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Star Wars Battlefront takes Gamescom's best-in-show honors

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Gamescom again set an attendance record and Star Wars Battlefront took its best-of-show honors as Europe's largest video gaming expo wrapped up this weekend.

The event, open to the public from Thursday through Sunday, drew 345,000 visitors, up 10,000 from last year. Some of the increase may be attributable to once again adding more exhibit space, a record 193,000 square meters. Exhibits for virtual reality and eSports helped grow the expo and were a popular attraction.

Star Wars Battlefront, whose Fighter Squadron mode we previewed hands-on at the expo, won the best of Gamescom award, also taking honors for best PlayStation, console, PC and online multiplayer game. A gameplay trailer is below.

Next year's Gamescom will be held Aug. 17 to Aug. 21 in Cologne, Germany.