After a strong E3 presentation, Microsoft have finally shared their plans regarding their presence at Gamescom. Microsoft plan to host an Inside Xbox show on Tuesday, August 21. The company plans to reveal an “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” and “perhaps a few surprises” during the show.
If you’re thinking that the company is planning to reveal their next generation console then you should keep your expectations in-check. It’s highly unlikely that we’re gonna see a next generation xbox, although I wouldn’t mind seeing a new VR device. But chances of a VR device is also unlikely since we’re coming towards the end of the generation.
Rumours of an Xbox Elite 2.0 controller has been circling around the internet for a while, and chances are that we may finally see it at Gamescom.
Microsoft will also have an xbox booth in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse. 25 games will be playable across a diverse range of genres. Many I’m sure will be third party but from first party we’ll see games, such as Forza Horizon 4, Ori And The Will Of The Wisp and the new State Of Decay 2 Daybreak Pack, an all-new mode set to release in September.
Here’s an overview on Microsoft’s Gamescom plans:
- This year at gamescom, we will be hosting a special episode of Inside Xbox, broadcast live from our Xbox booth in the Koelnmesse. Tune in on Tuesday, August 21, at 4:30 p.m. CEST (7:30 a.m. PDT) for lots of news, new Xbox One bundles and accessories, and features on upcoming titles that we can’t wait to tell you more about and perhaps even a few surprises!
You can catch the show on xbox.com, Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Xbox FanFest: gamescom 2018
- Xbox FanFest will return to gamescom once again this year, this year on the Rhein River! FanFest will happen for one incredible night on Thursday, August 23. More information on tickets and all the special activities happening on this day will be revealed very soon. Be sure to track #XboxFanFest for all updates.
- The Xbox booth will feature a fantastic line up of 25 games across a diverse range of genres – we’ll be making sure everyone has a way to play and have fun! If you’re coming to the show, do make sure you pay us a visit.
- Microsoft’s livestreaming service Mixer will also be at gamescom, located right next to the Xbox booth in Hall 8, where they will be bringing back the always popular HypeZone LIVE experience! Attendees will have the chance to earn victory in battle royale matches and even walk away with big prizes.
Show opening times are as follows:
Tuesday, August 21 – 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. CEST (press/trade only day)
Wednesday, August 22 – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEST
Thursday, August 23 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST
Friday, August 24 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST
Saturday, August 25 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CEST