GamesCom 2013: The Doors Have Closed For Another Year
The world’s biggest and busiest gaming expo has concluded. Over 340,000 gamers have passed through GamesCom’s gigantic halls over five days, checking out thousands of games from 635 exhibitors, watching presentations of upcoming titles, and grabbing for goodies at every opportunity. At the NVIDIA stand we showed Splinter Cell Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on PC, brought developers and publishers up on stage to talk about their titles, and rolled out videos like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt tech trailer.
It’s been an incredible event and the passion of GeForce fans was unrivalled, their screams of “Ge-Force” drowning out the sound coming from nearby booths. Many got GeForce GTX T-Shirts, lanyards, hats, and the most asked-for freebie of all, rubber ducks. Only computer accessories and GeForce GTX graphics cards drew more applause, though we did make fans work for those, bringing them up on stage for challenges and competitions.
We also made surprise announcements at the show. On Wednesday we revealed a technical alliance with Ubisoft, which will see Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch_Dogs enhanced with NVIDIA tech and other PC-exclusive features. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, released during GamesCom, is the first game to benefit from the agreement, launching with NVIDIA TXAA temporal anti-aliasing, NVIDIA HBAO+ ambient occlusion shadowing, and additional PC-exclusive tech. Further details can be found here.
On Friday we announced that we’re working with Activision and Infinity Ward to create the definitive Call of Duty: Ghosts experience, by enhancing the PC version of the game with NVIDIA TXAA, NVIDIA PhysX, and other PC-exclusive features and effects. Additional details will be announced in the months to come, so stay tuned to GeForce.com.
The doors have now closed and we’re packing up. We're tremendously excited about the final half of 2013, and our assembled fans clearly shared that same excitement when viewing the presentations. Stay with us at GeForce.com for more info about the amazing extras that can only be found on GeForce GTX-powered desktop PCs.
To wrap everything up, here’s Jen with one final GamesCom 2013 video:
As Jen says, we’ll see you next year for another fun-filled GamesCom. If you’re reading this from North America, make sure to visit us at PAX Prime next week for even more exclusive GeForce GTX ‘stuff’ (details coming soon).