The official numbers confirm more than 200,000 visitors on the Games Convention 2008 - A new record. The Games Convention 2009 will take place between August 19 and 23 in Leipzig, Germany.
GC 2009: in 2009 it's Leipzig againConvention boss Marzin: „Industry and visitors support us in our plan to continue the Games Convention in Leipzig.“
Now there will be two venues competing against each other. The Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (German Association for Interactive Entertainment Software), among who's members are EA, Eidos, Activision, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and others, favors Köln (Cologne), while many other studios and smaller companies want the convention to stay in Leipzig. According to the Leipzig exhibition cooperation only ten percent of the companies want to leave Leipzig and 83 percent of the queried gamers favor Leipzig.
Now we have to ask ourselves: Do we need two conventions? Will they survive? Or will one of them follow the E3 into the void of disinterest? Use the commentary function and tell us what you think.