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Future Games Show Powered by AMD: Everything you need to know

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The Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered by AMD was broadcast on Thursday, August 26. GamesRadar’s flagship digital games showcase was hosted by Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village) and Aaron LaPlante (The Duke from Resident Evil Village). If you missed the show - and the bizarre, amazing, spectacle of Lady Dimitrescu chatting with Jeff Goldblum - then you can watch the full show below.

This special Gamescom edition of the Future Games Show featured more than 40 games from a variety of publishers including Frontier Developments, Team17, Koch Media, and Tripwire Interactive. Exclusive reveals included explosive horror-shooter Trepang 2, a special announcement that Super Animal Royale was going free-to-play on all platforms, and confirmation of two new characters in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Catdog and April O'Neill. You can find everything announced at the Future Games Show at Gamescom right here.

The Future Games Show has enjoyed over 100 million viewers since its debut in June 2020, with a record-breaking E3 2021 event which reached three million+ live viewers and 35 million+ post-show views. The Future Games Show runs three shows a year, the Spring Showcase in March, an E3 event in June, and a Gamescom show in August - look forward to more news on our 2022 plans soon. Here's everything you need to know about the Future Games Show so far, with details of how to wishlist and play games from our event, via the Future Games Show Steam page.

Future Game Show date: How can I watch it?

The Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered By AMD was broadcast on:

Thursday, August 26 at 13:00 PDT / 16:00 EDT / 21:00 BST / 22:00 CET

You can watch future events by subscribing to GamesRadar's Twitch, our Facebook page, YouTube channel, Twitter, and the website, GamesRadar.com. You can find a full replay of our latest event below.

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Future Games Show Steam page

Future Games Show Steam

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The Future Games Show featured over 40 multi-format games across diverse genres, from explosive shooter Trepang 2, to post-apocalyptic beaver simulator Timberborn. You can wishlist almost every game from the show by visiting our Future Games Show Steam page with sections including Ones to Watch and Virtual Show Floor.

Better yet, the games featured in the Virtual Show Floor all have free demos available to try today, including Chicken Police, Aeon Drive and The Garden Path. The Future Games Show was delighted to announce that Balsa Model Flight Sim - from the creator of Kerbal Space Program - was entering Early Access. You can check out this game - and many more - on our Steam page.

What is the Future Games Show?

Future Games Show Gamescom

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GamesRadar Presents: Future Games Show (FGS) is our premier digital showcase event, which debuted in June 2020 at E3, originally hosted by Nolan North and Emily Rose from the Uncharted series. Our truly multiformat showcase has now debuted its fifth event - spanning PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile platforms - focusing on the most exciting, quirky and original games of 2021 and beyond.

The Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered By AMD was broadcast on August 26, 2021, at 13:00 PDT across GamesRadar’s official social channels. 

The Future Games Show focuses on bringing you gameplay clips, developer walkthroughs, and world premieres. Just like our E3 2021 showcase, the Future Games Show at Gamescom featured a Virtual Show Floor exhibition, containing games that will have playable Steam demos available right after the event. Also returning was the 'Ones to Watch' montage of exciting upcoming games and quirky indies.

Future Games Show Powered by AMD hosts

Future Games Show Gamescom

The FGS Powered by WD_Black reunites the stars of The Last of Us Part II (Image credit: Future)

The Future Games Show At Gamescom Powered By AMD was hosted by the stars of Resident Evil Village, Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu) and Aaron LaPlante (The Duke). “I'm delighted to be presenting the Future Games Show on August 26th with my Resident Evil Village co-star Aaron LaPlante!”, says Maggie Robertson. “There are some incredible games featured in the show and I can't wait to show you all what's in store for this year and beyond.”

"As we start to move into the 'new normal' it's incredible to think all the games you're playing now were developed, at least in part, in people's bedrooms, kitchens, and home offices,” says Aaron LaPlante. “On August 26th myself and Maggie will be showing you what's still to come in 2021 and what to expect in 2022 and beyond. They haven't told me much, but from what I've seen so far there's something that will interest all of you. See you live for the Future Games Show.”

Maggie and Aaron are the latest talented video game duo to host the Future Games Show. In the past, we’ve had stars of the Uncharted series (Nolan North and Emily Rose), the Metal Gear Solid series (David Hayter and Debi Mae West), Resident Evil 3 (Jeff Schine and Nicole Tompkins), and The Last of Us Part 2 (Troy Baker and Laura Bailey).

Future Games Show Powered by WD_Black

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, GamesRadar+ was proud to host our fourth Future Games Show. If you missed the live broadcast, you can find every game featured in our Future Games Show E3 2021 recap including Sonic Colors Ultimate, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Two Point Campus, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Hell Let Loose and many more upcoming indie and AAA titles. 

Hosted by Troy Baker and Laura Bailey (Joel Miller and Abby Anderson from The Last of Us Part II), the Future Games Show at E3 2021 powered by WD_Black featured over 50 games from partners including Team 17, SEGA, Frontier Developments, Techland and many more.

The Future Games Show was broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and the GamesRadar+ homepage. 

Watch the E3 2021 Future Game Show below:

Future Game Show Previous Hosts

David Hayter, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020.

David Hayter, Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, will host the Future Games Show at Gamescom 2020. (Image credit: Konami)

In our Gamescom 2020 event, the hosts were the iconic pairing David Hayter and Debi Mae West, who voiced Solid Snake and Meryl Silverburgh respectively. 

Hayter told GamesRadar: "Games… have changed. They’re no longer 8-bit side-scrollers, played under synthesized, electric-piano theme songs, but massive worlds of fantasy into which players can escape and explore for months at a time. In this era of the Foxdie Virus, we need these games more than ever. Which is why I’m teaming with my favourite former rookie, Meryl Silverburgh, to host the next episode of the Future Games Show. So grab your cardboard box, put on your stealth camo, and make sure that safety’s off… It’s showtime."

Debi Mae West also told us she was: "Beyond excited to be hosting the Future Games Show with the one and ONLY Solid Snake, David Hayter. Meryl and Snake have been creatively quarantined, but how exciting to get to be part of seeing what the creators from across the globe have been cooking up."

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, co-hosted our Gamescom 2020 show with David Hayter.

Debi Mae West, Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid, co-hosted our Gamescom 2020 show with David Hayter. (Image credit: Konami)

How to take part in the Future Games Show

We're planning ahead for shows in early 2022 and beyond. There will also be opportunities to showcase your game at our sister event, the Golden Joystick Awards in late November 2021, so don't hesitate to get in touch early.

No title is too big – or too small – to take part: we're looking for cool, interesting games that will delight our audience. If you're interested in being part of the show, you can fill out this quick form or contact the Future Games Show's Daniel Dawkins (daniel.dawkins@futurenet.com) or James Jarvis (james.jarvis@futurenet.com) directly. 

For sponsorship Inquiries:
Tom Parkinson
Commercial Director, Games
tom.parkinson@futurenet.com

GamesRadar will bring you all the news and videos from the Future Games Show as the next-generation consoles enter their second wave of exciting new titles.

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