character. Designed as if you’re playing with real miniatures, you’ll assemble a team and ‘paint’ your figures before taking them out to the battlefield. Early access starts on 29th September.

Friends vs Friends

With a trailer that looks like the intro to a kick-ass Saturday morning cartoon, we’re already sold on on Friends vs Friends. Sadly, actual gameplay doesn’t look quite the same. It’s a first person shooter with some sort of card mechanic, and it’s coming to PC and consoles.

Lies of P

From Neowiz and Round 8 Studio, here’s an incredible-looking trailer for the upcoming Lies of P. Based on the story of Pinocchio, this action-horror game has us captivated with its steampunk setting, weird and wonderful characters and fearsome enemies. It’s coming to PC and consoles in 2023, and will be on Game Pass day one.

Stranded: Alien Dawn

Imagine crash-landing on a strange planet and having to start a new life there. That’s Stranded: Alien Dawn, coming to early access in October 2022. The trailer is brief, but if you enjoy base building and survival, it’s one to keep an eye on.

Atlas Fallen

Focus Entertainment and Deck 13 reveal something new: Atlas Fallen. the cinematic trailer is epic, but doesn’t reveal much regarding gameplay. But if the enemies are anywhere near as big as they are here, we’re in for a treat. It’s coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC in 2023.

Homeworld 3

The most detailed trailer for Homeworld 3 yet is right here. It’s coming in the first half of 2023, and if classic strategy is your bag, you’re not going to want to miss this.

Genshin Impact 3.0

Here’s our first look at the new content coming to Genshin Impact, introducing some beautiful new settings and new combat moves. Its anime art style looks as beautiful as ever, and it looks like the story might take some dark new turns. We also got a look at Honkai Starrail, the upcoming game from the same developer.

High on Life

From the creators of Rick & Morty, here’s a new trailer for the crazy-looking High on Life which we first got a glimpse of at Summer Game Fest. A first-person shooter featuring talking bug guns, lots of swearing and high-octane combat, we’re excited to get our hands on this. No release date just yet, though.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

From Focus Interactive and Blackbird, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is finally coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in September. We’ve already played it on PC of course, and it’s well worth jumping into if you like the idea of dismantling giant ships in space.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

Here’s our first look at gameplay of The Expanse: A Telltale Series, Telltale’s story-driven take on The Expanse’s universe. Not only is there a gripping original narrative to follow, but there’s some space-based, zero-gravity gameplay to look forward to. It’s coming summer 2023.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Remember Killer Klowns From Outer Space? It’s getting the game treatment. Like all horror franchises, however, it’s yet another multiplayer experience. We’re yet to see gameplay, but it’s coming next year to PC and consoles.

Scars Above

From Prime Matter and Mad Head Games, here’s our first look at Scars Above, a sci-fi adventure game coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. This looks very intriguing, and we’re excited to see more.


Something Wicked Games, founded by ex-Bethesda staff, reveals a brand new RPG: Wyrdsong. The very short teaser trailer doesn’t give anything away, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for more about this in the future.

Age of Empires IV

Two new civilizations are coming to Age of Empires IV: the Malians and the Ottomans. They’re coming 25th October, alongside a free anniversary update.

Gotham Knights

Here’s a new trailer for Gotham Knights, the Batman game that doesn’t feature Batman. We’ve got a look at some of the villains, including Harley Quinn, and other baddies we can look forward to fighting against. Best of all, it has a new release date. And it’s sooner than we thought: 21st October.

Where Winds Meet

Here’s a brand new game from a brand new studio. Where Winds Meet is an epic action RPG featuring exploration, martial arts, and lots of action-packed hand-to-hand combat. No release date yet, but we’ll be looking out for more announcements about the game.

Hideo Kojima

As usual, Geoff Keighley wheels out Hideo Kojima. Could it be Silent Hill? Something new and exciting? No: it’s a new podcast. It’s coming on 8th September.

Park Beyond

Here’s a new trailer for Bandai Namco and Limbic Entertainment’s upcoming park-building sim. With a story mode, a focus on creativity and building the ‘impossible’, it’s one to watch for fans of Theme Park and Planet Coaster. And if it looks like your sort of thing, you might want to keep an eye on the site tomorrow…


Here’s a new game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It’s a first-person action game with gunplay and melee combat, set in a dark and grizzly universe. It’s coming to PC on 30th November.


Here’s a trailer for , a first person adventure from The Parasight. Filled with witchcraft, ancient lore, dark magic and deadly creatures, this is a game that’ll keep you on your toes, and we’re looking forward to seeing more. You can read our hands-on preview from last year here. It’s coming to PS5, Xbox Series X and PC this winter.

Phantom Hellcat

Here’s a very brief trailer for Phantom Hellcat, a colourful action game coming to PC and consoles soon.


After a mediocre launch earlier this year, CrossfireX is getting a huge update. Here’s our first look at some of the new content we can look forward to in Babylon – available from today.

Dorf Romantik

This looks like a chill world-building game, with a hint of Islanders about it. It’s coming to Switch in September.

The Outlast Trials

It’s been a long time coming, but here’s another look at The Outlast Trials, the next game in the excellent Outlast horror series. As you’d expect, it looks freaky and gory AF and we are here for it. There’s a closed beta coming end of October.

Dead Island 2

“It’s one we’ve all been waiting a long time for,” says Geoff. He’s not wrong. It’s been in development hell for several years, but finally, finally, here’s a new trailer for Dead Island 2. The cinematic trailer is as gory and zombie-filled as one might expect. It’s followed up by some gameplay. Rather than a tropical island, it’s set in LA, but when it looks as fun as this, we’ll let it slide. And there’s a release date! 3rd February 2023.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.