Gamescom attendance hits 275,000, next year's show dated

Gamescom 2013 gets confirmation of its August dates.

More than 275,000 people converged on Gamescom's 140,000-square-meter show this year to check out the roughly 600 exhibitions, officials announced.

Last year's attendance was "about 275,000," according to show officials. Next year's show will run from August 21st to August 25 in Cologne, Germany.

This year's show, which included visitors and exhibitors from 83 countries, expanded to include not just PC and console games, but also mobile and social titles.

"The concept of gamescom has borne fruit: as a leading international trade fair, it presents all types and aspects of games for all platforms," said Dr. Maximilian Schenk, Managing Director of BIU, the event's organizers. "We would like to thank most sincerely the gamer community, the visitors, exhibitors and partners, the City of Cologne, the State of North Rhine Westphalia, our partner country South Korea and especially Koelnmesse. We can all be very proud of gamescom 2012 - and we intend to continue in the same vein in 2013."

For full coverage of the international games event, check out Polygon's Gamescom stream featuring information on all the newly-announced games, news, conferences, original videos, as well as galleries and hands-on impressions.

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