The company has unveiled its plans for this year’s videogames conference, which is held in Cologne, Germany, including Xbox and Mixer booths, a special livestream and a shop.
“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 – we’re in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse (North entrance),” wrote Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief, in a blog post.
“This is the first time that European gamers will have the chance to jump in and try out many of our newest gameplay experiences, including the open-world freedom of driving through stunning beautiful historic Britain in Forza Horizon 4 or embarking on a journey to unravel Ori’s true destiny in this emotionally engaging, hand-crafted, story-driven adventure in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Gamers will also have the opportunity to get the first-ever hands-on with State of Decay 2’s Daybreak Pack, an all-new mode set to release in September.
“And you won’t want to miss the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds experience, featuring a new mode for Xbox One, playable for the first time at Gamescom – and only in the Xbox booth.”
Tuttle also revealed there will be a special episode of Inside Xbox, broadcast live from the Xbox booth. This will feature “news, new Xbox One bundles and accessories, and features on upcoming titles”.
Mixer, the livestreaming video platform, will have a booth next to Xbox’s, giving gamers the chance to win prizes in battle royale matches.
For the first time in Europe, Xbox will open a “Gear Shop” in the Gamescom fanshop arena, where you can buy apparel and collectibles from award-winning franchises such as Halo, PUBG and Gears of War.
Gamescom will be held from August 22 to 25.