What to expect from Gamescom

Gamescom heads back to Cologne this August, with the Xbox One X set to make its European debut. Find out more…

24 Jul 2017


Gamescom returns to beautiful Cologne from 22 – 26 August, and after the reveals at this year’s E3 convention in June there’s a whole lot to look forward to.Cologne

Europe’s leading gaming event, Gamescom is open to the public so thousands of fans can experience everything first-hand.


The Xbox One X lands in Europe

Microsoft has confirmed it will be heading to Gamescom, and it will be bringing the Xbox One X with it. The Xbox One X, previously known as ‘Project Scorpio’, is the most powerful console ever built, and launches in November. Gamescom will be the first time the Xbox One X is put on display in Europe, and Microsoft has a lot planned to celebrate this next-gen, momentous occasion.

On Sunday 20 August, at 9:00pm CEST, fans can watch the ‘Xbox @ gamescom Live’ on Mixer for new announcements, new stunning gameplay and the latest information about the most exciting console ever made. 

Xbox One X: Everything you need to know


Fun for the fans

As well as their live show, Xbox will be hosting ‘Xbox FanFest’ from Tuesday 22 August. FanFest is a fan-tastic opportunity for Xbox fans to try out new games and celebrate their favourite console. Details on FanFest are scant at the moment, so keep an eye out for further info soon.

Microsoft also has its ‘Xbox Booth’ at the convention, giving lucky attendees the chance to try out the Xbox One X for themselves!Xbox One

The long-list of attendees

There’s more to Gamescom 2017 than Microsoft, with dozens (if not hundreds) of exhibitors making the trip to Cologne. Some of the names already announced include: 

  • CD Projekt
  • Deep Silver
  • EA
  • Konami
  • Ubisoft
  • Square Enix
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment

But this is just the tip of the giant gaming iceberg. From PC players to mobile fanatics, Gamescom accommodates a little bit of everything.

And with the Friday and Saturday fully sold out – 42,000 tickets were gone within 24 hours – there will be thousands of attendees looking forward to hearing and seeing what exhibitors have on offer.


What could be announced?

It’s hard to predict what will be announced, but it’s safe to say we can all expect some interesting news. Gamescom gives a huge number of developers the chance to announce what they are working on. So, expect DLC details, story reveals and probably a few HD remasters… because there’s no exhibition without them these days.

Last year’s show included everything from the launch of the powerful HP Omen X to the first piece of FIFA 17 gameplay, and even showed us the Oculus Touch.

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