Xbox confirms its 'biggest booth ever' for Gamescom 2024, and lists games we can expect to see

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Xbox is heading to Gamescom 2024. (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Studios has announced it will be attending the world's biggest gaming convention, Gamescom 2024, to hold what it describes as its 'biggest booth yet'.
  • In addition, Xbox has announced it will bring several upcoming Xbox titles to the event, with plans to reveal more games as we get closer to Gamescom 2024.
  • Gamescom 2024 will take place in Cologne, Germany from August 21, 2024, to August 25, 2024. However, there will be an opening ceremony on August 20, 2024. 

On June 20, Xbox Game Studios announced on their X account that it will once again be attending the world-famous gaming convention, Gamescom, and declared it will be hosting its, and I quote, "biggest booth yet".

Xbox Game Studios followed up by saying that it plans to show off several upcoming Xbox titles at its booth. 

The games that have been announced so far are Age of Mythology: Retold, Avowed, Ara: History Untold, Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred, Diablo Immortal, The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, Towerborne & World of Warcraft: The War Within.

These won't be the only games as Xbox has stated it will reveal more titles at its booth over the coming weeks in the lead-up to Gamescom 2024. Of course, Xbox will no doubt also share more information regarding the titles it announced during the Xbox Games Showcase 2024 event and perhaps reveal new titles on top of that.

What is Gamescom and when does it start?

Gamescom, one of the largest gaming conventions in the world. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

For those unfamiliar, Gamescom is one of the world's longest-running gaming conventions that's been annually held in Cologne, Germany, since 2009. AAA and indie developers and publishers flock to this event to hold booths where they present the latest information updates for their upcoming games and sometimes reveal projects they are in the pipeline.

What makes Gamescom special is that this convention is open to the general public. People can buy tickets and queue up to play games that are already out or currently in development. 

This year's Gamescom convention will begin with an opening ceremony on August 20, 2024, and the event will fully commence on August 21, 2024, until August 25, 2024

The full opening times (as described on Gamescom's official website) are as follows:

What new surprises will Gamescom 2024 have in store for the videogame industry?

Its been confirmed that Monster Hunter Wilds will also be at Gamescom 2024. (Image credit: Capcom)

In the wake of E3 closing down for good, Gamescom has now become one of, if not, the biggest gaming convention in the world. With this in mind, Xbox and several other studios will want to bring their A-game for this event and capture the audiences with their latest upcoming titles.

Personally speaking, the Xbox games I'm hoping to see more of at Gamescom are the hack n' slash co-op game Towerborne (which our Jez Corden gave a positive impression at last year's Gamescom), and DOOM: The Dark Ages, my personal favorite Xbox title that was announced at Xbox Games Showcase 2024 (and like Samuel Talbot, I still haven't stopped rewatching its extremely awesome reveal trailer).

My most anticipated upcoming Xbox game at Gamescom (which isn't published by Xbox Game Studios) is Monster Hunter Wilds, which has been confirmed to make an appearance there by the game's official German X account.

On a side note, my most anticipated upcoming Xbox game at Gamescom (which isn't published by Xbox Game Studios) is Monster Hunter Wilds, which has been confirmed to make an appearance there by the game's official German X account. Not only will Capcom be showing more gameplay details, but Monster Hunter Wilds will also be playable for the first time for visitors attending the event.

With this exciting news, I can't wait to see what else Xbox, Capcom, and all the other gaming developers and publishers have up their sleeves when Gamescom 2024 opens from August 21, 2024, to August 25, 2024. Here's hoping we get to see the public viewing of Monster Hunter Wilds' behind-closed-doors gameplay preview that we saw at Summer Game Fest 2024.

Alexander Cope

Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!