Microsoft today said that it would be appearing live at the Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany for the first time since 2019.
“We’re really looking forward to being back on the show floor, bringing our passionate fans together again in person to celebrate what’s ahead at Xbox,” Microsoft’s Maxi Graeff writes. “At Gamescom 2022, whether attending the show or watching the Xbox Booth @ Gamescom Live Stream from home, fans in Europe and around the world can expect a little more insight into some of our previously announced games coming to Xbox in the next 12 months. We’re also very pleased to announce the return of Xbox FanFest to the show floor.”
Here’s what’s happening.
Xbox Booth. The Xbox Booth is returning to Hall 8 and will include 36 stations showcasing upcoming Xbox titles, “many of which will arrive on Game Pass on day one.”
Gamescom live stream. Microsoft will push a live stream from its Gamescom booth on Thursday, August 25 from 5:00 am PT to 11:00 am PT (8:00 am ET to 2:00 pm ET) and will host a special day of live-streamed conversations. “Expect developer interviews and gameplay from various Xbox Game Studios including Mojang Studios, Obsidian Entertainment, and World’s Edge plus Xbox Game Studios Publishing and their partners at Asobo Studio, in addition to some of our highly anticipated games from our third-party partners,” Microsoft explains.
Xbox FanFest @ Gamescom. Xbox FanFest will host an after-hours special event at the Xbox Booth on Wednesday, August 24 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm CEST.
Virtual meet and greets with Sea of Thieves and Park Beyond. For those who can’t make it to the show, Xbox FanFest will host virtual meet and greet events with Sea of Thieves and Park Beyond on Friday, August 26.