If you are a gamer, there is nothing better than annual gaming conferences. These special events showcase future gaming endeavours and allow participants to get hands-on. Consequently, if I’m free, I try to visit as many as I can. Last year I experienced the excellent, albeit stripped-back EGX 2021. This year, I’m returning to the Excel Centre in London for what should be an amazing time.
The organisers have gone all-out to increase the number of booths, as well as the interactive segments. As such, there will be something for everyone, and I know I’ll be spoiled by choice. With a massive indie zone, retro area, VR rooms, panel talks, the EGX theatre and live, and a Cosplay section, what’s not to like?
When is EGX 2022?
I’ve left this article pretty late, but EGX 2022 takes place from Thursday 22nd of September through to Sunday 25th of September. During this time, there are special guests from the gaming industry, a plethora of influencers, and some juicy triple-A titles to play. What’s more, you can try out the Steam Deck, visit the Nintendo section, and play some existing and upcoming indie games.
Alongside all of this, there is a Gauntlet section, plenty of competitions, a scavenger hunt, and a bit of Pokemon fun. Moreover, there will be plenty of surprises in store for those that come along. With tickets still available across certain dates, you needn’t miss out. Check ticket availability here!
What am I looking forward to at EGX 2022?
EGX has always amazed me. No matter what I expect to see, there are always hidden gems to discover. Yet, I have a long list of games and developers I wish to see. Without boring you too much, here are some of my must-see exhibits.
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COD Modern Warfare II Beta.
Though I could happily play this at home, I want that competitive atmosphere with fellow gamers. As such, this will be a fantastic experience even if I have to queue for hours. It’ll go live at 18:00 hrs on Thursday, so be sure to get in line to give it a go.
Gravity Game Arise.
I’ve been tracking this indie developer for some time. Subsequently, I’m eagerly waiting to get hands-on with their future titles. With 3 major games being unveiled, they could be the stars of the indie showcase.
Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom.
I’m not a massive VR fan, but I love Peaky Blinders. Accordingly, I’ve arranged an appointment to test the game and interview the team. If everything goes according to plan, this will hit my review list in the future.
Plenty more to see and do.
What I’ve mentioned is just a snapshot of what awaits me. Like everyone else, I’ll be eagerly awaiting the doors to be opened as I battle the crowds to get to the best exhibits. Yet, I expect to find a long list of games that’ll tickle my fancy as I explore each booth. I can’t wait to cover my first-day experiences and give you feedback on my stars of the event. EGX 2022, I’m coming to get you!
(More information on EGX 2022 can be found here!)