What to expect from Xbox at gamescom 2018

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European gamers rejoice – Xbox will be coming to gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August 21-25, bringing a great line up of games from developers around the world.

Here’s everythng you can expect to see from Xbox at gamescom this year:

Inside Xbox
This year a special episode of Inside Xbox will be broadcast live from the Xbox booth in the Koelnmesse. Tune in on Tuesday, August 21, at 4:30 p.m. CEST for lots of news, new Xbox One bundles and accessories, and features on upcoming titles (and perhaps even a few surprises).

You can catch the show on xbox.comMixerTwitchYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter

Xbox FanFest: gamescom 2018
Xbox FanFest will return to gamescom once again this year, on the Rhein River. FanFest will happen for one night on Thursday, August 23. More information on tickets and all the special activities happening on this day will be revealed soon. Be sure to track #XboxFanFest for all updates.

Xbox Booth
The Xbox booth will feature an amazing line up of 25 games across a diverse range of genres. If you’re lucky enough to be coming to the show, then feel free to pay the Xbox booth a visit in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse (North entrance).

This is the first time that European gamers will have the chance to jump in and try out many new 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 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.

PUBG fans will also want to make sure that they check out 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.

Mixer Booth
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, while everyone at home can watch the turmoil unfold.

Visit the Xbox Official Gear Shop
Making its European debut and in partnership with Game Legends will be the Xbox Official Gear Shop in the Gamescom fanshop arena. Fly your gaming colors and show off your fandom for Xbox and award-winning franchises like Halo, PUBG, and Gears of War with all new apparel and collectibles.

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

Remember to keep your eyes on Xbox social channels all gamescom week for the latest – Mixer, Facebook, Twitter – we’ll keep you updated with all the great activity happening from the show. Enjoy!

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